Yearly Archives: 2019

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…

Hwy. 55 bridges to be replaced — Can county survive disruptions of one-lane traffic?

Crossings impossible for large farm equipment! March 6, 2019 Residents, Business Owners, Educational, Public Safety and Government Agencies of Pamlico County RE: Invitation to Public Meeting: TIP Project No: B-5613 & B-5616 Proposal to replace Bridge No. 36 over the South Prong Bay River and Bridge No. 37 over Alligator Creek along N.C. 55 between the towns of Oriental and Stonewall in Pamlico County. To Whom It May Concern: The N. C. Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting for the above-referenced project. It will be held as follows: Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019…