Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rabies reported

Area officials reported Tuesday a confirmed case of rabies. The Pamlico County Health Department and Pamlico County Animal Control said a fox captured in the area has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. Keep animals from roaming, and ensure that pets are current on vaccinations. If you have any questions, please call Animal…

Encore Performance by the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band

On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 7 pm. in Lou Mac Park of Oriental. Croaker Festival, Inc. is sponsoring this event after an overwhelming response from the public following their performance at this year’s festival. Mark your calendars and bring a lawn chair to enjoy this evening with the band. To help with the costs for providing a meal and operating costs, donations will be accepted and can be mailed to Croaker Festival, Inc., PO Box 1067, Oriental, N.C. 28571.…

Trump leaves for Texas

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart for Texas on Tuesday morning. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) Today, President Trump and the First Lady will travel to Texas where they will meet with state and local leaders to discuss ongoing Federal support for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery. In Corpus Christi, they will receive a briefing on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with local leadership and relief organizations. In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will tour the Emergency Operations Center in Austin, Texas.…

PotashCorp-Aurora seeks qualified candidates at upcoming Career Fair

PotashCorp-Aurora Employee Center AURORA — PotashCorp-Aurora will hold a Career Fair on Saturday, September 30th at the Employee Center. The company will interview candidates, including women, minorities and Veterans to fill open positions and enroll in apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. The September 30th event will be open for Veterans only from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and open to all job seekers, including Veterans, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Prior to attending the Career Fair,applicants must visit their local NCWorks Career Center to fill out a PotashCor…

‘Silent Sam’ latest Confederate statue to be targeted

CHAPEL HILL – Seen here in quieter times and a fixture on the UNC-CH campus since 1913, this statue was the focus Tuesday night for a crowd of college students and outside agitators, who clamored for its removal. Perhaps the rowdies were unaware that ‘Silent Sam’ was originally erected to commemorate all 321 Carolina students who died while fighting in the Civil War. According to legend, the nickname comes because the young soldier finds himself out of ammunition for his rifle.…

Haste makes waste! State legislature proposes bizarre, new House districts

County dangles on a thread, separated by vast stretches of open water from new legislative brethren ‘The birds in Pamlico County are well-represented,’ jokes Commissioner Delamar, ‘because they can fly!’ Long joined at the hip with Craven, Pamlico now forced into bed with unfamiliar faces in rush to obey court order A public hearing Tuesday afternoon, held at Beaufort County Community College, attracted a large crowd, with many complaining that the new redistricting maps had been pushed through far too quickly – with a minimum of citizen input taken into account. BAYBORO – P…

Interested in Genealogy?

GRANTSBORO — The Pamlico County Museum and Heritage Center will hold a volunteer training session on Thursday, August 24. This session is an orientation for volunteers who want to work in our Genealogy Room (Family History Center). It will cover the basics of what resources are available to assist our patrons and where volunteers may find them. It will also cover the cataloging of books and publications, pictures, etc. that are donated to the library as well as setting the volunteer schedule. The training will be held two times on the 24th, one session in the afternoon and one session at…

Myth or Reality? Earhart & Noonan forever linked in one of history’s greatest mysteries!

Lae to Howland – 2107 miles @ 76.8 degrees TrueSeries author Gordon Allison, Jr. estimates that Earhart’s Lockheed Electra could cover 4410 miles in about 21 hours. This is based on no wind affecting ground speed. Did she have time and sufficient fuel to do some spying on behalf of the U.S. Government by flying over Japanese-held islands. Allison thinks so. By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Copyright 2017 Part Six – The Final Installment As disclosed in Part 5 last week, navigator Fred Noonan possibly came back home under more than one identity. The U.S. government also tried to deter a…

Vandemere Boating Access receives national ‘Outstanding Project Award’

By Ron Christofferson, President States Organization for Boating Access PAMLICO COUNTY – Each year the States Organization for Boating Accesss (SOBA), based in Chicago, solicits nominations for outstanding boating access projects from our member states across America and its territories. The Vandemere Boating Access project – located in Pamlico County in eastern North Carolina – received such a nomination from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. This nomination was evaluated by the SOBA Executive Board using several criteria, including the use of sound engi…

Amelia Earhart – Fred Noonan, Pilot – Navigator: Forever linked in history?

By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Copyright 2017 Earhart used a Bendix receiver identical to this unit. Note the antenna switch in the upper left corner has a position for the automatic direction finder antenna. The smaller dynamotor power supply is shown on the right. It was sized for the receiver only. Dynamotors are small generator sets. The motor runs on the aircraft battery – 12 Volts DC and the generator puts out about 1,000 volts DC. Part Five of a series Editor’s note: Our thanks to local contributor, Gordon Allison Jr., for his exhaustive research documenting one plausible theory ab…
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