Scam Alert – Beware ‘Mystery Shopper’ ruse!

Justin Manjorin, August 23, 2016

Veteran columnist turns tables on would-be con artists Many of you who read this paper know me as the guy who writes about wine, food and does restaurant reviews. Today, I am writing about a variation on a scam to separate you from your hard earned money. Like many of you in our aging population, I am always on the lookout for a job that isn’t too physically demanding and can be done on a part time basis. Recently, I saw an e-mail on my computer from a company looking for a Mystery Sho...
Civility reigns at Board of Elections

Special to the County Compass, August 22, 2016

By Raynor James NEW BERN -- On Monday, Aug. 15 the Craven County Board of Elections held a special called meeting in order to adopt its "2016 November General Election One-Stop Plan." A recent ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting North Carolina's Photo ID law necessitated changes to an existing one-stop plan. By the 10 a.m. start time, the meeting room was full, with standing room only – and members of both political parties comprised the audience. Gary Clemmons, chair...
Electro-Magnetic Pulse - Terrorism’s best chance for Western devastation

Special to the County Compass, August 18, 2016

County Compass exclusive By Gordon Allison First of Two Parts UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -- It could be a spring day, or any time of the year. Not a cloud in the sky. Nice breeze stirring. No rain is forecast anywhere within 500 miles. The temperature and humidity are in the low 70s. Then it happens!? Your cell phone dies right in the middle of your call/texting. You reach for the land line phone (then remember you gave it up years ago to save money). You try the radio or TV, but they don’t...
Decline of golf in America factor in community’s decision

Jeff Aydelette, August 16, 2016

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – Among the first of its kind in eastern North Carolina, this retirement community is expected to convene Wednesday night, Aug. 17, for a vote to decide if it is prudent to acquire two golf courses – one defunct and another ailing – which lie inside the geographic footprint of the sprawling residential site. Myrtle Beach-based MidSouth Golf owns, and once operated, most of Fairfield Harbor’s ‘amenities’ – a term to describe the pools, tennis courts, common ...
Two arrested for recent Breaking and Entering

The County Compass, August 12, 2016

On August 5th, 2016 the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division made an arrest in a series of Breaking and Entering cases that have occurred in Pamlico County since April of 2016. Nathan G. Wood, 28, was arrested and charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering, two counts of Larceny after Breaking and Entering and three counts of Larceny of a Firearm. The arrest was made after stolen property was recovered which led to Wood being named as a suspect. Wood was p...
WELCOME PADDLERS! World’s fastest growing watersport embraces region

Jeff Aydelette, August 11, 2016

RIVER DUNES – Early on Saturday, Aug. 13, this idyllic site will host a beehive of activity. In its seventh year, the Oriental Dragon Boat Festival welcomes 16 incredibly competitive teams. The calm, protected waters of Grace Harbor Marina, nestled deep within the sprawling confines of the River Dunes residential community, offer Dragon Boat paddlers a premier racing experience, according to festival organizer, Flora Moorman. “We are so appreciative to Ed Mitchell, president of River ...
Wine pairings, dinner offer real value at popular New Bern restaurant

Justin Manjorin, August 10, 2016

Editor’s note: The following is not a full review of the entire operation at Persimmons on the Waterfront. Rather, wine columnist Justin Manjorin takes a look at one intriguing monthly feature. NEW BERN -- On the fourth Tuesday of every month -- beginning this past March and continuing until October -- Executive Chef Antonio Campolio of Persimmons on the Waterfront presents a five-course food and wine pairing. The adventure starts at 6 and ends around 9. The cost is $75 per person, a...
Battle of the Paddles! Teams almost set for Dragon Boat Festival

Jeff Aydelette, August 9, 2016

ORIENTAL – With just over a week to go before the big date on Saturday, Aug. 13 at River Dunes’ Grace Harbor Marina, the list of teams committed to participate in the Seventh Annual Oriental Dragon Boat Race & Festival is taking shape. Here is a quick up-to-date list, with other teams pending: Oriental Dragon Masters: This is the local Dragon Boat Club Team, which took 2nd place Silver Medals in the Community Division Championship Final in 2015. Insiders report this crew is practicin...


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