Yearly Archives: 2018

Top official explains proposed change for Health Dept.

By Paul Delamar III Editor’s note: Mr. Delamar serves as chairman of the Pamlico County Board of Commissioners. At the request of this newspaper, he has submitted the following opinion piece, explaining his position on a proposed change to the governance of the local Health Department. BAYBORO – The Pamlico County Health Department has been the focus of recent attention from the public and the board of commissioners, most of it critical. As a county commissioner, it is my hope to provide some clarity to the situation, while addressing some concerns people have expressed to me about the d…

Eagle Scout candidate tackles project

PAMLICO COUNTY – “To build and maintain U.S. Flag Retirement Boxes” is the way that Luke Prescott, 16, describes his Eagle Scout Project – an ambitious effort that is well underway. Seen here with Beth Posta, Vice President and City Executive of the State Employees Credit Union in Grantsboro, Luke has also secured three other high-traffic locations: Oriental Marina & Inn, Bayboro Courthouse, and Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe. When your beloved flag becomes tattered and torn, fold it properly and deposit in one of Luke’s beautiful, handcrafted, solid wood receivin…

U.S. Highway 70 in Kinston Open to Traffic — One lane will remain closed while crews fix bridge railing

KINSTON – The U.S. 70 bridge in Kinston is open to traffic after crews deemed it safe for drivers. A crash involving a tractor trailer that went through a bridge rail barrier along the westbound lanes and into the Neuse River happened around 4 a.m. Sunday, closing the highway. Crews were able to remove the truck from the river this morning and reopen the highway to traffic. An underwater inspection of the bridge showed there is no structural damage and it is safe for traffic. The crash did damage the bridge railing. While crews work to fix it, the westbound left lane will be closed. The repair is ex…
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