Yearly Archives: 2018

If government wants to seize all of your rights, Second Amendment will be first to fall

By Eric Noevere Editor’s note:  Mr. Noevere is both a medical professional and a firearms expert. We appreciate his regular contributions to this newspaper. USA — Why the media hysteria to severely curtail the Second Amendment?  Media pressure no doubt made the Republican-controlled Florida legislature, Senate, and Governor Scott cave.  They passed a law raising the age to buy firearms (NRA has already filed a lawsuit) to 21, and imposing a three-day waiting period. The process to arm teachers in Florida that was passed, is now so limiting and difficult that it won…

And the winner is . . . Pamlico Board of Commissioners!

All but 10 minutes of Monday night meeting off limits to public News Opinion BAYBORO — You’re John Q. Public. You pay your taxes. In the last local election, you voted for thus-and-so, who seems like a really nice person. You’ve considered attending a County Commission meeting — usually held on the first and third Monday evenings of each month in a conference room on the second floor of the Courthouse. Your goal is to learn a bit about what is going on, and what the seven elected officials are contemplating these days. • WRONG • WASTE OF TIME • DON’T BOTHER Th…

VIOLENT HOME INVASION ENDS WITH 25 TO 33 YEARS IN PRISON

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, just prior to the selection of a jury in the cases today, KAREEN RAMEL ELLIOTT, 39, of Havelock, pled guilty to the charges against him arising out of an armed home invasion, and was sentenced to a prison term of 25 ½ years to 33 years in prison. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Karen Hobbs, and Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court. On October 10, 2015, three masked men broke into a residence in Merritt, all three armed with handguns. Inside the home were three adult re…

Gargantuan fish tips scales at 877 lbs.

ATLANTIC OCEAN — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record for bluefin tuna. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, Delaware, reeled in the massive catch on March 17 after a two and a half hour tug-of-war in waters off Oregon Inlet. The tuna measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour of the body from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail) and had a girth of 79 inches. Chambers caught the fish using trolling dead bait on 130-pound line test on a 130 Shimano rod and reel aboard the charter boat A-Salt Weapon fishing out of Pirates Cove Ma…
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