‘Utter disregard’ for beauty of nature

The County Compass, October 9, 2015


Is this DOT payback for opposition to ferry tolls? By Lee & Ed Duer Oriental Citizens Lee Duer: I, too, am outraged at the actions of the DOT in defoliating state roadways in Pamlico County. I agree with previous letters to your newspaper regarding the devastation to our ecosystem, the negative impact on tourism, and the total eyesore for all of us traveling through Pamlico County on a daily basis. It occurs to me that perhaps Pamlico County is being punished for opposing DOT's pr...
Creek Keeper issues statement

Special to the County Compass, October 8, 2015


By Bill Hines Oriental Creek Keeper PAMLICO COUNTY -- As a follow-up to recent articles in the County Compass about Krenite being sprayed along our county’s roadways, I drove several of the roads in Craven, Carteret and Beaufort Counties looking to see if they were also using Krenite to kill the weeds along their roads, but could find no evidence of its use in those counties. I was able to find out from our county DOT that the chemicals were applied by NCDOT Roadside Environmental Unit (...
Will a man rob God? - Malachi 3: 8

The County Compass, October 5, 2015

BAYBORO – Spiritual, God-fearing folks are likely aghast that a local, long-time small business, Daily Bread Christian Bookstore, has suffered not one, BUT TWO, break-ins over a period of less than two weeks. In a recent interview, owner Gladys Wright – clearly upset and emotional – simply shook her head when asked for her reaction. “Whoever did this will one day be confronted by God,” said Wright, “and let me tell you – I really pity that poor person when that happens, a...
Officials respond to complaints

Special to the County Compass, October 1, 2015


Herbicide for roadways ‘safe,’ says DOT Thank you for contacting the NC Department of Transportation regarding roadside vegetation in Pamlico County.  NCDOT utilizes industry-approved techniques to control the undergrowth of small trees, bushes and grass along the roadsides. Mowing is the primary tool used by the Department to control this type of vegetation. However, when vegetation becomes too dense to mow or when mowing does not keep safety sight lines open, we utilize herbicide...
In a close vote, County Commission grants wish!

Jeff Aydelette, September 28, 2015

BAYBORO – Democracy – albeit messy -- trumped well meaning, but waiver-riddled government policy Monday night. Over the past two sessions, Arapahoe Charter School administrators, parents, and faculty have turned out en masse for consecutive meetings of the Pamlico County Commission. That’s the democracy part. And, elected officials candidly admit that they have not always compelled payment of sometimes sizable Water Department ‘impact fees.’ That’s the waiver-riddled govern...
DOT ! Answer 11 questions.

Special to the County Compass, September 25, 2015


By Jim Sherwood VANDEMERE -- I was away on a vacation out west for a couple of weeks and was appalled to see what had happened while I was gone. What I am talking about is the defoliation -- by obviously very poisonous chemicals along the roadsides in Pamlico County. We must get to the bottom of this and find out what happened and, of course, the Who, What, When, Where, and Why. I am guessing that many Pamlico County residents are also appalled by this. State officials should answer the ...

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