Category: LOCAL

Letter Describes ‘Uncontrolled Chaos’ at Oriental Town Meeting

Mr. Martin Spratt, the developer who submitted a rezoning request for an executive RV Park in Oriental, sent the following letter dated (April 12) to the Oriental Town Mayor and Commissioners. Normally these types of letters discussing town matters would…

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What They Didn’t Tell Us At College Orientation

By Allison Potter Last summer, I graduated from The Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern as I anticipated going to NC State in the Fall. Soon after graduating I attended orientation at NC State where they told me…

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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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Oriental Old Theater to Offer Mega Mother’s Day Concert!

ORIENTAL – Dee Dee King & Friends, seen here Sunday afternoon during a break in the group’s grueling three and one-half hour rehearsal, are expected to ‘sellout’ the theater’s 150 seats on Sunday, May 12. Doors open at 4:30pm. Treat…

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Mother’s Roots In Oriental Inspire Dee Dee King’s May 12 Musical Tribute

Edith Adams – a beautiful, talented and brave young black woman – left Oriental in the early 1960s. Bound for New York City, she was full of hope and spirit, eager to pursue her dreams. In March of 1965, things…

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ISO Rating Crucial in Setting Fire Insurance Premiums

Murky World of Homeowners Insurance         Editor’s Note: North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, Mike Causey, recently issued a statement about Liberty, a small North Carolina town of 2,700 residents, that has achieved an ISO fire rating of 2. …

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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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The father-son duo acted like guests some of the time, with early access to spectacular Icon of the Seas amusements like this colorful, convoluted water park.

ICON OF THE SEAS – Here We Come!!

PART ONE OF FOUR: By Jeff Fleming | 12V Marine LLC ORIENTAL – The FaceBook message said “marine electrical technicians needed for cruise ship, must be available January 3, 2024.” It was Dec 28, just 6 days away? Starting a…

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Sales Tax Hike on Nov. 5 Ballot

PAMLICO COUNTY – Elected officials voted Monday to proceed with a referendum to determine if voters will agree to a ‘quarter of one cent’ increase in the local option sales tax. If approved, the measure could raise an extra $400,000…

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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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