2016 Aurora Fossil Festival Schedule, Sponsors

The County Compass, May 27, 2016

Schedule of Events Download and print the schedule 2016 Fossil Festival Sponsors
Rich Olsen: 2016 Fossil Master

Jeff Aydelette, May 27, 2016

Fossil Museum opens amazing new exhibit AURORA – Rich Olsen is our 2016 Fossil Master! A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Olsen attended Penn State University. Upon graduation, he relocated to southeastern Louisiana where he spent a 27-year career exploring for and developing oil and gas deposits in the Gulf of Mexico. In the mid-1990s the Olsen family moved to eastern North Carolina, where he became involved with various fossil and mineral groups. Olsen has served as president of North Carolina...
Home invasion results in prison sentence

Special to the County Compass, May 20, 2016

  New Bern, North Carolina -- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court this week, KYWINE VELASQUEZ, 17, of New Bern, pled guilty to charges arising out of a home invasion last July, and was sentenced to prison. Superior Court Judge W. Allen Cobb, Jr., presided over this session of court, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Karen Hobbs. At approximately 10:20 p.m. on July 30, 2015, VELASQUEZ, wearing a hoodie and a...
Rosenwald Schools topic of fascinating documentary

Special to the County Compass, May 17, 2016

By Sarah Goodnight ORIENTAL -- This is the stuff you missed in history class! Join us Thursday, May 19, at the Old Theater for a film, which chronicles the amazing story of Jewish business man, Julius Rosenwald, who teamed with Booker T. Washington to build thousands of schools from 1912 until 1932 – all to benefit the African-American populations of the rural South. I had never heard of the Rosenwald Schools until I moved to Oriental and bicycled past Holts Chapel Community Center. I beca...
Credit Belhaven mayor, NAACP for ‘tenacity and perseverance’ in fight against Vidant

Special to the County Compass, May 17, 2016

By Betty Murphy BELHAVEN – Saturday, April 30, may well have been a ‘Come to Jesus’ moment when Belhaven town officials and the NAACP hosted a press conference to announce jointly filed federal complaints -- an integral part of the evolving Save Our Hospital movement! It has been two years since Greenville-based medical behemoth Vidant Health closed Belhaven’s beloved Pungo District Hospital. In most hearts and minds of this rural community (and to many knowledgeable outsiders), Vida...
Pamlico Sheriff's Office arrest four in recent larcenies

The County Compass, May 16, 2016

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of residential break-ins in several areas around the county reported in the past month. A pattern has been established with most occurring during daylight hours when the homes are unoccupied and items of high value are stolen such as televisions, gaming systems, laptops, firearms and jewelry. During the course of that ongoing investigation the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has concluded the investigations in two other ser...

The County Compass, May 14, 2016

Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps of Aviation to speak at Havelock Tourist & Event Center For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: May 13, 2016 Jamie Norment (252) 259-2451 Marc Finlayson (252) 617-0757 Havelock, NC -- Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps of Aviation has accepted the invitation of ACT and regional leaders to the Havelock Tourist & Event Center on May 17, 2016 at 11:00am to...
Mack’s Mini Mart in the town of Oriental, shooting - PRESS RELEASE

The County Compass, May 13, 2016

PRESS RELEASE Lieutenant Scott Houston | Pamlico County Sheriff's Office On Thursday May 12, 2016, at approximately 1:22 p.m. the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call from an employee of Mack’s Mini Mart in the town of Oriental NC located at 902 Broad Street requesting law enforcement due to a shooting. The caller reported that someone was trying to kill him and that a shooting had occurred. Several minutes later another call was received from the s...


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