Carolyn McCormick
don dwyer

Henderson, NC

#1 Jun 17, 2009
Any information that has come to light regarding Mc Cormick's recent retirement and the scandal involving auto accidents,driving while impaired and Renee Cahoons telephone calls to police to bury information pertaining to McCormick activities have NOT been reported in the Coastland Times.The newspaper that deserves praise for bringing this to light is the Outer Banks Sentinel. Does any one know why the Times is so reluctant to report anything on McCormick??
fishobx

United States

#2 Jun 25, 2009
One of the Sentinel's sister companies wants to have the advertising dollars from the Visitors Bureau and has done a great job of having people like you spread rumours. What accidents and has Cahoon really made calls or is this more BS to try and take over the millions the Visitors Bureau has in the bank? The Sentinel had somone take personal information out of Mccormicks files and I for one hope they get sued! What a slock rag, with no journalistic integrity!!!
selenakyle nags head

Spring Lake, NC

#3 Jun 25, 2009
At least the writers at the Sentinel can work the spell check button (usually) and can fashion a complete sentence, unlike the Coastland Times who probably has one computer that's about as old and dry-rotted as the office junk they sell on the bypass.
selenakyle nags head

Spring Lake, NC

#4 Jun 25, 2009
@fishobx-- What do you mean "What accidents?" Hell, the woman got a DUI on the mainland and kept it from the Bureau until she got her damn money.

McCormick played the TB and the good ol' boys (including Renee) like a friggin' fiddle!

Don't blame the Sentinel for what the CT is too wimpy to say.
fishobx

United States

#5 Jun 26, 2009
Again what accidents? DUI is not an accident and that is not in dispute.

She could have gotten a whole lot more from the board! A former board member stole her personnel file.

The Sentinel has an agenda for their own interests. Money. This all started after their parent company was turned down as a vendor.

They continue to push the issue to go after Cahoon, so that the majority of the board is on the side of their cronies. The real good ol boys of the outer banks.
selenakyle nags head

Spring Lake, NC

#6 Jun 26, 2009
Apparently she dinged up the company car in the process because there was some damage reported to it. Again--I read this in the paper, not sure which one.

I get both local papers delivered each week and the Va Pilot every day, which sometimes has scoop neither local paper has. So I try to be informed.

But I frankly don't give a rat's hiney what either paper prints or not, other than neither of them supposedly NOT reporting RAPES, which to me is a crime in itself because we locals need to KNOW that stuff.

I don't give a crap about the politics behind either paper.
fishobx

Nashville, TN

#7 Jun 27, 2009
She did not ding up the car in the process, That is a lie that Semans is spreading. She claims people are not reading it correctly and she was referring to a ding in the car last year. Semans has an agenda to benefit herself and the real good ole boys of OBX. Nothing she writes can be believed and she is wasting tax payers money with her witch hunt. They need Cahoon out in order to control millions of dollars for projects to benefit certain real estate guys.

God forbid that anything is printed about the crimes that plague certain areas of the OBX.

Since: Jun 09

Here and There

#8 Jun 27, 2009
fishobx, do you know for a fact that CM did not damage her company car this year? Correct me if I'm wrong,but police reports are public information. Since you know so much, why was the officer fired shortly after taking CM's report?
In another post, you said that the reporter was a boyfriend of the police officer that wrote the report. How do you know this? If anything, it goes to show that there is corruption in nags head and maybe the reporter needs to keep digging. I wish I had access to a reporter if I was doing my job then told I was going to be fired.

And what crimes plague the OBX, Do we have murders or robberies not being reported?
selenakyle nags head

Spring Lake, NC

#9 Jun 28, 2009
This is off-topic, I know...I didn't mean to derail the thread.

But for the two decades I've lived here the ongoing scoop is that no rapes make it into the papers so as not to scare away the tourists.

If true, the powers-that-be basically give all of the permanent female residents a big "Eff-You" because they obviously don't care about our safety.

Again, that is IF true...I dunno. Anyone know?
fishobx

Nashville, TN

#10 Jun 28, 2009
The reporter was trying to create a problem that did not exist through her live in boy friend, common knowledge, that was a Nags Head officer. The corrouption is with the newspaper.

Was'nt the officer let go because he damaged city property in an attempt with his girlfriend to fabricate false information on a private citizen? Did'nt a lot of the misinformation appear in the paper after this happened?

I dont know the exact date when this happened but it was some time ago and was the only instance. Other cars have been damaged in the same location and the manhole cover was fixed.

It is unfortunate that people are not being told the other side of the story and pass along false information as fact.
JOE NC

Benson, NC

#11 Aug 21, 2009
GO GO GO
JOE NC

Benson, NC

#12 Aug 21, 2009
SMILE
umm

Cary, NC

#13 Aug 22, 2009
don dwyer wrote:
Any information that has come to light regarding Mc Cormick's recent retirement and the scandal involving auto accidents,driving while impaired and Renee Cahoons telephone calls to police to bury information pertaining to McCormick activities have NOT been reported in the Coastland Times.The newspaper that deserves praise for bringing this to light is the Outer Banks Sentinel. Does any one know why the Times is so reluctant to report anything on McCormick??
Do you mean reluctant to report on the meetings, because they do. Or do you mean the review of her performance, because they did. Or maybe you mean actually attend the meetings, because, unlike the person who has been writing the most negative of the Sentinel reports, the Times has been there. Anyway, it takes time and staff to be able to investigate something. I'm sure that the editor of the Sentinel has spent more hours on that issue that a newspaper like the Times has to spend. They may have a bigger staff but they also publish a lot more content and cover three more counties.
look in a phone book

Cary, NC

#14 Aug 22, 2009
selenakyle nags head wrote:
At least the writers at the Sentinel can work the spell check button (usually) and can fashion a complete sentence, unlike the Coastland Times who probably has one computer that's about as old and dry-rotted as the office junk they sell on the bypass.
Actually, The Coastland Times' company has five buildings and the one you mentioned is only homebase for one of the reporters. And last I checked, the Sentinel was confused about what a proper noun really is.
not correct

Cary, NC

#15 Aug 22, 2009
Let's get a few things straight. First of all, there was a DWI and there was an accident with a manhole cover. Two different incidents both this year. Secondly, the police officer was not fired. He was suspended and then he was not suspended. He later moved out of town after taking a job elsewhere. Good lord, where does this stuff come from.
on crime

Cary, NC

#16 Aug 22, 2009
selenakyle nags head wrote:
This is off-topic, I know...I didn't mean to derail the thread.
But for the two decades I've lived here the ongoing scoop is that no rapes make it into the papers so as not to scare away the tourists.
If true, the powers-that-be basically give all of the permanent female residents a big "Eff-You" because they obviously don't care about our safety.
Again, that is IF true...I dunno. Anyone know?
NOT CORRECT. The Coastland Times reprints the district and superior court calendars as they appear in the court's own official records. Any crime brought into court makes it into the paper ... rape, murder, robbery, it doesn't matter. Also, with a crime like a rape, don't you think it is pretty unlikely that a reporter would even hear about it unless the Sheriff's Office passed it on? Who is going to tell them if not the official source, Hotline representatives? The victim? I doubt it.
selenakyle nags head

Garner, NC

#17 Aug 24, 2009
OK, then--whatever, whomever--like I said, "powers-that-be." Yes, that would be the Sheriff's office or the town police forces--whatever.

Just make it specifically known when that kind of crime happens, not two months later when the CT and Sentinel get around to reprinting the docket.

I just ask that we please be made aware when there are rapes. We might hav a sicko runnimg amok and no one would know about it until months later.

I get both Sentinel and CT all week long but the most descriptive thing I ever see is "assault on a female." With the high instance of drunken domestic abuse we seem to have here, that could be anything from a smack in the face to a grab of the arm, which is not what I'm talking about here...
actually

Cary, NC

#18 Aug 29, 2009
selenakyle nags head wrote:
OK, then--whatever, whomever--like I said, "powers-that-be." Yes, that would be the Sheriff's office or the town police forces--whatever.
Just make it specifically known when that kind of crime happens, not two months later when the CT and Sentinel get around to reprinting the docket.
I just ask that we please be made aware when there are rapes. We might hav a sicko runnimg amok and no one would know about it until months later.
I get both Sentinel and CT all week long but the most descriptive thing I ever see is "assault on a female." With the high instance of drunken domestic abuse we seem to have here, that could be anything from a smack in the face to a grab of the arm, which is not what I'm talking about here...
Just so you know, if you're only seeing assault on a female, that is a domestic violence kind of charge. It is the title of the charge. It is not a nice way of saying rape.

A rape charge has the word rape in it and is printed that way. Even if rapes are happening, that doesn't mean they are reported or if they are reported that charges are pressed/brought.
JOE NC

Benson, NC

#19 Oct 20, 2009
BIG DOGS WIN

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