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TCC, October 2, 2014

What the #@*%& happened to this intersection?Accidents loom, say regular motorists By Terry Leigh McCune | Staff Writer BRIDGETON – The new traffic island – if that’s what you call it -- at the intersection of Highway 55 and Blueberry Lane, near the Bridgeton Food Lion grocery store is beyond belief! I don’t know what the Department of Transportation had in mind when they designed this thing. County Compass reader Frank Owen sent a Letter to the Editor last week this fiasco. I agree with him! State ta...

TCC, September 30, 2014

Chili Cookoff welcomes sign-ups for Seventh Annual Contest Special to the County Compass If you like to cook, we challenge you to a friendly competition with other individuals and businesses at the Seventh Annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser for the Old Theater. DATE: October 18, 2014 (Chefs/Teams should sign up by Oct. 5) WHERE: Oriental Marina & Inn CHECK-IN & SET-UP TIME: Begins at 10:00 a.m. EVENT TIME: 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. There is no registration fee. Chefs supply five gallons of chili (minimum), a soup ladle a...

TCC, September 29, 2014

PotashCorp donates $30K to Boy Scouts Special to the County Compass BLOUNTS CREEK -- On Sunday at the Community Field Day at East Carolina Scout Reservation sponsored by PotashCorp Aurora, Ray McKeithan, government and community affairs manager for PotashCorp Aurora, presented East Carolina Council, BSA with a check for $30,000. The first Community Field Day, held by East Carolina Council, BSA  to demonstrate its 2,000 acres of camping facilities was attended by 92 people. Ray Franks, Scout Executive for ...

TCC, September 26, 2014

Red wolf foes gain momentum By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer GREENVILLE – Red wolf foes took advantage of the largest football crowd in the history of East Carolina University to display an airplane-pulled banner Saturday afternoon, minutes before the Pirates’ 70 to 41 pummeling of the UNC-CH Tar Heels. There’s no telling how many of the 51,000 fans at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium fans pulled out smart phones to ‘Google’ the phrase “Red Wolf Restoration Scandal.” Those who did would have...

TCC, September 24, 2014

Double murder in Down East Carteret Special to the County Compass CARTERET COUNTY – Tuesday night, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of a double homicide in the Down East community of Davis. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials deputies found two victims who died of apparent gunshot wounds. Under arrest is a suspect, Leonard Floyd Yeomans, 48, of 520 Firetower Road in Otway, who allegedly shot and killed both victims at their residence located at 816 Highway 70, Davis. The victims have been...

TCC, September 20, 2014

County Opry: Community treasureBut making ends meet difficult By Ed and Beverly Terry | Special to the County Compass GRANTSBORO -- Some time back I wrote a response to Wal-Mart moving to Pamlico County.  In the writing, I mentioned that I shop almost exclusively in the County and support local small business.  I received many positive comments. Now let me comment on my small business, The County Opry.  My wife and I have operated the Opry for almost nine years and in that time we have never mad...

TCC, September 18, 2014

A defense of profiling!ISIS threat continuation of trend Special to the County Compass In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male. 2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males. 3. In 1972 a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach, to be blown up shortly after landing by Muslim males 4. In 1973 a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome, with 33 people killed, when it was attac...

TCC, September 15, 2014

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On September 5th 2014 Investigators of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and Officers of North Carolina Probation and Parole conducted a search of the residence of Davone Bryant age 20 at 711 Town Road in the town of Oriental. Bryant was arrested and charged with 1 Count of Trafficking in Heroin, 1 Count of PWISD Cocaine, and 1 count of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon as a result of the search after a quantity of heroin, crack cocaine and three firearms were ...

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