Author: Jeff Aydelette


CarolinaEast Hospital forced to borrow $45 million

Cyberattack on unrelated claims-payer impales cash flow NEW BERN – Hospital officials were in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon and received a friendly reception from a state agency known as the Local Government Commission, which must first give its blessings before units…

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Airport Welcomes Breeze ‘Nice Low Cost Carrier’ Flights

NEW BERN – Breeze Airways, which bills itself as a ‘seriously nice’ airline, received a warm, well-attended Tuesday morning greeting from area VIPs, and future passengers! Turns out Emily Jones, age 11, may well be one of the first to…

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Urgent Alert for All Homeowners!

Email comments opposing insurance rate increases All homeowners in eastern North Carolina are urged to submit public comment about staggering proposed insurance rate increases. The North Carolina Rate Bureau recently filed a request with the North Carolina Department of Insurance…

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Township 5 Seat Revolves as Official Resigns & Then Returns

BAYBORO – Hard-ball intra-party politics reared its head Monday night as four conservative Republicans on the Pamlico County Commission – Doug Brinson, Candy Bohmert, Kari Forrest, and Missy Baskervill – teamed up to oust fellow Republican Ed Riggs Jr. as…

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Not Your Dad’s Liquor Store
Area’s Newest ABC to Rock!

BRIDGETON – “Here, try a sip of this. I think you’ll enjoy it.”  You may hear those words, or similar phrases, from congenial marketers like Tony Ursone of Outer Banks Distilling who is eager to reserve time behind the unique…

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From left, Paul Brown, general manager of the Craven County ABC Board; and, Chip Chagnon, ABC Board Chairman, flank some large, newly installed shelving.

New Liquor Store to Pull From Bridgeton & Fairfield Harbour

Shelves in place for 22,000 Bottles of Distilled Spirits CRAVEN COUNTY – Perhaps the nickname came from being a chip off the old block – you see, Chagnon’s father owned and operated three liquor stores in Massachusetts. Fast forward six…

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Vote to fill vacant seat could be close

BAYBORO – The Executive Committee of the Pamlico County Republican Party has nominated Sarah Davis for the open Township Five county commission seat. Davis is the wife of Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis. A decision to accept the Party’s recommendation…

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Inflation Mushrooms Cost of New 6-12 School to

$67 Million

Funding gap closed! Cash-flush state budget allows Dept. of Public Instruction to cough up extra $12 million. BAYBORO – The State of North Carolina is spending money like a drunken sailor, thanks to the largess of Uncle Sam who has…

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Officials Butt Heads Over Subsidized Housing

BAYBORO – Tempers were flying Monday night, Aug. 21. The lure of millions in federal money (which could flow thru Pamlico County coffers into the hands of an apartment-complex developer) proved too tempting to resist for four Pamlico County Commissioners,…

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New Bridge Over Neuse?

County asks for ‘Feasibility Study’

Minnesott Beach predicts ‘devastating effect’ PAMLICO COUNTY – This is a hot potato. However, no need to become terribly agitated just yet. Everyone involved agrees that any proposed structure (to replace the current ferry) is several decades away — if…

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Developers pitch two separate projects for Grantsboro

Away from flood-plain. Resiliency monies spur apartments for the ‘rent-burdened’ GRANTSBORO – A whopping 47 percent of folks in Pamlico County are defined as rent-burdened, which means the roof over their heads costs them more than 30 percent of household…

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