Monthly Archives: January 2019

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 working for Duke Ener…

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 more preci…

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. Th…

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. Th…

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. Th…

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 Tusca…