‘China wants Trump to lose!’ Dr. Greg Murphy, Congressman

NC THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT – Trump operatives were successful late Monday afternoon in generating GOP-flavored media buzz as a counterpoint to the ‘virtual’ Democratic National Convention that kicked off at 9 pm. Known in the Trump campaign as a ‘press call,’ newspaper reporters throughout eastern North Carolina were invited to a free-wheeling give-and-take with Congressional representative, Dr. Greg Murphy, and with Mike Whatley, chairman of North Carolina’s Republican Party. Whatley was effective in reiterating major talking points of the GOP Presidential campaign like…

Election Irregularities Possible in November 2020?

Referring to the upcoming elections in an article recently posted on the Voter Integrity Project (VIP) of North Carolina website, the commentary outlines “seven ways to steal an election”. The article refers to the July 30, 2020 memo from NC State Board of Elections Director Karen Bell, saying, “(it) enables any web-savvy activist to request absentee ballots for unsuspecting neighbors and for otherwise missing voters”. On Tuesday August 18th, Jay DeLancy, Director of VIP, will be the lead speaker on the program at the monthly public meeting of the Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association…

COVID Test for Arapahoe & Minnesott Beach

Towns partner to offer free service on Aug. 22 The Towns of Arapahoe and Minnesott Beach have come together to provide free COVID-19 testing for their residents. The funds are being provided by the recent CARES Act for the purpose of COVID-19 related expenses. The testing will be conducted on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist church, 7970 Hwy. 306 South, starting at 8:00AM. In order to receive the test, you must schedule an appointment and a time. To schedule an appointment, please call Star Medical at 910 330-2335 and speak with Kevin. This will be a first come-first se…

Swimming advisory issued for Vandemere Creek

MOREHEAD CITY– An advisory against swimming was posted Wednesday at a site in Pamlico County, along Vandemere Creek, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisory was posted just north of Windmill Point in Vandemere. Test results of water samples taken on Aug. 11 indicate bacteria levels that exceed the state and federal action levels of 276 enterococci per 100 milliliters for Tier 2 low-usage sites. Swimming areas are classified based on recreational use and ar…

Pandemic relief does end-run around Democrats

WASHINGTON, DC – President Trump had a busy Saturday afternoon, simultaneously signing four executive actions – three Memoranda and one Executive Order – all dealing with economic relief for sectors of the U.S. economy hard hit by the pandemic. In remarks that preceded the signing ceremony, Trump made it clear that his unilateral initiatives are required because Democrats in the House of Representatives oppose any type of federal legislation, which does not include reparations for protest-inspired damages that have occurred mostly in states led by Democratic governors. Memorandum:…

Conservative star recruited by old friend

Buck Sexton commits for Craven GOP dinner By Guy D. Smith NEW YORK CITY – I first met Buck Sexton when we were six-years-old. We attended Saint David’s School, a Catholic boys school in New York City. From kindergarten through eighth grade, we were classmates, teammates on sports teams, and friends. Without a doubt, Buck was the smartest student in our class. I studied hard but despite my best efforts, I was never the top student. From the time we started receiving grades, Buck was number 1 and I was number 2. I got used to it. To add insult to injury, Buck was cool and popular. I recall he was friends wi…

Football star with Pamlico County roots befriended Civil Rights icon

John Lewis, the former Georgia congressman, who died last month at the age of 80, is seen here with Doug Smith, who was recently showcased by North State Journal as being Pamlico County’s top athlete of the past five decades. Smith is one of 14 children who grew up in Mesic. After high school in Bayboro, Smith played college ball at Auburn, and in 1984 went on to spend eight seasons as a nose tackle with the NFL’s Houston Oilers. We thank Doug’s sister, Carol Smith Sparrow, for this August 2018 photo, which was taken in Seattle.…

Pamlico County Tropical Storm Isaias #2

As Tropical Storm Isaias makes way up the East Coast, Pamlico County is continuing to prepare for impacts associated with the storm.A State of Emergency has been declared as of August 2nd,2020 and will remain in effect untilthe storm has subsided. At this time,we will not be issuing any local Voluntary or Mandatory Evacuation Orders and the Control Group has decided and agreed that there will not be a shelter opening. Our staff is prepared to perform the above functions in the event the predictions change and situations dictate. Pamlico County is expected to see increased winds and moderate r…

PAMLICO COUNTY HURRICANE ISAIAS RELEASE #1

This is an important notice from Pamlico County regarding Hurricane Isaias. Pamlico County Emergency Management is currently monitoring the storm and will advise regarding emergency plans. Arrangements are being made for emergency sheltering; however, due to the COVID pandemic and social distancing requirements, the availability of shelter space will likely be very limited. Screenings will occur prior to any person being accepted into a shelter anywhere in the State. Individuals are encouraged to use non-congregate, personal sheltering options such as staying with family and fr…

Update to James Dahlbender arrest released 07/29/2020

The victims next of kin have been notified and the following information is being released: Victim Roland Marshal Pridgen Jr. DOB 01/05/1973, Age 47 Investigators have learned Mr. Pridgen was living in Matthews, NC but recently moved back to Webb Blvd, Havelock (Craven County) to be closer to family.   After receiving preliminary autopsy results this morning investigators do not believe foul play was involved his death.  At this time no additional charges will be obtained on the defendant, James Dahlbender, who was released from the Carteret County Detention Center after posting b…

Peletier man charged with concealing death; investigation continues

CARTERET COUNTY — On 07/29/2020 Carteret County deputies arrested James Raphael Dahlbender, 44, of 190 Bucks Corner Road, Lot # 7 (Bucks Corner MHP), Peletier, after a body was discovered in a bedroom of that residence. Just after 3:30pm, deputies made entry into the home and discovered a male victim deceased. Deputies were able to identify the victim however; detectives are still making notifications to next of kin. Dahlbender is accused of concealing the death of the victim by failing to notify a law enforcement authority. Sheriff’s detectives are actively conducting a death inv…

PAMLICO COUNTY EMERGENCY WATER OUTAGE — 3rd Outage Planned for Monday, July 27, 2020

The water consumers on Bennett Rd., Neuse River Drive and Best Lane are currently under a water system pressure advisory and will experience an emergency water outage starting at 9:00 am, Monday July 27, 2020 and will last up to 48 hours. We will be doing additional testing before this event takes place and if any changes occur consumers will be notified. This means that your water will be shut off and locked at the meter. During this outage high amounts of chlorine will be added to the system. Water is being distributed to each household and is also available for pick up at the Minnesott Beach Town H…

Recycling to get major overhaul — Staffed collection centers planned

BAYBORO – The Pamlico County Commissioners voted 4 to 2 Monday night for a drastic change in the way county-wide recycling is administered. The tentative plan – with a hoped-for start date of Oct. 1 – calls for several fenced-in sites at high-traffic locations where trained attendants will accept ONLY verifiable items suitable for recycling. Although details remain sketchy, county official Garry Cooper outlined a proposal to staff recycling stations on a rotating basis, using existing staffers. Approval of Cooper’s proposal reverses a vote earlier this year, when a majority of the boar…

Operation: ‘One by One’ adds 16 arrests

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and the Morehead City Police Department announces another round of arrests in the undercover drug effort known as “Operation One by One.” This operation has been ongoing and is in its second round of arrests. It’s an effort to target criminal suspects who have been engaged in the illegal sales and diversion of illegal drugs in Carteret County. Sheriff Asa Buck asks anyone with information about suspicious or illegal activity to call the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400 or your local law enforcement agency.…
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