Category Archives: — PAMLICO COUNTY

Oriental Author Celebrates the Release of The Mother Tree, the Sequel to Hungry Mother Creek

New Village Brewery and Taproom Sunday June 24, 2018 4pm – 6pm 702 Broad St. Oriental, NC 28571 heatherbrewer@att.net 919-349-8246 www.heathercobham.com The New Village Brewery and Taproom will host the launch party for the Mother Tree, the new book by local author Heather W. Cobham, on Sunday June 24 at 4:00pm. The Mother Tree is the sequel to Heather’s debut novel, Hungry Mother Creek. Heather will read at 4:30and sign copies of her books afterwards. A portion of the proceeds from the book sale will be donated to the Pamlico County Community Foundation. The Mother Tree continues t…

‘Field Day’ set for this weekend!

GRANTSBORO — When the ubiquitous Internet, smart phones, and assorted electronics suddenly bite the dust — and many in the know are convinced that such a scenario is more real than science fiction — it may well fall upon our nation’s Ham Radio Operators to re-establish some type of basic communications. For a fascinating insight into how this super reliable system works, a hard-working group of local enthusiasts known as PARS (an acronym for Pamlico Amateur Radio Society) intends to muster on the grounds of the Shrine Club at 2421 NC Hwy 306 this Saturday and Sunday…

Septic system brouhaha packs Board of Health meeting

Eddie Wright owns a parcel on Janeiro Road where local officials recently ordered a stop to all septic system work. BAYBORO — A standing-room-only crowd turned out Monday night — many there to support a Janeiro Road property owner, where local health officials recently called a halt to all work on a septic system. The usual monthly meeting of the 11 volunteer advisors, who are charged with supervising the Pamlico County Board of Health, is typically a low-key affair. Not so this time. The scene was truly exemplary — unlike anything in recent memory! Someone had worked the p…

Rotary’s TOP TEN scholars for 2018

The Oriental Rotary Club recently honored the Top Ten scholars at Pamlico County High School. From left, Principal Chris Meadows congratulates the students: Jennifer Lee Amos, Meg Evelyn Anderson, Matthew Asher Buck, Mason Clay Caroon, Genesis Marie Cervantes, Kamryn Nicole Hough, Sharon Jacome, McKenzie Carolyn Whitley, and Sallie Elizabeth Winfrey. Not shown is student Alla Rashad Wahib, who could not attend the May 21st ceremony.…

Say ‘goodbye’ to County’s unattended recycling bins

To combat illicit dumping, officials plan upgrades Recycling is not a pretty sight in Pamlico County, nor is it effective. BAYBORO — In recent years, Pamlico County’s recycling bins have been abused by miscreants who persist in using the sites as drop-off locations for regular household garbage. Local officials refer to the practice as ‘contamination’ of a recycling bin — which means the entire contents end up heading to the Tuscarora landfill, instead being miraculously transformed into beneficial end products! Over the past year, an appointed commi…

Report released on Saturday night fire

\ For Immediate Release May 191 2018 Re: Pamlico County Structure Fire At 19:42 hours, Pamlico County Sheriff’s Communications received multiple 911 calls reporting a fire at 10766 NC Hwy 55 in Grantsboro (Pamlico County Habitat for Humanity Rest or e). At 19:45 hours, Grantsboro-Silverhill Fire Department arrived on the scene and advised of Smoke Showing/Working Fire and requested additional resources. Fire crews were met with heavy fire and smoke conditions and were able to control and extinguish the blaze with minimal effects to adjoined structures (Piggly Wiggly). The fire…

Born in woman’s hands, peacock has unique story

Pat was lucky to emerge, strong and healthy, in September of last year. By Lisanne Erickson Pat naturally assumes that Lisanne is the mother peacock. ORIENTAL — Spring is here and along with it, warmer weather, longer days and new beginnings. It’s an exciting time of the year because this is the start of mating season for our “peacocks.” The males have been busy showcasing their bright colors and fanning their tail feathers to impress the peahens (females) and anything else! At times it can be tricky for the males to maintain their showy display, such as during the high wind gus…

Darth Vader or White Knight?

By-the-book Health Director has friends, foes BAYBORO — On the job less than 18 months — in a post that has seen a revolving door of occupants over the past decade — Pamlico County Health Director Scott Lenhart told his eleven-member advisory board Monday night that he expects an attempt by the County Commissioners to drastically cut funding for his department for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. “They can’t control me. They can’t control this board. So they are going to try and control us through our funding,” complained Lenhart, who l…

Kimberly Rossi arrested on numerous drug charges

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Pamlico County Deputies arrested Kimberly Rossi on numerous drug charges. Kimberly Rossi showed up at the Pamlico County Detention Facility to visit an inmate. While sitting in the lobby of the sheriff’s office, deputies realized that Rossi had an outstanding warrant. When deputies approached Rossi and told her she was under arrest, Rossi pulled a pill bottle out of her pocket and handed it to a juvenile that was with her. Deputies discovered that the pill bottle contained numerous different types of controlled medication in the same bottle. Rossi was arrested…

Incumbents reign supreme (Except for GOP House District 06)

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Incumbency manifested itself in spades this election season! Our area’s most prominent incumbent is certainly Republican Walter B. Jones of the Third Congressional District, who held off a determined, well funded, and hard-hitting challenge from Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey. A third GOP candidate, Phil Law — who also ran against Jones in the 2016 GOP primary — apparently made Dacey’s task more difficult, siphoning enough of the anti-Jones vote to edge into a surprising second place finish. Nor did the abysmal turnou…
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