Please! Not now! Visit our area when safe to do so!

By Pat Dixon ORIENTAL – I don’t know how else to say this, but here goes: The Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, has vehemently said repeatedly: EVERYONE STAY HOME. If your home is in Oriental, STAY HOME. If your home is in Raleigh, STAY HOME. How could someone from a hot spot like Wake County even CONSIDER coming to another location, especially one where more than half of the population is over 65 (AND we have NO tests). Visiting us just because they want to break the monotony is narcissistic! Ann Frank and her family of seven stayed in a 450 square foot space for years. Are we not mature enough to fo…

UPDATE | North Carolina Not Like New York City

By Eric Noevere | Nurse Practitioner Editor’s note:  Mr. Noevere is a long-time resident of Pamlico County. Now that we are into the second week of the declared states of national and state emergency how are we faring here in North Carolina? In our state, people who can are telecommuting, schools are closed until May, no dine-in at restaurants, while take out and drive through are okay. No gatherings of more than 50. There are disruptions but in the local area stores are fairly well stocked. Gas stations, garages are open.  Many states have had less than a hundred cases, we have had 398 and so far an…

White House reaches deal on massive stimulus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Lawmakers and the Trump administration reached an agreement on an estimated $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at shielding the U.S. economy from the worst consequences of the coronavirus pandemic,” Joshua Jamerson and Andrew Duehren report for The Wall Street Journal. The relief package “will provide direct financial checks to many Americans, drastically expand unemployment insurance, offer hundreds [of] billions in loans to both small and large businesses, and provide health care providers with additional resources as the virus spreads.”…

Four people on probation in Pamlico County arrested for parole and drug violations.

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and NC Probation/Parole recently teamed up and conducted searches of offenders. During these searches’ drugs, guns and US Currency was located. Most of these offenders are currently on probation or parole for drug violations. The home of Demario Tyair Himbry was searched as a part of his stipulations of being placed on probation/parole. He was arrested and charged with the following: Demario Tyair Himbry, 33, of 20591 NC HWY 55 EAST, ORIENTAL NC. Charge: Possession of Firearm by Felon Bond: No Bond- Parole Violation During the search at HIMBRY’s reside…

VIDEO: Tillis Discusses His New Bill To Punish Price Gougers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Ending Price-Gouging During Emergencies Act, legislation that punishes individuals and businesses that price gouge essential medical supplies and other goods and services during a state of national emergency in response to pandemics and natural disasters. For a summary of the bill, click HERE. What motivated you to introduce this bill? What are you seeing and hearing from North Carolinians? “We’ve gotten reports from doctors, health care facilities, and individuals that they’re paying five to ten times for prod…

VIDEO: The Failed Senate Relief-Bill Vote Might Have Been Kennedy’s Finest Moment

Here’s a video of a five-minute speech Sen. John Kennedy delivered during deliberations of the coronavirus relief bill which failed on a 47-47 vote earlier today……

The National Weather Service is predicting above normal temperatures this spring

US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC The continued trend of above normal temperatures we’ve seen all winter appears to continue through the coming months ahead. The Climate Prediction center indicates a good chance of above normal temperatures for much of the Continental U.S. this Spring.…

TAKE A LOOK! The two-page document mentioned at every White House briefing

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Civitas responds to latest Cooper executive order

Lawmakers need to realize that an economic cost is also a human cost. RALEIGH – Today, Gov. Roy Cooper issued another executive order in response to the coronavirus outbreak, extending public school closures and ordering the closure of some businesses, such as gyms, movie theaters, and hair salons by 5:00 pm on Wednesday. Also, some media pundits are calling for North Carolina to move to a “shelter-in-place” posture. In this context, Civitas Institute President Donald Bryson issued the following statement: “North Carolina communities and businesses have responde…

TILLIS URGES ‘IMMEDIATE ACTION’

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Carteret County Identifies First Case of COVID-19

BEAUFORT – The first case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Carteret County. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 recently returned from international travel and began showing symptoms after returning to North Carolina. This individual was tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 18 and confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test result was received at the Carteret County Health Department on Friday, March 20 from the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. This individual is in isolation at home at this time. Carteret County Health Department’s…

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office enacts temporary changes in operating procedures to mitigate possible exposure to COVID-19

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – In response to the growing concerns over exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is making the following changes in operating procedures to reduce the risk of exposure to citizens and our employees. Due to the space limitations in our jail visitation area and the difficulty of preventing the transmission of the COVID-19 virus from one visitor to the next visitor occupying this space, we are suspending inmate visitation at the jail. In lieu of onsite jail visitation, inmates will be given additional free calling   privileges until vi…

College staff, faculty honored at Dinner

GRANTSBORO – The State Employees Association of North Carolina – represented by Mark Dearmon (seated right) and associates Patricia Owens, Vivian Hargett, Gloria Evans, and others (not shown) – sponsored an elaborate dinner Thursday night, May 12, at the Delamar Center. The function, several months in the planning stages, proved to be a more than fitting reward for Pamlico Community College, its president Jim Ross (seated left) and all college employees (standing with certificates) on the local institution’s stellar ranking as #2 community college in the nation. Many thanks to the Sta…

IMPORTANT INFORMATION from the Pamlico County Health Department

  News Release For Immediate Release COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Pamlico County along with the countyís Public Health Department has been monitoring the current situation regarding the COVID-19/Corona Virus. Currently the county has no known cases of the virus and no individuals are currently under quarantine or isolation, but this situation can change at any time. Pamlico Countyís Health Department goals are to focus on limiting the spread of the virus and to maintain the health of all members of our community.  Pamlico County Health Department is coordinating with local, sta…

Pamlico County State of Emergency Proclamation