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9 hrs ago | WITN

Anti-Jail Group Planning Announcement On Beaufort County Jail

Some of those opposed to building the new facility in Beaufort County are hosting a press conference on the matter at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sun Journal

Third person arrested in Pamlico home invasion

A third arrest has been made in the case of an Aug. 5 home invasion in this Pamlico County community.

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Related Topix: Aurora, NC

Fort Mill Times

North Carolina man drowns on SC coast

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office tells local media outlets that the Tuesday accident claimed the life of 50-year-old Matthew Auten of Swannanoa, North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Swannanoa, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WITN

Aurora Man Charged In Home Invasion

Officials say 21-year-old Markel Mattocks of Aurora was arrested and charged with first degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy.

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Related Topix: Aurora, NC

WBTV

Brochure helps drivers navigate roundabouts

Now traffic engineers in Beaufort County are offering a brochure that helps motorists navigate roundabouts and describes why they are safer than traditional intersections with lights or stop signs.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

WITN

Attorney General To Visit Beaufort County Schools For Back-To-School Celebration

North Carolina's attorney general will be paying a visit to Beaufort County Schools to celebrate the restart of classes with county school staff.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

WITN

Beaufort County: One Person Dead In Early Morning Fire

Fire marshal Curtis Avery told WITN the emergency call came in at 3:12 a.m. Clarks Neck Volunteer Fire Department along with Old Ford Volunteer Department responded.

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Related Topix: Fire, Washington, NC

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WITN

Belhaven Resident Faces 7 Drug Charges

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says a man who was growing marijuana in his home and selling it, has been arrested.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Belhaven, NC

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WBTV

Beaufort County voters to weigh land preservation

For a fourth time since the late 1990s, voters in Beaufort County will consider whether to put money aside for rural land preservation.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

WBTV

Beaufort County adds GPS to school buses

The Beaufort Gazette reports that when school begins next week, all 127 buses in the county fleet will be equipped with a GPS tracking system called Zonar.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, GPS

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

NC hospital closure leaves man to wonder 'what if'

Paramedics would later tell Gibbs' husband that they revived her five times during the 90 minutes it took for the helicopter to come into sight.

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Related Topix: Belhaven, NC, Medicine, Diabetes

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WITN

Greenville Man, Beaufort County Woman Charged In Violent Home Invasion

A Greenville man and a woman from Beaufort County are locked up, charged with a violent home invasion last month in Pamlico County.

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Related Topix: Greenville, NC, Edward, NC

Thu Aug 07, 2014

WCTI

Controversy continues in Beaufort County on jail

Some lawmakers are calling for a public referendum to decide whether Beaufort County should move forward with plans for a new public safety center in Chocowinity.

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Related Topix: Chocowinity, NC

Tue Aug 05, 2014

WITN

Man On Probation Busted Again For Selling Heroin

Beaufort County deputies have charged Quinton Baldwin of Washington with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, manufacture heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Related Topix: Washington, NC

WITN

Beaufort County Commissioners Vote To Pursue Other Jail Funding Options

The USDA may not be lending Beaufort County millions of dollars for a proposed public safety facility, but the county is not out of options for funding.

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Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Chocowinity, NC

WITN

Bobcat Hanging Out On Beaufort County Dock

The soggy conditions in some areas of the east didn't bother one animal that you may not see very often in Eastern Carolina.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

WITN

Craven County Man Charged With Violating Protective Order & Kidnapping 3 People

A Vanceboro man faces about a dozen charges after deputies say he violated a protective order by kidnapping three people.

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Related Topix: Vanceboro, NC, Craven County, NC

Fri Aug 01, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina

Last month, the only hospital in the sleepy town of Belhaven in eastern North Carolina closed its doors, prompting Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal to step out of party lines and call for an expansion of Medicaid in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Belhaven, NC, Hyde County, NC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

News Observer

Belhaven's mayor marches to save rural hospitals

Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal, left, and civil rights activist Bob Zellner walk in Stafford, Va., on their way to Washington, D.C. O'Neal was walking from the site of the now closed Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven to Washington to protest the closure of his town's hospital.

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Related Topix: Belhaven, NC, Hyde County, NC, Medicaid, Health

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WITN

Beaufort County Man Jailed For Buying Heroin From Law Enforcement

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office arrested 33-year-old Stacy Jones of Edward following the controlled purchases of heroin.

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Related Topix: Edward, NC

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