Category Archives: — PAMLICO COUNTY

How does law enforcement work on a Bombing Target?

Feds want more clout in and around BT-9 PAMLICO SOUND – In a letter from the U.S. Marine Corps brass, the Pamlico County Board of Commissioners are being asked to approve a plan that would give Sheriff Chris Davis and his deputies less authority to investigate crimes and violations in an area owned by the U.S. Government. The matter will be contemplated during the Monday, Dec. 4 meeting of the Pamlico County Commission. The letter, printed below, refers to ‘proprietary’ jurisdiction versus ‘concurrent’ jurisdiction. On matters involving federal ownership, land and buildings a…

‘Killing a copperhead with a hoe!’

Critic explains exasperation over town vote! By Jim Barton | Guest Commentary Jim Barton ORIENTAL — Without any discussion and ignoring public safety concerns and comments raised at the Town Board meeting — as well as the recommendation for further study regarding firearms discharge policy by one member — the Town Commissioners have reaffirmed their authorization for the unrestricted use of .22 caliber firearms for ‘non life- threatening pest control on personal property.’ OPEN LETTER: I want to thank you and the Town Manager for the enlightening clarificatio…

Brouhaha over septic permits explained

Board of Health briefed on potential problems Top left, Scott Lenhart, Pamlico County Health Director, meets with his advisory board of directors Monday night. BAYBORO – Scott Lenhart, Director of the Pamlico County Health Department, told his advisory board of directors Monday night that hundreds of subdivided – but still undeveloped – residential lots likely have discrepancies and inadequate documentation for previously issued septic permits. He said some of the questionable evaluations go back more than a decade, when the frantic push to subdivide, market and sell waterfr…

VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE

BAYBORO — Our community salutes Veterans Day with a parade in Bayboro on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 am. Grand Marshall is Russ Spalti — a USMC Gunny Sergeant, has been involved in the county as Sergeant in Arms with the Oriental Dragon Detachment #1413 of the Marine Corps League, Commander of the Pamlico Honor Guard, and active DAV and Veterans Council member. Following the parade at noon, our Pamlico County Veterans and their guest will be honored with a luncheon at the Fred A. Anderson Elementary School. Veterans need to show some proof of residency and service. Our Pamlico County Ve…

Roof collapse at old Stonewall School shakes neighborhood

Neglected building tumbles! ‘Like a bomb went off’ says one resident Stonewall School, in its heyday, was a fine looking institution (below). In recent years, the wooden gymnasium, the original school building (above left), and the auditorium (above right) have fallen into disrepair. Monday morning – with little or no warning – the east facing brick wall of the original auditorium apparently gave way, collapsing roof trusses and other support structures. STONEWALL – Monday — on an otherwise calm, sunny October morning — all heck broke loose about 8:30 am along a t…

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…

Pamlico Athletic Club kicks off flag football

Coaches and rosters for the nine teams are as follows: COACH MAURICE KING: Alicia Barber Jayden Williams Braylen Ollison Anthony Chaparro Robert Mellon Cody Wood Keegan Cofer Darien Fisher Drew Guimbal Kelvin Chaparro Alexyanna Dawson COACH GEORGE JONES: Salter Doucette Khron Carroll Tallin Gibbs Qio’Arie Randall Ayolen Bell Malachi Lee COACH SHELTON: Gavin Tutt Damarion Roberts Joshua Chaparro Adrian Smith Jacob Avery   COACH TIM TAYLOR: Angel Garner Donovacia Dawson Latfell Beasley Caleb Davson Jo’quell Bess Michael Zennik Tim Taylor Katelyn Shelton COACH VICK MIDGET…

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…

FIRE IN BAYBORO!

The response to the fire was quick and massive. BAYBORO — On Wednesday about noon, the Pamlico County 911 Communication Center received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire at 393 Cowell Loop Road in Bayboro. During the 911 call, the dispatcher received information that there were two victims within the house, along with several animals. The dispatcher quickly dispatched several fire departments, Pamlico Rescue and Pamlico County Sheriff Deputies to assist. Upon arrival, Deputies noticed smoke exiting the house from all windows and doors. Deputies quickly entered the resi…

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…
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