Yearly Archives: 2018

USA losing ground in ‘Tech War’ — 5G rollout obliterates states’ rights

By Rick Happ | News Analysis The building blocks of the next Internet age are 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and perhaps most significant, Quantum Computing.  Although Quantum Computers/Software are in the infantile stage, I suspect dramatic announcements within the next decade.  Existing computers are mathematically binary, that is, they work with two states, either a digital ‘1’ or a digital ‘0.’  This is quite simple when compared to the mathematics of a Quantum Computer. A Quantum Computer is mathematically formulated in ‘qubits’ defined within a ‘Hilbert S…

First time author explains motivation

‘Executive Order 14900’ book signing set for New Year’s Eve! By Gary Keel ORIENTAL – Sometimes I’m asked why I began writing— I appreciate the question because as a retiree from the financial world with no literary background, I am such an unlikely author. I once heard that successful people are those who do difficult things that others can do, but won’t. In my case, I was led to write while recovering from a brief illness. Between EKGs, MRIs, and other tests, I laid in a hospital bed for five days listening to endless news coverage of the Arab Spring. Egypt and Libya were in turm…

DRUG TRAFFICKER SENT TO PRISON

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, JOSEPH M. FARMER, 33, of Newport, entered guilty pleas to a series of felony drug offenses, and was sentenced to a mandatory prison sentence. Resident Superior Court Judge Josh Willey presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins. In January, 2018, Havelock Police Department officers had outstanding arrest warrants for two persons – Savannah Fletcher and Edward Montague. Police received information that the two were staying at a ho…

CHECKPOINT RESULTS IN FELONY MARIJUANA CONVICTION

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, JOSEPH CORNELIUS HARGETT, 40, of Trenton, entered a guilty plea to felony charges arising out of his possession of marijuana. Resident Superior Court Judge Josh Willey presided over this term of court, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins. On June 24, 2016, the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agency, aided by local officers, were conducting a traffic checkpoint in Craven County. Hargett, the sole occupant of his vehicle, tried to…
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