Monthly Archives: August 2018

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!

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 – and alarming levels, whic…

Pamlico County man arrested for Indecent Liberties with a Child

On August 13, 2018 Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a sexual assault on a child. Investigators of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, collected evidence, and interviewed witnesses. As a result of the investigation, Brian Eric Sanders, age 32, of Pamlico County was arrested. Brian Eric Sanders was arrested and charged with the following: Indecent Liberties with a Child First Degree Statutory Rape Sanders has a secure bond of $250,000.00 and is scheduled for a first appearance in Pamlico County Court on Friday.…

Pamlico County man arrested for Indecent Liberties with a Child

On August 13, 2018 Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a sexual assault on a child. Investigators of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, collected evidence, and interviewed witnesses. As a result of the investigation, Brian Eric Sanders, age 32, of Pamlico County was arrested. Brian Eric Sanders was arrested and charged with the following: Indecent Liberties with a Child First Degree Statutory Rape Sanders has a secure bond of $250,000.00 and is scheduled for a first appearance in Pamlico County Court on Friday.…

Rabies reported in Pamlico County

MERRITT – A fox captured in the area of Old Lupton Road has tested positive for rabies. To reduce the likelihood of pets being exposed to rabies, for the next forty-five (45) days, Pamlico Animal is requesting all pets be kept on the owner’s property at all times, unless the pet is leashed and under the control of a responsible adult. Local veterinarians offer rabies vaccinations at a reduced price, by appointment only. Animal control will be in the area conducting a rabies canvas. Any pets that do not have a current rabies vaccination may result in the owner(s) being charged under NCGS 130A-…

Rabies reported in Pamlico County

MERRITT – A fox captured in the area of Old Lupton Road has tested positive for rabies. To reduce the likelihood of pets being exposed to rabies, for the next forty-five (45) days, Pamlico Animal is requesting all pets be kept on the owner’s property at all times, unless the pet is leashed and under the control of a responsible adult. Local veterinarians offer rabies vaccinations at a reduced price, by appointment only. Animal control will be in the area conducting a rabies canvas. Any pets that do not have a current rabies vaccination may result in the owner(s) being charged under NCGS 130A-…

Alleged heroin dealers arrested in Alliance

On August 12, 2018 the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephanie Nicole Hopkins age 33 of Pamlico County, and Gregory Michael Hopkins age 57 of Pamlico County. The arrests were the result of an investigation following a near fatal heroin overdose and several drug complaints and drug related 911 calls in the Alliance area of Pamlico County. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office determined that the heroin was purchased from the Hopkins residence. Investigators made application for and received a search warrant for the residence and executed the search warrant at 189 Ireland Ro…

Parade of Teams & Opening Ceremony begin 9 am Saturday — RIVER DUNES TO HOST ‘YEAR OF HOPE’ COMPETITION

Hundreds of paddlers from all walks of life! Spectators free! RIVER DUNES – The world’s fastest growing water sport, Dragon Boat Racing, offers a wide variety of area teams an opportunity to raise funds for charities of their choice. In 2018, four local nonprofits – HeartWorks, Fishes & Loaves Food Bank, Pamlico County Community Foundation, and HOPE Clinic’s ‘New Beginnings’ program – are expected to share the ‘Year of Hope’ spotlight. Grace Harbor Marina at River Dunes (on the outskirts of Oriental) has emerged in recent years to become one of the most popular Drag…

FCC doing everything possible to speed up 5G rollout

By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Technical Writer Just last week, on Aug. 3, the Federal Communications Commission adopted and released its ‘Report and Order’ (FCC-speak for new regulations). The position paper — known as FCC 18-111 – is more than 100 pages. The Reader’s Digest version is that the wireless companies have the rights to install small 5G wireless systems in public right-of-ways without regard to your safety, your children’s safety nor aesthetics destroying the general character of your town, city or neighborhood. Lest you think this policy is benign, consider t…
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