Category Archives: — PAMLICO COUNTY

Pamlico Christian Academy names new leader

GRANTSBORO — The Board of Directors of Pamlico Christian Academy, a faith-based community school that serves students from Preschool through 12th grade, recently announced that Jennifer Sanderson Alcock has been named their new Head of School. Mrs. Alcock brings years of experience in public relations, communications, leadership training and development, fundraising, and Christian counseling that will greatly benefit Pamlico Christian Academy students, families, staff and the surrounding community. Her passion and enthusiasm for seeing students and staff reach their…

Season tip-off begins for Pamlico Athletic Club

Enrollment explodes to 160 youngsters! STONEWALL – Accolades are in order for Maurice King, his hard-working coaches, all of the behind-the-scenes staffers, the Pamlico County School System (for use of the Middle School Gymnasium), parents and family members, and the Club’s generous sponsors for an effort that will undoubtedly help the futures of young people in our county. “We’ve got a 14-game season this year, plus the tournament games,” said King, during a brief break from a photo-shoot Tuesday afternoon where the teams were wearing new uniforms! Volunteers are needed, a…

Winter theft of tractor now solved

Johnny A. Harris Jr, 39 On January 13, 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a tractor being stolen from Main Street in Alliance. During the investigation, Johnny A. Harris Jr, 39 of New Bern was identified as a suspect. The tractor was later recovered in Wayne County where Harris sold the tractor. As a result of the investigation, Johnny A. Harris Jr was arrested and charged with one count of larceny and one count of obtaining property by false pretense and placed into the Pamlico County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.…

Frances Deaton Bennett memorial service set for Saturday

Fran Deaton, seen here on the drum, led her team to many Dragon Boat victories in recent years. Fran Kirksey Deaton Bennett passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 21, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, May 13th at Lou Mac Park, 504 South Avenue, Oriental, NC. Come and join us and bring your chair. If there is RAIN the services will be held at the Oriental United Methodist Church at 404 Freemason Street, Oriental. Following the service the family would like to invite all to a reception – details to be announced at the service. The family would like to than…

‘Loosey-Goosey’ one way to describe Monday night’s County Commission session

BAYBORO – Pamlico County’s highest elected officials have been working hard in recent weeks, trying to bring projected revenues for the upcoming 2017 – 2018 fiscal year in line with ever-growing expenses. Numerous workshops have been scheduled. Attendance has been exemplary – even for a Monday night, April 24, budget session when the weather outside was super nasty!! Paul Delamar And, most of the seven – Missy Baskervill, Candy Bohmert, Ann Holton, Paul Delamar III, Patricia Prescott, Ed Riggs Jr., and Carl Ollison – appear to have been doing their homework, which is mostly c…

‘Table Tennis Tootsies’ take gold medals!

Ping Pong Champs of Neuse River Senior Games ORIENTAL – Above, from left: Grace Bean, Priscilla Wormell, Joanne Hurley, Penny Flaherty, Claire Pittman, and Terrell Scott are a juggernaut. Crediting their almost year-round practice sessions in Wormell’s arena-style basement, this extremely competitive squad recently won the doubles and singles divisions in multiple age categories. And, they did it for the second straight year! Grace Bean calls herself a ‘new addition’ – having been with the Tootsies for “just three years.” She, like her colleagues, enjoys the congeni…

‘Table Tennis Tootsies’ take gold medals!

Ping Pong Champs of Neuse River Senior Games ORIENTAL – Above, from left: Grace Bean, Priscilla Wormell, Joanne Hurley, Penny Flaherty, Claire Pittman, and Terrell Scott are a juggernaut. Crediting their almost year-round practice sessions in Wormell’s arena-style basement, this extremely competitive squad recently won the doubles and singles divisions in multiple age categories. And, they did it for the second straight year! Grace Bean calls herself a ‘new addition’ – having been with the Tootsies for “just three years.” She, like her colleagues, enjoys the congeni…

Frontline drug fighters offer updates for Community Watch

In center of back row, Sheriff Chris Davis hobnobs with members of the Reelsboro Community Watch program. By Rhonda Breed REELSBORO — The April 4 meeting of Reelsboro Community Watch featured two special speakers — Sheriff Chris Davis and Moneka Midgette-Davis, a specialist in substance abuse. The Sheriff expressed his appreciation to members of the Community Watch effort for their vigilance in watching the neighborhood and for calling in suspicious activity. Many reports have led to subsequent arrests. He shared statistics on drug sales, stating that “90 percent of dr…

Less space ‘untenable’ says library official

Editor’s note: The forced downsizing of the Pamlico County Library has created quite a furor in recent weeks. Monday night, library official Ben Bowditch addressed the Pamlico County Board of Commissioners. Here are his remarks, continued to Page B-12 where readers can also see the written ultimatum, dated March 13, from John Potter, Chairman of the Pamlico County Board of Education. Ben Bowditch BAYBORO – My name is Ben Bowditch. I have the honor of representing Pamlico County on the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library Board of Trustees, and I serve as chairman of that board. A…

Search warrant leads to 3 drug related arrests in Oriental

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office On Friday, April 13, 2017, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 3057 Trent Road in Oriental NC, the residence of Cameron R. BROWN. During the search warrant, approximately 5 ounces of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and approximately $12,000.00 in US Currency was seized. The search warrant stems from numerous complaints about drug activity at the residence. During the investigation, a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Montracies STYRON made investigators believe that a quantity of cocaine was locate…
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