Monthly Archives: April 2018

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

From left: Judy Humphries, Paul Delamar Jr., and Carinna Smith are vying for two At-Large seats on the Pamlico County Board of Education. For other elective posts, deciding races happen in November. But not for the Board of Education – candidates for that board are picked on May 8th, with early voting to start April 19. 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 offic…

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

From left: Judy Humphries, Paul Delamar Jr., and Carinna Smith are vying for two At-Large seats on the Pamlico County Board of Education. For other elective posts, deciding races happen in November. But not for the Board of Education – candidates for that board are picked on May 8th, with early voting to start April 19. 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 offic…

HEROIN DEALER PLEADS GUILTY IN MIDDLE OF TRIAL, SENT TO PRISON FOR 11 TO 15 YEARS

BEAUFORT –- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that JAMES DARON MOORE, 31, of Bridgeton, changed his plea in the middle of his jury trial yesterday, and was sentenced to a lengthy prison term. Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this trial, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorneys David Spence and Ashley Eatmon. Moore originally entered a not guilty plea, and a jury was selected on Monday, April 9, and the State began its presentation of the evidence in the case. When the court took its lunch breach at 12:30 on Tuesday, the State was sti…

Couple’s amazing story sets stage for popular Historic Homes tour

Kasey Stone WASHINGTON, N.C. — In May of 2005, Ed and Shirley Stone made their first visit to the beautiful waterfront city of “Little Washington,” with no idea this afternoon visit would put them on the path to a labor of love and their forever home. Saturday, April 14, you can meet the Stones as they — and 11 other families — open their homes to visitors in a fundraising effort to support the Washington Area Historic Foundation. Before their trek to Washington, Ed & Shirley owned a historic home in the College Hill District of Greensboro, N.C. and have always support…

Congressman warns of nation’s ‘march toward bankruptcy’

‘If you’re in a hole, stop digging,’ urges Jones By Congressman Walter B. Jones Walter B. Jones Editor’s note: We thank Congressman Jones, who represents North Carolina’s Third Congressional District, for his analysis of our nation’s debt problem. Over the past 14 years, Jones is the only member of Congress to consistently vote against every federal budget that required deficit spending. WASHINGTON, DC — At the turn of the century, Americans had reason to be optimistic about the nation’s fiscal outlook. After nearly 40 years of deficits, the federal government fin…
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