Yearly Archives: 2020

Potholes plague town, say Bayboro residents

BAYBORO – An irate crowd of approximately 35 citizens packed the Town Hall Tuesday night. Vanessa Cole, her husband Joseph, and David Roberson, each of whom are town residents, led the discussion, which was directed at Mayor Keith Cowell, and town council members J.E. Hardison, Kelvin Credle, Roosevelt Stokes, and Vennie Himbry. “The town’s drainage, ditches, and roadways are our concern,” said Vanessa, “and where do we go from here? We have pictures and I also have video.” Roberson and others lamented that recent asphalt patches are far from adequate solutions for Bayboro’s decaying inf…

HEROIN TRAFFICKER SENT TO PRISON FOR MORE THAN 16 YEARS

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court today, MILTON EUGENE LANCASTER, a/k/a “Red”, 54, of Vanceboro, was convicted by a jury following a two-day trial of heroin trafficking and related offenses, and received a prison sentence of more than 16 years. Resident Superior Court Judge Josh Willey presided over this term, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert McAfee. A fight and stabbing occurred outside Lancaster’s residence on Mile Road in Vanceboro. The person who had committed the stabbing had come fr…

Carteret County man arrested after leaving phone with child porn on it at New Year’s Eve party

BEAUFORT, NC – Carteret County deputies arrested a man after he left his phone at a neighbor’s house and the person who found it discovered child pornography on it. On Wednesday, January 1, a Carteret County Sheriff’s Office detective responded to the Magistrate’s Office in Beaufort after the person who found the phone described seeing pornographic images of children on it. The reporting person stated that Donald Earl Willis, 61, of Gloucester was attending a New Year’s Eve party and left his phone at the residence where the party occurred. The following morning, the owner of the residence d…

Massive blaze erupts in Bayboro neighborhood

Dry, seasoned, and neatly stacked firewood fueled the wrong type of blaze Monday night – as it erupted into massive flames mere feet from a single family home on South Avenue in Bayboro. The Bayboro, Grantsboro-Silverhill, and Reelsboro Volunteer Fire Departments each arrived within minutes of each other – quickly extinguishing the inferno, which had ignited under a metal canopy of the sort usually used for vehicles. This time, however., the shelter served as a tinderbox, loaded to the gills with a mixture of small logs and kindling – eager to burn! The pesky fire was doused — first wit…