Monthly Archives: September 2018

Pamlico County issues mandatory evacuation notice

This is a mandatory evacuation notice from Pamlico County Emergency Management effective 11-September-2018 at 3pm. Due to Hurricane Florence and its potential significant impact to Pamlico County, county officials are now encouraging all citizens to self-evacuate. High winds and life-threatening storm surge impact is expected for Pamlico County, NC. Please take heed to warnings given by officials. This is a very severe situation with impacts predicted to our area greater than Hurricane Irene. For those needing shelter, the county will be busing residents to out of county inland fac…

City Prepares for Hurricane Florence

Although the forecast track for hurricane Florence remains uncertain, the City of New Bern is taking steps now to prepare and is encouraging residents to do the same. National Hurricane Center meteorologists say the storm could pose a significant threat to our coast by week’s end, but forecast models vary widely as to where the hurricane will make landfall. “We are using this valuable time to get staff, equipment and storm supplies in place and ready to go,” said City Manager Mark Stephens. City management staff met this morning to discuss possible scenarios and storm impacts from hurricane…

Hurricane Safety Checklists

Food and Water [download the food and water checklist] Water Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers, and ill people will need more. Store one gallon of water per person per day. Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for each person in your household for food…

Kavanaugh hearing degrades into partisan spectacle

Kingpin of Monster Trucks heads to Newport this weekend

NEWPORT – Known as ‘Bigfoot,’ the gargantuan rig driven by daredevil Darron Schnell of Missouri, is one of many featured performers this Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 at Newport Flea Mall – a sprawling high-energy spot on Highway 70 in Carteret County. Admission is affordable, with gates opening at 6 pm each night. For more information, call (252) 223-4019.…

Information sought in overnight shooting

UPDATE: Name of victim is Taylor Joseph Parsons. Mr. Parsons does not have a permanent address as he stays from place to place. I do not have an updated condition. Carteret County Deputies are investigating an overnight shooting that occurred in Garner Gardens Mobile Home Park located at 6030 Hwy 70 in Newport early this morning. Deputies got the call around midnight on Thursday, 09/06/2018, after the shooting victim stumbled to a neighbor who called 911. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office remained at the scene during the early morning hours and determined the bullet was fired from outsid…

Part nine in a series — Explanation for Dummies!

Editor’s note: This week the New York Times reported that mysterious ailments suffered by three dozen American diplomats and their families were likely caused by microwave radiation (beginning in late 2016) during stints at U.S. Embassies in Cuba and China. Also this week, the Wake County Board of Education became the first school system in the state to allow installation of cell towers on school properties. View the 41-page contract. In view of this inexorable march to more and more airborne radiation, we thank Naima Feagin (also known as ‘Hopegirl’) of the Clean Energy Academy, for her ex…

Fate of ‘Silent Sam’ yet to be decided

Law enforcement made no effort to prevent statue’s destruction on UNC-CH campus By Kari Travis | Carolina Journal News Service CHAPEL HILL — The Board of Governors for UNC-Chapel Hill will make suggestions by mid-November on what to do with Silent Sam, the campus’s controversial Confederate statue torn down by protesters last week. The Board met via teleconference on Tuesday, Aug. 28 to discuss Silent Sam’s fate. After a five-minute roll call, the group immediately moved into closed session for two hours. Since there were “no white noise machines,” staffers said, reporters were moved to a…

Newport man charged in girlfriend’s disappearance

On 09/04/2018, Carteret County Deputies arrested Lewis Victor Branche III, also known as Trey Branche, 26, of Hibbs Road, Newport in connection with the disappearance of his girlfriend of six-years Kristen Ashley Bennett. Kristen Bennett, 24, was reported as a missing person by her mother on Thursday, 08/16/2018, two days after she was last seen with Branche at their residence on Hibbs Road in Newport. On the same day of the missing person report, detectives interviewed Branche and conducted a search of the home. Since then detectives have been investigating countless pieces of informat…

Attention: Rabies has been reported!

Pamlico County Animal Control has confirmed that a raccoon captured in the area of Stonewall, NC, along Highway 55 has tested positive for rabies. To reduce the likelihood of pets being exposed to rabies, Animal Control is requesting that for the next 45 days, 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. North Carolina General Statute (NCGS) 130A-185 requires that cats, dogs and ferrets be vaccinated. Local veterinarians offer rabies vaccinations at a reduced price, by appointment only. Pamlico County w…
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