Yearly Archives: 2019

Who’s the reddest of them all?

Murphy win in 3rd Congressional reveals GOP-flavor of all 17 counties THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT – Is there another set of contiguous counties in the USA where the GOP is more of a slam dunk, at least for federal office seekers? Probably. But, the Greg Murphy ( R ) versus Allen Thomas ( D ) match-up Tuesday night proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Republican roots run deep in these here parts. Just for the record, here is the lineup of the 17 counties. Sparsely populated Camden County (in the northeast corner of the state) comes in first with 70.9 percent of voters casting ballots for the Republ…

Drug busts net seven

Today, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of 7 criminal suspects as a result of a 6-month drug investigation that targeted those responsible with trafficking narcotics (heroin and crystal meth) in Pamlico County and throughout Eastern North Carolina. The suspects were arrested and charged as a result of controlled purchases of drugs using undercover agents, confidential informants, traffic stops, search warrants and citizen complaints. The Craven County Sheriff’s Office, New Bern Police Department and The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assis…

BORKOWSKI CHANGES PLEA DURING TRIAL, SENTENCED TO PRISON

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court yesterday, MITCHELL CHARLES BORKOWSKI, 35, of Bridgeton, changed his plea to “guilty” during his jury trial for multiple break-in and theft offenses, and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over the trial and plea, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert McAfee. From August through November, 2017, during the demolition of the former Bridgeton Elementary School, Borkowski unlawfully entered the building and stole in…

Newport woman charged with malicious castration

On 09/10/2019, Carteret County Deputies arrested Victoria Thomas Frabutt, 56, of 202 Murdoch Rd, Newport for severing her husband’s penis. Deputies responded to the residence just before 4am this morning where James Frabutt reported his wife tied him up and pulled out a knife. The motive for the castration is still unclear. Deputies were able to recover the body part where it was immediately put on ice and transported to medical personnel. James Frabutt, 61, was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. His condition at this time is unknown. Frabutt was charged with “Malicious C…

Elections expert offers analysis of Congressional race

By Lori Worley THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT – We are officially on the homestretch – with Election Day (September 10) on the horizon next Tuesday! Constituents in North Carolina’s Third Congressional District will choose our representative until this maddening cycle starts all over again in just 6 months. Voters have 4 choices as they take to the polls over the next week: Tim Harris (Libertarian), Greg Holt (Constitution), Dr. Greg Murphy (Republican), and Allen Thomas (Democrat). Early Voting is well underway (12 days in the books at the time I’m writing this), and we are seeing some inte…