Monthly Archives: June 2018

Fireworks closure — Don’t even think about trying!

ORIENTAL — The bridge of this waterfront community will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 3 pm until 11 pm on Saturday, June 30. Once an ideal spot for watching Croaker Festival fireworks, the elevated road has recently become the official launching pad for the festival’s annual pyrotechnics show. Please see map below for an alternative route, using Kershaw Road, to enter and exit the town. PARADE AWARDS: Have you ever considered where the awards come from and how the entries for the Croakerfest Parade are judged? The Ladies of the Neuse of the Oriental Woman’s Club h…

Oriental Author Celebrates the Release of The Mother Tree, the Sequel to Hungry Mother Creek

New Village Brewery and Taproom Sunday June 24, 2018 4pm – 6pm 702 Broad St. Oriental, NC 28571 heatherbrewer@att.net 919-349-8246 www.heathercobham.com The New Village Brewery and Taproom will host the launch party for the Mother Tree, the new book by local author Heather W. Cobham, on Sunday June 24 at 4:00pm. The Mother Tree is the sequel to Heather’s debut novel, Hungry Mother Creek. Heather will read at 4:30and sign copies of her books afterwards. A portion of the proceeds from the book sale will be donated to the Pamlico County Community Foundation. The Mother Tree continues t…

‘Field Day’ set for this weekend!

GRANTSBORO — When the ubiquitous Internet, smart phones, and assorted electronics suddenly bite the dust — and many in the know are convinced that such a scenario is more real than science fiction — it may well fall upon our nation’s Ham Radio Operators to re-establish some type of basic communications. For a fascinating insight into how this super reliable system works, a hard-working group of local enthusiasts known as PARS (an acronym for Pamlico Amateur Radio Society) intends to muster on the grounds of the Shrine Club at 2421 NC Hwy 306 this Saturday and Sunday…

****CANCEL****Wooten subject located in Beaufort

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MISSING PERSON: Laurie Daniel “Danny” Wooten

Septic system brouhaha packs Board of Health meeting

BAYBORO — A standing-room-only crowd turned out Monday night — many there to support a Janeiro Road property owner, where local health officials recently called a halt to all work on a septic system. The usual monthly meeting of the 11 volunteer advisors, who are charged with supervising the Pamlico County Board of Health, is typically a low-key affair. Not so this time. The scene was truly exemplary — unlike anything in recent memory! Someone had worked the phones. Someone had recruited. This surprising turnout had clearly been orchestrated. And, as it turned out, righ…

Ejection Seat diplomacy on tap in Singapore!

DISTRICT ATTORNEY SCOTT THOMAS’ STATEMENT ON DEPUTY SHERIFF OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas issued the following statement regarding a deputy sheriff officer-involved shooting incident: The Craven County Sheriff’s Office notified me just before midnight, June 7, 2018, that one of their deputies was in an officer-involved shooting. Per standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting, we contacted the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to conduct a full investigation. SBI agents arrived at the scene around 1:30 a.m. on June 8, 2018. Those agents thoroughly processed the scene, and interview…

Affidavit in craft brewers’ lawsuit reveals nasty underbelly of state’s ‘big beer’ industry

Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — A former craft brewer, Dustin Canestorp — who has ties to Craven and Jones counties — recently described dismal business dealings with a big Greensboro-based beer distributor, Freedom Beverage Co. The statements came as part of Canestorp’s affidavit in a lawsuit filed by three craft brewers. Canestorp relinquished his brewers’ license three years ago. He is not one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, but was called upon by the plaintiffs’ attorneys as part of the fact-finding process, before the case goes to trial…

Rotary’s TOP TEN scholars for 2018

The Oriental Rotary Club recently honored the Top Ten scholars at Pamlico County High School. From left, Principal Chris Meadows congratulates the students: Jennifer Lee Amos, Meg Evelyn Anderson, Matthew Asher Buck, Mason Clay Caroon, Genesis Marie Cervantes, Kamryn Nicole Hough, Sharon Jacome, McKenzie Carolyn Whitley, and Sallie Elizabeth Winfrey. Not shown is student Alla Rashad Wahib, who could not attend the May 21st ceremony.…
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