Month: August 2021

11th Year Proves Charm for Dragon Boat Races

RIVER DUNES – Paddlers and spectators alike embraced a series of races throughout the day on Saturday, which featured more ‘photo finishes’ than ever before. Festival organizer Flora Moorman praised all who participated, and promised the event would return again…

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Eastern Carolina Council (ECC), Part 4

$400,000 federal grant goes fast at ECC

NEW BERN – Grady Quattlebaum, PLCC – a two-person law firm comprised of veteran attorneys Arey Grady and Jill Quattlebaum – abruptly resigned as attorneys for the Eastern Carolina Council on July 20, 2021.  Two days later, ECC’s highest ranking…

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Man shot, killed as officers attempt to serve warrant

District Attorney Scott Thomas and Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis announced that an officer-involved shooting occurred in Pamlico County on Tuesday. Aug. 10, at approximately 9:40pm. The initial investigation revealed that the shooting occurred at a residence located at 1773…

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Eastern Carolina Council, Part 3

Did Feds really want CARES Act money used for ‘legal re-writes’?

A year ago, COVID-19 cash flowed freely  Eastern Carolina Council got its share! News Commentary NEW BERN – The Eastern Carolina Council is a quasi-governmental agency, charged by North Carolina to look out for smallish, rural counties and municipalities that…

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Indiana doctor’s articulate, coherent presentation temporarily eludes social media video censors, netting millions of views! MT. VERNON, INDIANA – Thanks to many alert readers, each day I receive a ton of Internet ‘links’ to hot topic articles and videos. Monday…

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State Treasurer prompts Governor on negative impact of benefits

RALEIGH – During the August 3 meeting of the North Carolina Council of State Gov. Roy Cooper indicated that when additional federal unemployment payments end in September, state unemployment payments will return to their normal levels.  The Governor’s statement came…

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Judge hits human trafficker with three life terms

RALEIGH – A Smithfield man was sentenced Wednesday to consecutive life sentences for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion and of a minor; sex trafficking by force fraud and coercion; sex trafficking of a minor; using…

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Eastern Carolina Council, Part 2

Plenty of smoke makes finding fire difficult

News Commentary NEW BERN – Through the haze, there appears to be a blaze. Here is what this newspaper has been able corroborate from a variety of sources: The ECC’s executive director Katie Bordeaux was abruptly fired on July 22,…

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