Yearly Archives: 2019

Next 30 days crucial for State Treasurer — ‘Clear Pricing’ aims to slow health care costs

RALEIGH – State Treasurer Dale Folwell in conjunction with the State Health Plan announced this week the launch of a new Participation Agreement – a contract used by Blue Cross of North Carolina to create a custom ‘provider network’ for 720,000 people covered by the Plan. Blue Cross is the Plan’s third-party administrator and, as such, contracts directly and indirectly with health care providers, intermediaries and provider organizations to provide, arrange for, or administer the delivery of covered medical services to Plan members. The new network is being developed as part of F…

Havelock High School Senior dies after being struck by vehicle in Newport

NEW PORT — Carteret County Deputies and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating the death of teen after being struck by a motor vehicle approximately 3:40am near the intersection of Marietta Lane and Hwy 24 in Newport. Antoine Marcel Godette Jr, 18, of Bogue Loop Road in Newport was struck by a vehicle in the westbound lane of Hwy 24 near Island Auto Detailing. The Greensboro resident who struck Godette and other witnesses immediately called 911 and waited for authorities to arrive. Investigators have learned that the Havelock High School senior got off work around m…

MISSING PERSON FOUND — Nichole Kirschbaum

W/F, Age 39, DOB: 12/13/1979, 5’05”, 175 lbs, Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes Vehicle: 2003 Jonway model, Orange in Color, missing panel on one side. NC Registration MA 29778 Kirschbaum reportedly left her residence on Lydia Drive in Morehead City on Monday, 05/06/2019, at approximately 6:30am operating her orange moped listed above. Kirschbaum may currently be in the Newport or Havelock area and was last seen wearing a stripped pajama type pants. If located, stop and check welfare, notify Carteret County Sheriffs Office at (252) 728-8400 or Carteret County Communications at (252) 726-1911. Sub…

New pastor at Oriental First Baptist Church

Oriental First Baptist Church formally welcomed our new pastor, Rev. Mark Rogers, during our 11 am morning worship service on May 5. There was a social hour following the service. Rev. Rogers grew up on a farm in the Clinton, North Carolina area. He obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from NC State and later obtained a Master of Divinity with Emphasis in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity College of the Bible & Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. He is a Mechanical Engineer at Fleet Readiness Center, Cherry Point MCAS and has served as pastor at several churches in eastern North C…

Police Investigate Vehicle Crash With Pedestrian

NEW BERN — On Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 12:53 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Neuse Blvd. in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. Upon Arrival, officers discovered Doris Eason, 66, of Rocky Mount, N.C., had been struck by a car driven by Zachary Becker, 19, of New Bern. Eason was transported to CaroinaEast Medical Center and immediately flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville With serious injuries. No charges have been filed, but officers are continuing to investigate and asks anyone with .information to please contact police at (252) 633-2020, the TIPS l…

SWISS BEAR & THE CITY OF NEW BERN RECEIVE DUKE ENERGY FOUNDATION GRANT FOR FLOOD RESILIENCY PLANNING

Duke Energy awarded a $5,000 grant to Swiss Bear, Inc. and the City of New Bern to be used for flood resiliency planning. This brings the total amount of grant funding for the planning phase to $30,,000. The City received a $10,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Swiss Bear was awarded $15,000 from Wells Fargo. Additional grants are being sought. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season brought devastating effects to New Bern and surrounding areas. Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the season, made landfall in mid-September. New Bern and eastern North…

Mobile billboard during strike urges teachers to dump unions

By Brooke Medina | Civitas Institute RALEIGH – For a second year, 33 school districts and five charter schools closed their doors to students on Wednesday as state-level members of the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association, opted to strike rather than educate Many teachers have been led to believe that the NEA and their state chapter, North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), exist to advance the best interests of educators and students. Unfortunately, this is not the case. To highlight that message, a mobile billboard urged teachers to can cancel the…