Here’s why many in the USA are suspicious of the ‘Shot’

By John Doe | Guest Commentary Editor’s note: Well known to this newspaper, the author is a prominent local citizen. We have suggested he use a pseudonym to minimize any risk of ‘cancel culture’ retribution. We will forward any questions that readers may have. Email inquiries to: info@compassnews360.com. AMERICA – Wow! The daily events keep coming at such a rapid pace that it is almost impossible to sift through opinionated news from what is factually correct. As it has been said many times: If you want answers, just follow the money! Who stands to gain from all the turmoil and disruptive issue…

Everybody Else’s History . . . The mysterious case of whose hand got caught in the wringer!

By Lisa Rice ALLIANCE – Welcome back to what we are calling Everybody Else’s History – referring, of course, to our huge Man Cave here at the farm where we have been entrusted with literally THOUSANDS of strange and unusual things from the past. These are not our items. Instead we are temporary caretakers! This week I want to talk about washing machines. And Mamas. As with any other invention, washing machines have changed (and improved) over the years. I seriously doubt if anybody actually remembers having to wash clothes in a local creek, with a rock and unheated water. I’m not even sure if anybo…

Governor’s nominee to lead state agency fumbles confirmation hearing

Issue: Only one pipeline for natural gas Office of State Sen. Phil Berger RALEIGH – If Gov. Cooper doesn’t withdraw his nominee to lead the Department of Environmental Quality, the North Carolina Senate will vote to reject her – the first Cooper nominee to receive an unfavorable Senate confirmation vote. All fifteen of Cooper’s previous nominees have been confirmed. The nominee, Dionne Delli-Gatti, got into trouble at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment. When asked, “Do you know what the Governor’s posi…

Activist / Propagandist wrong for UNC post

By Raheem Williams | News Commentary Editor’s note: Raheem Williams is an economist, writer and policy analyst based in Carrboro – not far from the Chapel Hill campus of UNC. CHAPEL HILL – The recent decision by the University of North Carolina trustees to deny Nikole Hannah- Jones tenure for the position of the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism has caused a national uproar. However, Hannah-Jones is not deserving of a lifetime tenure appointment Hannah-Jones is, in fact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist – on paper. Anyone with functioning brain cells can see she’s an act…

Bible heading back to Maine after 150 years

THOMASTON, MAINE – How an old, expensive, and inscribed Bible ended up several years ago in an eclectic store known as Pamlico Antiques and Designs remains unexplained. However, through the efforts Bayboro resident Trey Stewart the tome recently found its way back to Thomaston, Maine, where the local Historical Society has pledged to do its best to find the descendants of the Bible’s original owner, John C. Levensaler. From all indications, the Bible dates to the 1870s. A prominent Thomaston resident, Levensaler worked at the town’s bank for 50 years, was active in local politics, and even…

“Table Tennis Tootsies’ reign supreme at Senior Games

The Oriental Table Tennis Tootsies played today at the Senior Games in Newport and swept the field in their divisions.  Congrats to all who played! Front Row L to R Laura Patterson Priscilla Wormell- (Team Capt.) Mary Stone Julie Wiegand Back row L to R: Terrell Scott Penny Flaherty Sharon Stephenson Joanne Hurley Barb Venturi…

Meter for home use first line of defense as 5G radiation ramps up

By Rick Happ I wish to thank Gordon Allison for the informative articles regarding possible health problems from the recent barrage of modern wireless communication devices. The lawsuits detailed could be significant and I look forward to reading about any court decisions in future issues of the County Compass. For those who are personally concerned about their health from this RF radiation, I recommend measuring their home radiation levels using a quality RF meter. Work and school measurements are also often enlightening. We are fortunate in this area to have at our local library an Acou…

Things Crazy Enough For You Yet?

Gas Shortage Flare up in Middle East           Anti-Vaxxers Gain Credibility             Pandemic or Plan-demic By Martha Frances | Guest Commentary Editor’s note:  The author is known to this newspaper and is using a pseudonym to minimize any chance of  ‘cancel culture’ retribution. USA – It’s time to open your minds, turn on some common sense and start asking questions. Looking back on 2020 and how things transpired, you probably thought you had entered the Twilight Zone. What’s the real hidden agenda? The years prior to election year have been nothing but endless attacks and hatred wi…

I Done Got Old | A Time for Reflection

By Rick Happ MISSISSIPPI – A few days ago I celebrated a milestone birthday. All in all, it was a good day. My wife Nancy made my favorite dinner – steak, a good salad, and she also made Tapioca pudding for desert. Unlike previous birthdays, this particular birthday gave me great pause for reflection and a particular Blues song came to mind: “I Done Got Old.” And yes, now, I done got old. You can hear this song by Junior Kimbrough (Fat Possum Records) on YouTube at this url: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSWTkI_aVSo It is a blessing to have many good experiences in life, especially educational ones, whe…

Never missed a payment!

Utility in Bridgeton pays off original $1.25 million loan BRIDGETON – First Craven Sanitary District is a Sanitary District government created and established by the North Carolina Commission for Health Services, Department of Human Resources on May 6, 1978. The Sanitary District was created to provide much needed public water service to the Town of Bridgeton and surrounding areas after a petition was presented “comprising of a total of 23 pages of signatures, purporting to be 51% or more of resident freeholders within the proposed Sanitary District.” The water system first produced wa…

Stand-off over following self-inflicted gun-shot wound

A three-hour stand-off has ended after the suspect exited a vehicle and turned his gun on himself.  Richard Kelly Murphrey, 35, of Gloucester, NC is in serious condition and has been transported to Carteret Health Care. PREVIOUS STORY: Deputies searching for wanted subject / lockdown lifted Carteret County deputies are currently searching for Richard Kelly Murphrey, 35, of Gloucester, NC wanted for numerous warrants including habitual felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and numerous drug charges. Carteret County schools in the eastern part of the county were briefly put on a lockdown…

Fast take-out opens on lonely stretch of Hwy. 304

VANDEMERE – In a building once home to the Flamingo Motorcycle Club, manager Alex Credle introduces his hard-working staff, from left: Kiearra Sawyer, Vannikia ‘Shell’ Midgette, and Cheryl Bryant (not shown – Jakiya Jones). Renamed Flamingo Grill, the spot is exactly 6.1 miles from the Bayboro Courthouse, along a section of Highway 304 that old-timers know as ‘Cash Corner.’ Call Flamingo Grill at (252) 745-9504 and your order will be waiting! Open six days a week for both lunch and dinner.…

Second in a two-part report Expert suggests partial remedies for a Wi-Fi world

By Gordon Allison | Technical Writer Editor’s note: Arapahoe resident Gordon Allison is a former electrical engineer with Motorola. You’ll seldom see him using a cell phone because he understands the inherent dangers of RF radiation. Last week, we looked at the dangers of radio frequency (RF) radiation. Now let’s explore some common sense defensive tactics to minimize its negative health effects. Our country would do well to emulate European standards, which require using wired connections (ethernet) to the internet for all grades up to high school age. Using wire, rather than radio wav…
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