Category Archives: — PAMLICO COUNTY

And the winner is . . . Pamlico Board of Commissioners!

All but 10 minutes of Monday night meeting off limits to public News Opinion BAYBORO — You’re John Q. Public. You pay your taxes. In the last local election, you voted for thus-and-so, who seems like a really nice person. You’ve considered attending a County Commission meeting — usually held on the first and third Monday evenings of each month in a conference room on the second floor of the Courthouse. Your goal is to learn a bit about what is going on, and what the seven elected officials are contemplating these days. • WRONG • WASTE OF TIME • DON’T BOTHER Th…

VIOLENT HOME INVASION ENDS WITH 25 TO 33 YEARS IN PRISON

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, just prior to the selection of a jury in the cases today, KAREEN RAMEL ELLIOTT, 39, of Havelock, pled guilty to the charges against him arising out of an armed home invasion, and was sentenced to a prison term of 25 ½ years to 33 years in prison. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Karen Hobbs, and Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court. On October 10, 2015, three masked men broke into a residence in Merritt, all three armed with handguns. Inside the home were three adult re…

Forget November! May 8 is Decision Day for Pamlico County Board of Education

From left: Judy Humphries, Paul Delamar Jr., and Carinna Smith are vying for two At-Large seats on the Pamlico County Board of Education. For other elective posts, deciding races happen in November. But not for the Board of Education – candidates for that board are picked on May 8th, with early voting to start April 19. BAYBORO – Three candidates attended a Forum Tuesday night hosted by a group known as Pamlico Progressives. The trio responded to many questions, but here is a sampling of their response to one specific query: What would success look like for you as a result of your time in offic…

Forget November! May 8 is Decision Day for Pamlico County Board of Education

From left: Judy Humphries, Paul Delamar Jr., and Carinna Smith are vying for two At-Large seats on the Pamlico County Board of Education. For other elective posts, deciding races happen in November. But not for the Board of Education – candidates for that board are picked on May 8th, with early voting to start April 19. BAYBORO – Three candidates attended a Forum Tuesday night hosted by a group known as Pamlico Progressives. The trio responded to many questions, but here is a sampling of their response to one specific query: What would success look like for you as a result of your time in offic…

Shoddy paperwork on septic approvals

PAMLICO COUNTY – A small army of local officials – and County Attorney Jimmie Hicks — are headed to Raleigh on Tuesday, April 10, to meet with representatives of the state’s Division of Public Health – On-site Water Protection Agency. Last week, the local health department received an ultimatum from that same state agency – an order to mail an intimidating four-page ‘Notice of Intent to Suspend’ to 27 property owners in the Windmill Pointe subdivision. Insiders familiar with the matter blame missing permits and/or inadequate soil analysis reports – a problem t…

Beaufort and Pamlico Counties: Join Congressman Walter B. Jones for an Access Live / Telephone Town Hall Event Wednesday Evening

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County employee re-appointed to prestigious state board

PAMLICO COUNTY – In a ceremony Monday night, Ed Riggs, Jr., chairman of the County Commission, administered the Oath of Office to Melanie Campen, who is well-regarded at the state level for her credentials as an Environmental Health Specialist. Campen has served for the past four years on a governor-appointed board that regulates the industry. “It is an honor to be re-appointed for a second term to the North Carolina State Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialist Examiners,” said Campen in a written state. “It is a privilege to represent Eastern North Carolina as well a…

‘Video Visitation’ requires mega $$$

County jail forced to upgrade system   BAYBORO – No county official in his or her right mind wants to do anything that might jeopardize the cool $1 million-plus that Uncle Sam pays every year to reimburse the Pamlico County Jail for the temporary care and feeding of inmates charged with Federal crimes. So, when Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis (who oversees the jail in addition to his law enforcement duties) asked the County Commissioners on Monday night for a whopping $83,907 to install a state-of-the-art video visitation system, the board swallowed hard, unanimously approving t…

‘Video Visitation’ requires mega $$$

County jail forced to upgrade system   BAYBORO – No county official in his or her right mind wants to do anything that might jeopardize the cool $1 million-plus that Uncle Sam pays every year to reimburse the Pamlico County Jail for the temporary care and feeding of inmates charged with Federal crimes. So, when Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis (who oversees the jail in addition to his law enforcement duties) asked the County Commissioners on Monday night for a whopping $83,907 to install a state-of-the-art video visitation system, the board swallowed hard, unanimously approving t…

‘Video Visitation’ requires mega $$$

County jail forced to upgrade system   BAYBORO – No county official in his or her right mind wants to do anything that might jeopardize the cool $1 million-plus that Uncle Sam pays every year to reimburse the Pamlico County Jail for the temporary care and feeding of inmates charged with Federal crimes. So, when Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis (who oversees the jail in addition to his law enforcement duties) asked the County Commissioners on Monday night for a whopping $83,907 to install a state-of-the-art video visitation system, the board swallowed hard, unanimously approving t…
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