Monthly Archives: March 2019

Traffic stop in Reelsboro leads to numerous drug and gun charges

On March 29, 2019, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office preformed a traffic stop in the Reelsboro area of Pamlico County. During the traffic stop a search of the vehicle and persons in the vehicle was conducted. As a result of the search both Brandon Paioni and Maurice Poole were arrested and charged with numerous drug and gun charges. A handgun, trafficking amounts of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine were located on the occupants and/or in the vehicle. The defendants and charges are listed below: Brandon Charles Paioni Jr., 23, of 400 Elm Green Loop Drive, Newport, NC is cha…

Craven County officials drive stake thru heart of Free Speech — Local pastor told what he can, and cannot, say

Craven County attorney Arey Grady offers an explanation of Pastor Ray Griffin’s alleged rule infraction during the March 18 public comment period: The Chairman did not prohibit the speaker or any other citizen addressing the Board from using the word “Muslim” or any other particular word. Rather, the Chairman was attempting to prevent the speaker from violating the Board’s rules of procedure involving public comments. The rules prevent repetitive comments [at the same or different meetings], discourteous comments and personal attacks during the public comment period. We believe thi…

Drugs found where the sun don’t shine! — ‘Strange walk’ helps cops nab dealer

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced this week that Donald Cox, Jr. 31, of New Bern, pleaded guilty to charges connected to selling heroin, and was sentenced to prison for more than six years. Superior Court Judge G. Frank Johns presided over this term of court, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Matt Wareham. Agents with the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team were engaged in a series of controlled purchases of heroin from dealers in Craven County. After having successfully completed several purchases, they identified Cox as a seller of nar…

California 5G cell tower may cause cancer in school kids — ‘Small cell’ antenna pops up in New Bern with plenty of warning signs

By Michael Snyder Editor’s note: In the summer of 2018, this newspaper featured a nine-part series on the potential adverse health effects of 5G.  This article by Michael Snyder describes problems in California, which many attribute to dramatic increases in wireless radiation. CALIFORNIA – Could this be one of the reasons why cancer rates are steadily rising all over the world? The radiation that we are constantly being bombarded with by the cell phone industry is one of the greatest environmental scandals in history, and yet the environmental movement is almost completely silent about t…

Agricultural rigs will be unable to pass when bridges on Hwy. 55 are replaced later this year

BAYBORO – Agricultural rigs like this monstrous fertilizer spreader driven by Mickey Baker of Forrest Farm Supply will be unable to use narrow temporary spans when bridges on Hwy. 55 are replaced later this year. Elected officials unanimously approved a resolution this week pleading with the Department of Transportation for wider two-lane temporary structures during the planned bridge construction. See the resolution below. Resolution a[rel~="mtli_filesize82MB"]:after {content:" (8.2 MB)"}…

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…