Yearly Archives: 2018

SUPERIOR COURT CONVICTIONS LEAD TO PRISON SENTENCES

NEW BERN –- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced several convictions obtained by his office in Craven County Superior Court Thursday, which included the following cases. In these matters, Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert McAfee. ROBERT NIQUAN BRYANT, 18, of New Bern, pleaded guilty to First Degree Burglary, and Larceny of a Firearm, for a nighttime home break-in occurring in April, 2017. Bryant, along with three co-defendants (two of whom were juveniles at the time), broke into the townhouse re…

Bike shop offers free demos of popular eBikes!

By Mac Flythe | Flythe’s Bike Shop NEW BERN Well, you may be interested in the latest craze in cycling. They’re called eBikes. These bikes allow you to go faster and farther than you normally could on a standard bike! eBikes have an electric motor in the crank or wheel and allow you to travel at up to 28 mph and a range of up to 80 miles on a single charge. eBikes have a number of benefits. Do you have a spouse who is an avid cyclist that you would like to ride with, but they go way too fast and far for you to keep up? Well an eBike is a great equalizer! You will now be able to enjoy the adventure of cycling with th…

Pamlico County drug dealer gets 11-plus years, $100,000 fine

BAYBORO – A drug dealer in Pamlico County has been sentenced to prison for 11 ½ to 15 ½ years. On Tuesday, District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that Gregory Joseph Petronis, 33, of New Bern, has been convicted in Pamlico County Superior Court of several heroin trafficking offenses. Assistant District Attorneys Christy Hawkins and Chekesha Hukins prosecuted the caseS, while Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over the session. Investigators with the Pamlico Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation conducted several underco…

Pamlico County drug dealer gets 11-plus years, $100,000 fine

BAYBORO – A drug dealer in Pamlico County has been sentenced to prison for 11 ½ to 15 ½ years. On Tuesday, District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that Gregory Joseph Petronis, 33, of New Bern, has been convicted in Pamlico County Superior Court of several heroin trafficking offenses. Assistant District Attorneys Christy Hawkins and Chekesha Hukins prosecuted the caseS, while Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over the session. Investigators with the Pamlico Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation conducted several underco…

Former Stella VFD treasurer charged with embezzlement

On 01/16/2018, Carteret County deputies arrested Linda Gibson, 72, of Wetherington Landing Road in Stella for embezzling money from the Stella Volunteer Fire Department. Detectives say Gibson was treasurer for the fire department for the past twenty years and is being charged with three counts of embezzlement from April of 2014 through September of 2016. Gibson is responsible for the misappropriation of $12,000 (twelve-thousand) including using the departments ATM cards to collect cash and pay numerous personal bills, which were not related to the official business of the Stella Fir…

Court says GOP-controlled General Assembly wrong to limit Democrats in Congress to just three seats

Voters still decide, but too many Democrats in 1st, 4th and 12th dilutes voting impact elsewhere! By Kari Travis | Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Court intervention in congressional redistricting has some lawmakers wondering whether judges are gaveling their way into legislative territory. On Jan. 9, a panel of three federal judges blocked North Carolina from using its current map during congressional elections. The map, GOP redistricting leaders admitted, was designed to give Republicans an advantage in 10 out of the state’s 13 U.S. House districts. The consolidated…
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