Yearly Archives: 2019

Spring Prescription Drug Take Back Event ‘Pills Can Kill’ Announced

CARTERET COUNTY – Saturday, March 23, 2019 Carteret County law enforcement agencies will hold the spring “Pills Can Kill” prescription drug take back program in conjunction with “Operation Medicine Drop.” This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs. From 10 am until 2 pm, citizens will be able to drop off their unused prescription medication to deputies and police officers who will be at all five Food Lion locations in Carteret County. The group will not be able to accept liquids, needles or sharps of any kind. “We r…

Changed People change people — ‘Break Every Chain’ forum hopes for more stories like that of ‘Erika’

By Eric Dammeyer ARAPAHOE – On March 23rd, the love of a community at work will bring healing and hope to Pamlico County. For the second year, the “Break Every Chain” Community Conference is open to the public and offered for a day-long dose of networking, education and “Famlico” healing. The convention – open to the public free of charge – runs from 9 am to 4 pm at sponsoring organization, Camp Caroline on Janeiro Road between Oriental and Arapahoe. Groups, agencies, nonprofits, churches, charities, clubs, and individuals will present all day — providing information and networking op…

Dana Outlaw, mayor of New Bern, launches campaign for Congress

‘Contract’ linchpin of Outlaw campaign for Congress NEW BERN – A whopping 26 men and women filed last week for the privilege of representing the 17 counties that comprise North Carolina’s Third Congressional District. Each candidate hopes to bust thru the crowded field during a campaign of just six short weeks. Their quest is the U.S. House of Representatives – a seat left vacant by the death last month of Walter Jones Jr.. This is indeed a horse race – with no clear favorite. However, among the first to leave the gate this week is veteran New Bern politician, Dana Outlaw! More than a few political…

North Carolina Community Foundation grants $56,00 to Recovery Coalition

BAYBORO – The board of advisors of the Pamlico County Community Foundation recently awarded a $56,250 grant from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support the Pamlico County Disaster Recovery Coalition. The funds assist on-going efforts and fulfill unmet needs from Hurricane Florence. “This grant is critical to the long-term recovery of Pamlico County from Hurricane Florence,” said Mary Skinner, the local advisory board president. “The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to our local community thanks to the g…

Gill nets topic of emergency meeting

KINSTON – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will hold an emergency meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Lenoir County Courthouse, 130 S. Queen St., Kinston. The commission will address directing the Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries to issue a proclamation regarding gill nets, similar if not identical to the one requested at the commission’s February Meeting. The commission will also discuss requesting that the Wildlife Resources Commission adopt concurrent regulations regarding recreational harvest of striped bass in th…

Hwy. 55 bridges to be replaced — Can county survive disruptions of one-lane traffic?

Crossings impossible for large farm equipment! March 6, 2019 Residents, Business Owners, Educational, Public Safety and Government Agencies of Pamlico County RE: Invitation to Public Meeting: TIP Project No: B-5613 & B-5616 Proposal to replace Bridge No. 36 over the South Prong Bay River and Bridge No. 37 over Alligator Creek along N.C. 55 between the towns of Oriental and Stonewall in Pamlico County. To Whom It May Concern: The N. C. Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting for the above-referenced project. It will be held as follows: Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019…

3 arrested for attempting to sneak drugs into Carteret County Jail

BEAUFORT – Two Carteret County women were arrested on felony charges of attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into the Carteret County Jail on December 6, 2018. The women tried to sneak the drugs into the facility by hiding them inside a pair of tennis shoes. Misty Star Jones, 29, of Gloucester, along with Jackie Craddock Smith, 61, of Morehead City, were charged with possessing and conspiring to deliver methamphetamine, possession by deliver to an inmate, and aiding and abetting an inmate when they attempted to smuggle one gram of methamphetamine to inmate Stephen George O’Neill. O’Ne…

Seat for 3rd Congressional District shapes up as historic election

THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT –  Political operatives, and even rank-and-file voters, view the April 30 special election as a truly unique occurrence in North Carolina history. The seat, of course, has been held by Walter Jones – first the father and then his son – for more than five decades. The death last month of the incumbent Congressman, serving for what he announced would be his last term, leaves the office open with no heir apparent. As a result, by mid-afternoon of Wednesday, almost a dozen candidates have filed, with each paying the $1,740 ballot fee – a figure that represents one-perc…

Blessings! Autistic pre-teen knits caps for babies & children!

By Flora Moorman Staff Writer NEW BERN – I had the great pleasure recently to meet Anna Rose Nicholson, who was born in Yangchun City, China in 2006. Her adoptive parents brought her to New Bern at the age of 16 months. Now a teenager, Anna Rose learned to knit this past September after she and her family evacuated the area as Hurricane Florence approached – heading to Greenville, S.C. for a short stay with grandparents! Anna – who is on the autism spectrum – suffered a lot of anxiety caused by the storm and the loss of her normal routine. These two factors were a difficult combination for Anna. During a…

Community Watch to hear from survivor of childhood abuse

REELSBORO – Community Watch will hold its March meeting Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm at the Reelsboro Volunteer Fire Department. Guest speaker, Brian Cardoza, will be sharing his story as a survivor of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Additionally, he will share being part of the child sex trafficking nightmare. Mr. Cardoza is now a victim’s advocate, sharing his experiences through speaking, writing, and even art. He is the founder of the Broken Knee Club, which puts a “male face” to the aforementioned abuse, and the Survivor Knights, which uses art as a healing tool for the a…
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