Yearly Archives: 2018

Microwaves can cook your steak! — Will they also fry our brains?

5G to rely upon segment of radio frequency spectrum What is RF? And, why should I care? By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Technical Writer Thus far in this series of articles, we have had an overview of radio waves causing problems for humans. In the second installment, a local woman reported on the problems that radio waves cause her and how they limit her comings and goings. Last week, we learned about some of the shenanigans of the cell phone industry that make it easier for them to do what they want without taking into consideration problems caused for humans by their installations.  Here, the radio fre…

Oriental man emerges to claim lottery prize

RALEIGH – Ed Duer of Oriental claimed his prize Tuesday afternoon at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Duer used his own numbers Saturday, July 21, buying a $1 ticket at the Oriental Mini Mart on Broad Street. Until lottery officials issued a press release, few in the community knew of Duer’s good fortune. Reached by e-mail on his way back home, Duer responded that his wife Lee “picked the numbers,” which “coincide with birthdays, except for one.” He later added: “I am a regular player and will continue to do so.” His share of the jackpot is $111,902, but tax with-holdings whitt…

Oriental Mini Mart has big winner !

ORIENTAL – Owner Ray Wahib’s friendly demeanor and winning personality may have something to do with Oriental Mini Mart’s growing reputation as a super lucky spot to purchase lottery tickets and scratch-offs. Well, that reputation just SKY ROCKETED!!! On Saturday, July 21, a customer of Oriental Mini Mart won the Carolina Cash 5 lottery by playing the following numbers: 01 05 17 18 41 The person, who has not yet been identified, qualifies for a cash jackpot of approximately $112,000, which is great news for Ray and his staff! The guy was all smiles this week when he and friend Hatem Jries…

HEROIN DEALER SENT TO PRISON FOR 7 TO 10 YEARS

NEW BERN — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that DEMETRICE DEVELLE POLLARD, 39, of Plymouth, North Carolina, entered a guilty plea in his heroin trafficking cases in Craven County Superior Court last week, and was sentenced to prison for approximately 7 to 10 years. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins, and Superior Court Judge Josh Willey presided. In August, 2016, narcotics investigators with the Havelock Police Department, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morehead City Police Department conducted a contr…

PAMLICO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CONVICTIONS

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions and sentences obtained in Pamlico County Superior Court during last week’s term of court. Superior Court Judge Cy Grant presided over this term, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins. STANLEY EUGENE BOONE, 52, of Oriental, pled guilty to four counts of Sale of Methamphetamine. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted a series of undercover controlled buys of methamphetamine from Boone using a confidential informant, and Boone sold meth on each of t…
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