Monthly Archives: July 2017

DAVIS CONVICTED IN CARTERET DOUBLE MURDER

Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Carteret County Superior Court today, JHADEN AUSTIN DAVIS, 26, formerly of Camp Lejeune, was convicted by a jury of two counts of First-Degree Murder. Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons presided over this trial. The case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence, assisted by Victim-Witness Legal Assistant Michelle Gillikin. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, led by Chief Detective Jason Wank, with assistance from: the United States Bureau of Alc…

Numerous individuals involved in the distribution of heroin and other deadly drugs have been arrested

In June of 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a record number of drug overdoses in Pamlico County. During the investigation of the overdoses, the sheriff’s office identified numerous individuals involved in the distribution of heroin and other deadly drugs in Pamlico County. In the month of July, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office acted on citizen complaints, conducted controlled purchases of narcotics, executed search warrants and performed proactive patrols in areas of Pamlico County where complaints were received. During the operation…

Amelia Earhart returns to USA surfacing as Irene Bolam, a ‘simple New Jersey housewife’

Part Three of a series Editor’s Note:  The book ‘Amelia Earhart Lives’ — co-authored in 1970  by Major Joe Gervais (MJ) and Joe Klaas — alleged that ‘simple New Jersey housewife’ Irene Bolam was in fact Amelia Earhart, who returned to the USA surreptitiously after World War II. Over the years, various reports have surfaced that Gervais and Klaas were discredited when publishing house McGraw-Hill recalled the book from shelves following a lawsuit by Bolam.  Gordon Allison Jr. (the author of this series) was a good friend and confidante of Gervais. Allison conten…

Repeal & Replace on life support — Seven GOP senators defect

WASHINGTON, D.C. Be thankful for small things, like a 51-50 vote to bring ObamaCare to the Senate floor for debate, but don’t get too excited. Seven Republican senators really bailed Tuesday night in a follow up vote. Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to open debate on repealing Obamacare, dramatically reviving an effort that many GOP lawmakers left for dead just a few days ago. The vote is a huge political win and turnaround for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans who’ve promised for seven years to repeal Obamacare if voters gave them control of Congress and…

Blush Boutique . . . for your best day ever!!

NEW BERN — The newest bridal shop in our area, Blush Boutique, is located in historic downtown New Bern at 222 Craven Street. As you enter, you are greeted with beautiful gowns, sparkling veils, and accessories. This small boutique is decorated with stunning chandeliers and large mirrors just like you would find in a larger venue. The selection of wedding gowns is unique and high-end designer in a range of styles. The owner, Jean Lloyd, recently opened the shop to provide a boutique experience with designer gowns and accessories to meet the needs of brides in New Bern and surrounding are…

Pamlico Drug Convictions

Bayboro, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions obtained in Pamlico Superior Court last week. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins. All cases were investigated by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office. HIAWATHA KEYS, 32, of New Bern, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver both Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances, Driving While Impaired (DWI), and he admitted his habitual felon status. The charges ar…

Amelia Earhart becomes a pawn in U.S. – Japanese back channel negotiations during World War II !

Did Earhart shed her identity? Eventually returning to USA disguised as a nun? By Gordon Allison Jr. | Copyright 2017 Part Two of a four-part series Editor’s note: Last week, Allison described how he met Major Joe Gervais, co-author of a book titled ‘Amelia Earhart Lives’ written in the early 1970s. In this second installment, Allison credits the two-hour documentary produced by the History Channel (and broadcast on Sunday, July 9) as possible corroboration of a theory that Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan did not crash land in the Pacific Ocean, but rather safely landed on Mili At…

HOPE is on the horizon for opioid crisis

Vivitrol described as ‘true miracle medication’ BAYBORO – ‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast!’ Tuesday night, the famous quote from English poet Alexander Pope could not have been more apt. More than 100 people turned out – many with direct family connections to the opioid crisis. They were there, in the fellowship hall of Bayboro Baptist Church, to help launch HOPE Clinic’s NEW BEGINNINGS – an innovative strategy to combat rampant addiction and overdose deaths. Though extensive counseling, family involvement, and medical supervision are essential elements,…

Pepsi collectors headed to New Bern

By June Frost NEW BERN — Ten years ago, the founders of the East Coast Pepsi Connection (ECPC) met for the first time here in New Bern. Eight people had a picnic at Fort Totten Park and invited local folks to bring their Pepsi Memorabilia to learn about and/or sell. Since then they have had similar picnics in locations along the East Coast. This year, 80 people are returning to celebrate the Connection’s 10th Anniversary! We have added activities including outreach efforts to encourage Pepsi lovers in and around the ‘Birthplace of Pepsi’ to learn about our organization and the nati…

Amelia Earhart’s disappearance 80 years ago again becomes hot topic in wake of History Channel snafu

In a four-part series, local man offers his own surprising insights into possible plight of famous female aviator! Editorís note: Gordon Allison Jr. has followed the story of Amelia Earhart since he was a teenager.  He became more interested after becoming a commercially rated pilot.  As luck would have it, in the early 1970s Allison worked with a technician at Motorola Semiconductor in Phoenix, a fellow pilot, who asked him if he thought Amelia could still be alive. After Allison read the book his friend recommended, Amelia Earhart Lives, the possibility of the crash landing in the Paci…
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