Yearly Archives: 2020

Bloomberg barges into state. Brags about buying Virginia. COULD NORTH CAROLINA BE NEXT?

By Eric Noevere | News Opinion CAMPAIGN TRAIL – Mike Bloomberg came to North Carolina last week, visiting Greensboro, Winston Salem and Raleigh  – pitching, of course, his Presidential aspirations. This was part of a two-day bus tour of North Carolina and neighboring states. He and his gun control front groups: ‘Every Town For Gun Safety’ and ‘Moms Demand Action’ have made no secret of their glee at having successfully bought all three chambers of Virginia’s government. The left’s dream list of bans on semi automatic rifles/normal capacity magazines,; universal background checks;  red f…

Traffic stop leads to arrest for meth

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – A man pulled over for speeding was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. The incident occurred shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, when NC Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Taylor stopped a vehicle for speeding on Hwy. 70 in Williston. When the trooper made contact with the driver, Chase Arlin Dixon, 22, he was asked to exit the vehicle and the trooper noticed Dixon was actively bleeding from both of his hands. At the trooper’s request, a Carteret County deputy was dispatched to the scene to assist with the traffic stop. While the trooper was in the process of…

‘You’ve Got Mail !’ Look for it soon: Tax ‘reval’ notice

BAYBORO – Methodically, over the past two years, operatives from an appraisal firm hired by Pamlico County have been visiting each of the county’s 18,000 individual property parcels – snapping photos and measuring FROM THE OUTSIDE. Now, in just a few days, you will see a figure, which is supposed to represent the true market value of your home and property, as of Jan. 1, 2020. In a brief update earlier this month for the County Commissioners, Ryan Vincent of Vincent Valuations candidly conceded: “We will get appeals, and we expect appeals.” Vincent went on to say mass appraisals – last calculat…

Can’t fight City Hall? Aunt & her niece did!

NEW BERN – Wynona Rodgers, 74, politely explained her predicament to the city’s Board of Aldermen Tuesday night. Hurricane Florence in September 2018 had completely destroyed her single-wide trailer at 1804 Charles Street. Since then, she has begged, borrowed, and scraped up enough money to finally buy another single-wide – only to be told by planning officials that the city’s land use regulations require at least a double-wide on the site. Rodgers’ niece, Joy Cherry, then took her turn at the podium. Her aunt’s trailer had been at the Charles Street location for years – well before the city…