Be wary of push for Universal Background Checks

Special to the County Compass, February 9, 2016

By Eric Noevere WASHINGTON, D.C. There has been huge interest in President Obama’s recent Executive Orders pertaining to gun control. Specifically closing parts of the infamous “gun show loophole.” After the dust settled, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms did produce a document titled: “Do I Need A License to Buy and Sell Firearms? On Page 2 is a disclaimer “The guidance set forth has no regulatory effect…” It can be retrieved from the direct link at
‘Stay of execution’ urged for massive tree

Special to the County Compass, February 8, 2016

By Allen Propst ORIENTAL -- I learned last Thursday that the landmark Willow Oak in Lou Mac Park is slated for removal on February 10, 2016. This was very disturbing news for myself and just about everyone that I have spoken with in and around Oriental. The specific reason given for the removal of the tree is that the trunk integrity has diminished to the point where it could be a hazard to individuals walking near this tree. The Oriental Tree Board has been monitoring this tree for y...
PRESS RELEASE - Arrests made in shooting and killing of three donkeys

The County Compass, February 5, 2016

On February 5th, 2016 Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and the Pamlico County Animal Control Office obtained warrants on two individuals responsible for the shooting and killing of three donkeys on January 30th, 2016. The investigation determined that the animals were killed with a small caliber firearm. Citizen witnesses also provided information about a possible vehicle that was used in the crime. Other concerned citizens came forward during the investigation that le...
Is it time to build a new Courthouse?

Special to the County Compass, February 5, 2016

$4.3 million earmarked for renovations can be put to better use, says official By Carl Ollison Editor’s note: Carl Ollison, the Pamlico County Commissioner with more years of service than any of his other colleagues, was the lone holdout Monday night in a vote to proceed with $400,000 in Courthouse renovations – part of an ambitious $4.3 million multi-phase plan to upgrade the two-story, 12,000 square foot building originally constructed in 1938. Ollison voted no because he believes ...
PRESS RELEASE - Three mule livestock animals shot, Gibbtown Rd., Merrit

The County Compass, February 2, 2016

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Davis PRESS RELEASE 02/01/2016 On February 1st, 2016 Deputies from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gibbtown Rd. in the Merritt community to assist the Pamlico County Animal Control in regards an animal cruelty case. Upon arrival it was determined that three mule livestock animals had suffered a gunshot wound and subsequently were found deceased. Two of the animals were located a short distance from the owners residence ...
Oriental Comes Out Strong for Food

The County Compass, January 27, 2016


Alisha Paur | Staff Writer On January 27, 2016, the Oriental Food Initiative group held a meeting in the Old Theater downtown Oriental, North Carolina. The theater, consisting of 162 seats, was not large enough for all attendees from the community to be seated. The dedicated and enterprising members of OFI are: Gay Radosevich, Kathryn Garcia, Chris Doty, Regina Dubiel, Terry Halspien, Pat Bullis, Melinda Penkava, and Doug Sligh. Mayor Sally Belangia was also in attendance, as well as sev...

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