Yearly Archives: 2019

Craven County vs. FREE SPEECH

by Raynor James raynor@cctaxpayers.com Historically, citizens have been able to sign up before the regular (once monthly) evening meetings of the Craven County Board of Commissioners and be called on to speak (in the order in which they signed up) at a very early point in the Board’s proceedings. The comments were to be “germane to Craven County” (fair enough), and the citizen had 4 minutes in which to speak (short, but not outrageously so). However, there have been “things said” and “complaints filed about them” resulting in the Craven Count…

In 5 to 2 vote, Craven County approves ‘speech-squelching’

By Guy Ferrante | NEWS OPINION NEW BERN – The county called ‘Craven’ could hardly have been better represented by the Chairman of its Board of Commissioners, George Liner, on Monday night, April 1. Liner bragged, in his own words from his own mouth, that being Chairman gave him a lot of power. He then proceeded to demonstrate exactly what an abuse of that power looks like. I’ve never seen anything like it – even after 40-plus years in Washington, D.C.! The County Compass for the week of March 28 to April 3, 2019, bore this banner headline: “Craven County officials drive stake thru Heart of Free Speec…

DISTRICT ATTORNEY RECOGNIZES OBSERVANCE OF CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK

N.C. Prosecutorial District 4 (Carteret, Craven, Pamlico Counties) – District Attorney Scott Thomas announces the observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – April 7 through April 13, 2019 – and provides the following information to the community to assist in understanding the national and state commitment to the rights of victims of crime, and to promote efforts to assure crime victims of the efforts put forth in addressing the aftermath of crime. District Attorney Scott Thomas provided his thoughts on this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and his commitment to prot…