Category Archives: Alliance

Class of ’75 celebrates Christmas

ALLIANCE – This close-knit group of former classmates at Pamlico County High School always carves out time each year for a Holiday Celebration. First row: Kenny Smith and Robert Boomer. Second row: Teresa Davis, Aquila Jones, Sally Watson Credle, Amelia Saunders, Betty Lou Barber, Vanessa Midgette, Barbara Wright, and Maddie Nelson. Third row: Garfield Credle, William Jones, Margaret Tatum Murrell, Delseia Moore, Hazel Credle, and Ricky Glasper. Fourth row: Darrell ‘Bouncer’ Jenkins, Roger Sawyer, and Jerry Gibbs.…

Devonta Respers, of Alliance, charged with Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle

Devonta Respers. On Sunday, August 7, 2016, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office were investigating the larceny of a motor vehicle from the Alliance area of Pamlico County. During the investigation Deputies identified the suspect as Devonta Respers of 876 Main Street Alliance NC. At approximately 11:10 PM, Deputies received information that the vehicle was spotted in the Camp Jo Jane area of Pamlico County. Deputies responded to the area in an attempt to locate the stolen vehicle. While in the area deputies witnessed the vehicle traveling on Jo Jane Road. Deputies attempt…

More solar on horizon — Alliance targeted

Small town sets hearing for Aug. 8 From lower left: Town clerk Linda Marshall, mayor Frank Willis, and commissioners Will Riggs and Louis Daniels. ALLIANCE – Not quite a critic but definitely a skeptic, Louis Daniels is one elected official who wants to see all of the details about any proposed solar farm for his close knit, micro small community. The town, which straddles Highway 55 in Pamlico County, has no zoning and few, if any, land use regulations. Typically, local governance here is LAID BACK (with a capital L). That would seem to make a 50-acre farm field, which lies just inside the town…

Rosenwald Schools topic of fascinating documentary

Holt’s Chapel Community Center, Inc. 136 Janiero Rd. By Sarah Goodnight ORIENTAL — This is the stuff you missed in history class! Join us Thursday, May 19, at the Old Theater for a film, which chronicles the amazing story of Jewish business man, Julius Rosenwald, who teamed with Booker T. Washington to build thousands of schools from 1912 until 1932 – all to benefit the African-American populations of the rural South. I had never heard of the Rosenwald Schools until I moved to Oriental and bicycled past Holts Chapel Community Center. I became intrigued with the mystery of the old bui…

Hardees of Alliance deserves accolades

A fire earlier this month killed a woman, whose daughter works at Hardees. By Jean Martin Florence–Whortonsville Volunteer Fire Department MARIBEL – On the morning of Jan. 5, this community suffered a great tragedy. A structure fire not only ended in the destruction of a home but in the loss of life to one of the inhabitants and burn injuries to another. Pamela Jones, an employee of Hardees in Alliance, was injured while trying to save her mother, but could not, and has suffered a great loss. Several fire departments, Pamlico Rescue, and Emergency Management were all there for a good many ho…

Monster exits Oriental

Behemoth tramples local pharmacy, grocery Group launches initiative ORIENTAL — On Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at The Old Theater there will be a meeting hosted by the Oriental Food Initiative to discuss local food issues. The Oriental Food Initiative is a group of local residents who have been exploring how to get high quality food to our community. Over the past five months we have met with local farmers, local businesses and interested residents. We would like to share with the larger community what we have learned, what we are doing, and prospective plans for the future. Please jo…

Generous shoppers = Merrier Christmas for seniors

From left, Pamlico County Commissioner Kenny Heath; Senior Center Nutrition Director Beth Hardison; Senior Center Director Violet Ollison; and representing the Grantsboro Walmart: Store Manager Nancy Bass; Personnel Coordinator Kathy Bryant; and Office Associate Dianna Wetherell. ALLIANCE – The power of networking played out in spades Monday morning when Pamlico County Commissioner Kenny Heath pulled his pickup truck into the parking lot of the Senior Services Center, loaded to the max with a variety of food items – freshly pulled from the shelves of the Grantsboro Walmart. Le…

Trillium uses Medicaid savings to fund playground for disabled children

A new playground – certified as OK for disabled youngsters – will be built in Alliance, thanks to a large grant from Trillium Health Resources. These young people accepted a ceremonial check Monday morning at the site, which is located at the end of Ireland Road, off Highway 55. The location will be listed on a National Registry of certified playgrounds. ALLIANCE — A new, accessible playground at Pamlico County’s popular Recreation Park will be built in the coming year, thanks to a large grant from Trillium Health Resources. In a brief ceremony Monday morning — splashed wi…

Seniors recruited to help fight Medicare fraud

ALLIANCE – Join us for the ‘Senior Medicare Patrol Workshop’ at Pamlico Senior Services Center at 800 Old Main Street in Alliance on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. The director of Senior Services in Pamlico County is Violet Ollison. What is Medicare Fraud and Abuse? Medicare Fraud occurs when a person or company knowingly tricks Medicare. They do it intentionally to receive inappropriate payment from the program. Medicare Abuse occurs when providers seek Medicare payment they don’t deserve, but they have not knowingly or intentionally done so. Abuse can al…

Known gang member again linked to crime

Himbry’s drug sales lead to man’s overdose Demario Tyair Himbry Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office — On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Investigators from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an individual that was unconscious and unresponsive at the intersection of Neal’s Creek Road and NC 55 in the town of Alliance NC. Upon arrival it was determined through evidence found at the scene that the male individual was overdosing on Heroin. The individual was transported to Carolina East by ambulance. The investigation…