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TCC, October 13, 2014

Online marketplace ripe for scamsBy Judy Gaida | Special to the County Compass PAMLICO COUNTY -- My sister has always maintained that my mum and dad should have had my forehead tattooed when I was born 62 years ago. You know how we hear about scams and people losing money?  Our minds envision elderly, helpless people. Not so. I am a little bit old, and far from helpless. And it doesn't take a loss of life savings to be heartbreaking.  Let me tell you a story: I am an insulin-controlled diabetic...

TCC, October 8, 2014

Walmart robbed. Arrests made. GRANTSBORO – At approximately 2:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, deputies from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to Walmart, located in Grantsboro, in reference to a robbery. The suspect was identified by Deputies as Steven Craig Burke, 22, of Reelsboro. Burke entered the store and approached a register to pay for a pack of chewing gum. When the clerk opened the register, Burke lunged forward to the open cash drawer, approximately $230 was taken. Burke fl...

TCC, October 3, 2014

Local photographer brings home the gold . . . and platinum! Special to the County Compass ALLIANCE -- Mona Kay Sadler, a local Certified Public Accountant and owner of Coastal Pet Portraits, won Platinum and Gold Medals during the recent Professional Photographers of America's 2014 International Photographic Competition. At Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia, a panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 entries.  Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1...

TCC, October 2, 2014

What the #@*%& happened to this intersection?Accidents loom, say regular motorists By Terry Leigh McCune | Staff Writer BRIDGETON – The new traffic island – if that’s what you call it -- at the intersection of Highway 55 and Blueberry Lane, near the Bridgeton Food Lion grocery store is beyond belief! I don’t know what the Department of Transportation had in mind when they designed this thing. County Compass reader Frank Owen sent a Letter to the Editor last week this fiasco. I agree with him! State ta...

TCC, September 30, 2014

Chili Cookoff welcomes sign-ups for Seventh Annual Contest Special to the County Compass If you like to cook, we challenge you to a friendly competition with other individuals and businesses at the Seventh Annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser for the Old Theater. DATE: October 18, 2014 (Chefs/Teams should sign up by Oct. 5) WHERE: Oriental Marina & Inn CHECK-IN & SET-UP TIME: Begins at 10:00 a.m. EVENT TIME: 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. There is no registration fee. Chefs supply five gallons of chili (minimum), a soup ladle a...

TCC, September 29, 2014

PotashCorp donates $30K to Boy Scouts Special to the County Compass BLOUNTS CREEK -- On Sunday at the Community Field Day at East Carolina Scout Reservation sponsored by PotashCorp Aurora, Ray McKeithan, government and community affairs manager for PotashCorp Aurora, presented East Carolina Council, BSA with a check for $30,000. The first Community Field Day, held by East Carolina Council, BSA  to demonstrate its 2,000 acres of camping facilities was attended by 92 people. Ray Franks, Scout Executive for ...

TCC, September 26, 2014

Red wolf foes gain momentum By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer GREENVILLE – Red wolf foes took advantage of the largest football crowd in the history of East Carolina University to display an airplane-pulled banner Saturday afternoon, minutes before the Pirates’ 70 to 41 pummeling of the UNC-CH Tar Heels. There’s no telling how many of the 51,000 fans at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium fans pulled out smart phones to ‘Google’ the phrase “Red Wolf Restoration Scandal.” Those who did would have...

TCC, September 24, 2014

Double murder in Down East Carteret Special to the County Compass CARTERET COUNTY – Tuesday night, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of a double homicide in the Down East community of Davis. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials deputies found two victims who died of apparent gunshot wounds. Under arrest is a suspect, Leonard Floyd Yeomans, 48, of 520 Firetower Road in Otway, who allegedly shot and killed both victims at their residence located at 816 Highway 70, Davis. The victims have been...

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