Category Archives: Bayboro

Brouhaha over septic permits explained

Board of Health briefed on potential problems Top left, Scott Lenhart, Pamlico County Health Director, meets with his advisory board of directors Monday night. BAYBORO – Scott Lenhart, Director of the Pamlico County Health Department, told his advisory board of directors Monday night that hundreds of subdivided – but still undeveloped – residential lots likely have discrepancies and inadequate documentation for previously issued septic permits. He said some of the questionable evaluations go back more than a decade, when the frantic push to subdivide, market and sell waterfr…

VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE

BAYBORO — Our community salutes Veterans Day with a parade in Bayboro on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 am. Grand Marshall is Russ Spalti — a USMC Gunny Sergeant, has been involved in the county as Sergeant in Arms with the Oriental Dragon Detachment #1413 of the Marine Corps League, Commander of the Pamlico Honor Guard, and active DAV and Veterans Council member. Following the parade at noon, our Pamlico County Veterans and their guest will be honored with a luncheon at the Fred A. Anderson Elementary School. Veterans need to show some proof of residency and service. Our Pamlico County Ve…

FIRE IN BAYBORO!

The response to the fire was quick and massive. BAYBORO — On Wednesday about noon, the Pamlico County 911 Communication Center received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire at 393 Cowell Loop Road in Bayboro. During the 911 call, the dispatcher received information that there were two victims within the house, along with several animals. The dispatcher quickly dispatched several fire departments, Pamlico Rescue and Pamlico County Sheriff Deputies to assist. Upon arrival, Deputies noticed smoke exiting the house from all windows and doors. Deputies quickly entered the resi…

SUPERIOR COURT CONVICTIONS IN CRAVEN, PAMLICO COUNTIES

Bayboro and New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions obtained in Superior Court in both Pamlico and Craven Counties during this week-long term of court. In Pamlico County, with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presiding, the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins, and were investigated by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office: ANDREW POTTER, 32, of Bayboro, pled guilty prior to his case being called for trial, to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance in Prison. Dur…

Recycling due for ‘Extreme Makeover’

Tim Buck (foreground), manager of Pamlico County, leads discussion Wednesday morning among members of an all-volunteer committee tasked by elected officials to develop an effective, cost-efficient alternative to the county’s failed recycling efforts. BAYBORO – Opinions differ among committee members as to the best way to remedy Pamlico County’s failed recycling efforts. However, consensus has emerged loud and clear on one major point: UNATTENDED BINS AT SEVEN LOCATIONS ACROSS PAMLICO COUNTY ARE NOT WORKING! Ed Riggs Jr., a county commissioner and long-time critic of the co…

Long-time staffer resigns post at Health Department

BAYBORO – Bryan Harris, a veteran employee of the Pamlico Health Department, resigned last month from his position as Environmental Health Specialist – a job that pays more than $60,000 per year plus fringe benefits. County officials have been tight-lipped about Harris’ reasons for quitting – they cite the North Carolina Personnel Act, which tightly guards an employee’s performance evaluations and all but the most basic of details. Harris, hired in April of 2003, has been in charge of septic tank approvals and inspections – a high profile responsibility for Pamlico County,…

Haste makes waste! State legislature proposes bizarre, new House districts

County dangles on a thread, separated by vast stretches of open water from new legislative brethren ‘The birds in Pamlico County are well-represented,’ jokes Commissioner Delamar, ‘because they can fly!’ Long joined at the hip with Craven, Pamlico now forced into bed with unfamiliar faces in rush to obey court order A public hearing Tuesday afternoon, held at Beaufort County Community College, attracted a large crowd, with many complaining that the new redistricting maps had been pushed through far too quickly – with a minimum of citizen input taken into account. BAYBORO – P…

State-run prison in Bayboro reports assault on officer

BAYBORO – Tuesday, Aug. 8, investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported assault on a Detention Officer at the Pamlico Correctional Institute. The facility — on Bay City Road just north of Bayboro — is a medium security, state-run prison. One officer was injured and transported to Carolina East Medial Center by ambulance for injuries sustained during the assault. The officer was reportedly assaulted by a single inmate. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident and charges are pending. Further information re…

Pamlico Drug Convictions

Bayboro, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions obtained in Pamlico Superior Court last week. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins. All cases were investigated by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office. HIAWATHA KEYS, 32, of New Bern, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver both Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances, Driving While Impaired (DWI), and he admitted his habitual felon status. The charges ar…

HOPE is on the horizon for opioid crisis

Vivitrol described as ‘true miracle medication’ Tuesday night, Dr. Roger Merrell addresses an audience of approximately 100 people, who were there to help launch HOPE Clinic’s Path to Drug-Free Living, known as NEW BEGINNINGS. BAYBORO – ‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast!’ Tuesday night, the famous quote from English poet Alexander Pope could not have been more apt. More than 100 people turned out – many with direct family connections to the opioid crisis. They were there, in the fellowship hall of Bayboro Baptist Church, to help launch HOPE Clinic’s NEW BEGINNIN…
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