Category Archives: Alliance

Grand Opening set for new business

Debbie Toler is the owner of Pamlico Antiques & Design. ALLIANCE — This past spring, Debbie Toler took a leap of faith from being a heavy equipment operator at PotashCorp-Aurora to becoming the owner and operator of Pamlico Antiques & Design. Debbie creates home furnishings from reclaimed wood, but could not find a venue to sell her wares. As she talked to other local residents, she realized that she was not alone. On June 15, as she opened the doors, she fulfilled the niche not only for herself, but also for others in Pamlico County. Pamlico Antiques & Design offers about 20 v…

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.…

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…
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