Monthly Archives: March 2017

Quest to uncover Unsung Heroes !

Kelvin Credle presents a plaque to Billy Thompson, honoring the World War II vet as an ‘Unsung Hero.’ Billy Thompson’s Army-issue World War II overcoat – made from 100 percent wool – remains in remarkable condition. “I didn’t know it at the time, but my mother did a great job in packing it away when I got back,” said Thompson. “Otherwise, I would not have it today.” BAYBORO – Kelvin ‘KC’ Credle is relentless is his quest to find, and honor, a diverse group of hard-working folks who he calls the ‘Unsung Heroes’ of our area. Credle’s annual awards celebration and d…

Kayak outing turns treacherous

Darnell Ferreira Man chronicles his heart-wrenching struggle to survive Hello. My name is Darnell Ferreira and well, this is my story. Some of my co-workers thought it would be a good idea to share it: PAMLICO COUNTY — It was Saturday March 25th, 2017, and a beautiful day to catch a river kayak ride prior to running/walking with my co-workers in the annual New Bern Easter Seals Glow Run. The Launch: I had plenty of food and water packed in my backpack, an extra cooler bag with ice packs, and my cell phone and crackers — and even more water in the watertight flotation storage bin aboard th…

Armed robbery leads to prison term

XAVIER TAMAREE DSHAUN WHITE, 20 New Bern, North Carolina — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court, XAVIER TAMAREE DSHAUN WHITE, 20, of New Bern, was convicted on his guilty plea to Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon (Armed Robbery), and was sentenced to a prison term. On the evening of April 8, 2016, White, along with two co-defendants, planned a robbery of a delivery driver for a local pizza store. White, using a borrowed phone, called in an order and gave as the delivery address a vacant home which was for sale near his own residence. White and the two…

Oriental police officer arrested

Dwaine Moore of Oriental On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 11:50pm, Pamlico County Communications received a 911 call from a female requesting help and crying. No further details were given during the call and when telecommunicators attempted to gain more information the call was disconnected. Through investigative means, telecommunicators were able to determine who the phone number was registered to and a search led Pamlico County deputies to 403 Freemason Street in Oriental, North Carolina, where the victims’ vehicle was located. During the course of the investigat…

Above everything else!

ORIENTAL – On a windy St. Patrick’s Day, Capt. Ron Diamond dangles amid the treetops, while setting trusses on a new house for local entrepreneur Rich Halverson. Diamond’s boom, fully extended, can reach up to 85 feet above ground, certainly proof that ‘Above All Roofing’ is an appropriate name for his long-time business.…

Massive, wind-fanned fire destroys home in Oriental

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Amaré Jarvis headed to regional of Scripps National Spelling Bee

‘Not nervous’ says fourth grader at Fred A. Anderson Elementary BAYBORO — Every year, students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Youngsters progress from classroom to cafeteria, from auditorium to civic center, delighting friends, family, and sponsors along the way! THE BEE’S PURPOSE: To help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. This Saturday at 1 p.m. in downtown Washington, Amaré Jarvis, age…

Charter School to herald $8.9 million expansion

Click to enlarge By Maureen Donald ARAPAHOE — A fun-filled afternoon is planned at Arapahoe Charter School Friday, April 7, from 1:30 until 3 to celebrate 20 years as the area’s only public regional school of choice and mark construction of an $8.9 million expansion. Since 1997, Arapahoe Charter School has provided a learning environment that offers the kind of individualized instruction and family atmosphere that is unique among both Pamlico County and surrounding counties schools. Enrollment has doubled in the 20 years since its creation, in part because its academic excelle…

Carteret drug enforcement efforts lead to more convictions

SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following defendants charged in ongoing Carteret County drug enforcement efforts entered guilty pleas prior to their cases being called for trial this week. The convictions were obtained during a special session of court, requested by District Attorney Thomas to address the caseload created by vigorous law enforcement efforts to counter illegal drug transactions. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over this special session of court, and the cases were…

Statue dedication ceremony set for March 22

Welding students, instructor create one-of-a-kind tribute to community college On one side, a great blue heron takes flight. By Attila Nemecz Public Relations Coordinator Beaufort County Community College WASHINGTON — Beaufort County Community College plans to dedicate a sculpture created by its welding students and instructor as part of the school’s 50th anniversary. Although everyone is welcome, officials have issued a special invitation to all those who attended BCCC during the 1967 – 1969 period, the college’s first three years of operation! The dedication cerem…
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