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Four people arrested on sexual offense charges in Pamlico County

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During February, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted several search warrants for Sex Offenders who failed to comply with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry. Investigators During these investigations, four people were arrested for various charges. Keith Hawk, 58, of Bayboro, was arrested after a search warrant was conducted at his residence. Hawk was out on bond for… Read More»

State Auditor Candidate Lambastes Mismanaged Durham School System

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DURHAM – State examiners should immediately determine and disclose what kind of mismanagement led to Durham’s public-school financial disaster, Dave Boliek, the leading Republican candidate for State Auditor, said Wednesday. “The crisis in Durham’s public schools is a local outrage and a national embarrassment,” Boliek added. “Students have missed school, families are in chaos, employees haven’t been paid, those responsible… Read More»

USA Fiddles Away Status as Reserve Currency

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The debasement of our currency is now occurring at a rapid case. One factor is the  reckless policy of using our dollar as a weapon against countries such as Russia. This weaponization results when we seize U.S. Dollar denominated reserves of adversaries like Russia. That is waking up other countries to the risks of owning our currency. They begin to… Read More»

1899 – 2024

Oriental Celebrates 125 Years

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Every 25 years the city of Oriental celebrates its heritage and 2024 marks 125 years. Appropriately, this celebration donates all proceeds to the Oriental History Museum. Our celebration runs the weekend 1-3 March with a Parade, 43 craft and food vendors, a ‘Breakfast at Brantley’s’ play at the Old Theater, a sailboat parade in front of Lou Mac Park, and… Read More»

Finance Officer in Pamlico agrees to don second cap!

Bill Fentress (left) receives congratulations from Tim Buck, County Manager.
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Candy Bohmert, Chair of Pamlico Commission, released the following statement: The appointment of Bill Fentress to Financial Director/Assistant County Manager was recognition of the role he already has and it gives the Manager the ability to add assignments to him.  There are new projects coming, like the Kershaw Water Plant, that will need a manager’s attention, among other things. The… Read More»

Fiscal Cliff Looms

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WASHINGTON, DC – In a recent interview on ‘60 Minutes,’ Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stated that our debt is unsustainable and reiterated that our debt is growing faster than Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Having been a Registered Investment Advisor for over 30 plus years, I have seen many economic cycles which includes the 2000 Tech meltdown, as well as… Read More»

Airport Welcomes Breeze ‘Nice Low Cost Carrier’ Flights

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NEW BERN – Breeze Airways, which bills itself as a ‘seriously nice’ airline, received a warm, well-attended Tuesday morning greeting from area VIPs, and future passengers! Turns out Emily Jones, age 11, may well be one of the first to board when Breeze begins flights on May 24. Emily is the precocious daughter of Jason Jones, Chairman of the Craven… Read More»

Train carrying molten sulphur derails

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At approximately 12:36 am Saturday morning (Feb. 3), a CSX train traveling on Norfolk Southern tracks derailed 14 cars near Aurora. Four of the derailed cars were empty and 10 were carrying molten sulphur. CSX worked collaboratively with Norfolk Southern as they handled recovery efforts as this was their rail line. There were no injuries as a result of this… Read More»

Well-Known Author Switches Publishers

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AURORA – Sherri Hollister is now published by Cushing Publishing. She describes her popular genre as ‘historical cozy mysteries.’ One recent novel has even been renamed – ‘How to Sabotage A Wild West Show’ – certainly an intriguing title! Meet this congenial author Saturday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 4pm for a festive book signing celebration at Blue Crab Boutique… Read More»

Joan Leary retires from Town of Bayboro

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After decades of loyal service, Joan Leary has stepped down as Town Clerk. In a well-attended ceremony Tuesday evening, citizens and elected officials praised Leary as multi-talented, congenial, and detail-oriented. All agreed that her ever present smile, and cheerful nature have been a perfect match for the small, friendly and laid-back community. We will miss you, Joan!!

I N V A S I O N

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Watch a four-minute video that explains the ‘Darien Gap’ between Panama & Colombia. A new bridge and possible road may eliminate this lingering geographic hurdle that now impedes illegal immigration.

Melding Classroom with Homeschool

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By Tina Cowell PAMLICO COUNTY – In an exciting development for homeschooling families in the area, a new hybrid Christian school is set to open its doors in September 2024. Grace Fellowship Academy aims to provide a unique educational experience that combines the flexibility of homeschooling with the benefits of a structured classroom environment. Those new to homeschooling will find… Read More»

Being A Bear In Today’s World Is Tough

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Here we present 12 reasons for a ban of bear hunts using dogs By Bill Lea NORTH CAROLINA – Hunting bears with dogs is prohibited in the following counties or parts of counties: Alamance south of I-85, Anson west of N.C. Hwy 742, Cabarrus, Chatham, Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Orange south of I-85, Pamlico (per… Read More»

Antique Show Premier Wintertime Social Event

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$10 Ticket Admits All Three Days – Feb. 2, 3 & 4 Gold – Freshwater Beer Co. Silver – The Chelsea Bronze – Winfred McCoy, Union Home Mortgage Bronze – Jamie Schmidt Beitel, Bravo Tango Property Management Bronze – Linda Holland Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage Friends of NBPF – Mitchell’s Hardware Garden Sponsor – Harbourside Garden Co.  Click here for… Read More»

Towns Team Up To Oppose Insurance Hikes

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RALEIGH – Our appreciation to Minnesott Beach town councilman Sarge O’Donnell (left) and Arapahoe mayor Kenny Heath who joined forces early Monday morning to attend a ‘public comment forum’ in Raleigh on proposed homeowners’ insurance rate increases. The duo were among the first to speak during a recording session in the Jim Long Hearing Room at the N.C. Department of… Read More»

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