Category Archives: Arapahoe

A ‘roundabout’ for Arapahoe ??? — Locals say ‘You’ve got to be kidding!’

An aerial shot from a jurisdiction in another state shows the intimidating nature of a traffic design meant to eliminate stoplights on heavily traveled, intersecting roads. On the day of this photograph, a lone red van seems to have full run of the traffic circle. ARAPAHOE — Eyes rolled and heads shook among her colleagues on the Pamlico County Commission Monday night when Commissioner Candy Bohmert broached documents Monday night, revealing that state transportation officials are considering a traffic enhancement known as a ‘roundabout’ for an intersection in the small tow…

Lower rates for Arapahoe fire insurance

BY Chris Murray, Fire Marshal Pamlico County Emergency Management ARAPAHOE – The Arapahoe Fire District, which comprises most Pamlico County’s southwest corner, was graded over a period of four days in March of 2017 in efforts to improve the area’s insurance rating within the jurisdiction. Items considered during this inspection were: County Water System and Availability, 911 Communications, equipment, personnel, training, response times, reporting, and administrative procedures. The results of this grading inspection were several years in the making, slightly postpon…

Charter School to herald $8.9 million expansion

Click to enlarge By Maureen Donald ARAPAHOE — A fun-filled afternoon is planned at Arapahoe Charter School Friday, April 7, from 1:30 until 3 to celebrate 20 years as the area’s only public regional school of choice and mark construction of an $8.9 million expansion. Since 1997, Arapahoe Charter School has provided a learning environment that offers the kind of individualized instruction and family atmosphere that is unique among both Pamlico County and surrounding counties schools. Enrollment has doubled in the 20 years since its creation, in part because its academic excelle…

Noticed of planned water outage along portions of Janiero Road and Adjacent Roads

WATER CUSTOMERS ALONG PORTIONS OF JANIERO ROAD AND ADJACENT ROADS   PAMLICO COUNTY WATER DEPARTMENT The Pamlico County Water Department is issuing a notice of planned water outages for Tuesday, February, 28 2017. Water will be disconnected related to Department of Transportation repairs to the road system. Consumers along the following roads will be affected: Carolina Way, Clubhouse Rd., Cribb Ln., Edmonds Rd., Edna Ct., Elbert Lee Rd., Hardison Lee Farm Rd., Janiero Rd . (2511-4003), Josie Way, Joyce Ct., Martin Rd., Meadow Ln., Morningside Dr., Neuse Village Rd., Roland Rd., Sa…

Four arrested in Pamlico County after drugs found in home

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Davis On April 23rd, 2016 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 6000 block of Neuse Rd in reference to someone Discharging a Barreled Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling. Upon arrival deputies obtained the suspect identities from the victims. The suspects were identified as Brittney Lowery, age 25, of Arapahoe and Johnathan Ireland, age 19, also of Arapahoe. Ireland and Lowery were located at their residence and taken into custody without incident. Johnathan Ireland Ireland…

Heath winner of GOP primary

Likely shoo-in to retain seat ARAPAHOE – In Pamlico County’s most closely watched election, incumbent County Commissioner Kenny Heath fought off a challenge from newcomer Angie Propst in Township 5. Winning the Republican primary almost ensures that Heath will snare a third consecutive term, as no Democrat filed for the seat. However, November does promise fireworks as Township 2 sports a contested election between Republican Candy Bohmert and Democrat Jennifer Sanders Spain – the two candidates are vying for the post being vacated by current County Commissioner Christine Mel…

Teen goes on shooting spree

ARAPAHOE – Monday night, Dec. 14, Pamlico County 911 operators received reports of a suspect with a gun, shooting at houses on Griffin Lane in southwestern Pamlico County. Patrol units from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office were quickly dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, deputies secured the area and conducted several interviews. Deputies were told that a 15-year-old juvenile had shot at a relative, shot a cat, and shot at the house before running into the woods. Additional manpower was requested. After searching the area for approximately one hour, deputies received informa…

Native son returns to lead Charter School

The board of directors for Arapahoe Charter School rolled out the red carpet last week for a new Administrative Director. From left, Jaclyn Jones, board member representing the community; Timmy Murray, community; Lee Tillman, parent; Tara Tyson, parent; Candy Midyette, parent; Dennis Sawyer, new Administrative Director; Yvone Hardison, teacher; Brenda Tyndall, teacher; Lori Andrews, teacher; David Gaskins, community and current board chairman. ARAPAHOE – A 1980 graduate of Pamlico County High School – currently superintendent of the Roanoke Rapids City School System – ha…

Arapahoe Charter School hires new Administrative Director

Move comes as part of effort to reverse declining test scores, boost school’s rating At right, Tom McCarthy, outgoing Administrative Director of Arapahoe Charter School, welcomes his successor, Dennis J. Sawyer, who begins the job July 1. Sawyer and his wife Polly are seen here Wednesday afternoon, shortly after they were introduced to school staffers. ARAPAHOE – A 1981 graduate of Pamlico County High School – currently superintendent of the Roanoke Rapids City School System – has returned home to become the Administrative Director of Arapahoe Charter School. Dennis J. Sawyer…

Search warrant yields two arrests

ARAPAHOE — On Monday Feb. 16, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation — Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch, executed a search warrant at the residence of John David Wills, 47, of Arapahoe. During execution of the warrant, investigators located and seized two firearms, several items of stolen property related to several recent instances of breaking and entering reported in Pamlico County — one of which was the local Board of Education maintenance garage. Investigators also seized numero…
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