Monthly Archives: April 2021

Lt. Gov. implores GOP:

‘Do Not Be Afraid, God Is On Our Side!’

NEW BERN – More than 250 of the Party faithful were regaled last Friday evening by Mark Robinson – the state’s highest ranking black politician – who threw lightning bolts intended to impale some of the Democratic Party’s most sacred cows.  Robinson succeeded!  Doing so beyond the wildest expectations of many who attended the invitation-only affair. The firebrand conservative delighted his audience, cementing his reputation as a rock star of the North Carolina Republican Party.  His first words: “I want to thank our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ! I don’t care what the media or the govern…

Eastern N.C. gets first U.S. Senate candidate in a long, long time

TOWN OF BEAUFORT – Rett Newton, who currently serves as mayor of this small waterfront community, officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate. The election is scheduled for November of 2022, although a primary for the race is likely.  “As Mayor, I have a record of working with Democrats and Republicans to get things done, wrote Newton in a press release. “From cleaning up our waterways to creating local jobs, raising the minimum wage, to rebuilding after hurricanes and repairing our infrastructure.  What we’ve accomplished locally I know can be bui…

Former state legislator accepts chairmanship of Fossil Museum

AURORA – On Friday, March 26, Beaufort County resident and retired state senator Bill Cook accepted the nomination to serve as the new chairman of the Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation Inc. Board of Directors. Cook’s election occurred during the Annual Retreat held by the Board of Directors. He replaces outgoing board chairman Bruce Hargreaves of New Bern, who chose not to seek reelection after serving a combined total of five years as chairman. “It’s time for a leadership change, and Bill Cook is the man to lead us into a new era,” Hargreaves said. With his election, Cook said, “I am privileged t…

Elections for Craven County School Board likely to change

By District, not County-wide // Ballot to display R or D next to candidate’s name! By Patti Mason NEW BERN – Monday night, Craven County Commissioners passed a resolution to make the County School Board partisan and elect board members by district rather than county-wide. The resolution was passed along party lines – 5-2.   The meeting was extremely well run. The Commissioners heard from about 36 speakers.  All were allowed to speak for 3 minutes with the Democratic and Republican party representatives given 8 minutes.  All were treated respectfully.  The meeting concluded with two commi…

Some Gave All

NEW BERN – I have had a couple experiences with The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall as well as a trip to Washington, DC to see the actual wall. The Traveling Wall has arrived in New Bern, and will be featured Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 8 thru 11) at Lawson Creek Park.  I encourage readers to experience this awesome exhibit! My first experience was in the Denver, Colorado area.  As a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the various flotillas in the area were asked to man the tables where the books with the names of the service members were listed. This is a handy reference to locate s…

America: Divided We Stand

Young Connecticut conservative endures hostilities By Austin Garrison Editor’s note: Mr. Garrison, 16, is a junior at Edwin O. Smith High School in Columbia, Connecticut. Every summer, he visits his grandparents, Bill & Phyllis Garrison, who live near Aurora. This young conservative remains true to his values, despite growing up in an overwhelmingly liberal state.  COLUMBIA, CONN — The American people have been through many hardships. Gaining our independence, a civil war, two world wars, slavery, racial injustice, and so many other things. But through all these hardship…

Billboards Blare

‘TRUMP 2024’

PAMLICO COUNTY – Two back-to-back billboards at the intersection of Hwy 55 & Kershaw Road have apparently been renewed for the next four years! The massive signs got an upgrade Wednesday morning, amid plenty of hoopla!  In an email to this newspaper, Dave Wickersham, chairman of the local Republican Party, said: “President Trump accomplished a great deal during his first term in office. Many of us here in eastern North Carolina would like to see him run again in 2024! Today’s billboard ‘update’ reflects support for his America First agenda. By now, it is clear that the Socialist agenda of…

Everybody Else’s History

Rocking baby, knitting at the same time!

Reenactment by: Vickey Houston ALLIANCE – Welcome back to ‘Everybody Else’s History.’ This week I would like to share something  really unique and interesting. A rather ingenious item! I have only seen two of these in my whole life, and I was thrilled when I acquired one for my man cave.  It is called a “granny bench” or a “nanny bench.” They were used during a time when, quite often, multi-generations lived under one roof. A time when either grandmama or an older sibling was in charge of looking after the younger children. Times when the daddy may have been working in the fields from “can’t see to can’t see.” (Sun up to sun down.) An…