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Little known facts about the Electoral College

Jeff Aydelette, December 2, 2016

Things they didn’t teach in high school civics! A vote for the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates named on the ballot is actually a vote for the electors of the Party. Typically, electors are steadfast Party operatives, having held leadership positions or they have been chosen to recognize years of loyal service. Key Electoral College Dates and Events November 8, 2016—Election Day: The voters in each State choose electors to serve in the Electoral College. As soon as e...
Enter Our Contest! Win free tickets to Holiday Jazz Concert

The County Compass, December 1, 2016

WIN TWO FREE TICKETS Tell us why you enjoy Jazz! Contest@compassnews360.com Five lucky winners announced in the County Compass Dec. 8 issue!
Sheriff releases drug bust photo album!

The County Compass, November 30, 2016

Within the past 6 weeks, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting those involved in the use and distribution of illegal narcotics within Pamlico County. During the operation the sheriff’s office arrested and charged several criminal suspects. The success of the operation was a result of citizen complaints made to the sheriff’s office about drug activity in areas of Pamlico County, controlled purchases of drugs from individuals, traffic stops that resulted in the...
One person arrested for larceny of a firearm

The County Compass, November 30, 2016

Pamlico County Sheriff's Office On October 10, 2016 The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a larceny of a firearm from a resident in the Dawson Creek community. During the course of the investigation Billy F. Toler Jr of Arapahoe was identified as a suspect. Billy F. Toler Jr, 26 was arrested on November 28, 2016 and charged with one count of larceny of a firearm and placed into the Pamlico County Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond. His first court appearance is ...
Happy Turkey-Giving!

Jeff Aydelette, November 23, 2016

Matthew 25:35 For I was hungered, and ye gave me meal; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in. BAYBORO – For the second consecutive year, the congregations of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Merritt, and St. Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Maribel joined forces Saturday morning to distribute frozen turkeys to deserving folks who showed up shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Pamlico Medical Center. According to Armandez L. Crawfor...
Lawsuit questions Same Day Registration

Jeff Aydelette, November 22, 2016

RALEIGH – The Civitas Center for Law and Freedom – an organization that promotes conservative policies -- has filed a federal lawsuit requesting a restraining order against including ballots cast via Same Day Registration (SDR) in the 2016 election. Read the lawsuit here. Francis De Luca, president of Civitas, is the lead Plaintiff in the lawsuit, which names as Defendants the five members who comprise the N.C. State Board of Elections, and the agency’s executive director, Kim Westbro...
‘Aspiration For A Better Tomorrow’ issues challenge to mayor (and others)

Jeff Aydelette, November 21, 2016

AURORA – Give Clif Williams, mayor of this town, some credit. Saturday afternoon, he quickly accepted a challenge from Zina Ham, outreach coordinator of New Growth Unlimited Ministries. The well-publicized event, which included mime ministry artist Nick Stokes, was designed to spur citizen involvement in the lives of at-risk youngsters. Ham – quite congenially – interrupted the mayor’s remarks to ask: “If we were to identify a child over the next year or two with a GPA of at lea...
Seaplanes, float planes, flying boats headed for Bridgeton

Special to the County Compass, November 18, 2016

By Alan Welch BRIDGETON -- Wings Over Bridgeton is the first (and so far only) seaplane “fly in” to happen on the Neuse River. This Saturday, Nov. 19, is the big day and admission is free! Organizers expect more than a dozen fly / float aircraft, with the best viewing to take place at Bridgeton Harbor Marina, 1101 B Street in Bridgeton – which is just a stone’s throw from busy Hwy. 17 -- which runs through this small waterfront community. Pilots will begin to arrive Friday after...
Elections analyst points to errors in Durham voting

Jeff Aydelette, November 18, 2016

DURHAM – Officials with the McCrory for Governor campaign show no signs of backing down on their assertions that snafus may have occurred during Nov. 8 voting at a large precinct in Durham County. In a press release Wednesday, campaign spokesman Ricky Diaz offered the following assessment: "We are pleased the Durham County Board of Elections decided to move forward with proceedings and hopefully will begin to get answers to the many questions people have. Last night (Tuesday) the State B...
Man behind bars after nearly killing local deputy in chase

The County Compass, November 17, 2016

Pamlico County Sheriff's Office At approximately 8:00 p.m. deputies of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Craig Aaron LAUGHINGHOUSE was the passenger. LAUGHINGHOUSE, 33 of Grantsboro, NC was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants for his arrest. During the course of the traffic stop the driver got out of the vehicle. As LAUGHINGHOUSE being taken into custody he pulled away from deputies and ran back to the vehicle and jumped ...



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