Category: Business

‘Floating Cities’ help duo hone electrical skills for any vessel

LAST OF 4-PART SERIES By Jeff & Colyn Fleming | 12V Marine In recent weeks, many of you have seen articles about our experiences onboard ‘Icon of the Seas’ – the world’s largest (and newest) cruise ship. We are a…

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Whortonsville Residents Leery of Undergrowth Control

Vast Tract of Timberland Sprayed with Herbicide STRAIGHT ROAD – Monday night, the Pamlico County Commissioners heard from a trio of concerned citizens who fear that recent spraying on land now owned by International Paper (formerly Weyerhaeuser) jeopardizes wildlife, nearby…

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American Airlines offers six new daily flights at airport

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) announced this week a significant enhancement in service. American Airlines is increasing the number of daily flights at EWN connecting travelers through Charlotte to destinations of their choice all around the world. This expansion demonstrates…

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In the ‘bow thruster’ area, the father/son duo intentionally tripped ‘a mystery breaker’

To diagnose this Ship’s pesky problems? Improvise (and hold your breath!)

By Jeff Fleming | 12V Marine LLC There are many complex features and equipment on ‘Icon of the Seas’ cruise ship. It is difficult, if not impossible, to know how they all function. When working on electrical components, sometimes you…

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Jeff Fleming (hidden but wearing blue shirt) is next to Igor (bald guy), who is working on a heater for the ship’s freezer door. Igor is from Ukraine and had photos, sent by a friend, of his apartment building where one side of the structure had been blown off from the war. In foreground, is a smiling gentleman known as Piasan -- apparently amused by the confluence of laborers.

12 Volt Marine Confronts 680 Volts

PART TWO OF FOUR: By Jeff Fleming | 12V Marine LLC Editor’s note: Based in Oriental, the father/son team of Jeff & Colyn Fleming (with 12V Marine) spent most of January on board the world’s largest and newest cruise ship….

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The Riggs operate from a Hwy 55 location near Oriental.

Precision Metal Cutting Uses Laser Technology

By Nicole & Stephen Riggs ORIENTAL – We have over 65 combined years of relevant education, skills and experience to take on this laser metal-cutting business venture. Stephen has 35-plus years of experience in the construction and mechanical trades and…

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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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USA Fiddles Away Status as Reserve Currency

The debasement of our currency is now occurring at a rapid case. One factor is the  reckless policy of using our dollar as a weapon against countries such as Russia. This weaponization results when we seize U.S. Dollar denominated reserves…

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Joan Leary retires from Town of Bayboro

After decades of loyal service, Joan Leary has stepped down as Town Clerk. In a well-attended ceremony Tuesday evening, citizens and elected officials praised Leary as multi-talented, congenial, and detail-oriented. All agreed that her ever present smile, and cheerful nature…

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Old Theater Visionary Bids Farewell

By Mary Frances Taylor “There is a role for everyone to play at The Old Theater.” This is Carla Fisher’s favorite quote and her personal belief that all people have gifts, talents, and time that can be shared with their…

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Grant Preparation Workshop for Area Nonprofits

GRANTSBORO – All nonprofits serving Pamlico County are invited to attend a free, in-person seminar, “Getting Ready for Grant Writing,” on Wednesday, January 17th from 11am-1pm at the Delamar Center at Pamlico Community College. Instructor Natasha Davis from WPS Strategies…

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