Category Archives: Bayboro

Septic system brouhaha packs Board of Health meeting

Eddie Wright owns a parcel on Janeiro Road where local officials recently ordered a stop to all septic system work. BAYBORO — A standing-room-only crowd turned out Monday night — many there to support a Janeiro Road property owner, where local health officials recently called a halt to all work on a septic system. The usual monthly meeting of the 11 volunteer advisors, who are charged with supervising the Pamlico County Board of Health, is typically a low-key affair. Not so this time. The scene was truly exemplary — unlike anything in recent memory! Someone had worked the p…

Say ‘goodbye’ to County’s unattended recycling bins

To combat illicit dumping, officials plan upgrades Recycling is not a pretty sight in Pamlico County, nor is it effective. BAYBORO — In recent years, Pamlico County’s recycling bins have been abused by miscreants who persist in using the sites as drop-off locations for regular household garbage. Local officials refer to the practice as ‘contamination’ of a recycling bin — which means the entire contents end up heading to the Tuscarora landfill, instead being miraculously transformed into beneficial end products! Over the past year, an appointed commi…

Darth Vader or White Knight?

By-the-book Health Director has friends, foes BAYBORO — On the job less than 18 months — in a post that has seen a revolving door of occupants over the past decade — Pamlico County Health Director Scott Lenhart told his eleven-member advisory board Monday night that he expects an attempt by the County Commissioners to drastically cut funding for his department for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. “They can’t control me. They can’t control this board. So they are going to try and control us through our funding,” complained Lenhart, who l…

Kimberly Rossi arrested on numerous drug charges

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Pamlico County Deputies arrested Kimberly Rossi on numerous drug charges. Kimberly Rossi showed up at the Pamlico County Detention Facility to visit an inmate. While sitting in the lobby of the sheriff’s office, deputies realized that Rossi had an outstanding warrant. When deputies approached Rossi and told her she was under arrest, Rossi pulled a pill bottle out of her pocket and handed it to a juvenile that was with her. Deputies discovered that the pill bottle contained numerous different types of controlled medication in the same bottle. Rossi was arrested…

RECENT CONVICTIONS IN PAMLICO SUPERIOR COURT

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions and sentences obtained by his office in criminal cases in Pamlico County Superior Court during last week’s term. Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins prosecuted these cases in court, and Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office investigated each of these cases. STEVIE RAY PALMER, 44, of Forest City, North Carolina, pled guilty to Assault on a Detention Facility Employee Inflicting Serious Injury. Palmer, an inmate at Paml…

And the winner is . . . Pamlico Board of Commissioners!

All but 10 minutes of Monday night meeting off limits to public News Opinion BAYBORO — You’re John Q. Public. You pay your taxes. In the last local election, you voted for thus-and-so, who seems like a really nice person. You’ve considered attending a County Commission meeting — usually held on the first and third Monday evenings of each month in a conference room on the second floor of the Courthouse. Your goal is to learn a bit about what is going on, and what the seven elected officials are contemplating these days. • WRONG • WASTE OF TIME • DON’T BOTHER Th…

VIOLENT HOME INVASION ENDS WITH 25 TO 33 YEARS IN PRISON

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, just prior to the selection of a jury in the cases today, KAREEN RAMEL ELLIOTT, 39, of Havelock, pled guilty to the charges against him arising out of an armed home invasion, and was sentenced to a prison term of 25 ½ years to 33 years in prison. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Karen Hobbs, and Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court. On October 10, 2015, three masked men broke into a residence in Merritt, all three armed with handguns. Inside the home were three adult re…

Forget November! May 8 is Decision Day for Pamlico County Board of Education

From left: Judy Humphries, Paul Delamar Jr., and Carinna Smith are vying for two At-Large seats on the Pamlico County Board of Education. For other elective posts, deciding races happen in November. But not for the Board of Education – candidates for that board are picked on May 8th, with early voting to start April 19. BAYBORO – Three candidates attended a Forum Tuesday night hosted by a group known as Pamlico Progressives. The trio responded to many questions, but here is a sampling of their response to one specific query: What would success look like for you as a result of your time in offic…

Forget November! May 8 is Decision Day for Pamlico County Board of Education

From left: Judy Humphries, Paul Delamar Jr., and Carinna Smith are vying for two At-Large seats on the Pamlico County Board of Education. For other elective posts, deciding races happen in November. But not for the Board of Education – candidates for that board are picked on May 8th, with early voting to start April 19. BAYBORO – Three candidates attended a Forum Tuesday night hosted by a group known as Pamlico Progressives. The trio responded to many questions, but here is a sampling of their response to one specific query: What would success look like for you as a result of your time in offic…

‘Video Visitation’ requires mega $$$

County jail forced to upgrade system   BAYBORO – No county official in his or her right mind wants to do anything that might jeopardize the cool $1 million-plus that Uncle Sam pays every year to reimburse the Pamlico County Jail for the temporary care and feeding of inmates charged with Federal crimes. So, when Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis (who oversees the jail in addition to his law enforcement duties) asked the County Commissioners on Monday night for a whopping $83,907 to install a state-of-the-art video visitation system, the board swallowed hard, unanimously approving t…
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