Yearly Archives: 2021

LOBBYISTS PUSH ‘GREEN NEW DEAL’ ON LEGISLATORS

By John Droz Jr. | News Commentary RALEIGH – Should Solar Lobbyists Dictate NC Energy Policy? When the Green New Deal was first introduced by left-wing extremists, it was soundly (and rightly) criticized as being technically, economically, and environmentally unscientific & nonsensical. Since U.S. House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) was one of the Green New Deal’s main advocates, is that any surprise? Her credentials include zero scientific qualifications, but do show her as having been a bartender. Have we really stooped this low so that America’s national energy policy i…

Problems surface at Eastern Carolina Council

Law firm resigns. Executive Director fired. DOWNTOWN NEW BERN – At 10pm Thursday night, the governing board of the Eastern Carolina Council (ECC) voted unanimously to “immediately dismiss” the Council’s executive director, Katie Bordeaux. The stunning decision came after a marathon three-hour closed door session – off limits to Bordeaux; to the public; and to news media. During the closed session, the board received an extensive computer-slide presentation prepared by the Morehead City auditing firm of PB Mares, represented by one of the firm’s accountants, Robert Bittner. Also on h…

Carteret County recertified as Coast Guard Community

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The county of Carteret has been recertified as a Coast Guard Community by the United States Coast Guard. This is the second time Carteret County has been designated a Coast Guard Community. Carteret County first received the designation in 2015. “The United States Coast Guard is proud of our long-standing heritage serving the wonderful people along the Crystal Coast. Our crews enjoy living and working here and we sincerely thank Carteret County for being such a welcoming Coast Guard Community,” said Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Commander, Captain Matt Baer. A Co…

Everybody Else’s History . . . Thank you S&H Green Stamps for my ‘spinning egg’ chair!

By Lisa Rice ALLIANCE – Who remembers S&H Green Stamps? Raise your hand! Now, who still owns something that was purchased with green stamps? Raise your hand! If you don’t remember them, the concept was that the more money you spent on groceries, the more green stamps you earned. The amount of green stamps you saved up determined what you could order from the catalog. I can tell you, from first hand experience, there weren’t many things more fun to do (as an 8-year old) than to get to lick the stamps and put them in the book! I can remember that it was so disappointing to get ONE $50 stamp versus FIFTY…

Scott D. Lenhart, former Pamlico County Health Director: “Goodbye Pamlico County! Fair Winds and Following Seas”

First, I want to say thank you to all the citizens and the former Pamlico County Health Department Board Members who supported me and believed in me.  These Board Members are Dr. Jason Rose, Dr. Joshua Rose, Lori Altman, Starr Murphy, Cliff Braly, Dr. Deborah Parish and Ed Riggs, Jr. for their support during the first two years.  In addition, several community leaders I would like to thank for their support of the health department programs and vision along with our working relationships we have built during my tenure as the County Health Director.  These are Lisa Jackson, Pamlico County Schoo…

Sea Scape Shooting under investigation in Newport

  NEW PORT — Carteret County deputies are currently investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred in Sea Scape Mobile Home Park (formerly Eagles Nest MHP) located at 446 Nine Foot Road in Newport. Deputies received a report of approximately 6 to 8 rounds fired around 11:30pm Friday night followed by 3 more rounds fired just before midnight. Detectives are currently reviewing surveillance video during the time of the shooting. Suspects in the case are described as two males operating a small passenger car. Deputies report that no one was injured however a vehicle and mobile ho…

Gain-of-function virus research poses unacceptable risks

By Scott Sumner Opinion Contributor | Mercatus Center | George Mason University LABORATORIES – There has recently been a great deal of focus on whether COVID-19 was created in a lab, or whether it crossed over to humans from an animal host. While this is an important question to resolve, there is a larger one that also needs to be addressed: Do some types of lab research on viruses inherently involve unacceptable risk to the broader public? Even if COVID-19 did not escape from a lab, this pandemic has important implications for the future path of “gain-of-function” research, where viruses are g…
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