Yearly Archives: 2020

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.…

TAKE A LOOK! The two-page document mentioned at every White House briefing

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Civitas responds to latest Cooper executive order

Lawmakers need to realize that an economic cost is also a human cost. RALEIGH – Today, Gov. Roy Cooper issued another executive order in response to the coronavirus outbreak, extending public school closures and ordering the closure of some businesses, such as gyms, movie theaters, and hair salons by 5:00 pm on Wednesday. Also, some media pundits are calling for North Carolina to move to a “shelter-in-place” posture. In this context, Civitas Institute President Donald Bryson issued the following statement: “North Carolina communities and businesses have responde…

TILLIS URGES ‘IMMEDIATE ACTION’

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