Yearly Archives: 2018

FOSSIL FESTIVAL Set for May 25 & 26 in Aurora. See Section B for lineup!

Suspense builds for mega-celebrations! AURORA — There are actually two celebrations planned for Memorial Day weekend — the 25th Year of the Fossil Festival and the 40th Birthday of the Fossil Museum. The museum’s executive director is Cindy Crane. She is a lovely young woman, but you’d never know it from the this photo where she exhibits a menacing stare behind a MASSIVE shark tooth. The amazing fossilized tooth is from the giant white shark C. megalodon, estimated to have been 58 feet long! This valuable relic, donated by Mark Bennett, was discovered years ago in t…

Incumbents reign supreme (Except for GOP House District 06)

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Incumbency manifested itself in spades this election season! Our area’s most prominent incumbent is certainly Republican Walter B. Jones of the Third Congressional District, who held off a determined, well funded, and hard-hitting challenge from Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey. A third GOP candidate, Phil Law — who also ran against Jones in the 2016 GOP primary — apparently made Dacey’s task more difficult, siphoning enough of the anti-Jones vote to edge into a surprising second place finish. Nor did the abysmal turnou…

Activity Bus Involved in Accident

Several Students Received Minor Injuries ARAPAHOE — At approximately 8:40 a.m., a Pamlico County Schools activity bus was involved in a single vehicle accident. The accident occurred on highway 306 south, just north of Arapahoe. The activity bus was transporting 5th graders from Fred A. Anderson Elementary School to Minnesott Golf and Country Club to participate in The First Tee program. The reason for the accident was related to an issue with the left rear tires; however, the cause of the issue is unknown at this time. The Pamlico County Schools transportation department is invest…

Two more arrests in Pamlico cocaine bust

On Monday, May 8th, 2018, Investigators charged and arrested Reginald Antonie Gilliam and Keith Levonne Gilliam, both of 1436 Pamlico Road, Oriental NC. Their arrest stems from investigators making controlled purchases of cocaine from both suspects on numerous occasions in the past 5 months. During the controlled purchases, both Keith and Reginald would travel to 1240 Pamlico Road (the location of the search warrant and arrest of Lionel Hatch last week) and pick up quantities of cocaine. As a result of the investigation, they were charged with the following crimes: Keith Levonne Gillia…

Better for government to fear the people . . . and not the other way around!

By Eric Noevere Last week, Mike Donnes of Australia offered his critique of an article written earlier this year by Pamlico County resident, Eric Noevere. The following is a response from Noevere: USA — I enjoyed reading the article by Mr. Donnes on why we Americans should adopt the Australian model of firearm confiscation to end gun violence. His article was a rebuttal of a previous article I had written against infringements of the Second Amendment. Donnes perhaps should have started with more original comments than using the line: “I’ve always believed there are lies…
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