Pamlico County, NC

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office investigating after body found

BAYBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office tells WNCT they are investigating after a body was found on Wednesday. Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis told WNCT’s Marisa Fonseca the body was found in a wooded area around 4 p.m. in an area on Swan Point Road in Bayboro. The State Bureau of Investigation […]
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Two Pamlico County students graduate U.S. Navy aviation program

PAMLICO COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Two Pamlico County High School students have graduated from the eight-week U.S. Navy Summer Flight Academy program in Delaware. Bonnie Frazer and Abby Harwick were two of the twenty high school students chosen to take part in the program. The students were at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware for the training.
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Investigation underway after body found in Pamlico County

PAMLICO COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and SBI are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area by a resident. Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis says the body was found in the woods off of Swan Point Road in Maribel around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.
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Smoke in the Sky, Fire at Buccaneer Bay

Arly in the morning on August 9, smoke filled the sky and neighbors began banging on the door of Paul Yankowski. His garage was on fire. His house might be next. The view from Smith Creek as smoke rose above the trees from the Buccaneer Bay West community. (Cindy Belangia photo)

SHERIFF: Pamlico County fisherman dies while operating heavy machinery

PAMLICO COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -Officials say a fisherman in Pamlico County died Saturday while operating heavy machinery at a fish market in Pamlico County. Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis said William Smith of Bayboro died Saturday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. while operating a forklift to move items from boat to boat at R.E. Mayo Seafood in Hobucken.

Teresa Badger, 1952 - 2022

Memorial tribute submitted by Sarah Goodnight and Wendy Osserman, with additional information from Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home. eresa Jones Badger, born December 16, 1952 passed away August 1st, after complications resulting from a recent lung transplant. She was 69 years old. Teresa was a well-loved educator with the Pamlico County School...

State agencies work to restore oyster populations on Pamlico Sound

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WITN) - Environmental groups here in the East are helping preserve the coast with a big boost from state money. The North Carolina Coastal Federation and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries are building an oyster sanctuary in the Pamlico Sound. Phase one of the three-phase construction...

Water & Gatorade Drive for PCHS Athletics - Jul 21

Football, volleyball, track & cross-country, even golf. Pamlico County High School students are playing these and several other sports this year. And they’re being played in the summer heat and humidity. PCHS Booster Club President Amanda Sawyer is sponsoring the first Water & Gatorade Drive to help keep student...

Pamlico Community College Honors Representative Bobby Hanig

Pamlico Community College recognized the tireless work and continued support of one of its strongest legislative advocates recently by presenting him with the college’s 2022 Extraordinary Partnership Award. Rep. Bobby Hanig, who currently represents the college and all of Pamlico County in the N.C. House of Representatives, was presented...

What's Happening

Coming Events in Oriental and in and near Pamlico County. • Year-round brews: Chuck-Will’s-Widow Black IPA, Red Beard’s Brown, Lili’s Breakfast Stout. • Seasonal brews and new releases: Farmhouse Dubbel, Farmhouse Tripel, Frank’s Breakfast Stout. • Shortway Brewing: Sound of Freedom IPA, Pearfecto Mundo IPA, Vitamin...

Who is Norman Sanderson?

I knew Norman Sanderson was our presumptive state senator, but nothing else about him until I went online to learn more. I saw very few of his campaign signs in our area and nothing else to prompt my interest in him. So, I first thought he was some unknown with no backing, wanting to unseat Bob Steinberg. I have lived in Northeast North Carolina (NENC) since 2003 and have known...

Pamlico Co. man arrested for possessing child porn

BAYBORO, N.C (WNCT) — A Pamlico County man has been arrested after investigators found he was in possession of child pornography. On Wednesday, members of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Internet Crimes Against Children executed a search warrant on the home of Michael Wayne […]

Bayboro man facing four child porn counts

PAMLICO COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina man is locked up in jail after being charged with having child pornography. Pamlico County deputies and the SBI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Michael Stocks on Wednesday after searching the man’s home in Bayboro. The investigation began when...

CroakerFest is Back - Festival 2022

S — pinning trawlers, Croakers and Minnows, and a gluten-free category at the Bake-Off. They were all part of the 2022 Croaker Festival happening over the Independence Day weekend. The Carteret Shriner Mariners spin in the street. The Festival was cancelled in 2020 after the outbreak of Covid (though...