Cooper grabs ‘rural broadband money’

By John Trump | Carolina Journal News Service Editor’s note: This news story should be of special interest to our Pamlico County readers, where elected officials recently approved a tentative commitment involving CenturyLink that could one day dramatically improve Internet speeds to almost 900 under-served households. The deal requires ‘rural broadband money’ that now appears to be in jeopardy. RALEIGH — Senate Republicans are asking Gov. Roy Cooper to reverse a move to eliminate relief money for rural broadband. A new education partnership may be the reason for the move, but 15 Republ…

‘ROCK STAR’ of state GOP commits for Dec. 3 event!

News Commentary NEW BERN – Charisma has been absent for several decades now among candidates from either of North Carolina’s political parties. That glaring deficiency makes Mark Robinson – the state’s new Republican Lt. Governor-elect – all the more unique! In fact, to be candid, ‘Rock Star’ is probably an understatement! Tickets are going fast for the Save America / Save the Senate rally & dinner scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Maola Event Center in New Bern. Of course, local conservatives want to do what they can to raise funds for Georgia’s two mega-important runoff elections f…

StreetScape unveiled! Washington gets mega boost

WASHINGTON, NC – The well-attended ribbon cutting Friday afternoon was a bittersweet moment for this small, tight-knit community, as dignitaries and town officials praised late Mayor Mac Hodges for his vision and monumental efforts at spearheading improvements to Main Street. Current mayor and former town councilman Donald Sadler — appointed to the post after Hodges’ death earlier this year — lauded his predecessor for a tireless commitment to the extensive downtown enhancements. Completion of the StreetScape project comes exactly one year after Hodges, in good healt…

To: Dominion Voting Systems “Thou doth protest too much!”

From the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare News Analysis GEORGIA VOTING BOOTHS – We are linking to some of the vehement denials from Dominion Voting Systems that its equipment was in anyway involved in fraudulent vote counting during the 2020 Presidential elections. CLICK HERE. One big concern, however, is that any type of user manual for Dominion’s voting equipment can no longer be found on the company’s website: www.dominionvoting.com Fortunately, however, this newspaper was able to glean a copy from election officials in the State of California. Please see the entire 500-plus page d…

Pamlico Animal Control reporting cases of Canine Distemper

For Immediate Release November 16, 2020 Pamlico County Animal Control is reporting cases of Canine Distemper in raccoons and foxes throughout Pamlico County. There have been thirty (30) cases so far in the last two (2) months. Canine distemper causes the infected animals to have the same signs and symptoms as Rabies. The infected animals become lethargic, have neurologic signs and symptoms, and lose their fear of humans. If you come across any wild animal that is in or around your property, do not attempt to pick up the animal or place the animal in a cage. Please contact Animal Control or North…

Chamber requests nominations!

Business, Volunteer, Citizen & Non-Profit Of the Year PAMLICO COUNTY – It’s that time of year when we celebrate all those great folks who have dedicated their time and effort to serve our communities in Pamlico County. Please consider nominating a deserving candidate whom you believe embodies the qualities of a selfless hero! Our categories include: Business of the Year (must be a Chamber member) Volunteer of the Year Citizen of the Year Non-Profit of the Year Please request a nominating form with an email to: Pamlicochamber@gmail.com Completed forms are due by Nov. 15. Please r…

Are Democrat election shenanigans turning U.S. into ‘Banana Republic?’

By Steven Rader Editor’s note: Mr. Rader, a resident of Beaufort County, is an expert on election fraud. He is a former General Counsel of the North Carolina Republican Party and has been accredited as an International Election Observer for nine elections in eastern Europe.           A friend called from Romania on Sunday and mentioned that TV news reports there about the Nov. 3 U.S. election discussed widespread fraud focused on mail-in ballots — and that is apparently not the only European country with such TV news analysis of the American election. Have we reached the point where…

Election Integrity has become a Joke

By Gordon Allison | Technical Writer The 2020 elections proved one thing: Election integrity is a joke.  Any man or woman can register to vote in Minnesota.  Persons saying they were Brad Pitt and Angelina Joli registered to vote with no proof of identification. No ID required. No phone or light bill. No passport or photo or phone number or address. Some states also recorded more votes than the number of registered voters. Here are guidelines meant to restore truth and honesty to the election process: 1) Only direct wired technology to connect polling precinct equipment is allowed, with NO tra…

EMBEZZLEMENT ALLEGED

Trusted sewer district employee may have stolen $50,000 or more BAYBORO – Court filings Wednesday morning confirmed for the first time the identity of an eight-year staffer, who appears to have orchestrated a sophisticated scheme to quietly and secretly siphon monies from the operating budget of Bay River Metropolitan Sewerage District, which serves a big chunk of Pamlico County. Recently terminated by the district, Debra Annette Conway – known as Debbie to her co-workers – is suspected. Originally hired in 2012,  Conway performed multiple duties as both Office Manager and Finance Dir…

Economic comeback under President Trump breaks 70-year record

News broke Thursday that real GDP grew at an annualized rate of 33.1% in the third quarter of 2020—beating expectations and setting an all-time record. This jump in GDP is nearly double the previous record set 70 years ago. Thanks to President Trump’s policies, the American economy is weathering the global pandemic better than any other major Western country, including those of Europe. As the Council of Economic Advisers wrote this morning: While the pandemic hit every major economy around the world, the United States experienced the least severe economic contraction of any major…

Trump is right! Bidens did receive millions from Moscow & China

News Analysis WASHINGTON, DC – This week I read the 87-page “Majority Staff Report” jointly released on Sept. 23 by two U.S. Senate Committees – one overseeing Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the other responsible for Government Finance. ‘Majority,’ of course, refers to the fact that this particular report was prepared by staffers who work for Republican Senators. The report is both scary and fascinating. I do not doubt its accuracy. The entire document is meticulously footnoted with a wide variety of reputable sources. Please tackle it for yourself below. Like many Coun…

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense!

Health Director responds to ultimatum with blizzard of paperwork BAYBORO – Two weeks ago during a Pamlico County Board of Commissioners meeting, a mandate – which at the time sounded like a ‘do or die’ proposition – came across loud and clear: Health Director Scott Lenhart would show up at the next commissioner meeting “with a detailed written report – not a verbal presentation – by which we (Health Department) will achieve accreditation at the earliest possible date,” demanded Commissioner Paul Delamar III. Fast forward to the fateful Oct. 19 session! The usual ‘packet’ of documentation c…

‘IT JUST FELL OVER!’

NEAR ORIENTAL – No injuries or collisions were reported about 10:30 am Saturday morning when a massive – but clearly decayed – tree toppled directly onto Highway 55, about a mile from downtown Oriental. Informal estimates of the ancient tree’s circumference varied. Several onlookers guessed at more than 10 to 12 feet around. The crown of the tree and any foliage had been gone for many years. This Saturday morning – for whatever grand plan Mother Nature may have – was the time to give up the ghost. “It just fell over,” laughed nearby resident and land development professional, Phillip Willis, wh…

Embezzlement fears surface within local sewer authority

Director, board, attorney refuse all comment BAYBORO – Financial shenanigans have apparently occurred within the finance office of Bay River Metropolitan Sewerage District, and anyone with first-hand knowledge of the misdeeds is not talking. Executive director Chris Venters and nine members of Bay River’s supervisory board: Chairman Art Kelly and directors Ed Riggs Jr., John Buck, Jimmy Spencer, Debra Khouri, Carl Ollison, Steve Lacy, Kelvin Credle, and Booker T. Jones met Tuesday night with New Bern attorney Scott Davis. The 90-minute marathon session was a closed door meeting, to…
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