Yearly Archives: 2018

Pamlico County, NC – Structure Fire (Fatality)

On Thursday , January 18th, 2018 at 12:11 hours, Pamlico County Fire Departments -Goose Creek Island, Vandemere, Triangle, Grantsboro-Silver hill, and Florence-Whortonsville along with Automatic Aid from Aurora Fire Department (Beaufort Co.) were dispatched to the 5600 block of Lowland Rd . in reference to Structure Fire. First arriving Fire Companies discovered a mobile type home with heavy fire involvement and were able to make a quick extinguishment of the Fire. During the course of extinguishment, personnel located a female victim within the structure who was deceased. The vict…

SUPERIOR COURT CONVICTIONS LEAD TO PRISON SENTENCES

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced a series of convictions obtained by his office in Craven County Superior Court Wednesday, which included the following cases. In these matters, Superior Court Judge Imelda Pate presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert McAfee. NIGEL BRYANT GRADY, 20, of New Bern, was convicted upon his guilty plea to two (2) counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, two (2) counts of Second Degree Kidnaping, and one count of Malicious Conduct by a Prisoner. The armed robberies occurred in December, 2016, an…

OUCH ! Opening in ’93 rocked rural Pamlico County’s world

ALLIANCE – Hardee’s closed on Wednesday in what appears to be an isolated instance. Other franchise and company-owned locations elsewhere appear to be doing well. George and Catherine O’Neal Old timers recall when ‘Charbroiled Thickburgers’ first hit the county, way back in 1993. The novelty of a real-life fast food eatery here in the backwoods took a while to wear off. “You couldn’t get near the place,” recalled one long-time resident. “There were lines out the door. It stayed packed for a week!” Ironically, George and Catherine O’Neal were residents of Richmond…

Expert to discuss voting fraud

NEW BERN – David Goetze, an expert on ways that voting fraud is allegedly being perpetrated in this country, is the featured speaker Tuesday night, Jan. 16, at the monthly meeting of the Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association. In his remarks, titled “Update on Voter Fraud and Moves to Avoid It,” Goetze (known affectionately as ‘Major Dave’) will describe his own simple, elegant idea that would be very inexpensive to implement – a concept that he hopes the North Carolina General Assembly will embrace. Because President Trump recently disbanded his Voter Fraud Commission…

Prescription opioids now harder to get

By Kari Travis | Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — It’s now much more difficult to get prescription opioids in North Carolina. The STOP Act, which kicked in Jan. 1, limits the number of pills doctors can give patients. State lawmakers — who cited a hike in opioid-related deaths — passed the bill last year. Under the law, House Bill 243, doctors may give patients five days of opioids to treat pain associated with injuries. They also may issue one week of prescription painkillers following a surgery. In both cases, doctors are free to issue refills. “Smarter, safer pres…
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