Digital fatigue sets in

Special to the County Compass, May 6, 2016

Internet news sites suffer from ad blocking Readers wake up to newspapers By Nu Yang | Reprint Courtesy of | Editor & Publisher Magazine For years now, media analysts have said technology will save print -- and maybe it will, just not in the way they predicted. The news industry is going through an overload of information particularly in the digital sphere. We can point our fingers at the 24-hour news cycle. We can blame social media. But according to marketing expert Andrew Davis, 17...
Large Homecoming crowd takes look back at 50 years of Portsmouth Village history

The County Compass, May 2, 2016

Portsmouth Island

PORTSMOUTH ISLAND ON THE OUTBANKS – The official Homecoming photo was one of many highlights from the Saturday, April 30, celebration! See complete story with many more photos in the May 5 issue of The County Compass.
Presidential cutouts part of AARP’s ‘Take A Stand’ campaign

The County Compass, April 29, 2016

CHERRY POINT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION -- AARP North Carolina, which represents 1.1 million North Carolinians ages 50 and above, is one of several sponsors for the Cherry Point Air Show, scheduled for this weekend in Havelock. On hand near the AARP booth, cardboard cutouts of the various Presidential candidates are perfect for ‘selfie’ style photographs – a lure that AARP hopes will convince the likes of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and others to “Take a Stand” with regard to t...
Efforts to remove NC GOP Chairman Harnett intensify

The County Compass, April 29, 2016

Grassroots vs. Establishment to lock horns Saturday By Hal James and Raynor James | Members NC GOP Executive Committee POLITICAL LANDSCAPE -- Rumors and reports about infighting among members the North Carolina Republican Party continue to swirl. This is with good cause because that is exactly what is happening! Would you like to hear what is going on from the perspective of a husband and wife team who are both members of the NC GOP Executive Committee? Then you've come to the right plac...
Rapist, habitual felon among those sentenced in Superior Court

The County Compass, April 25, 2016

BAYBORO -- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced Monday a series of convictions obtained during last week’s Superior Court term, presided over by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford. The following cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Laura Bell: WILLIE LEE FISHER, 56, of Bayboro: Fisher pled guilty, prior to the trial calendar being called, to Statutory Rape (Greater Than 6 Year Age Difference). In 2010, evidence showed, Fisher had sexual in...
Four arrested in Pamlico County after drugs found in home

The County Compass, April 25, 2016

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Davis On April 23rd, 2016 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 6000 block of Neuse Rd in reference to someone Discharging a Barreled Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling. Upon arrival deputies obtained the suspect identities from the victims. The suspects were identified as Brittney Lowery, age 25, of Arapahoe and Johnathan Ireland, age 19, also of Arapahoe. Ireland and Lowery were lo...
Unisex bathroom not enough

Jeff Aydelette, April 23, 2016

Former girl now eyes boys’ bathroom Dissenting judge livid From various media reports RICHMOND – In a case that may have repercussions in North Carolina over the state’s recently passed legislation regulating public bathrooms, a federal appeals court in Richmond ruled Tuesday that a transgender high school student -- born as a female -- can sue the local school board, because officials want her / him to use what has been labeled as a ‘Unisex bathroom.’ The 2 to 1 decisi...
Heads almost roll in Health Department

Jeff Aydelette, April 22, 2016

Director’s hasty firing threats, later rescinded to ‘Administrative Leave’ BAYBORO – A routine ‘webinar’ (cyberspeak for video instruction that arrives over an Internet connection) turned testy last Thursday, April 14, when Dennis Harrington, director of the Pamlico County Health Department, threatened to fire two veteran employees, Tammy Rodriguez and Vanessa Jackson. Rodriguez, who has both a Masters degree in Public Health and an MBA, is responsible for inspecting all food...


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