Massive maze (still growing) likely to boost Chocowinity’s profile

Jeff Aydelette, August 31, 2015

CHOCOWINITY – The maze is large and complex, as is the planning for a multi-week fundraising Fall Extravaganza, scheduled for a site known as ‘Raised In A Barn Farm’ which is just east of downtown Chocowinity on Hwy. 33. Jane Lassiter Boahn, CEO and Founder of Raised In A Barn, is the spearhead and driving force. In a recent e-mail to this newspaper, Boahn wrote: We hope to achieve a full community festival for six weeks during the fall. Dates are Sept. 25 thru Oct. 31, Fridays and S...
Quirk in state law impedes a Trump ‘third party’ bid

Jeff Aydelette, August 27, 2015

RALEIGH – An obscure provision of North Carolina’s election law might preclude Donald Trump from running as a Third Party candidate, to the delight of the state’s so-called ‘establishment’ Republicans. North Carolina GOP officials, in a press release issued this week, took the high road. Describing his rationale “as critical to clarify fact from rumor, Republican Party Chairman Hasan Harnett wrote: “The press is trying to create a story by reporting rumors and hearsay. ...
Known gang member again linked to crime

Special to the County Compass, August 26, 2015

Himbry's drug sales lead to man's overdose Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office -- On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Investigators from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an individual that was unconscious and unresponsive at the intersection of Neal’s Creek Road and NC 55 in the town of Alliance NC. Upon arrival it was determined through evidence found at the scene that the male individual was overdosing on Heroin. The individual was trans...
Reward offered for information in Armed Robbery

The County Compass, August 25, 2015

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Major Jason A. Wank, Chief Detective 304 Craven Street * Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-8400 RELEASE DATE: 08/25/2015 NEWS RELEASE Carteret County Deputies are asking for your help in identifying an armed robbery suspect. On Monday, 08/24/2015, at approximately 11:07pm a light skin black male armed with a handgun entered Gil’s Market located at 805 Chatham St, in Newport and demanded money. When the clerk yelled out to bar patrons that she was be...
Rural healthcare suffers from broken system, says Belhaven mayor

The County Compass, August 24, 2015

By Adam O’Neal, Mayor | Town of Belhaven BELHAVEN -- The truth is the Certificate of Need process is broken. I know the big hospitals have said that rural areas need Certificate of Need to keep rural county hospitals open. You know the story of what happened in Belhaven. Our hospital was struggling. A community-organized board decided the best step was to hand it over to Vidant Healthcare — the big hospital system in Greenville. We thought they would put a handle on the facility app...
Dragon Boat Festival huge success!

Jeff Aydelette, August 20, 2015

ORIENTAL -- In just its sixth year, the Oriental Dragon Boat Race and Festival has become a community event that brings together hundreds of people from the southeastern United States. In 2015, the event drew more than 1,500 spectators and 400 paddlers spread out over three Divisions: Community; Cancer Survivors/Supporters; & Military Men and Women. Everyone says that what makes Dragon boat racing so much fun is that the crews vary in makeup, style, intensity and purpose. Representin...

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