Category Archives: Vanceboro

‘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…

Hollow-point bullets ‘troubling’ says Congressman Walter Jones

  Federal agencies on buying spree for ‘weapons of war’ Walter B. Jones By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer VANCEBORO – North Carolina’s Third District Congressman, Republican Walter B. Jones, confirmed this week — in a letter to a constituent — that federal agencies, with little or no responsibility for national security, are receiving “massive quantities” of bullets and weapons of war that “are simply unnecessary.” The Vanceboro resident received the April 17 letter from Jones, and agreed to supply the Congressional correspondence to this newspape…

Felony convictions earn three local men stiff prison time

   State of North Carolina General Court of Justice , Prosecutorial District Three B   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | APRIL 18, 2013   SCOTT E. THOMAS | DISTRICT ATTORNEY  THREE MEN CONVICTED, SENTENCED FOR HOME INVASION  JAMES MATTHEW IRELAND, 29 New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that in Craven County Superior Court today, JAMES MATTHEW IRELAND, 29, of Vanceboro, ANDREW JAMES POTTER, 27, of Bridgeton, and JOHN MATTHEW NIGH, 25, of Grantsboro, were convicted on their guilty pleas to charges arising out of a home invasion occurring in A…
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