Category Archives: Merritt

Beekeeper busy, as bees begin buzzing!

Honeybees often travel long distances to feast on a variety of flowering plants, like this tulip poplar. A former furniture maker, Terry Weaver cranks out his own hives. MERRITT – Eastbound motorists on Hwy. 55 are all familiar with the small red-and-white ‘Bees For Sale’ sign that pops up this time of year. Once again, Terry Weaver of TJ’s Bee Farm is ready to give Mother Nature an assist. Weaver, in a fairly short period of time, has become a major player in the beekeeping industry. Originally from Maryland, where “I made antique replicas for a very fine furniture company,” Weave…

PRESS RELEASE – Three mule livestock animals shot, Gibbtown Rd., Merrit

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Davis PRESS RELEASE 02/01/2016 On February 1st, 2016 Deputies from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gibbtown Rd. in the Merritt community to assist the Pamlico County Animal Control in regards an animal cruelty case. Upon arrival it was determined that three mule livestock animals had suffered a gunshot wound and subsequently were found deceased. Two of the animals were located a short distance from the owners residence on Saturday January 30th, 2016. The third animal was located in the animals stable on the morning of Fe…

Have you seen this man?

PAMLICO COUNTY — On Monday October 12, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations obtained warrants for Kareen Ramel Elliot of Frazier Town Road in Harlowe, N.C. for his involvement in the home invasion on Trent Road in Pamlico County early Saturday morning. Elliot, with a birth date of Sept. 30, 1978, has an active warrant for First Degree Burglary and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone that knows his whereabouts is asked to contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 745-3101…

UPDATE – Merrit Home Invasion 911 Calls Released

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Davis PRESS RELEASE 10/10/2015 Moses Ellis Tolvert III On Saturday, October 10, 2015, at approximately 3:00 am, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a home invasion at 3057 Trent Road in Merritt NC. Upon arrival Deputies found a male subject shot inside the residence. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the male subject deceased. The deceased male was identified as Moses Ellis TOLVERT III, of Havelock NC, DOB 11-03-1979. Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and…

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office – PRESS RELEASE

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Davis PRESS RELEASE 10/10/2015 On Saturday, October 10, 2015, at approximately 3:00 am, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a home invasion at 3057 Trent Road in Merritt NC. Upon arrival Deputies found a male subject shot inside the residence. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the male subject deceased. The deceased male was identified as Moses Ellis TOLVERT III, of Havelock NC, DOB 11-03-1979. Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and Agents with The North Ca…

Meth lab way off the beaten path

Gary Rufus Miller was arrested at this remote trailer Tuesday night and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. MERRITT – The site of a meth lab bust Tuesday night could not be more aptly named. An obscure, out-of-the-way trailer at 373 Hidden Lane — the only home on a lonely stretch — quickly became a beehive of activity late Tuesday as law enforcement officials with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations descended upon the back porch of the residence where investigators and agents “located an active meth lab that…

Huge forest cut

Are wetlands illegally being converted to farm land? By Allen Propst | Special to the County Compass This ditch in the Atlas Tract has recently been cleared of trees. Originally dug in the late 1980s, the ditch was an apparent violation of the ‘Swampbuster’ provision of the Food Security Act of 1985, passed to discourage the conversion of wetlands to agricultural production. Bulldozers in the Atlas Tract have been used to remove stumps of trees recently cut. Hundreds of deer, bear, turkeys and thousands of small mammals and songbirds are permanently displaced.Something’s been happ…

Fire wreaks havoc

Community responds to needs of family By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer MERRITT – A devastating fire Sunday night that wrecked the home and lives of two brothers and their grandparents triggered an outpouring of community support over the last three days. Arapahoe Charter School where Lance is a sixth-grader, and Pamlico Middle School where Tom is an eighth-grade football player, are at the forefront of the recovery efforts. The boys are in temporary housing, thanks to the largesse of a Charter School family. And, the grandparents are in Red Cross-paid hotel accommodations in Oriental. B…
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