Yearly Archives: 2018

US Attorney visits with law enforcement leaders

HAVELOCK, NC – Recently appointed U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon, Jr. met with local law enforcement leaders on Tuesday at Havelock City Hall. Higdon, who was nominated by President Donald Trump last August, confirmed by the Senate the following month, and sworn into office last October, serves as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Upon the invitation of District Attorney Scott Thomas, U.S. Attorney Higdon met with several law enforcement leaders, including Asa Buck, Sheriff of Carteret County; Jerry Monette, Sheriff of Craven County; Chris Davis, Sheriff of…

Shame on GOP in the U.S. House – with one exception!

Our Congressman, Walter B. Jones, only Republican to vote against payday lending expansion “More and more, Congress takes action to benefit special interests, not the people. Sadly, this appears to be one of those cases. There’s just no good reason to give financial services firms a loophole to get around state interest rate caps and get desperate folks into loans with exorbitant interest rates they can’t afford. I didn’t ask for this job to make it easier for some Wall Street guy to take the last nickel out of the pocket of a struggling Eastern North Carolina family.” Congressman W…

Juvenile taken into custody for communicating threats at Arapahoe Charter

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Deputies with The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received information from concerned parents and teachers that a student at the Arapahoe Charter School was planning an act of violence at the school. Deputies later learned that school officials suspended the student on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, however; the sheriff’s office was not notified of the allegations. Deputies interviewed numerous parents, teachers, students and concerned citizens throughout the day Wednesday. On Wednesday evening, a search warrant was executed at the residence of…

Pamlico Writers’ Group chooses ‘Poet Laureate’

First ever title goes to Malaika King Albrecht By Eileen Lettick WASHINGTON, N.C. — Poets from all over eastern North Carolina walked through the doors of the Turnage Theatre on Saturday evening, Feb. 3. They were there to cheer for the inaugural set of ‘Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate’ finalists: Deborah Doolittle and Malaika King Albrecht. After delivering a brief overview and history of the event and the application process, Eileen Lettick, chair of the group’s search committee, handed the stage over to poet Marty Silverthorne. Originally among the finalists, Silvert…
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