Pamlico County crime goes to trial in Craven County courtroom

TCC, April 17, 2014

Brame pleads guilty, agrees to testify against Hardison By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer NEW BERN – A trial of huge interest to every Pamlico County water customer will be heard before a jury comprised of Craven County residents, with proceedings scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the courthouse in downtown New Bern. Last month, Superior Court Judge Ken Crow ordered that the trial of Judy Hardison, former owner of Alliance-based Triple H Construction, should be moved in an attempt to...
Club offers basketball for five local squads

TCC, April 14, 2014

By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer STONEWALL – Ranging in age from 6 to 8, the youngest basketball squad in the Pamlico County Athletic Club, sponsored by Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, hit the court at Pamlico Middle School late Wednesday afternoon for a brisk workout. This past weekend the older squads traveled to Kinston to participate in a ‘Beat the Streets’ tournament. Even though the club has not had many practices due to gym availability, the teams performed well. Participati...
Welcome Oriental In-Water Boat Show

TCC, April 11, 2014

  Oriental Harbor Marina Download printable layout: Boat Show Layout List of Exhibitors: ALL THINGS CANVAS: “ From the sea to the mountains.” My many years of sailing and sewing canvas for my sailboat inspired me to begin All Things Canvas.  I have been crafting fun and functional bags, reversible hats, pillows and more using sunbrella fabric and premium cotton duct.  www.jansallthingscanvas.com AMERICAN MARINE: Is proud to once again participate in the Oriental...
Letter to EPA seeks intervention on wetlands destruction

TCC, April 10, 2014

Editor’s note: Monday night in a 4 to 2 vote, elected officials OK’d this letter, which was promptly sent to environmental regulators in Washington, D.C. Dear Administrator McCarthy: Our Board of Commissioners by majority vote asked me to send this letter requesting your help to protect the health and welfare of our environment here in eastern North Carolina. Last November our Board voted to send a letter (attached) to Colonel Baker of the Wilmington District of the Army Corps of Engineers...
Mine celebrates 50 years in Aurora

TCC, April 8, 2014

By Vice President, Phosphate | PotashCorp | Special to the County Compass   AURORA -- We are commemorating a significant anniversary for PCS Phosphate Company Inc. (PotashCorp-Aurora), our current and former employees, contractors and all those who are impacted by our company throughout the region. A half-century ago, plans to begin phosphate mining near Aurora were formalized. A new industry in Beaufort County was born and a promising future became a legacy of safe operations,...
When a walkway becomes a deck

TCC, April 7, 2014

Land use rules mighty confusing in Oriental By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer ORIENTAL – A newly constructed walkway or deck – depending upon your point of view – intrudes 35 inches too far into a required seven-foot setback from an adjacent property line, leaving the homeowners association of Oriental West Condos little choice but to saw off the offending cantilevered section. The unanimous decision came Tuesday night after an hour-plus public hearing when the five-commissioner t...
Mayor admits using trucks

TCC, April 4, 2014

Town approved deal, says Keith Cowell By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer BAYBORO – Keith Cowell, mayor, concedes two town-owned trucks are occasionally used to perform tasks around his personal residence, and for duties associated with Cowell’s various dry-cleaning outlets. Cowell points to minutes from a Feb. 11, 2011, town council meeting in which the town’s elected officials agreed to the arrangement because Cowell would “pay for the usage with his perdiem check.” As mayor, ...
WELCOME CYCLE NC !

TCC, April 3, 2014

Record 1400 two-wheelers hit county By Bill Sage, Mayor | Town of Oriental ORIENTAL -- As Mayor of the Town of Oriental and on behalf of all our citizens, I would like to extend a hearty welcome to everyone coming into our village for the Cycle-NC Coastal Spring Ride weekend! This is the third Spring Ride to be based in Oriental and it begins Thursday, April 3, because of the volunteer efforts of lots of people. Oriental has long held the title of “The Sailing Capital of North Carolina,...
Local real estate pro nets ‘Pinnacle Award’

TCC, April 2, 2014

Gwaltney honored for customer satisfaction record Special to the County Compass ORIENTAL -- Century 21 Sail/Loft Realty recently announced that Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, recently recognized Suzanne Gwaltney with its Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award. "The Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award is an integral part of Century 21 System’s commitment to excellence and recognizes it’s dedication to making...

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