Monthly Archives: January 2018

Expert to discuss voting fraud

NEW BERN – David Goetze, an expert on ways that voting fraud is allegedly being perpetrated in this country, is the featured speaker Tuesday night, Jan. 16, at the monthly meeting of the Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association. In his remarks, titled “Update on Voter Fraud and Moves to Avoid It,” Goetze (known affectionately as ‘Major Dave’) will describe his own simple, elegant idea that would be very inexpensive to implement – a concept that he hopes the North Carolina General Assembly will embrace. Because President Trump recently disbanded his Voter Fraud Commission and has shif…

Prescription opioids now harder to get

By Kari Travis | Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — It’s now much more difficult to get prescription opioids in North Carolina. The STOP Act, which kicked in Jan. 1, limits the number of pills doctors can give patients. State lawmakers — who cited a hike in opioid-related deaths — passed the bill last year. Under the law, House Bill 243, doctors may give patients five days of opioids to treat pain associated with injuries. They also may issue one week of prescription painkillers following a surgery. In both cases, doctors are free to issue refills. “Smarter, safer prescribin…

Snow removal: Job well done!

Local DOT crew deserves accolades PAMLICO COUNTY – Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2 when forecasts of severe winter weather first became certain, the 12 guys seen above, aided by long-time office administrator Sylvia Bell, launched an all-out offensive, working 12 hours on and 12 hours off — for six straight days! The goal? Clear local roadways as quickly, safely, and efficiently as humanly possible. The result? Mission accomplished. In fact, several county motorists familiar with roads in eastern North Carolina said Pamlico County surfaces had become the envy of other DOT crews elsewh…

HEROIN DEALER CONVICTED, SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR 49 ½ TO 62 ½ YEARS

New Bern, North Carolina — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court today, MICHAEL EUGENE BRADLEY, 38, of Havelock, was convicted by a jury, and sentenced to prison for 49 ½ to 62 ½ years. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins, and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over the trial. Havelock Police narcotics investigator James Henderson, with the assistance of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and the Morehead City Police Department, executed a search warrant on Bradley’s r…

Tideland EMC Issues Service Advisory Ahead of Winter Storm

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Pantego, NC – Based on the National Weather Service’s latest forecast, Tideland Electric Membership Corporation has issued a winter weather advisory to all members served by the cooperative in Hyde, Dare, Pamlico, Craven, Beaufort and Washington counties. Widespread power outages are expected along much of the east coast including eastern North Carolina. Some areas of the Tideland service territory may experience blizzard conditions with snowfall up to 10 inches and sustained winds between 25 and 40 miles per hour. Winds wil…

City Prepares for Winter Weather

Winter storm warnings have been issued for eastern North Carolina, including New Bern, and the City is urging residents to take precautions. The forecast calls for rain, freezing rain, and several inches of accumulating snow Wednesday into Thursday. Highest accumulations are expected along the Highway 17 corridor. Near-freezing and below-freezing temperatures mean travel could become hazardous along local roads and remain that way for several days. Motorists are encouraged to practice safety in their commutes and stay off the roads, if possible, once conditions deteriorate. If yo…