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

Stanford Law School professor Nathaniel Persily was chosen Thursday by a federal court as a ‘Special Master’ to redraw several of North Carolina’s disputed legislative districts. (Photo from Stanford Law School) 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 S…

Seaplane event tricky thing to pull off

Winner of the County Compass contest, David Toler, right, experienced a free Seaplane Ride on Saturday during the Wings Over Bridgeton event. (Photo credit – KT2C) 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. On…

Roof collapse at old Stonewall School shakes neighborhood

Neglected building tumbles! ‘Like a bomb went off’ says one resident Stonewall School, in its heyday, was a fine looking institution (below). In recent years, the wooden gymnasium, the original school building (above left), and the auditorium (above right) have fallen into disrepair. Monday morning – with little or no warning – the east facing brick wall of the original auditorium apparently gave way, collapsing roof trusses and other support structures. STONEWALL – Monday — on an otherwise calm, sunny October morning — all heck broke loose about 8:30 am along a t…

Arrest made in October 13 larceny of firearms

Trever Scott Hanel 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 S…

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

Heroes and Hooligans right here in downtown New Bern! (Photo by Bill Hand) 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 ch…

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!

The response to the fire was quick and massive. 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 resi…
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