Former Stella VFD treasurer charged with embezzlement

The County Compass, January 22, 2018

On 01/16/2018, Carteret County deputies arrested Linda Gibson, 72, of Wetherington Landing Road in Stella for embezzling money from the Stella Volunteer Fire Department. Detectives say Gibson was treasurer for the fire department for the past twenty years and is being charged with three counts of embezzlement from April of 2014 through September of 2016. Gibson is responsible for the misappropriation of $12,000 (twelve-thousand) including using the departments ATM cards to collect cas...
Court says GOP-controlled General Assembly wrong to limit Democrats in Congress to just three seats

Special to the County Compass, January 22, 2018

Voters still decide, but too many Democrats in 1st, 4th and 12th dilutes voting impact elsewhere! By Kari Travis | Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Court intervention in congressional redistricting has some lawmakers wondering whether judges are gaveling their way into legislative territory. On Jan. 9, a panel of three federal judges blocked North Carolina from using its current map during congressional elections. The map, GOP redistricting leaders admitted, was designed to give R...
Pamlico County, NC - Structure Fire (Fatality)

The County Compass, January 19, 2018

On Thursday , January 18th, 2018 at 12:11 hours, Pamlico County Fire Departments -Goose Creek Island, Vandemere, Triangle, Grantsboro-Silver hill, and Florence-Whortonsville along with Automatic Aid from Aurora Fire Department (Beaufort Co.) were dispatched to the 5600 block of Lowland Rd . in reference to Structure Fire. First arriving Fire Companies discovered a mobile type home with heavy fire involvement and were able to make a quick extinguishment of the Fire. During the course of exting...


The County Compass, January 19, 2018

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced a series of convictions obtained by his office in Craven County Superior Court Wednesday, which included the following cases. In these matters, Superior Court Judge Imelda Pate presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert McAfee. NIGEL BRYANT GRADY, 20, of New Bern, was convicted upon his guilty plea to two (2) counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, two (2) counts of Second Degree Kidnaping...
OUCH ! Opening in ’93 rocked rural Pamlico County’s world

Special to the County Compass, January 18, 2018

ALLIANCE – Hardee’s closed on Wednesday in what appears to be an isolated instance. Other franchise and company-owned locations elsewhere appear to be doing well. Old timers recall when ‘Charbroiled Thickburgers’ first hit the county, way back in 1993. The novelty of a real-life fast food eatery here in the backwoods took a while to wear off. “You couldn’t get near the place,” recalled one long-time resident. “There were lines out the door. It stayed packed for a week!...
Expert to discuss voting fraud

Jeff Aydelette, January 16, 2018

NEW BERN – David Goetze, an expert on ways that voting fraud is allegedly being perpetrated in this country, is the featured speaker Tuesday night, Jan. 16, at the monthly meeting of the Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association. In his remarks, titled "Update on Voter Fraud and Moves to Avoid It,” Goetze (known affectionately as ‘Major Dave’) will describe his own simple, elegant idea that would be very inexpensive to implement – a concept that he hopes the North Carolina General ...
Prescription opioids now harder to get

Special to the County Compass, January 15, 2018

By Kari Travis | Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — It’s now much more difficult to get prescription opioids in North Carolina. The STOP Act, which kicked in Jan. 1, limits the number of pills doctors can give patients. State lawmakers -- who cited a hike in opioid-related deaths -- passed the bill last year. Under the law, House Bill 243, doctors may give patients five days of opioids to treat pain associated with injuries. They also may issue one week of prescription painkill...
Snow removal: Job well done!

Jeff Aydelette, January 12, 2018

Local DOT crew deserves accolades PAMLICO COUNTY – Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2 when forecasts of severe winter weather first became certain, the 12 guys seen above, aided by long-time office administrator Sylvia Bell, launched an all-out offensive, working 12 hours on and 12 hours off -- for six straight days! The goal? Clear local roadways as quickly, safely, and efficiently as humanly possible. The result? Mission accomplished. In fact, several county motorists familiar with roads in e...

The County Compass, January 10, 2018

New Bern, North Carolina -- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court today, MICHAEL EUGENE BRADLEY, 38, of Havelock, was convicted by a jury, and sentenced to prison for 49 ½ to 62 ½ years. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins, and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over the trial. Havelock Police narcotics investigator James Henderson, with the assistance of the Carteret County Sher...
Tideland EMC Issues Service Advisory Ahead of Winter Storm

Special to the County Compass, January 3, 2018

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Pantego, NC - Based on the National Weather Service’s latest forecast, Tideland Electric Membership Corporation has issued a winter weather advisory to all members served by the cooperative in Hyde, Dare, Pamlico, Craven, Beaufort and Washington counties. Widespread power outages are expected along much of the east coast including eastern North Carolina. Some areas of the Tideland service territory may experience blizzard conditions with sn...


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