Yearly Archives: 2019

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)"}…