Monthly Archives: December 2018

Yes, Vanceboro siblings, there is a Santa Claus!

Every year, there are people who go without during the holidays. With it being the season of giving, Chief James Jenkins Jr. (right) and the rest of the Vanceboro Police Department used an anonymous donation to make sure that one less family goes without during the holidays. Chief Jenkins, with the help of Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary, selected a family in need. Officer Michael Anthony (left) took time during his days off to pick out the perfect gifts and wrap them for the family. This year Anna Paxson, Mason Paxson and Gavin Paxson received gifts on behalf of the Vanceboro Police Department.…

USA losing ground in ‘Tech War’ — 5G rollout obliterates states’ rights

By Rick Happ | News Analysis The building blocks of the next Internet age are 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and perhaps most significant, Quantum Computing.  Although Quantum Computers/Software are in the infantile stage, I suspect dramatic announcements within the next decade.  Existing computers are mathematically binary, that is, they work with two states, either a digital ‘1’ or a digital ‘0.’  This is quite simple when compared to the mathematics of a Quantum Computer. A Quantum Computer is mathematically formulated in ‘qubits’ defined within a ‘Hilbert S…

First time author explains motivation

‘Executive Order 14900’ book signing set for New Year’s Eve! By Gary Keel ORIENTAL – Sometimes I’m asked why I began writing— I appreciate the question because as a retiree from the financial world with no literary background, I am such an unlikely author. I once heard that successful people are those who do difficult things that others can do, but won’t. In my case, I was led to write while recovering from a brief illness. Between EKGs, MRIs, and other tests, I laid in a hospital bed for five days listening to endless news coverage of the Arab Spring. Egypt and Libya were in turm…

DRUG TRAFFICKER SENT TO PRISON

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, JOSEPH M. FARMER, 33, of Newport, entered guilty pleas to a series of felony drug offenses, and was sentenced to a mandatory prison sentence. Resident Superior Court Judge Josh Willey presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins. In January, 2018, Havelock Police Department officers had outstanding arrest warrants for two persons – Savannah Fletcher and Edward Montague. Police received information that the two were staying at a ho…

CHECKPOINT RESULTS IN FELONY MARIJUANA CONVICTION

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, JOSEPH CORNELIUS HARGETT, 40, of Trenton, entered a guilty plea to felony charges arising out of his possession of marijuana. Resident Superior Court Judge Josh Willey presided over this term of court, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins. On June 24, 2016, the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agency, aided by local officers, were conducting a traffic checkpoint in Craven County. Hargett, the sole occupant of his vehicle, tried to…

Top official explains proposed change for Health Dept.

By Paul Delamar III Editor’s note: Mr. Delamar serves as chairman of the Pamlico County Board of Commissioners. At the request of this newspaper, he has submitted the following opinion piece, explaining his position on a proposed change to the governance of the local Health Department. BAYBORO – The Pamlico County Health Department has been the focus of recent attention from the public and the board of commissioners, most of it critical. As a county commissioner, it is my hope to provide some clarity to the situation, while addressing some concerns people have expressed to me about the d…

Eagle Scout candidate tackles project

PAMLICO COUNTY – “To build and maintain U.S. Flag Retirement Boxes” is the way that Luke Prescott, 16, describes his Eagle Scout Project – an ambitious effort that is well underway. Seen here with Beth Posta, Vice President and City Executive of the State Employees Credit Union in Grantsboro, Luke has also secured three other high-traffic locations: Oriental Marina & Inn, Bayboro Courthouse, and Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe. When your beloved flag becomes tattered and torn, fold it properly and deposit in one of Luke’s beautiful, handcrafted, solid wood receivin…

U.S. Highway 70 in Kinston Open to Traffic — One lane will remain closed while crews fix bridge railing

KINSTON – The U.S. 70 bridge in Kinston is open to traffic after crews deemed it safe for drivers. A crash involving a tractor trailer that went through a bridge rail barrier along the westbound lanes and into the Neuse River happened around 4 a.m. Sunday, closing the highway. Crews were able to remove the truck from the river this morning and reopen the highway to traffic. An underwater inspection of the bridge showed there is no structural damage and it is safe for traffic. The crash did damage the bridge railing. While crews work to fix it, the westbound left lane will be closed. The repair is ex…

LOOK OUT! HERE COME ‘SMART METERS’

Editor’s note: Judi Wills of Alliance was featured in this newspaper’s nine-part series, which examined the huge increase in wireless radiation, and its possible negative health effects. Here, she expresses concern over Smart Meters soon to be installed throughout the service area of Duke Energy Progress. NORTH CAROLINA – This letter is a follow-up regarding a series of articles you published a few months ago regarding Duke Energy and the Smart Meters. I recently received a notice from Duke Energy stating that installation of the meters will begin in a few weeks in our area. If I reme…

Pamlico County Storm Debris Notice

For County designated roads (municipal & private), January 1, 2019 is the deadline for citizens to move storm debris to the right of way. Insulation should be placed in clear plastic bags. Vegetative and construction and demolition debris must be separated. Large trees should be cut in 10-12-foot sections. If you have any questions, you may call Pamlico County Administrative Office at (252) 745-3133.…
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