Local man dead ringer for famed author, Ernest Hemingway

The County Compass, August 20, 2018

KEY WEST – This year’s Hemingway Look Alike contest at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West attracted a whopping 160 contestants, eventually whittled down to 29 finalists. In this photo, Dave Wickersham receives a healthy round of applause as one of the last five in contention. The ultimate winner was Michael Groover who received the award after several previous attempts. Groover is the husband of TV personality Paula Dean. Back home after the exciting experience, Wickersham said: “It is very u...
DRAGON BOAT RACES ROCK!

Jeff Aydelette, August 17, 2018

ORIENTAL – This ninth annual event, held Saturday at Grace Harbor Marina in the River Dunes community, is always competitive. However, the 2018 iteration had more than its share of surprises. HOPE Clinic’s ‘New Beginnings’ team stunned spectators and fellow paddlers with an amazing, first-time stellar performance – ending the day undefeated and the undisputed champion of the Survivors Division, where they competed against Dragons With A Cause, and JoJo Workin Hope. Th...
Wireless radiation endangers nation!

Special to the County Compass, August 16, 2018

By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Technical Reporter Editor’s note: As a former engineer with Motorola Corporation, Allison has been closely involved with the roll-out out of all types of wireless electronic devices over the past 40 years. EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – I want to thank Pamlico County resident Rick Happ for his recent purchase of an ‘Acoustimeter,’ which can be used by almost anyone to evaluate the increasing prevalence of wireless radiation air all around us. I have been using th...


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Pamlico County man arrested for Indecent Liberties with a Child

The County Compass, August 14, 2018

On August 13, 2018 Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a sexual assault on a child. Investigators of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, collected evidence, and interviewed witnesses. As a result of the investigation, Brian Eric Sanders, age 32, of Pamlico County was arrested. Brian Eric Sanders was arrested and charged with the following: Indecent Liberties with a Child First Degree Statutory Rape Sanders has a secure bond of $25...
Rabies reported in Pamlico County

The County Compass, August 13, 2018

MERRITT – A fox captured in the area of Old Lupton Road has tested positive for rabies. To reduce the likelihood of pets being exposed to rabies, for the next forty-five (45) days, Pamlico Animal is requesting all pets be kept on the owner’s property at all times, unless the pet is leashed and under the control of a responsible adult. Local veterinarians offer rabies vaccinations at a reduced price, by appointment only. Animal control will be in the area conducting a rabies canvas. Any...
Alleged heroin dealers arrested in Alliance

The County Compass, August 13, 2018

On August 12, 2018 the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephanie Nicole Hopkins age 33 of Pamlico County, and Gregory Michael Hopkins age 57 of Pamlico County. The arrests were the result of an investigation following a near fatal heroin overdose and several drug complaints and drug related 911 calls in the Alliance area of Pamlico County. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office determined that the heroin was purchased from the Hopkins residence. Investigators made application for and r...


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Parade of Teams & Opening Ceremony begin 9 am Saturday -- RIVER DUNES TO HOST ‘YEAR OF HOPE’ COMPETITION

Jeff Aydelette, August 10, 2018

Hundreds of paddlers from all walks of life! Spectators free! RIVER DUNES – The world’s fastest growing water sport, Dragon Boat Racing, offers a wide variety of area teams an opportunity to raise funds for charities of their choice. In 2018, four local nonprofits – HeartWorks, Fishes & Loaves Food Bank, Pamlico County Community Foundation, and HOPE Clinic’s ‘New Beginnings’ program – are expected to share the ‘Year of Hope’ spotlight. Grace Harbor Marina at River...
FCC doing everything possible to speed up 5G rollout

The County Compass, August 9, 2018

By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Technical Writer Just last week, on Aug. 3, the Federal Communications Commission adopted and released its ‘Report and Order’ (FCC-speak for new regulations). The position paper -- known as FCC 18-111 – is more than 100 pages. The Reader’s Digest version is that the wireless companies have the rights to install small 5G wireless systems in public right-of-ways without regard to your safety, your children’s safety nor aesthetics destroying the general charac...
SHOOTING CASE ENDS WITH GUILTY PLEA PRIOR TO TRIAL

The County Compass, August 8, 2018

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court, just prior to his case being called for trial, TIMOTHY D. REELS, JR., 28, of Havelock, entered a guilty plea to shooting his former landlord, and was sentenced to approximately 4 ½ years to 7 years in prison. Superior Court Judge Charles Henry presided over this term of court, and the case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert J. McAfee. The Craven County Sheriff’s Office inves...
Dragon Boats Teams Are Ready to Paddle At River Dunes

The County Compass, August 7, 2018

“Weather Continues to add Intrigue to the Races”. Fossil Floaters Winners Community Division 2017. “OUR COME BACK KIDS” “BRINGING BACK THE FRAN DEATON PERPETUAL TROPHY Jessie Aldridge Team Captain Says they are ready to PADDLE!


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