Southeast’s largest wind farm gets first turbine

The County Compass, July 22, 2016

Controversial project near Elizabeth City to supply electricity for Amazon   NORTHEASTERN N.C. -- As we all know, wind energy has been a highly divisive project in eastern North Carolina. The citizens of Perquimans County have fought vehemently against the construction of wind energy facilities and have sought to deny developers the conditional use permit from the county that would allow the project to go forward. Perquimans County was in the forefront of this battle because ...
Carteret County Felony Drug Convictions

The County Compass, July 22, 2016

SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY State of North Carolina General Court of Justice Prosecutorial District Three B Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following felony drug convictions obtained by his office during this week’s Carteret County Superior Court term, with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presiding. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence. ROBERT EARL COX, 59, of Newport, pled gui...
Look for our Carolina seersucker suits on GOP Convention floor!

Special to the County Compass, July 20, 2016

By Dave Wickersham CLEVELAND – Wednesday at breakfast, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin thanked North Carolina for working hard on behalf of the GOP and urged support for the Trump – Pence ticket. Also, had the great pleasure of seeing U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and his wife, who were most gracious! Convention is going great with momentum and unity building to elect Donald Trump as our next President. Tonight, check out the TV – most of the North Carolina delegation will be wearing vin...
The Public Schedule for the North Carolina Delegation for Wednesday, July 20th, 2016:

The County Compass, July 20, 2016

800AM—930AM—          FEATURED BREAKFAST SPEAKER: Governor Scott Walker  *Senator Thom Tillis Location: Main Ballroom, Cleveland Marriott East [OPEN to credentialed press, proper credentials required.] OPTION ONE: 1000AM—         Buses Depart for Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Wyoming Delegation Location: Lobby, Cleveland Marriott East         [CLOSED to press.] OPTION ONE: 1130AM—200PM—          Pro Football Hall of Fame Tour      ...
More solar on horizon -- Alliance targeted

Jeff Aydelette, July 19, 2016

Small town sets hearing for Aug. 8 ALLIANCE – Not quite a critic but definitely a skeptic, Louis Daniels is one elected official who wants to see all of the details about any proposed solar farm for his close knit, micro small community. The town, which straddles Highway 55 in Pamlico County, has no zoning and few, if any, land use regulations. Typically, local governance here is LAID BACK (with a capital L). That would seem to make a 50-acre farm field, which lies just inside the ...
DAY TWO: State’s delegates to GOP National Convention get in the swing of things!

Special to the County Compass, July 19, 2016

By Dave Wickersham QUICKEN ARENA, CLEVELAND -- The Commander Willie of the popular TV-show Duck Dynasty gave a "quacking" good talk supporting Donald Trump. He was a crowd favorite Monday night. Tuesday morning, before the start of Day Two convention festivities, North Carolina GOP Party Chairman Robin Hayes invited House Speaker Paul Ryan to address the North Carolina Delegation during a breakfast. The enthusiasm here is phenomenal – more updates later.
With this platform, we the Republican Party reaffirm the principles that unite us in a common purpose.

The County Compass, July 19, 2016

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The County Compass, July 18, 2016

‘Make America Safe Again’ From attacks on our own soil and overseas to the tragedy in Benghazi, the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us vulnerable. Our immigration system is broken, leaving our country open to security threats and the negative consequences of illegal immigration. A Donald Trump administration will listen to and learn from our nation’s heroes who have put themselves in harm’s way and pursue a national security strategy and foreign policy that wi...

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