Daily Archives: February 12, 2019


NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that TIMOTHY ERIC LAIL, 38, of Vanceboro, entered a guilty plea just prior to his case being called for trial, and was sentenced to prison as an habitual felon, for charges arising out of a 2018 arson case. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court, and the case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Matt Wareham. On July 20, 2018, the Vanceboro Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residence on Craven Farms Road, in reference to a manufactured home that was on fire. Investigators w…

Fossil guru steps down from board of Museum

Rich Olsen, a resident of Beaufort, N.C.receives a hand-carved wooden megalodon shark tooth plaque in recognition of his retirement from the Aurora Fossil Museum Board of Directors. For over two decades, Rich has served the museum in various roles including as a volunteer, the Museum Curator, and Board Chairman. Rich also donated many fossil and mineral specimens, some of which are currently on display in the museum’s Learning Center. The Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation, Inc. Staff and Board of Directors thank Rich Olsen for his dedication and service.…
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