Monthly Archives: August 2019

Crab meat valued at more than $4 million falsely labeled

Imported product from foreign sources touted as ‘Product of USA’ WASHINGTON, NC – Phillip R. Carawan of Columbia, North Carolina, pleaded guilty this week in federal court in New Bern on charges that his company, Capt. Neill’s Seafood Inc., at Carawan’s direction, falsely labeled millions of dollars’ worth of foreign crabmeat as “Product of USA.” “Today’s plea helps to ensure that American fishermen and consumers are not defrauded,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “We are proud to partner…

Detectives arrest 3 after search of Williston house

WILLISTON – Narcotics detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and Morehead City Police Department arrested three people after serving a search warrant at a house located at 361 Donnie Davis Road Williston on Friday, August 9. Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office served the search warrant, after the Carteret County Special Response Team entered the house and secured the scene. Stacy Dee Willis, 33, faces several drug charges including trafficking heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, sell methamphetamine, de…

Pamlico Community College: Ranked No. 2 in America!

GRANTSBORO – Pamlico Community College has been notified that it is now nationally ranked as the second-best community college in America. This is an improvement over this past year when the college was rated the nation’s third-best community college. Pamlico Community College is the only community college in America to be rated one of the nation’s top three two years in a row. SmartAsset, a New York-based personal finance technology company, utilized data from the U.S. Department of Education from 796 community colleges representing every state across America. The company reviewed th…

Life jackets disappear from Cedar Point Wildlife Access Ramp

CEDAR POINT — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information concerning the disappearance of 35 life jackets from the Cedar Point Wildlife Access Ramp. The life jackets were made available for the public to use free by the Swansboro Sea Scouts and were purchased with grant funding from the Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner program. The loaner program relies on the honor system with the goal to increase the use of life jackets and to educate the public on the importance of wearing a life jacket. This past Independence Day, 35 life jackets were attached to the life jacket l…

Tenth Annual Dragon Boat Race this Saturday!

Old rivals, classic match-ups to compete at River Dunes’ Grace Harbor Marina RIVER DUNES – The setting is magnificent. Expect genuine, old-fashioned, highly competitive fun! Spectators from all walks of life are invited. Admission is free — just bring canned non-perishable food items for the local Fishes & Loaves Food Bank. Dragon Boat Racing is the world’s fastest growing water sport – and River Dunes offers perhaps the best venue in southeastern USA. The long, narrow vessels are each packed to the gills – a drummer at the front, 20 paddlers, and a steer-person at the back. The co…

Snowden kids excel after attending Fossil Museum’s IMAGINE-NC camp

AURORA – The photo is from a July 20 Community Celebration in recognition of the 8th grade at S.W. Snowden achieving the highest End of Grade Score in Beaufort County on their Science Exam. The Aurora Fossil Museum’s IMAGINE-NC Project was a contributing factor to the test scores as it helped to increase student interest, curiosity, and confidence in science. Nice to see these children recognized for their hard work. It proves that, given the opportunity and community support, they can accomplish amazing things. “My board and I are over-the-moon thrilled and proud of them about their…

Citizen complaints prompt drug bust

Cocaine, large cash stash discovered BAYBORO — On August 2, 2019, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office along with the assistance of North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) conducted a search warrant at 6405 NC Highway 304, Bayboro NC after receiving numerous drug complaints from concerned citizens. During the execution of the search warrant, Deputies seized a quantity of cocaine, a firearm and a large sum of U.S. Currency. As a result of the incident, 4 suspects were arrested and placed in the Pamlico County Detention Facility under secured bonds. The investigation is…

Minnesott Golf & Country Club looks to Town for lifeline

Attendance encouraged for Public Hearing on Aug. 13 MINNESOTT BEACH – Should taxpayers subsidize a private entity? First laid out in the late 1960s, the 149-acre golf course in Pamlico County’s southwest corner was once a thriving operation. Old-timers recall membership rolls of more than 300. Golf, of course, was enjoying its heyday – the names of famous professionals like Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Billy Casper, Jack Nicklaus, and many others – helped drive the sport to dizzying heights. Fast forward exactly 50 years. Today, the times they are changing. The course, pool and associated…
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