Be Careful What You Wish For

By Doug Cross | Guest Commentary When the Coastal Conservation Association was pushing House Bill 1713 in June of 2010, I guarantee you they never, ever thought the law would one day affect the recreational fishing interests in North Carolina…

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Look Out! Four Authors Conspire to Host Tea

AURORA – Have you ever wanted to experience a book in more ways than just reading it? Have you ever thought about the tastes inspired by the book’s location or the characters in the book? Local author, Sherri Lupton Hollister…

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Three people arrested for death by distribution of Grantsboro man

On Thursday, December 7, 2023, Pamlico County Sheriff’s deputies and Pamlico County EMS responded to a report of an unresponsive individual that had been located on a commercial fishing vessel docked at Garland Fulcher’s Seafood in Oriental, NC. Chris Eugene…

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Attempted Murder on Law Enforcement Officer: John Nigh Arrested

Hubert, NC – June 29, 2024: The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office successfully apprehended John Matthew Nigh, 36, of New Bern, a suspect with multiple pending felony charges, after he fired shots at deputies during an arrest operation. Earlier in the…

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Be Leery of Clipboard-Carrying Con

By Anne Hopkins NEW BERN – Monday, June 24, at a local car-wash, two men wearing black “YOUR VOTE COUNTS” tee shirts, each carrying clipboards, were approaching and questioning customers who were in the vacuuming area. One lady reported the…

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Pandora’s Box — ‘Medical Marijuana’

By Mary Griswold | News Commentary RALEIGH – Legislation to legalize marijuana for “medical” purposes in North Carolina is on the move again in the State Legislature. HB 563 has been added to Senate Bill 3, a measure that would…

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16 Acres Under One Roof

Fleet Readiness expands to Global TransPark KINSTON – State, federal and local officials broke ground Tuesday on a North Carolina Global TransPark complex that the U.S. Navy will use to maintain and repair Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. Officials said the…

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Pamlico County: ⇑ Everything’s Going Up (Including Your Property Tax) ⇑

In 5-2 vote, Commissioners set higher rate. Riggs & Ollison oppose hike. Voting For Higher Tax Voting Against Higher Tax News Commentary BAYBORO – Citing concerns Monday night that a dreaded hurricane (or two) this season might impale the county’s…

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Middle School students head to Atlanta for National Championships

PAMLICO COUNTY – Congratulations to the SkillsUSA members who qualified for Nationals in Atlanta, GA! From left, Joshua Behrens, Tre`Mhiya Arrington, and Mia Angelo (alternate Jacobs Willis not shown) are seen here in Greensboro where they qualified for the Team…

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“My gut tells me the copter crash was no accident.”

Writer delves into several fascinating scenarios Last week, writer Drago Bosnic posited the use of some type of ‘kill switch’ to bring down Iranian President Raisi’s Bell 212 helicopter, one of several of the 212 owned by Iran. What is…

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Beach Erosion Would Be Covered by Expanding Flood Insurance

WASHINGTON, DC – Recently, Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D., alongside Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), introduced the ‘Prevent Environmental Hazards Act’ to give homeowners, insured by the National Flood Insurance Program, greater flexibility to manage natural disasters. “Homeowners should not be forced…

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