Monthly Archives: March 2020

Frequently Asked Questions for North Carolina’s Stay At Home Order

On Friday, March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 121, ordering North Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work and essential activities such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety purposes. This Stay at Home Order will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the medical system from being overwhelmed by keeping individuals from being exposed to the virus and keeping those who have the virus from spreading it to others. Below are frequently asked questions and answers. In addition, individu…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN ORIENTAL

There are additional questions that need to be clarified concerning Amendment #1 to the State of Emergency issued by the Town of Oriental March 30, 2020. Q: What is a nonresident non-property owner? A: A nonresident nonproperty owner is a visitor that comes to stay in the Town of Oriental for recreational purposes for less than 30 days, who does not own property here (visiting, vacationing) Q: What is a nonresident property owner? A: A nonresident property owner lives permanently elsewhere, but owns a second home or boat here. Those people may come visit their second home, but need to bring eno…

Non-resident property owners who arrive, must self-isolate for 14 days, says Oriental

AMENDMENT #1 to DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE TOWN OF ORIENTAL March 30, 2020 The undersigned hereby amends the State of Emergency Declaration by adding Sections 6-12. WHEREAS, Mayor Belangia issued a State of Emergency at 3:45PM on March 17, 2020; and WHEREAS, declaring a State of Emergency and imposing the control measures contained herein is necessary to maintain order and to protect public health, safety, and welfare; and NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to authority vested in me as the Mayor of the Town of Oriental under Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statu…

Message from Pamlico County

Pamlico County Government Offices Will Close to Public Due to continued threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all Pamlico County Government offices will close to the public except by appointment effective Monday, March 30, 2020 at noon (12:00 p.m.) and will remain closed until April 30, 2020. County officials will evaluate conditions continually and revisit the issue if necessary. While Pamlico County Government offices will close to the public, Pamlico County employees will continue to work to ensure the continuity of the essential services Pamlico County provides for citizens. Pamli…

Pamlico County Identifies First Case of COVID-19

PAMLICO COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES Pamlico County COVID-19 Media Release # 4 Pamlico County Identifies First Case of COVID-19 *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* \ Pamlico County, NC- On March 291 2020 at 16:30 hours the Pamlico County Health Department received confirmation of a positive test results regarding a citizen who was tested for Novel Coro naviru s (COVID-19) on March 23rd, 2020. The individual tested has been in isolation since the test date. Pamlico County Health Department and the Pamlico County COVID-19 Task Force are working at this time to conduct contact tracing under State Protoco…

‘TV DINNERS’ echoes gentler, quiet times

Author dishes up plenty of nostalgia By Nick Thomas | Tinseltown Talks Hollywood historian and author Laurie Jacobson admits her new book, TV DINNERS – Classic TV Kid Stars Dish Up Favorite Recipes with a Side of Memories, was just plain fun to research and write. “It was also very personal because I knew most of the people featured,” said Jacobson from her home in Northern California. The 232-page book features biographies, interviews, and favorite recipes of beloved TV child actors from the 50s, 60s, and 70s including Jerry Mathers (Beaver, in “Leave it to Beaver”), Butch Patrick (Eddie in “…

Man arrested after firing into occupied car at Western Park

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County deputies arrested a 24- year-old man that shot into an occupied vehicle at Western Park in Cedar Point early Friday evening. Deputies arrested Anthony Andrew Luna of Wilson, NC for breaking and entering a building and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle. The shooting was reported at 5:29 pm Friday at Western Park Community Center located at 275 Old NC-58, Cedar Point, NC. Witnesses reported seeing a man firing a handgun numerous times as he was walking out of the Community Center located on the park property. Two of the rounds fired by Luna struck…

Governor Cooper issues stay-at-home order beginning Monday; coronavirus cases increase

State of North Carolina ROY COOPER GOVERNOR MARCH 27, 2020 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 121 STAY AT HOME ORDER AND STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR NORTH CAROLINA IN RESPONSE TO INCREASING COVID-19 CASES WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020, the undersigned issued Executive Order No. 116 which declared a State of Emergency to coordinate the State’s response and protective actions to address the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency and to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of residents and visitors located in North Carolina (“Declaration of a State of Emergency̶…

UPDATE | North Carolina Not Like New York City

By Eric Noevere | Nurse Practitioner Editor’s note:  Mr. Noevere is a long-time resident of Pamlico County. Now that we are into the second week of the declared states of national and state emergency how are we faring here in North Carolina? In our state, people who can are telecommuting, schools are closed until May, no dine-in at restaurants, while take out and drive through are okay. No gatherings of more than 50. There are disruptions but in the local area stores are fairly well stocked. Gas stations, garages are open.  Many states have had less than a hundred cases, we have had 398 and so far an…

White House reaches deal on massive stimulus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Lawmakers and the Trump administration reached an agreement on an estimated $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at shielding the U.S. economy from the worst consequences of the coronavirus pandemic,” Joshua Jamerson and Andrew Duehren report for The Wall Street Journal. The relief package “will provide direct financial checks to many Americans, drastically expand unemployment insurance, offer hundreds [of] billions in loans to both small and large businesses, and provide health care providers with additional resources as the virus spreads.”…

Four people on probation in Pamlico County arrested for parole and drug violations.

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and NC Probation/Parole recently teamed up and conducted searches of offenders. During these searches’ drugs, guns and US Currency was located. Most of these offenders are currently on probation or parole for drug violations. The home of Demario Tyair Himbry was searched as a part of his stipulations of being placed on probation/parole. He was arrested and charged with the following: Demario Tyair Himbry, 33, of 20591 NC HWY 55 EAST, ORIENTAL NC. Charge: Possession of Firearm by Felon Bond: No Bond- Parole Violation During the search at HIMBRY’s reside…

VIDEO: Tillis Discusses His New Bill To Punish Price Gougers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Ending Price-Gouging During Emergencies Act, legislation that punishes individuals and businesses that price gouge essential medical supplies and other goods and services during a state of national emergency in response to pandemics and natural disasters. For a summary of the bill, click HERE. What motivated you to introduce this bill? What are you seeing and hearing from North Carolinians? “We’ve gotten reports from doctors, health care facilities, and individuals that they’re paying five to ten times for prod…

VIDEO: The Failed Senate Relief-Bill Vote Might Have Been Kennedy’s Finest Moment

Here’s a video of a five-minute speech Sen. John Kennedy delivered during deliberations of the coronavirus relief bill which failed on a 47-47 vote earlier today……

The National Weather Service is predicting above normal temperatures this spring

US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC The continued trend of above normal temperatures we’ve seen all winter appears to continue through the coming months ahead. The Climate Prediction center indicates a good chance of above normal temperatures for much of the Continental U.S. this Spring.…
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