Monthly Archives: April 2018

Rabies confirmed in Oriental — Town under quarantine

ORIENTAL — Health officials acted quickly this week after the horrendous disease — which can kill almost any type of mammal, including humans — was detected and confirmed by Berkley Hill, the Pamlico County Animal Control Officer. In a two-page public notice distributed to media outlets, government jurisdictions, and other relevant players, Hill announced a ‘quarantine district’ throughout the town limits of Oriental, in accordance with state law. Quarantine of districts infected with rabies: An area may be declared under quarantine against rabie…

RECENT CONVICTIONS IN PAMLICO SUPERIOR COURT

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions and sentences obtained by his office in criminal cases in Pamlico County Superior Court during last week’s term. Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins prosecuted these cases in court, and Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office investigated each of these cases. STEVIE RAY PALMER, 44, of Forest City, North Carolina, pled guilty to Assault on a Detention Facility Employee Inflicting Serious Injury. Palmer, an inmate at Paml…

If government wants to seize all of your rights, Second Amendment will be first to fall

By Eric Noevere Editor’s note:  Mr. Noevere is both a medical professional and a firearms expert. We appreciate his regular contributions to this newspaper. USA — Why the media hysteria to severely curtail the Second Amendment?  Media pressure no doubt made the Republican-controlled Florida legislature, Senate, and Governor Scott cave.  They passed a law raising the age to buy firearms (NRA has already filed a lawsuit) to 21, and imposing a three-day waiting period. The process to arm teachers in Florida that was passed, is now so limiting and difficult that it won…

And the winner is . . . Pamlico Board of Commissioners!

All but 10 minutes of Monday night meeting off limits to public News Opinion BAYBORO — You’re John Q. Public. You pay your taxes. In the last local election, you voted for thus-and-so, who seems like a really nice person. You’ve considered attending a County Commission meeting — usually held on the first and third Monday evenings of each month in a conference room on the second floor of the Courthouse. Your goal is to learn a bit about what is going on, and what the seven elected officials are contemplating these days. • WRONG • WASTE OF TIME • DON’T BOTHER Th…

VIOLENT HOME INVASION ENDS WITH 25 TO 33 YEARS IN PRISON

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, just prior to the selection of a jury in the cases today, KAREEN RAMEL ELLIOTT, 39, of Havelock, pled guilty to the charges against him arising out of an armed home invasion, and was sentenced to a prison term of 25 ½ years to 33 years in prison. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Karen Hobbs, and Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court. On October 10, 2015, three masked men broke into a residence in Merritt, all three armed with handguns. Inside the home were three adult re…

Gargantuan fish tips scales at 877 lbs.

ATLANTIC OCEAN — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record for bluefin tuna. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, Delaware, reeled in the massive catch on March 17 after a two and a half hour tug-of-war in waters off Oregon Inlet. The tuna measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour of the body from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail) and had a girth of 79 inches. Chambers caught the fish using trolling dead bait on 130-pound line test on a 130 Shimano rod and reel aboard the charter boat A-Salt Weapon fishing out of Pirates Cove Ma…

Campaign for 3rd Congressional District gets even nastier, as GOP candidates lob grenades

Scott Dacey press release: Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey released a scathing television ad calling out opponent Walter Jones for his substantial ties to liberal super-donor George Soros. The ad calls out Walter Jones for accepting over $80,000 in George Soros-backed campaign contributions – and identifies this $80,000 as a reason Jones fails to support President Trump. Meanwhile, Jones consistently votes with Nancy Pelosi more than any other Republican in Congress. George Soros, the liberal Democratic super-donor behind movements to impeach President Trump, repeal th…

Campaign for 3rd Congressional District gets even nastier, as GOP candidates lob grenades

Scott Dacey press release: Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey released a scathing television ad calling out opponent Walter Jones for his substantial ties to liberal super-donor George Soros. The ad calls out Walter Jones for accepting over $80,000 in George Soros-backed campaign contributions – and identifies this $80,000 as a reason Jones fails to support President Trump. Meanwhile, Jones consistently votes with Nancy Pelosi more than any other Republican in Congress. George Soros, the liberal Democratic super-donor behind movements to impeach President Trump, repeal th…

Forget November! May 8 is Decision Day for Pamlico County Board of Education

BAYBORO – Three candidates attended a Forum Tuesday night hosted by a group known as Pamlico Progressives. The trio responded to many questions, but here is a sampling of their response to one specific query: What would success look like for you as a result of your time in office? Judy Humphries: There would be dramatic gains in reading and math at the K-8 level.  This may be one of our bigger challenges when you consider the number of disadvantaged students that we serve.  The programs are in place to achieve our goals; we must efficiently use our resources to get the job done. The local…

Forget November! May 8 is Decision Day for Pamlico County Board of Education

BAYBORO – Three candidates attended a Forum Tuesday night hosted by a group known as Pamlico Progressives. The trio responded to many questions, but here is a sampling of their response to one specific query: What would success look like for you as a result of your time in office? Judy Humphries: There would be dramatic gains in reading and math at the K-8 level.  This may be one of our bigger challenges when you consider the number of disadvantaged students that we serve.  The programs are in place to achieve our goals; we must efficiently use our resources to get the job done. The local…
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