Scheme to allow vote for 800,000 non-citizens rebuffed in New York City

(We all remember how our 2020 election was blemish-free!!) WASHINGTON,DC – Monday, a New York City court struck down a Democrats’ obscene scheme that would allow over 800,000 non-citizens to vote in New York City elections. Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, released the following statement: “This ruling is a huge victory for election integrity and the rule of law: American elections should be decided by American citizens. The RNC is proud to head a broad coalition in successfully challenging this unconstitutional scheme and will continue to lead the effo…

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Expert reveals little known ‘Mileage Killers’

‘Drafting’ behind 18-wheelers helps, but kind of risky! Last week we discussed vehicle tips to help increase your gas mileage. Now that your vehicle’s shortcomings have been examined, let’s talk about driving tips to save fuel.   From 1936 to 1968 (excluding the WWII years) Mobil Gas Company sponsored an Economy Run. Cars and vehicles of all types started in California and drove to New York City.  The winner was the vehicle that got the best gas mileage.  Remember in those days, cars got about eight to ten miles to the gallon.  Of course, gasoline cost only 18 to 22 cents per gallon back then!  Th…

The New Outreach Deliverance Ministry

By Bernadette King NEW BERN – The New Outreach Deliverance Ministry was started in 2003 by Pastor Elizabeth Green. I first met her, and her faithful friend Patricia Davis, along with James Gurganus when I stopped in during 2008. I was there to help a friend, and had heard that Pastor Green was providing food, clothing, and spiritual counseling to people in Craven, Pamlico, and Jones Counties. Three years later, after Hurricane Irene struck in 2011, Pastor Green provided food to over 200 families. The New Outreach Deliverance Ministry also does Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway to families from a…

County raids piggy bank by $2.1 million to balance budget

PAMLICO COUNTY– The vote Monday night to approve a  $23 million budget for the next fiscal year was unanimous, and avoided any increase in the ad valorem property tax rate. However, two commissioners – Candy Bohmert and Missy Baskervill, suggested tapping savings is not the best way to close a gap between county revenues and expenses.  “I am not happy with this budget pulling well over $2 million to fund (the deficit),” said Bohmert. “We need to make people aware that this is not something good for us. I feel like I am walking on hot rocks on this one (budget).” Both Bohmert and Baskervill alluded t…

Apparent Suicide in Jail

Ricardo Gonzalez BAYBORO – On June 04, 2022, at approximately 5:45am, Detention Officers in the Pamlico County Detention Facility discovered an inmate deceased inside his jail cell.  The inmate, Ricardo Gonzalez (date of birth 05-05-1998) was immediately provided first aid by Detention Officers.  Gonzalez was later pronounced dead at the scene.  As is the case with any in custody death, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) and District Attorney Scott Thomas was contacted and responded to investigate this incident. Any further information regarding this incident should be request…

Regional agency welcomes new Executive Director

NEW BERN – The collective sigh of relief was almost palpable Thursday evening, June 9, as 20 or so elected officials – from a nine county area – met David Bone, a veteran of North Carolina county and town governments, recently hired by the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments (ECC) as the agency’s Executive Director. In recent years, ECC has seen a litany of travails, which culminated in July of 2021 with the abrupt firing of a previous executive director, and the equally abrupt resignation of its contracted law firm. During a brief presentation, Bone came across as knowledgeable, capable,…

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Expert shares tips for more miles per gallon!

With unleaded gas prices pushing five dollars a gallon and headed higher with no end in sight, this is a great time to examine fuel saving methods.  Some actions will yield significant savings while others less so.  However, lots of small actions will make measurable savings too.  This article outlines vehicle tips to increase your gas mileage.   1.  A dirty vehicle has measurable fuel economy loss.  You particularly need to keep your vehicle clean on the outside when traveling at speeds over 50 mph.  Clean mud out of the wheel wells.  That extra weight affects the gas mileage.   Be sure the en…

FDA: Are You Insane??

For God’s Sake, Don’t OK Big Pharma’s Vaxx for Babies!

By Toby Rogers Editor’s note: An advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration met Wednesday, June 15, to discuss whether — based on the totality of scientific evidence available – the BENEFITS of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (when administered as a three-dose primary series) outweigh its RISKS for use in infants and children 6 months through 4 years of age. Front and center is a 66-page ‘Risk – Benefit Assessment’ of Pfizer’s Emergency Use Authorization application to inject mRNA into kids 6 months to four years years old. This application could be voted on by late W…

Ouch! Season & Limit shrink for flounder

MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries announced this week that the 2022 recreational flounder season will open at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 1 and close at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30. The season will open with the following provisions for both the recreational hook-and-line and gig fisheries: A one-fish per person per day creel limit. A 15-inch total length minimum size limit (from the tip of the snout to the tip of the compressed tail). Harvest of flounder with a Recreational Commercial Gear License will be prohibited. The season and possession limits are meant to keep the fishery within the re…

Act of kindness & booklet renew sick man’s faith. Healing follows quickly!

Hattie Credle and Jerry Casey display the easy-to-read book that helped dramatically with his recovery. GRANTSBORO – On Dec. 10 of last year, Jerry Casey turned the lock of a small closet-like office at his used car lot on the corner of Hwy. 55 and Hwy. 306. He remembers thinking to himself “This is enough,” with the implication being that he did not expect to return. A prostate problem and related bladder ailment were not responding to prescribed medication. “I was taking some pretty strong medicine,” said Casey, “and I really should have had someone with me when I started taking another type of prescription.” As it turned out, Casey spent all of Christmas and New Year’s by himself – alone in his home.…