Yearly Archives: 2019

Investigation and traffic stop leads to drug bust

NEWPORT, NC – One person was arrested Thursday on drug trafficking charges in Carteret County after a 3 month-long investigation by the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. Newport resident Anique Rashell Pittman, 42, was arrested on Thursday for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin after she was pulled over in a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, narcotics detectives searched the vehicle and found more than 68 grams of methamphetamine and more than 32 grams of heroin. Narcotics detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to locate and arrest Pittman on ou…

Former physician gets new title: Fossil Master for 2019

Annual festival honors George Oliver & zest for relics! AURORA George Oliver, Jr. grew up in Cary, North Carolina, back when it was still a small town. His mom was a first grade teacher, and his dad taught chemistry at NC State and built houses. He helped his dad build the house he grew up in. He was first introduced to fossils by his dad, who got interested in them while working in Illinois, where Dr. Oliver was born. Dr. Oliver graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and received a Morehead Scholarship, which is a full merit-based scholarship, to medical school there. He served in the United States Nav…

Fiscal sanity loses its luster — Let’s borrow our way to prosperity!

News Analysis Do you, or anyone you know, really think that this country can afford $2 trillion to refurbish our nation’s infrastructure? That’s the proposed price tag for a plan tentatively agreed upon by President Trump and some high-ranking Democrats. This country works best when we at least pay lip service to the prospect of balancing the federal budget – even though it has only been done in recent years during the second term of Bill Clinton. To come up with $2 trillion will require some heavy-duty borrowing, on top of the $23 trillion that we already owe. It’s OK to borrow, and but let’s not k…