Yearly Archives: 2021

Fisheries Management: Process vs. Wants

By Easton Edwards EASTERN NC – The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission – the nine-member governing board for the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries – held its quarterly meeting Thursday, Aug 26 – still ‘virtual’ due to Covid. Small mesh gill nets were discussed, which could lead to further restrictions on gill net use in North Carolina waters. The Division was tasked to bring suggested changes, that could be used as needed, to change various rules pertaining to gill nets. The pressure being applied for this was obvious! Special interest groups simply WANT (and I highlight WANT) to r…

Why is FDA attacking Safe, Effective Drug?

By David R. Henderson and Charles L. Hooper Editor’s note: This article appeared in the July 28, 2021, edition of the Wall Street Journal. The Food and Drug Administration claims to follow the science. So why is it attacking ivermectin, a medication it certified in 1996. Earlier this year the agency put out a special warning that “you should not use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19.” The FDA’s statement included words and phrases such as “serious harm,” “hospitalized,” “dangerous,” “very dangerous,” “seizures,” “coma and even death” and “highly toxic.” Any reader would think the FD…

Sheriff’s Office warns of Impersonation Scam

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a recent impersonation scam. On 08/31/2021, Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies received five complaints from citizens concerning suspected scam phone calls. The suspect is accused of not only spoofing the Sheriff’s Office main line of (252) 728-8400, but also using the name of an actual deputy. Detectives say this is not the first time the scammer has identified himself as Lt. Ryan Pittman. In years past the scammer left similar messages requesting phone calls be returned urgently for legal matters. The scammer has also gon…
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