Monthly Archives: October 2017

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‘Lone professor in California’ hired by court to redraw legislative districts has GOP leaders hot under the collar

By Rick Henderson | Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — The three-judge federal court panel reviewing North Carolina legislative districts decided Thursday to appoint Stanford Law School professor Nathaniel Persily to redo at least part of the maps submitted in the Covington v. North Carolina lawsuit. In its order, the panel said it was likely two of the three Senate districts and seven of the nine House districts the plaintiffs challenged either failed to meet the court’s concerns about providing “equal protection” to voters under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitu…

Seaplane event tricky thing to pull off

By Alan Welch BRIDGETON — Staging an event is always stressful but a seaplane fly-in may be more stressful than most! This year the number of aircraft increased, and many more vendor booths were on site. The local Junior ROTC Battalion provided much needed security and crowd control. Members from Chapter 1171 of the Experimental Aircraft Association were also on hand — on the festival grounds and in the air. One of the seaplanes participating flew in from Rome, N.Y. setting a new record for longest distance covered. A new addition was a Food Truck Roundup where participating food…

Roof collapse at old Stonewall School shakes neighborhood

Neglected building tumbles! ‘Like a bomb went off’ says one resident STONEWALL – Monday — on an otherwise calm, sunny October morning — all heck broke loose about 8:30 am along a three-plus acre stretch of Spain Farm Road. Pamlico County native Lester Carey attended grades one thru eight at Stonewall School – and now lives directly across from the site where the school’s original three buildings have stood for decades. After a loud boom “that rattled our windows,” Carey quickly ran for a window. “I looked out and all you could see was a cloud of dust,” said Carey…

Arrest made in October 13 larceny of firearms

On October 13th, 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cooper Road in Alliance in reference to the breaking and entering, and larceny of firearms from a residence. The victim advised Pamlico County Sheriff’s Deputies that four firearms were removed from the residence in question. After an extensive investigation by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Craven County Sheriff’s Office and Bridgeton Police Department, two suspects were identified. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Trevor Scott Hanel with num…

Heroes & Hooligans…They Walk Among Us! New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk October 26-28

NEW BERN, NC. It is that time of year again, and the New Bern Historical Society is preparing its 27th annual Ghostwalk, Heroes & Hooligans… They Walk Among Us!. Each Ghostwalk brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their stories right in the very places they might have been seen in life. Don’t worry though, all these spirits are from history, not from science fiction. So as night falls in New Bern’s Historic District October 26-28, keep an eye out for shady characters and good guys as well. This year there will be 13 different ghost h…

Pamlico Athletic Club kicks off flag football

Coaches and rosters for the nine teams are as follows: COACH MAURICE KING: Alicia Barber Jayden Williams Braylen Ollison Anthony Chaparro Robert Mellon Cody Wood Keegan Cofer Darien Fisher Drew Guimbal Kelvin Chaparro Alexyanna Dawson COACH GEORGE JONES: Salter Doucette Khron Carroll Tallin Gibbs Qio’Arie Randall Ayolen Bell Malachi Lee COACH SHELTON: Gavin Tutt Damarion Roberts Joshua Chaparro Adrian Smith Jacob Avery   COACH TIM TAYLOR: Angel Garner Donovacia Dawson Latfell Beasley Caleb Davson Jo’quell Bess Michael Zennik Tim Taylor Katelyn Shelton COACH VICK MIDGET…

A look back . . . Belhaven’s very first ICW Celebration!

By Deanna F. Swain BELHAVEN — Like their predecessors nearly a century ago, the organizers of this weekend’s Fifth Annual Intracoastal Waterway Celebration (scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, from 12:30 until 7:00) are hopeful for the future of their small town. The inaugural affair 89 years ago certainly made a big splash!! These days, we are used to seeing a variety of small-town festivals, each with music, vendors, beauty pageants and military bands. Imagine, though, trying to hold such a festival without the Internet, widespread phone service, or easy transportati…

HEROIN TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 18 TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON Other Traffickers and Dealers Sentenced to Prison as Well

Bayboro, Beaufort and New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions in heroin-related criminal cases in Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico Counties over the past few weeks. District Attorney Scott Thomas said, “These heroin trafficking prosecutions are part of our ongoing efforts to combat the opioid crisis in eastern North Carolina. We are doing all we can to reduce the illegal supply of opioid pills, heroin, and fentanyl. Our plan is to arrest, prosecute, and send to prison drug dealers and traffickers. Tough enforcement is required to…

FIRE IN BAYBORO!

BAYBORO — On Wednesday about noon, the Pamlico County 911 Communication Center received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire at 393 Cowell Loop Road in Bayboro. During the 911 call, the dispatcher received information that there were two victims within the house, along with several animals. The dispatcher quickly dispatched several fire departments, Pamlico Rescue and Pamlico County Sheriff Deputies to assist. Upon arrival, Deputies noticed smoke exiting the house from all windows and doors. Deputies quickly entered the residence to find a female, just inside the front do…
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