Yearly Archives: 2020

Carteret County Identifies First Case of COVID-19

BEAUFORT – The first case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Carteret County. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 recently returned from international travel and began showing symptoms after returning to North Carolina. This individual was tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 18 and confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test result was received at the Carteret County Health Department on Friday, March 20 from the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. This individual is in isolation at home at this time. Carteret County Health Department’s…

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office enacts temporary changes in operating procedures to mitigate possible exposure to COVID-19

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – In response to the growing concerns over exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is making the following changes in operating procedures to reduce the risk of exposure to citizens and our employees. Due to the space limitations in our jail visitation area and the difficulty of preventing the transmission of the COVID-19 virus from one visitor to the next visitor occupying this space, we are suspending inmate visitation at the jail. In lieu of onsite jail visitation, inmates will be given additional free calling   privileges until vi…

College staff, faculty honored at Dinner

GRANTSBORO – The State Employees Association of North Carolina – represented by Mark Dearmon (seated right) and associates Patricia Owens, Vivian Hargett, Gloria Evans, and others (not shown) – sponsored an elaborate dinner Thursday night, May 12, at the Delamar Center. The function, several months in the planning stages, proved to be a more than fitting reward for Pamlico Community College, its president Jim Ross (seated left) and all college employees (standing with certificates) on the local institution’s stellar ranking as #2 community college in the nation. Many thanks to the Sta…

IMPORTANT INFORMATION from the Pamlico County Health Department

  News Release For Immediate Release COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Pamlico County along with the countyís Public Health Department has been monitoring the current situation regarding the COVID-19/Corona Virus. Currently the county has no known cases of the virus and no individuals are currently under quarantine or isolation, but this situation can change at any time. Pamlico Countyís Health Department goals are to focus on limiting the spread of the virus and to maintain the health of all members of our community.  Pamlico County Health Department is coordinating with local, sta…

Pamlico County State of Emergency Proclamation

Craven County Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

Craven County is declaring a State of Emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) effective on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. “Declaring a State of Emergency means we are opening the door for federal and state resources and our ability to acquire them, shall we need them. This State of Emergency does not include other restrictions at this time. Due to the ever evolving changes with this virus, Craven County will continue to monitor and adjust this declaration as necessary,” stated Jack B. Veit, III, Craven County Manager. Declaring a State of Emergency helps Craven County officials…

DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE TOWN OF ORIENTAL

WHEREAS,  Pamlico County issued a State of Emergency at 3PM on March 17, 2020, and the Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, issued a State of Emergency by Executive Order 116 on March 10, 2020, and the President of the United States Declared a National Emergency on March 13, 2020 for the COVID- 19 Pandemic; and WHEREAS, as a result of the above-described emergency, I have determined that there is a threat of widespread  or severe  illness, and in extreme cases,  loss of life; and WHEREAS, declaring a State of Emergency and imposing the control measures contained herein is necessary to  maint…

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE | PAMLICO COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES

Governor Cooper has issued an Executive Order that as of 5 pm today, Restaurants and Bars will close for “Dine-In” customers in North Carolina.Takeout and Delivery orders can continue.This Executive Order also includes the expansion of unemployment benefits to workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Pamlico County COVID-19 Task Force has agreed on the following: •• Local State of Emergency Declared as of 3 pm this date in support of State and Federal Resource Requests. •• County Citizens are encouraged to utilize “Take Out” services offered by local ba…

Escaped inmate captured

On 03/17/2020 just after 7:00 am Beaufort Police surrounded escaped inmate Ronnie Morris walking on Mulberry Street near the old Beaufort Elementary School. Morris was recognized by a citizen as matching the wanted photo issued last night after being seen in the 300 block of Live Oak Street. Beaufort Police took Morris into custody without further incident. Morris was originally taken into custody on 03/11/2020 for parole violations and held without bond. He also has numerous pending drug charges that was scheduled for Monday, 03/16/2020. Those cases were postponed due the Superior Cou…

BOLO — LOCAL ESCAPE FROM CARTERET COUNTY JAIL

***UPDATE*** CAPTURED: RONNIE O’NEIL MORRIS LOCAL ESCAPE FROM CARTERET COUNTY JAIL Morris was taken into custody on Tuesday, March 17, at approximately 7:00 am. Ronnie O’Neil Morris B/M, Age 27, DOB: 07/10/1992, 5’08”, 165 lbs, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes Summary: BOLO ref escape from local custody, 03/16/2020, at approximately 7:45pm. Last known addresses: 1230 Creek Rd, Morehead City and Lot # 120 Karobi Park MHP, Newport. Subject is presumed naked as he removed his jail outfit. Subject may be looking for clothes. ATTN: The public is being asked to report any suspicious person. Subje…

Newport man arrested following bomb threat

On 03/15/2020, Carteret County Deputies arrested Charles Stanley Hunt Jr, 40, of Lot # 88 Dutch Treat MHP, Npt for making a false bomb threat. Deputy Cenold Belizaire and Sgt. Chad Honeycutt responded to the Town & Country IGA grocery store located at 1180 Hwy 24, in Newport just before 8pm Sunday. It was there employees reported a white male on a bicycle carrying a black box. Hunt reportedly was banging on the entry doors to the business, which drew the attention of the storeowner. The storeowner advised that Hunt was angry the store was closed and he would not unlock the door. It was then Hunt…