Yearly Archives: 2019

HUGE ELEVATION PROJECT BEGINS

Spectators welcome! Down East church gets big lift DOWN EAST – In June of 2017 when Jeremy Patterson of Progressive Construction received the ‘Key to the City of Stamford, Connecticut’ as a gesture of appreciation for his work in elevating an historic home, little did he know that less than two years later he and his crew would find themselves hard at work on a similarly important project – but this time far removed from the fancy, affluent environs of a big northeastern city. That, in a nutshell, describes the pending elevation of Davis Free Will Baptist Church – located in the remote…

Got a band? Want to play on May 25?

AURORA – Organizers of the annual Aurora Fossil Festival, set for Memorial Day weekend, have tentative plans in place for an innovative form of musical entertainment – a series of bands from all walks of life, featuring all types of music. Groups selected will be asked to perform brief 20-minute sets on Friday, May 25 – the opening night of the popular festival. Amps, microphones, and other gear will be set up and in place, in order to minimize set-up times between each performing band. ‘Family-friendly’ lyrics are a must, but other than that requirement the musical competition is e…

ARSONIST CONVICTED, SENT TO PRISON

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that TIMOTHY ERIC LAIL, 38, of Vanceboro, entered a guilty plea just prior to his case being called for trial, and was sentenced to prison as an habitual felon, for charges arising out of a 2018 arson case. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court, and the case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Matt Wareham. On July 20, 2018, the Vanceboro Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residence on Craven Farms Road, in reference to a manufactured home that was on fire. Investigators w…

Fossil guru steps down from board of Museum

Rich Olsen, a resident of Beaufort, N.C.receives a hand-carved wooden megalodon shark tooth plaque in recognition of his retirement from the Aurora Fossil Museum Board of Directors. For over two decades, Rich has served the museum in various roles including as a volunteer, the Museum Curator, and Board Chairman. Rich also donated many fossil and mineral specimens, some of which are currently on display in the museum’s Learning Center. The Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation, Inc. Staff and Board of Directors thank Rich Olsen for his dedication and service.…

Wanted Person — Stanley Sears — Fraud / Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

Stanley Winslow Sears Jr.   W/M, Age 45, DOB: 12/26/1973, 6’00”, 185 lbs.  NCAWARE # 19CR 050228 & 19CR 050098 Summary: Sears currently lives in Pinetops, NC (Edgecombe County). Sears came into Carteret County after Hurricane Florence and began committing construction fraud against victims of the storm. Warrants on file for “Obtaining Property by False Pretenses” and “Failing to Work after being Paid”. Sears may still be traveling to Carteret County during the week and is possibly in the Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path, Indian Beach area. No vehicles…
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