Category Archives: Florence

Jimmy Lee Johnson charged with Kidnapping and other charges

JOHNSON, Jimmy Lee W/M D.O.B. 02/20/1960 Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office At approximately 1140 pm on Saturday November 12th, 2016 Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to an assault on a female. Deputies responded to 720 Florence Road in Merritt, NC and came upon the victim outside of the residence. The victim indicated that she had been beaten and threated at knife point. The victim had several lacerations and other injuries to her face. The victim was transported by Pamlico County EMS to Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern to be evaluated for her inj…

Local man wins shooting medals at World Senior Games

FLORENCE – Pamlico County resident Nicholas Cipollino recently participated for the third year at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. The veteran marksman competed in seven events, which comprise the Shooting Category: Skeet, Sporting Clays, 5 Stand, Trap-Singles, Trap-Doubles, Trap-Wobble, and Trap-Handicap. Netting at least a Silver or Bronze Metal in each of the seven events, Cipollino said this year’s competition was more challenging than ever before. For example, shotgun competition increased from 94 participants last year to 145 in 2014. Cipollino grew…

Have Gun, Will Travel

McCune shoots his new handgun at the indoor firing range of Pro-Gun & Outdoor Sports. By Terry Leigh McCune | Staff Writer FLORENCE – After looking at a multitude of handguns, I finally made my choice. I bought an Astra A-75 9mm semi-automatic pistol from East 55 Pawn in Merritt. I got a great bargain! While I was there, I bought two boxes of ammunition and a cleaning kit to fit my gun’s barrel. McCune purchased an Astra A-75 9mm semi-automatic pistol Manufactured by the European American Arms Corporation, the Astra A-75 combines a powerful cartridge, excellent magazine capacity, and i…

Handgun choice no easy matter

This is the second article in a series. By Terry Leigh McCune | Staff Writer FLORENCE – Over the past couple of weeks, I have been looking online, in handgun publications, pawnshops and firearm dealers to see what kinds and sizes of handguns are available. I knew that I wanted something simple. I didn’t need all the bells and whistles like laser targeting. I never knew there were so many firearms manufacturers! Besides the brand names which I was familiar with, such as Browning, Remington, Colt, Raven, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Heckler & Koch, and Sig Sauer, there are so many bra…
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