Yearly Archives: 2021

$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 employee was also out the door, when the agency’s governing board voted unanimously to fire Katie Bordeaux, who served as the ECC Executive Director.  What’s going on?   An extensive public records request made by this newspaper has produced a ream of documents that resembles a 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. This early timeline of happenings offers ins…

North Carolina contestant wins national title

Sunday, Aug. 22 the MS National Senior America Pageant was the center of excitement for 25 beautiful and talented senior ladies from all over the United States. The pageant was a virtual pageant and our North Carolina 2020/2021 Queen, Laura C. Morgan from Pinewild, was honored to be among the group looking for the National Senior America title. A watch party at the home of Jeff and Laura Morgan anxiously gathered as the ladies among the Top Ten were announced. Next came the four runner ups and then, Laura Morgan, the NC representative was awarded the title of MS Senior America 2021! She was presen…

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 in 2022! Community-Championship Final 1st Place – Oriental Dragon Masters Community-Survivor Consolation Final 1st Place – JoJo Workin’ Military Challenge Championship Race 1st Place – Neuse Winds Freedom Riders Printable Version…
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