Yearly Archives: 2020

One man’s quest for better sleep

By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Technical Engineer Editor’s note: Mr. Allison is a regular contributor to this newspaper. Many readers may remember his fascinating multi-installment series on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of pilot Amelia Earhart. Here, he offers first hand experience that whatever a doctor initially recommends is not always to the best option. DENVER, COLORADO – We lived outside of Denver  (the “mile-high city”) when I had my first cancer surgery. While recuperating I slept in a recliner to avoid post-surgical pain. I noticed I kept waking up – apparently from NOT B…

Fate fuzzy for golf course | Membership confirms intent to sell

MINNESOTT BEACH – Ed Kujat, the president of Minnesott Golf and Country Club, told town officials Tuesday night “we are moving forward to sell the club” and that a recent vote among club members was “59 to 1” in favor of doing so. After an August decision by the town’s elected officials not to pursue a purchase option for the golf course and related buildings, Kujat said “four candidates approached us” with a Jan. 15 deadline for “our members to evaluate all materials submitted.” If the town is to re-enter the ranks of prospective purchasers, Mayor Tim Fowler and his colleagues on the board learne…

METH, HEROIN DEALERS SENT TO PRISON

Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions obtained by guilty pleas entered by defendants just prior to their cases being called for jury selection and jury trial. Resident Superior Court Judge Josh Willey presided over this trial term of court, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence. DANIEL SANGABRIEL, 31, of Newport, pled guilty to Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Carteret County Sheriff’s Office investigators obtained a search warrant to search Sangabriel’s residence in Newport, and…

Local man deters phone scam with his own bag of tricks

ORIENTAL – Ed Morgan, retired from General Motors, admits to being a senior citizen, but unlike some of today’s trusting elderly folks, he can usually sense within seconds when a scammer calls. In fact, you might say that Morgan is a scammer’s worst nightmare! “But this one Monday had a new wrinkle,” chuckled Morgan, who asked the newspaper for help in publicizing the sophisticated fraud. “It came in as one of those spoof-type phone numbers, which makes it look like a local call.” A congenial fellow, Morgan usually sees the scammer’s deception as an opportunity to have some fun. “He was trying t…