Ouch! Season & Limit shrink for flounder

MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries announced this week that the 2022 recreational flounder season will open at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 1 and close at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30. The season will open with the following provisions for both the recreational hook-and-line and gig fisheries: A one-fish per person per day creel limit. A 15-inch total length minimum size limit (from the tip of the snout to the tip of the compressed tail). Harvest of flounder with a Recreational Commercial Gear License will be prohibited. The season and possession limits are meant to keep the fishery within the re…

Act of kindness & booklet renew sick man’s faith. Healing follows quickly!

Hattie Credle and Jerry Casey display the easy-to-read book that helped dramatically with his recovery. GRANTSBORO – On Dec. 10 of last year, Jerry Casey turned the lock of a small closet-like office at his used car lot on the corner of Hwy. 55 and Hwy. 306. He remembers thinking to himself “This is enough,” with the implication being that he did not expect to return. A prostate problem and related bladder ailment were not responding to prescribed medication. “I was taking some pretty strong medicine,” said Casey, “and I really should have had someone with me when I started taking another type of prescription.” As it turned out, Casey spent all of Christmas and New Year’s by himself – alone in his home.…

Case For Arming Teachers

By R. Alan Harrop, Ph.D Editor’s note: Mr. Harrop resides in our area, and is a regular contributor to this newspaper.  The tragedy this past week in Uvalde, Texas, calls for a reassessment of student and teacher protection. This incident is another of several that show current procedures are not effective. The purpose of this article is to make the case for arming and training teachers (and other school staff) to assist in the defense of students and themselves against the evil of mass shooters. Here are some factors to consider: 1) Response Time Salvador Ramos, the killer at Cobb Elementary S…

MAYORAL CANDIDATE JEFFREY ODHAM CALLS FOR RUNOFF IN NEW BERN

By Jeffrey Odham After spending the Memorial Day weekend with my family, and participating in several events throughout our community, I have decided to call for a runoff in the race for Mayor of The City of New Bern. With just 4 votes separating first and second place, and neither candidate meeting the 50% plus 1 threshold, this race is undecided. From the moment the results came in on election night, I have fielded many calls, emails and texts from citizens and community leaders encouraging me to call for a runoff. I am very appreciative of all the support and votes received during the recent ele…

Shooting of endangered Red Wolf prompts reward

  TYRRELL COUNTY – The Animal Legal Defense Fund – the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals – is offering an additional $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting and killing a federally protected, endangered red wolf. The shooting led to the rare wolf’s collapse, which experts believe led to the wolf likely drowning in mud, on April 15, 2022. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service estimates only 15-17 red wolves exist in the wild. “Killing a red wolf is not only tragic for the species’ surviva…

North Carolina Fossil Festival Chomping At The Bit in Aurora

AURORA – As you can see, this creature and some of his Jurassic friends are getting antsy! After months of anticipation, the prehistoric behemoths are raring to romp and roar all over town! But first, the creature shown above needs a name! The contest kicked off last month, with hundreds of emailed entries received. A select committee of judges have whittled an amazing variety of monikers down to the TOP THREE.  At 7pm on Friday, May 27 – on the grounds of the Aurora Softball Field – the assembled masses will determine the winning entry in the Festival’s first ever ‘Name the Dinosaur’ contest. Che…

More Good Deeds By Cub Scout Pack 683!

PAMLICO COUNTY – These hard-working Cub Scouts recently assisted White Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church with reseeding of the church lawn. Here, David Hollister, Pack Committee Chair, accepts a donation from Sherry Toler, White Hill treasurer, for efforts of the young scouts. …

UNOFFICIAL!! Single vote separates mayoral candidates

NEW BERN – Election experts say this type of micro-thin margin can go either way. It all boils down to ‘provisional’ and mail-in ballots, which are to be counted on May 25, followed two days later (on May 27) by the hoped-for certification of an accurate count.  Some reports have put these “in limbo” ballots at a whopping 77 additional votes.  At this point, how they will break out is anyone’s guess.  If and when the election is certified, the second place finisher has until June 2 to ask for a runoff.  Jeff Odham, an eight-year member of the Board of Aldermen – who gave up a secure seat to run for mayor –…

Black panther spotted as logging occurs in eastern Carteret

THEY EXIST !!!

Eyewitness encounter jibes with other credible reports over past decades TOWN OF BEAUFORT – I received a fascinating email Monday morning from Deanna Gillikin. For many years, she has lived adjacent to a dense wooded area, bounded in part by the North River and Taylor Creek. Sort of a one-way-in, one-way-out rural area, although it is not too far from modern civilization. As a good example, Google Earth shows a “Tesla Destination Charger” just a short drive from Gillikin’s home on Charlie Lewis Lane (east of town).  You might say this newspaper lends a sympathetic ear to Black Panther stories…

Part 3 of 4: ‘It’s the System, Stupid!’

Milking ‘The Grid’ for all it’s worth

Editor’s note: A former engineer with Motorola, Mr. Allison is a frequent contributor to this newspaper. As electric vehicles, 5G Internet, and cyber-currencies proliferate, Allison explains how utilities must adapt in order to accommodate increasing demands upon The Grid. USA – In Part 2 last week, you learned that AC current behaves differently from DC current. In this part, you will see how engineers are finding an “elegant solution” for moving extra electricity as the “Grid” will be called up to furnish ever-increasing quantities of AC power for the looming roll-outs of 5G wireless s…