Bridgeton grabs spotlight

Jeff Aydelette, June 24, 2016

Blueberry Festival returns after 20-year hiatus BRIDGETON – Civic pride in this small waterfront community (which sometimes takes a backseat to the larger municipality on the ‘other’ side of the Neuse River) is almost busting at the seams these days. But, that is OK as long as the grommets hold on a huge banner stretched across the median of busy Hwy. 17. Early in the planning for this Saturday’s Blueberry Festival, organizer Ray Parker collared local resident Dave ‘Bigfoot’ ...
Man arrested for sexual molestation of young girl

The County Compass, June 22, 2016

Pamlico County Sheriff's Office On Monday, June 20, 2016 the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a sexual assault that had occurred on an 8 year old female juvenile. Investigators from the Sheriff’s office responded to a residence in the Reelsboro community of Pamlico County and began the investigation. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the live-in boyfriend had molested the victim several times over the past month. Based in the informati...
Peletier Man charged in Domestic Shooting

The County Compass, June 21, 2016

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office On 06/19/2016 Carteret County deputies arrested William Byron Mitchell, 37, of 110 Little Kinston Rd, Peletier in connection with an early morning domestic shooting. Deputies responded to Mitchell’s residence at 2:00am and discovered his 32 year old girlfriend, Nicole Blevins, shot in the face with a 9mm handgun. Blevins was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville where she is currently in stable condition. Mitchell was charged with Assault ...
Watchdog group warns of staggering tax increase in Craven County!

The County Compass, June 20, 2016

By Hal James & Raynor James Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association NEW BERN -- Instead of discussing the suggestions of taxpayers made at its most recent public hearing on next year's proposed budget, members of the Craven County Board of Commissioners have challenged the veracity and honesty of some of the speakers at the hearing. The proposed budget is scheduled to be voted on by the Commissioners at its meeting at 8:30 on the morning of Monday, June 20. Yes, we know! Working folks c...
Pulse Club ‘like shooting fish in a barrel’

The County Compass, June 19, 2016

By Eric Noevere ORLANDO -- Another tragedy and the media and the left are again blaming the gun for the crime. Law enforcement officials were still working the crime scene when Obama and Hillary were demanding more controls on certain rifles, making it harder for citizens to lawfully exercise their Second Amendment rights. This time Obama couldn’t blow this off as work place violence or a hate crime. The terrorist called 911 three times while he was committing his crime, stating his allegi...
Fatal Lawn Mower Accident

The County Compass, June 14, 2016

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office On Monday, 06/13/2016, at approximately 2:25 pm Stacy and Down East Fire-Rescue responded to a man trapped underneath his lawn mower that overturned causing him to fall into a canal. The victim was identified as Lloyd Harrell Fulcher, 77, of 876 Hwy 70 in Stacy, NC. Two civilians were flagged down by the man’s wife to assist in getting the mower off of him. Fulcher was transported to Carteret Heath Care where he later died. “Our thoughts and prayers are...
Creek Keeper launches legislative arm-twisting

The County Compass, June 13, 2016

By Bill Hines, Creek Keeper NEUSE RIVER – I am asking readers of the County Compass to oppose the state Senate proposals in House Bill 1030 that would block cleanup plans for impaired bodies of water such as Jordan Lake, Falls Lake (headwaters of the Neuse), the Catawba River, and Randleman Reservoir. The premise for the provision – that North Carolina’s nutrient management strategies have not worked and will not work – is false. The strategies have reduced nitrogen and phosphorus pol...
Cedar Island Fatal Fire

The County Compass, June 10, 2016

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Major Jason A. Wank, Chief Detective 304 Craven Street * Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-8400 RELEASE DATE: 06/10/2016 On Friday, 06/10/2016, at 4:48 am fire departments from Cedar Island, Sea Level, Stacy, and Atlantic responded to a house fire at 111 Briar Patch Rd in Cedar Island. Fire officials and law enforcement personnel were notified that the home may have been occupied by at least one person and a dog. Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Michael Panzarella...

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