Latest Jannette Pippin Stories

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Jannette Pippin, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 18--STELLA -- A vast stretch of the White Oak River and the marsh and farmland that extend from its banks were the backdrop for Harry Barker's childhood. "Some of my favorite memories are working on the farm and at the end of the day, if it wasn't dark, we'd be here swimming or fishing," Barker said while standing on a dock leading to the river's edge. Barker and his wife established a residence in Wilson after they married,...

2008-07-11 09:00:59

By Jannette Pippin, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 11--NEWPORT -- Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative is doing its part to cut expenses as rising fuel costs impact the bills of member consumers. By modifying procedures, service trucks are rolling fewer miles, with the total miles on the road down 6 percent in recent months. Likewise, a motorized scooter that was in the fleet when Harkers Island Electric Cooperative and Carteret-Craven merged in January is now used for tasks...

2008-07-05 09:00:14

By Jannette Pippin, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 5--MOREHEAD CITY -- Not every issue may be a divisive one in the race for the District 13 seat in the N.C. House of Representatives. The $20 million that was doled out along the coast this year for public water access projects was money that Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Emerald Isle, believes was well spent. McElraft's challenger in her bid for re-election was instrumental in efforts that resulted in the creation last year of the...

2008-06-17 09:00:51

By Jannette Pippin, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 17--BEAUFORT -- The former Beaufort Elementary School property is on the market again. The Carteret County Board of Commissioners recently announced an open listing of the county's intent to sell the former Beaufort Elementary School property located at 801 Mulberry St. The old school property was vacated after a new elementary school opened in August 2004, and there have been various efforts by the county to sell the...

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