Bullying: A Teacher’s Perspective

Special to the County Compass, January 29, 2015

By Gerald Saunders PAMLICO COUNTY -- I have been teaching for at least 20 years. However, my parents were educators, and I certainly remember telling them, as a youngster, that I would never teach! There was a movie about “Never say Never, Right?” Well, one of the few times I listened to my mother while in college included a talk about taking enough education courses in case I had to teach. Well, I'm teaching! Over the years, I recall a number of bullying incidences where I have int...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Pamlico Indictments in Two Homicides

The County Compass, January 27, 2015

State of North Carolina General Court of Justice Prosecutorial District Three B SCOTTE.THOMAS|DISTRICT ATTORNEY  PH: (252) 639-3010 | FX: (252) 639-3131 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | JANUARY 27, 2015 PAMLICO INDICTMENTS IN TWO HOMICIDES Bayboro, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas and Sheriff Chris Davis announced that the Pamlico County Grand Jury handed up indictments today in two cases involving homicides. The Grand Jury returned indictments against SAMUEL TYLER POTTER, ...
Up, down & all around

The County Compass, January 26, 2015

ORIENTAL – When you move, or elevate, houses for a living, you’ve got to be part entertainer, because people always want to watch! Next week, Joe Bacs (second from left) and the hard-working crew of Ace House Movers have promised a most interesting performance! Check out the intersection of Ragan Road and Neuse Street on Monday or Tuesday (weather permitting). But, please be sure not to impede progress -- as a house inches toward its new location!
Shake up at sewer utility

Jeff Aydelette, January 23, 2015

Bay River Metro Sewer District

BAYBORO – The sewer utility that serves a big chunk of Pamlico County -- allowing the likes of Walmart and a variety of dollars stores and fast food restaurants to plop down in these formerly rural environs – saw a sudden change of leadership last Thursday, Jan. 15th. Longtime chairman Jimmy Spencer and vice chairman Ed Riggs Jr. were ousted from their leadership posts on the board of directors for Bay River Metropolitan Sewerage District. Spencer and Riggs have led the utility for...
Ambulance snafu funny, but serious too!

Special to the County Compass, January 18, 2015

By Betty Murphy | News Analysis BEAUFORT COUNTY -- Reminiscent of the old TV series ‘Car 54, Where Are You?’ Vidant Medical Center put out an ‘Ambulance Missing Alert’ on Saturday Jan. 3 that was broadcast across the state to law enforcement agencies. The story was also picked up by news media across the nation. While this incident may provide comic relief, it presents some serious concerns. Ambulances are eye candy to drug dealers, former psych patients hooked on drugs, or even...
Community Watch again flexes muscle

Special to the County Compass, January 15, 2015

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Group tackles other concerns, including proposed sprayfield By Rhonda Breed REELSBORO -- The monthly meeting for Reelsboro Community Watch was held Jan. 7 at the Reelsboro Volunteer Fire Department. Newly appointed president, Gray Popp; vice president, Valarie Merkler; secretary/treasurer, Shirley Banks; and public relations officer, Rhonda Breed, attended. Old business was discussed pertaining to the placement of additional Community Watch signs, tabled until the next meeting to allow for ...

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