Category Archives: Bayboro

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…

Operation “Shut It Down,” – 20 people charged with drug offenses in Pamlico County

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Over the last several weeks, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has conducted an operation targeting those involved in the sale and/or distribution of drug throughout Pamlico County. Operation “Shut It Down,” resulted in 20 criminal suspects being arrested and charged as a result of controlled purchases of narcotics utilizing undercover agents and confidential informants, traffic stops on individuals, search warrants executed and citizen complaints that led deputies to suspects in our communities. The Sheriff’s Office would like to t…

State Supreme Court justice to speak in Pamlico County

Mike Morgan BAYBORO — North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Mike Morgan, elected to the post in November, will address the Pamlico County Democratic Party Convention at 12:45 on Saturday, April 8. The event is scheduled for the courthouse in Bayboro. Everyone, regardless of party affiliation, is welcome to attend. Born across the Neuse River at Cherry Point — and raised in New Bern — Justice Morgan has deep family ties in Pamlico County. In his successful campaign for the NC Supreme Court, Morgan defeated the incumbent Republican by a vote of 2,150,512 votes to 1,797,698…

Quest to uncover Unsung Heroes !

Kelvin Credle presents a plaque to Billy Thompson, honoring the World War II vet as an ‘Unsung Hero.’ Billy Thompson’s Army-issue World War II overcoat – made from 100 percent wool – remains in remarkable condition. “I didn’t know it at the time, but my mother did a great job in packing it away when I got back,” said Thompson. “Otherwise, I would not have it today.” BAYBORO – Kelvin ‘KC’ Credle is relentless is his quest to find, and honor, a diverse group of hard-working folks who he calls the ‘Unsung Heroes’ of our area. Credle’s annual awards celebration and d…

Amaré Jarvis headed to regional of Scripps National Spelling Bee

‘Not nervous’ says fourth grader at Fred A. Anderson Elementary BAYBORO — Every year, students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Youngsters progress from classroom to cafeteria, from auditorium to civic center, delighting friends, family, and sponsors along the way! THE BEE’S PURPOSE: To help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. This Saturday at 1 p.m. in downtown Washington, Amaré Jarvis, age…

Drug deals lead to prison sentence

GEORGE F. FENDERSON, 49 SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY Bayboro, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Pamlico County Superior Court yesterday, GEORGE F. FENDERSON, 49, of Leland, was convicted upon his guilty plea to felony drug offenses and was sentenced to prison. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over this term of court, and Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins prosecuted the cases in court. In August, 2016, an investigator with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, along with an agent from the North Carolina State B…

Truly Inclusive Playground to Open in Pamlico County

Playground provides opportunity for individuals of all ages and abilities to play together (Click on photo to enlarge)…

Woman’s cause of death could aid investigation. Autopsy scheduled.

At approximately 11:50 a.m. on Sunday January 29, 2017, deputies of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible body that had been found in a ditch on Cowell Road in Alliance, North Carolina. Upon arrival at the scene deputies located the body of Kimberly Dawn Meekins, 20 of Alliance. Investigators determined that Meekins lived in a nearby apartment complex. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. No cause of death has been determined. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at 252-745-310…

Potter Guilty Plea and Prison Sentence

SAMUEL TYLER POTTER, 26 Scott E. Thomas | District Attorney Bayboro, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Pamlico County Superior Court, SAMUEL TYLER POTTER, 26, of Grantsboro, entered guilty pleas in several cases against him, including one involving the death of his infant child in 2013. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Karen Hobbs. In August, 2012, the Pamlico County Fire Marshal was contacted by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Department in reference to an ill…

Own property in or near a flood prone area? Jan. 10 meeting better be on your ‘must attend’ list

BAYBORO – This is coming from a guy who owns waterfront property, and pays a ton of money each year to insure those assets. Pease join me in showing up for a meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 where ‘newly released flood hazard and flood risk data’ will be explained. The quotation cited above comes from an official press blurb issued by an entity known as the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program. They are with the government and, of course, they are coming here to help us! On the agenda are new, ‘preliminary’ flood plain maps. Needless to say, I am leery. Hope to see you there! The fes…