Yearly Archives: 2020

Ferry system ramps up crossings on all routes

MANNS HARBOR – The N.C. Ferry Division will offer increased service starting Saturday, due to greater expected demand and the easing of certain COVID-19 restrictions. The new ferry schedule adds round trips for ferries traveling to and from Ocracoke, as well as those between Cherry Branch and Minnesott Beach, and Bayview and Aurora. The adjustments come as Governor Cooper lifts the stay at home order and moves the state to the safer at home recommendation. Also, officials hope to accommodate the increase of ferry passengers that is expected this Memorial Day weekend and into the peak seaso…

Trump sends letter to World Health Organization

This week, President Trump sent a letter to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, outlining 14 serious concerns raised by America’s review of the agency. Click here to read the letter.         a[rel~="mtli_filesize2399kB"]:after {content:" (239.9 kB)"}…

Pamlico County Identifies Ninth Case of COVID-19

Pamlico County, NC- On May 18th, 2020 at 09:00 hours the Pamlico County Health Department received confirmation of a positive test result regarding a citizen who was tested for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on May 14th 2020. The individual has been in isolation since the test date. Pamlico County currently has One {1) person under investigation for a Positive Test Result and Eight (8) persons in a RECOVERED status. Pamlico County Health Department and the Pamlico County COVID-19 Task Force are working at this time to conduct contact tracing under State Protocols to make sure anyone who came…

Mother, son dead after pre-planned murder-suicide

NEWPORT, NC – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in a vehicle on Sam Hatcher Road and Nine Mile Road in Newport, NC. Deputies were called to do a welfare check at a residence located at 563 Gales Creek Road, Newport, NC shortly after 5 a.m. on Friday, May 15th. When deputies arrived, they did not find anyone in the residence. A short time later, deputies located a vehicle belonging to the homeowner parked on Sam Hatcher Road and Nine Mile Road. Detectives said that 55-year-old Mark Andrew Muench and his 79-year-old mother, Catherine Howard Muench, wer…
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