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Interior designer offers experience, ‘extreme attention’ to detail

Suzanne Pritchett NEW BERN — Located in a downtown storefront, Pritchett Interiors and Home Staging, LLC is a one-stop shop! From your Pinterest wish list to helping de-clutter and organize, this locally owned interior design and home staging firm has it covered. Owner and lead designer Suzanne Pritchett has more than 10 years of interior design experience. A North Carolina native and daughter of a seasoned interior designer, she earned a CIDA accredited Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree from Western Carolina University. Pritchett has lived and worked in South Caroli…

Health Department announces big change!

Pediatric Services to begin in July By Scott Lenhart, Director Pamlico County Health Department BAYBORO — It has been six months since I have taken the helm at Pamlico County Health Department, and I would like to update the community on the many advances we have accomplished since my arrival last November. First of all, I would like to thank my staff, other Pamlico agencies, and the citizens who came forward to welcome my family and me into the community. Partnerships are very important for the health and wellbeing of community, so that has been a primary focus since my arrival. As we inte…

‘We do listen!’ Delamar, Baskervill switch votes in nod to citizen angst

Peasants with pitchforks force retreat on property tax increase Another big crowd turned up Monday night – the second consecutive meeting in which the County Commissioners were forced to move their proceedings to the larger confines of the courtroom. BAYBORO – Let’s give the taxpayers of Pamlico County credit for showing up in big numbers (not just once, but twice). The double whammy turnout on June 5 and again on June 19 sent elected officials an unmistakable message: Now is not the time to raise property taxes, especially when county coffers are replete with ample savings. Immediat…

Sign-ups begin for Aug. 12 Dragon Boat Festival

Among first: Two newcomers & veteran paddler from Florida RIVER DUNES – The eighth annual affair, scheduled for Grace Harbor Marina at River Dunes near Oriental, is shaping up to be the most popular competition yet. Teams and individual paddlers from throughout the Southeast have been bombarding the Festival’s website, www.orientaldragonboat.com, according to organizer Flora Moorman. “I really want to thank both Barbara Caudill and Nancy Christian from Raleigh,” said Moorman. “Earlier this year, for Chinese New Year, we promoted the Dragon Boat Festival at the Trian…

Pamlico County tax increase on fast track!

‘Miracle turnout’ required to derail measure Hearing set for 7 pm on Monday, June 19 The ad valorem tax rate is by far the biggest revenue generator for Pamlico County. BAYBORO – The original May 22 vote to increase the property tax rate for Pamlico County was razor blade close. A majority of four county commissioners – Missy Baskervill, Candy Bohmert, Pat Prescott, and Paul Delamar III (the board chairman) – simply outvoted the three commissioners — Ann Holton, Ed Riggs Jr., and Carl Ollison – who opposed an increase. Exactly two weeks later (on June 5) county taxpayers sho…

Proposed legislation represents blatant attempt by special interests to completely eliminate state’s commercial fishing industry

By Doug Cross | Pamlico Packing Co. | Guest Commentary EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – For every argument or discussion, there has to be a reason! Whether it is an argument of opinion, one based on facts, one based on beliefs, or whatever, there must be points from which to argue from. In a discussion over fisheries management and practices, it has become blatantly obvious that special interest groups have manipulated data, facts, and pushed opinions that have no basis other than their unyielding despise and blind hatred for the commercial fishermen and their families of this state. These special…

CALL TO ACTION! Seafood Lobby Day

The NCFA in conjunction with NC Watermen United are planning a Seafood Lobby Day on Wednesday, June 14 at the Legislative Building located at 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC. We ask ALL fishermen, commercial and recreational, family members and supporters of the industry attend to show our opposition to HB 867. This bill could be detrimental to the fishing communities of NC. We need to meet with our legislators and make sure that they understand the importance of keeping the Fisheries Reform Act of 1997 in place. We understand that you will miss a day of work, but it is more important to put our ind…

Business Alert – fake one-hundred dollar bills

Click image to enlarge. Carteret County Sheriff’s Office The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning to businesses to keep their eyes opened for fake one-hundred dollar bills that are popping up in the county. Detectives say the phony $100.00 dollar bills have been received by a grocery store, ABC store, and most recently a convenient store in Newport. The fake $100.00 dollar bills have a poor representation of Benjamin Franklin and the words in large caps are stamped “For Motion Picture Use Only” with additional warnings under that in small letters “This note is no…

Most in large crowd irate over property tax increase

Ann Holton’s attempt to revisit May 22 vote ruled out of order by Chairman Paul Delamar Audience cheers as Ollison vows: “We don’t need to raise a big bank account on backs of people in Pamlico County!” Click on image to enlarge. BAYBORO – Monday night’s crowd was huge – the biggest turnout in more than a decade for a meeting of the Pamlico County Commission. Anticipating a well-attended session, Tim Buck, the county manager, had arranged to host the session in the large second floor courtroom, complete with microphones and speakers. One by one, regular rank-and-file citizens e…

Civitans present: ‘Neil Diamond Tribute Show’ Saturday, June 17

By Frank Salvatore NEW BERN — Civitan Club is excited to present a phenomenal “Neil Diamond Tribute Show” known as “Diamond Reno…Today” featuring someone well known to those of us who live in the New Bern area! Diamond Reno — who performs as Neil Diamond — is none other than Mark Reno, who from 2003 until 2009 performed his award winning Elvis Presley Tribute here in New Bern, to great success and acclaim…selling out every show! Reno, the ever-versatile entertainer, has been touring from New Jersey — performing as Neil Diamond for quite some time, b…
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