Yearly Archives: 2018

By: James B. Hunt, Jr. James G. Martin Michael F. Easley Beverly Eaves Perdue Patrick L. McCrory NORTH CAROLINA – The General Assembly has had its share of face-offs with the Courts. Repeatedly, judges have ruled unconstitutional any laws that would give executive power to the legislature — most recently blocking a legislative raid on the appointment power of the Governor. Unable to get their way by passing laws, they now seek to change the NC Constitution to let the General Assembly control all names put forward to fill vacancies in the courts, and take control over the state board that ov…

Carolina Colours volunteers get A+ for well-attended candidate forum

CAROLINA COLOURS – Tuesday night, this upscale community off Hwy 70 just east of New Bern did more than its fair share to bolster respectful political discourse in our area, particularly in the wake of Hurricane Florence that almost eliminated public venues this election season. In a typical election season, the three counties that comprise State Senate District 2 would see a half-dozen or more opportunities for candidates to appear together in a public setting. But not so this year, thanks mostly to a Category 1 storm that hit the region on Sept. 13. “This year has been very unusual,” s…

Time has come to consider hurricane resistant roofs !

By Wanda Naylor, College of Business | East Carolina University AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE FLORENCE – We all saw the footage of recent hurricane ravished areas. Did you wonder why some houses were left standing and others were not? Why was your roof damaged and not your neighbors? In light of the recent storms and catastrophic damage to many of the houses in eastern North Carolina, it may be time to take a look at how we can fortify our roofing structures. Once a roofing system fails in any storm, water will damage the structure below it and it only takes inches to become a catastrophic loss. Insuranc…

Skeletal remains recovered from Peletier

CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County Deputies are investigating the remains of a skeleton found by deer hunters early on 10/27/2018. The remains were found in a heavily wooded area between Winsett Lane and Peletier Loop Road, Peletier, NC. Detectives and a county medical examiner processed the scene and collected the remains Saturday morning. At the current time the remains are unable to be identified and investigators are unable to say if the skeleton is a male or female. Detectives have made contact with both the families of Kristen Bennett and Linwood Sanders who are currently the on…

Forum this Tuesday

By Carol Aluzzo | Carolina Colours NEW BERN – Sen. Norman Sanderson (R), Dr. Ginger Garner (D), and Tim Harris (L) are all running for the NC State Senate seat in District 2, which encompasses Pamlico, Craven, and Carteret counties. Learn more about these candidates before casting your vote. All three candidates will be answering questions of local interest at a free event taking place from 7-9 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Carolina Colours Golf Club Pavilion ballroom, 3300 Waterscape Way in New Bern. Nelson McDaniel, a native of eastern North Carolina with a life-long record of civic activi…
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