Author: Jeff Aydelette


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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Whortonsville Residents Leery of Undergrowth Control

Vast Tract of Timberland Sprayed with Herbicide STRAIGHT ROAD – Monday night, the Pamlico County Commissioners heard from a trio of concerned citizens who fear that recent spraying on land now owned by International Paper (formerly Weyerhaeuser) jeopardizes wildlife, nearby…

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Mother’s Roots In Oriental Inspire Dee Dee King’s May 12 Musical Tribute

Edith Adams – a beautiful, talented and brave young black woman – left Oriental in the early 1960s. Bound for New York City, she was full of hope and spirit, eager to pursue her dreams. In March of 1965, things…

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CarolinaEast Hospital forced to borrow $45 million

Cyberattack on unrelated claims-payer impales cash flow NEW BERN – Hospital officials were in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon and received a friendly reception from a state agency known as the Local Government Commission, which must first give its blessings before units…

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Airport Welcomes Breeze ‘Nice Low Cost Carrier’ Flights

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…

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Urgent Alert for All Homeowners!

Email comments opposing insurance rate increases All homeowners in eastern North Carolina are urged to submit public comment about staggering proposed insurance rate increases. The North Carolina Rate Bureau recently filed a request with the North Carolina Department of Insurance…

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Township 5 Seat Revolves as Official Resigns & Then Returns

BAYBORO – Hard-ball intra-party politics reared its head Monday night as four conservative Republicans on the Pamlico County Commission – Doug Brinson, Candy Bohmert, Kari Forrest, and Missy Baskervill – teamed up to oust fellow Republican Ed Riggs Jr. as…

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Not Your Dad’s Liquor Store
Area’s Newest ABC to Rock!

BRIDGETON – “Here, try a sip of this. I think you’ll enjoy it.”  You may hear those words, or similar phrases, from congenial marketers like Tony Ursone of Outer Banks Distilling who is eager to reserve time behind the unique…

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From left, Paul Brown, general manager of the Craven County ABC Board; and, Chip Chagnon, ABC Board Chairman, flank some large, newly installed shelving.

New Liquor Store to Pull From Bridgeton & Fairfield Harbour

Shelves in place for 22,000 Bottles of Distilled Spirits CRAVEN COUNTY – Perhaps the nickname came from being a chip off the old block – you see, Chagnon’s father owned and operated three liquor stores in Massachusetts. Fast forward six…

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Vote to fill vacant seat could be close

BAYBORO – The Executive Committee of the Pamlico County Republican Party has nominated Sarah Davis for the open Township Five county commission seat. Davis is the wife of Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis. A decision to accept the Party’s recommendation…

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Inflation Mushrooms Cost of New 6-12 School to

$67 Million

Funding gap closed! Cash-flush state budget allows Dept. of Public Instruction to cough up extra $12 million. BAYBORO – The State of North Carolina is spending money like a drunken sailor, thanks to the largess of Uncle Sam who has…

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