Category Archives: — CRAVEN COUNTY

‘Church on Wheels’ — A Christmas parade favorite!

Seen here with an enlarged photograph, Pastor Ray Griffin got the inspiration for his popular parade entry from a salt-and-pepper shaker made in the form of a country church. VANCEBORO – Always upbeat, always positive, local evangelist Ray Griffin’s ‘Church on Wheels’ is one of the area’s best-known parade entries. In one way or another, Griffin has been doing this sort of thing since 1995! During a brief interview this week, Griffin shared some recollections, and hinted at his motivation: “I guess it all boils down to the fact that I’m just trying to make the world a little bit…

Seaplane event tricky thing to pull off

Winner of the County Compass contest, David Toler, right, experienced a free Seaplane Ride on Saturday during the Wings Over Bridgeton event. (Photo credit – KT2C) By Alan Welch BRIDGETON — Staging an event is always stressful but a seaplane fly-in may be more stressful than most! This year the number of aircraft increased, and many more vendor booths were on site. The local Junior ROTC Battalion provided much needed security and crowd control. Members from Chapter 1171 of the Experimental Aircraft Association were also on hand — on the festival grounds and in the air. On…

Arrest made in October 13 larceny of firearms

Trever Scott Hanel On October 13th, 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cooper Road in Alliance in reference to the breaking and entering, and larceny of firearms from a residence. The victim advised Pamlico County Sheriff’s Deputies that four firearms were removed from the residence in question. After an extensive investigation by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Craven County Sheriff’s Office and Bridgeton Police Department, two suspects were identified. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Trevor S…

Heroes & Hooligans…They Walk Among Us! New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk October 26-28

Heroes and Hooligans right here in downtown New Bern! (Photo by Bill Hand) NEW BERN, NC. It is that time of year again, and the New Bern Historical Society is preparing its 27th annual Ghostwalk, Heroes & Hooligans… They Walk Among Us!. Each Ghostwalk brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their stories right in the very places they might have been seen in life. Don’t worry though, all these spirits are from history, not from science fiction. So as night falls in New Bern’s Historic District October 26-28, keep an eye out for shady ch…

HEROIN TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 18 TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON Other Traffickers and Dealers Sentenced to Prison as Well

Bayboro, Beaufort and New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions in heroin-related criminal cases in Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico Counties over the past few weeks. District Attorney Scott Thomas said, “These heroin trafficking prosecutions are part of our ongoing efforts to combat the opioid crisis in eastern North Carolina. We are doing all we can to reduce the illegal supply of opioid pills, heroin, and fentanyl. Our plan is to arrest, prosecute, and send to prison drug dealers and traffickers. Tough enforcement is required to…

Run for the Mums 5K and 1Mile Races MumFest Weekend Sunday, October 15

Run for the Mums is a New Bern Parks & Recreation featured event on the Sunday morning of MumFest weekend. This flat course race begins and ends at Union Point Park and winds through New Bern’s scenic historic district. Awards will be presented to the overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male/female runners in each age group for the 5K race. There is a discounted early registration fee of $25-5K, $20-1Mile. Register early at www.active.com/new-bern-nc/running/distance-running/run-for-mums-2017. Check-in and day of registration begins at 6:00 a.m. with a start time of 7:30 a.m. Day of…

SUPERIOR COURT CONVICTIONS IN CRAVEN, PAMLICO COUNTIES

Bayboro and New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions obtained in Superior Court in both Pamlico and Craven Counties during this week-long term of court. In Pamlico County, with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presiding, the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins, and were investigated by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office: ANDREW POTTER, 32, of Bayboro, pled guilty prior to his case being called for trial, to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance in Prison. Dur…

Meet the Mayor! John Wetherington loves his small town!

DOVER – Mayor John Wetherington is on a crusade of sorts to boost this small town’s profile. Located in the far west corner of Craven County, “Dover is more like a bump on the map, than a corner,” jokes the 76-year-old. Earlier this year, Wetherington and other town residents spearheaded an impressive Veterans Memorial Park for a triangular plot located next to Lenny’s and VC Grill, which features delicious ‘turkey barbecue!’ This Saturday, Oct. 7, everyone is invited to the popular Fireman’s Day. By no means confirmed, local rumors hint that Wetherington may be honored wi…

Hoi Toiders, Whistle Pigs and Kelvinators, Talkin’ Tarheel with Walt Wolfram

Historical Society Lunch & Learn October 12 Dr. Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University will speak at Oct. 12 Lunch & Learn. New Bern Historical Society NEW BERN — If you’ve ever spotted a whistle pig or know what a Kelvinator is, then you just might be fluent in Tar Heel. If you pronounce Buies Creek, Cashie River and Chicamacomico like a native, then you might be fluent in Tar Heel. The linguistic diversity and dialects of North Carolina will be the topic of the October 12 Lunch & Learn at the Chelsea Restauran…

HEROIN SALES RESULT IN PRISON SENTENCE

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, ROYSHAUN GRICE, 33, of New Bern, pled guilty to several heroin-related charges, and was sentenced to prison. Superior Court Judge R. Kent Harrell presided, and the cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins. The Craven County Sheriff’s Office conducted two undercover “controlled buys” from Grice, purchasing $ 40 worth of heroin on the first occasion, and $ 80 worth of heroin on the second occasion. Grice also was charged with breaking i…
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