Monthly Archives: November 2017

Move over Broadway — Here comes Old Theater!

ORIENTAL – Friends and fans of the community’s famous ‘Old Theater’ expect to see a blockbuster crowd this Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2 when director Bill Hand and his repertory of accomplished performers return for a stellar rendition of ‘Who Stole Father Christmas?’ The play, written by Hand, is an intriguing and interactive mystery, which brings back a talented ensemble from earlier this year – the cast of ‘Miss Marple’s Last Case.’ Who Stole Father Christmas? takes place at the North Pole. Father Christmas has been kidnapped! A ransom note is found and frui…

Officials seek identity of suspect

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with identifying this person and vehicle in reference to a larceny that occurred on November 16th, 2017 in Pamlico County. If you any knowledge as to the identity of this person you are encouraged to contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at (252)745-3101.…

‘No compromise’ on gun control

Second Amendment group sponsors petition By F. Paul Valone, President | Grass Roots North Carolina RALEIGH — If you think you can count on Republicans to prevent gun control legislation from passing through Congress, you are wrong! In fact, just within the last two weeks, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa told The Hill (a publication that reports on the inner-workings of Congress) that he is acceding to demands from Democrat (and perennial gun-banning proponent) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to hold hearings on “firearms accessories.” The only…

How does law enforcement work on a Bombing Target?

Feds want more clout in and around BT-9 PAMLICO SOUND – In a letter from the U.S. Marine Corps brass, the Pamlico County Board of Commissioners are being asked to approve a plan that would give Sheriff Chris Davis and his deputies less authority to investigate crimes and violations in an area owned by the U.S. Government. The matter will be contemplated during the Monday, Dec. 4 meeting of the Pamlico County Commission. The letter, printed below, refers to ‘proprietary’ jurisdiction versus ‘concurrent’ jurisdiction. On matters involving federal ownership, land and buildings a…

Wine tips for Thanksgiving!

THANKSGIVING TABLE — Picking a wine to go with an ordinary meal is usually pretty straight forward. The meals are not complex and it is easy to go with the old mantra: ‘Red wine with red meat and White wine with poultry or fish.’ There are a lot of variations on this theme but now the mantra is: ‘Drink what appeals to you.’ The problem with Thanksgiving and Christmas is the large number of disparate tastes associated with the amazing variety of foods served and this doesn’t even begin to address desserts. The main meat is usually turkey — either bought or hunted — and so…

‘Killing a copperhead with a hoe!’

Critic explains exasperation over town vote! By Jim Barton | Guest Commentary ORIENTAL — Without any discussion and ignoring public safety concerns and comments raised at the Town Board meeting — as well as the recommendation for further study regarding firearms discharge policy by one member — the Town Commissioners have reaffirmed their authorization for the unrestricted use of .22 caliber firearms for ‘non life- threatening pest control on personal property.’ OPEN LETTER: I want to thank you and the Town Manager for the enlightening clarifications during t…

HEROIN DEALER CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Carteret County Superior Court Thursday, APRIL GUTHRIE THOMAS, 34, of Newport, was convicted by a jury and sentenced by the presiding judge to prison for Involuntary Manslaughter and Delivery of Heroin in connection with her sale of heroin to Kendal Walbert in 2014. The case was prosecuted as Second-Degree Murder; however, the jury verdict was for the lesser offense of Involuntary Manslaughter. Mr. Walbert died of a heroin overdose in mid-August 2014, after purchasing the drug from April Thomas and co-defen…

Brouhaha over septic permits explained

Board of Health briefed on potential problems BAYBORO – Scott Lenhart, Director of the Pamlico County Health Department, told his advisory board of directors Monday night that hundreds of subdivided – but still undeveloped – residential lots likely have discrepancies and inadequate documentation for previously issued septic permits. He said some of the questionable evaluations go back more than a decade, when the frantic push to subdivide, market and sell waterfront property throughout the county was at a crescendo. Septic tanks, officially labeled ‘on-site wastewater sy…

Morehead City man charged in sexual assault

  On 10/27/2017, Carteret County Deputies arrested Walter Hubert Willis Jr, 79, of Oxford Court, MHC in connection with six sexual assault charges. Willis turned himself into authorities for the assaults of three children known to him all under the age of 15. The alleged assaulted occurred between 2013 and 2017. Willis was charged with three counts of “Indecent Liberties with a Child” and three counts of “Sex Offense with a Child”. Willis remains in the Carteret County Jail under a $1 million dollar bond and has already had his first court appearance.…

UPDATE They have been found — Carteret County Sheriff’s Office — M I S S I N G

Both subjects have been located, are alive, and are being transported to Carteret Heath Care for exposure to the elements. Both subjects were last seen in Newport, NC on 11/12/2017. Burroughs last seen wearing white T-shirt and grey sweat pants. Wallace unknown clothing, several tattoos most noticeably a lions face on left arm with crown on left hand, and “Every Queen Needs a King” on left side of neck, scorpion on right leg. If located contact Detective Derek Moore, Carteret County Sheriffs Office (252) 726-1911. Both subjects have been entered NCIC. NIC/M004135372 / NIC/M464266264…
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