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TCC, October 20, 2014

Community Watch flexes muscleBy Rhonda Breed | Special to the County Compass REELSBORO -- The monthly meeting of the Reelsboro Community Watch, held Tuesday, Oct.7, was very constructive, both for citizens and for the Pamlico County deputies -- Blaney, Wilkinson, Stevens, and Borner – who attended. Sheriff Bill Sawyer Jr. was unable to attend due to a family emergency. We discussed placement of new community watch signs. Various locations will be evaluated for potential problems -- primarily utility...

TCC, October 17, 2014

Woman pleads guilty to big time embezzlementSpecial to the County Compass CARTERET COUNTY – In a statement released Wednesday, District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that Michelle Morris Branche, 47, of Newport pleaded guilty to one count of felony Embezzlement, and three counts of felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense. She was sentenced Oct. 14 in Carteret County Superior Court by Judge John Nobles. Branche was employed by Sea Breeze Family Practice as the office manager, where her duties included bookke...

TCC, October 15, 2014

Venezuelan wins the Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipLocal camp hosts event. Adult competition underway. By Sherri Campbell, International Sunfish Class Executive Secretary | Special to the County Compass ARAPAHOE – Sunday afternoon, holding a slim two-point lead going into the final race of the nine race series, David Gonzalez Arria of Venezuela held off his closest competitor, finishing third, which was good enough to win the overall Championship. Alonso Collantes of Peru was seventh in the final race to finish seco...

TCC, October 15, 2014

Eatery near ferry off to fast start By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer MINNESOTT BEACH – Home of a busy ferry terminal across the mighty Neuse River, this waterfront community immediately appealed to restaurateur Karen Whitmore. Having experienced great success at a golf course location in Mansfield, Ohio, Whitmore quickly sealed the deal, when she discovered that her new spot was on the way to Pamlico County’s only golf course, but better yet, that her quick in-and-out format would be perfect for ferry...

TCC, October 13, 2014

Online marketplace ripe for scamsBy Judy Gaida | Special to the County Compass PAMLICO COUNTY -- My sister has always maintained that my mum and dad should have had my forehead tattooed when I was born 62 years ago. You know how we hear about scams and people losing money?  Our minds envision elderly, helpless people. Not so. I am a little bit old, and far from helpless. And it doesn't take a loss of life savings to be heartbreaking.  Let me tell you a story: I am an insulin-controlled diabetic...

TCC, October 8, 2014

Walmart robbed. Arrests made. GRANTSBORO – At approximately 2:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, deputies from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to Walmart, located in Grantsboro, in reference to a robbery. The suspect was identified by Deputies as Steven Craig Burke, 22, of Reelsboro. Burke entered the store and approached a register to pay for a pack of chewing gum. When the clerk opened the register, Burke lunged forward to the open cash drawer, approximately $230 was taken. Burke fl...

TCC, October 3, 2014

Local photographer brings home the gold . . . and platinum! Special to the County Compass ALLIANCE -- Mona Kay Sadler, a local Certified Public Accountant and owner of Coastal Pet Portraits, won Platinum and Gold Medals during the recent Professional Photographers of America's 2014 International Photographic Competition. At Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia, a panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 entries.  Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1...

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...

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