Monthly Archives: August 2018

Breast Cancer 5th highest in State — What is Public Health? (Part VI

By Scott Lenhart, Director | Pamlico County Health Department BAYBORO – Health data for the state indicates Pamlico County ranks 5th highest for breast cancer. Fortunately, Pamlico is averaging a decrease of 1.6 instances of breast cancer annually. The Pamlico County Health Department is proud of its Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, which provides free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and follow-up to eligible women in North Carolina. The program helps women from ages 40-54 obtain screenings for breast cancer. For cervical cancer, the age range is from 21…

LLOYD SENT TO PRISON FOR SEX OFFENSE AND DRUG CONVICTIONS

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Pamlico County Superior Court today, MICHAEL LLOYD, 48, of Grantsboro, entered guilty pleas to two felony offenses, and was sentenced to a prison term of 18 to 31 months. Superior Court Judge Josh Willey presided over this term of court, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins. The cases were investigated by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office. Lloyd was convicted in 2004 in Craven County on a charge of Second-Degree Sex Offense, and as a result, after he was released from a prison t…

Overdose Awareness Day set for Aug. 30

BAYBORO – August 30th has been reserved across the nation as a day to remember those we have lost to addiction and overdose. In September 2017, Hope Clinic launched a free, outpatient opioid treatment program to help those struggling with addiction. Almost a year later, Hope Clinic wants to gather the community to remember, update, and to empower every person to act. Please join us for a forum titled “A Time to Act & Remember” at 7 pm on Thursday, Aug. 30, in the auditorium of Pamlico County High School. For more info, please contact Sandy Allen at (252) 745-5760 or email sandy@hopecli…

Lottery sting busts two clerks!

NORTH CAROLINA – Security officials at the N.C. Education Lottery recently completed a statewide test of retailers’ integrity in selling lottery tickets. The campaign, conducted between November 2016 and June 2018, checked 247 retail locations – with 245 passing, equivalent to a 99.2 percent compliance rate. The two locations where violations occurred were not identified in a Lottery press release. The 18-month campaign involved a lottery investigator and law enforcement officers from local and state agencies. Retailers were presented with a special lottery ticket that loo…

North Carolina Forest Service seeks help in locating a stolen truck and trailer

On August 21, 2018, the North Carolina Forest Service located in Pamlico County reported the larceny of a motor vehicle. The larceny occurred sometime between August 17, 2018 and August 19, 2018. The Forest Service reported that their green in color, 1995, International Tractor-unit, bearing NC permanent registration PR3340, with NC forestry decals on the side and a 2014, Gloe, Low-boy style, 3 axle trailer was stolen from the Forestry building in Granstboro NC. The truck had a 24-inch clear lightbar on the roof. There was not any equipment on the trailer at the time of the larceny. Attached…

Part seven in a series: Congressional testimony: 5G on fast track!

Proposed new legislation comes with easy-to-embrace acronyms! Industry gobbles spectrum, urges easy sledding for 800,000 ‘small cell’ antenna sites   Editor’s note:  This is a verbatim transcript of Ms. Baker’s presentation, titled “The Race to 5G: Exploring Spectrum Needs to Maintain U.S. Global Leadership,” given July 25 of this year before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation. By Meredith Attwell Baker, President & CEO |  Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association WASHINGTON, DC – CTIA, the Cellular Telecomm…

Part seven in a series: Congressional testimony: 5G on fast track!

Proposed new legislation comes with easy-to-embrace acronyms! Industry gobbles spectrum, urges easy sledding for 800,000 ‘small cell’ antenna sites   Editor’s note:  This is a verbatim transcript of Ms. Baker’s presentation, titled “The Race to 5G: Exploring Spectrum Needs to Maintain U.S. Global Leadership,” given July 25 of this year before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation. By Meredith Attwell Baker, President & CEO |  Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association WASHINGTON, DC – CTIA, the Cellular Telecomm…

Local man dead ringer for famed author, Ernest Hemingway

KEY WEST – This year’s Hemingway Look Alike contest at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West attracted a whopping 160 contestants, eventually whittled down to 29 finalists. In this photo, Dave Wickersham receives a healthy round of applause as one of the last five in contention. The ultimate winner was Michael Groover who received the award after several previous attempts. Groover is the husband of TV personality Paula Dean. Back home after the exciting experience, Wickersham said: “It is very unusual for a first timer like me to make it to the finals. I really enjoyed the experience.”…

DRAGON BOAT RACES ROCK!

ORIENTAL – This ninth annual event, held Saturday at Grace Harbor Marina in the River Dunes community, is always competitive. However, the 2018 iteration had more than its share of surprises. HOPE Clinic’s ‘New Beginnings’ team stunned spectators and fellow paddlers with an amazing, first-time stellar performance – ending the day undefeated and the undisputed champion of the Survivors Division, where they competed against Dragons With A Cause, and JoJo Workin Hope. The popular Community Division is where the crowd always expects to see gritty, grassroots determination as…

Wireless radiation endangers nation!

(CORRECTED WORD IN BLUE) By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Technical Reporter Editor’s note: As a former engineer with Motorola Corporation, Allison has been closely involved with the roll-out out of all types of wireless electronic devices over the past 40 years. EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – I want to thank Pamlico County resident Rick Happ for his recent purchase of an ‘Acoustimeter,’ which can be used by almost anyone to evaluate the increasing prevalence of wireless radiation air all around us. I have been using the unit over the last several weeks, and have been amazed at the readings – a…
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