Monthly Archives: January 2019

Getting comfy with big numbers!

First in a series: IT’S THE ECONOMY! By Craig Welling Before looking at historical information, let’s look at some terminology commonly used to describe the overall economy. Growing: If the overall economy is growing (expanding), there should be opportunities for us as individuals to benefit. Maybe a pay raise, a bonus, or a change of jobs for better pay. Starting a new business or expanding an existing business could provide higher income and profits. The chances of borrowing money to finance the business will probably be improved in a growing economy. Stagnant: If the economy is not g…

Public notice from County Manager regarding hurricane debris pickup

By Tim Buck, Manager | Pamlico County On a case by case basis, Pamlico County is accepting written requests from individuals to extend Hurricane Florence roadside debris pickup. Individuals requesting roadside pickup of debris not placed in the right of way by the published deadline of January 1, 2019, should submit a request in writing on an approved form. An approved form may be downloaded from the County Website at www.pamlicocounty.org or may be picked up at the Pamlico County Administrative Offices located at 302 Main Street, Bayboro, NC 28515. Written requests must be received by 5:0…

Duke Energy on hook for losses from New Bern’s power outage

NEW BERN – Mayor Dana Outlaw again pledged – during a meeting Tuesday night of the town aldermen – that the city would never again suffer a massive power outage like that which happened in the afternoon and evening of Dec. 19. “I want people to know what steps New Bern is taking to ensure that an outage of this magnitude will not happen again,” said Outlaw, whose remarks prefaced a presentation by Charlie Bauschard, the city’s Director of Public Utilities. “This was a really unique event,” said Bauschard. “We have determined that this was human error and involved a contractor…

Texting maniac? If so, read this!

Editor’s note: In what is known as a ‘Dissenting Statement,’ Jessica Rosenworcel, the only Democrat now serving on the five-seat Federal Communications Commission, explains her opposition to a ruling issued Dec. 12, which will affect everyone who currently sends text messages on their wireless devices. By Jessica Rosenworcel | Federal Communications Commission WASHINGTON, DC – Some years back, famed American linguist William Lutz sat down for an hour-long interview with C-SPAN. At one point during the wide-ranging discussion, he tells a story about a garbage dump. Or to be m…

COWARD BROTHERS APPEAR IN COURT ON MURDER CHARGES

NEW BERN — Twin brothers DERICK EARL COWARD and ERIC MATTHEW COWARD, 22, of Grifton, appeared in Craven County District Court this morning for their first appearances on murder charges in the death of Anthony Tucker, 33, of Vanceboro. District Attorney Scott Thomas represented the State in court and advised District Court Judge Karen Alexander that each defendant was charged with one open count of murder. Judge Alexander advised the defendants of the charges, the potential punishments of life in prison without parole or the death penalty, and approved their requests for court-app…

Neighborhood in Reelsboro focus of drug arrests

On January 4, 2019, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI), executed a search warrant at 61 Black Horse Run, Reelsboro, NC after receiving numerous drug complaints from concerned citizens. During the search, deputies seized Trafficking amounts of heroin, prescription medication, cocaine, marijuana, and a large sum of U.S. Currency. As a result of the operation, deputies arrested and charged (6) defendants with multiple drug violations. Additional charges are expected as the investigation in ongoing.…

Neighborhood in Reelsboro focus of drug arrests

On January 4, 2019, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI), executed a search warrant at 61 Black Horse Run, Reelsboro, NC after receiving numerous drug complaints from concerned citizens. During the search, deputies seized Trafficking amounts of heroin, prescription medication, cocaine, marijuana, and a large sum of U.S. Currency. As a result of the operation, deputies arrested and charged (6) defendants with multiple drug violations. Additional charges are expected as the investigation in ongoing.…

FOUND SAFE *****WELFARE CONCERN***** Kayden Willis

W/F, Age 15, DOB: 04/09/2003, 5’04”, Red Hair, Blue Eyes Last seen wearing a black jacket leaving Pinetop Road in Newport on 01/04/2019. Willis is known to frequent various areas of Carteret County including MHC, Bojangles in Newport and McDonalds in MHC. If located check welfare and contact the Carteret County Sheriffs Office, (252) 728-8400 or (252) 726-1911. Subject entered NCIC. NIC/M804932775. 190100101C.…

Neighborhood in Reelsboro focus of drug arrests

On January 4, 2019, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI), executed a search warrant at 61 Black Horse Run, Reelsboro, NC after receiving numerous drug complaints from concerned citizens. During the search, deputies seized Trafficking amounts of heroin, prescription medication, cocaine, marijuana, and a large sum of U.S. Currency. As a result of the operation, deputies arrested and charged (6) defendants with multiple drug violations. Additional charges are expected as the investigation in ongoing.…

DEMOLITIONS CHANGE LANDSCAPE FOREVER!

PAMLICO COUNTY – A record number of homes and buildings are on the chopping block in the wake of Hurricane Florence, according to statistics from the Building Inspection Office where a no-cost permit is usually required before work can begin. Some of the scheduled demolition work may not be a direct result of the hurricane, but county officials said this week that a majority of the 52 permits authorized since the Sept. 13 storm are likely the result of storm-induced damage. After a demolition, the usual disposal process is to haul tons and tons of refuse to the massive regional landfill in Tus…
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