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Getting comfy with big numbers!

Special to the County Compass, January 15, 2019

First in a series: IT’S THE ECONOMY! By Craig Welling Before looking at historical information, let’s look at some terminology commonly used to describe the overall economy. Growing: If the overall economy is growing (expanding), there should be opportunities for us as individuals to benefit. Maybe a pay raise, a bonus, or a change of jobs for better pay. Starting a new business or expanding an existing business could provide higher income and profits. The chances of borrowing money ...
Public notice from County Manager regarding hurricane debris pickup

Special to the County Compass, January 11, 2019

By Tim Buck, Manager | Pamlico County On a case by case basis, Pamlico County is accepting written requests from individuals to extend Hurricane Florence roadside debris pickup. Individuals requesting roadside pickup of debris not placed in the right of way by the published deadline of January 1, 2019, should submit a request in writing on an approved form. An approved form may be downloaded from the County Website at or may be picked up at the Pamlico County Administra...
Duke Energy on hook for losses from New Bern’s power outage

Jeff Aydelette, January 10, 2019

NEW BERN – Mayor Dana Outlaw again pledged – during a meeting Tuesday night of the town aldermen – that the city would never again suffer a massive power outage like that which happened in the afternoon and evening of Dec. 19. “I want people to know what steps New Bern is taking to ensure that an outage of this magnitude will not happen again,” said Outlaw, whose remarks prefaced a presentation by Charlie Bauschard, the city’s Director of Public Utilities. “This was a rea...



Texting maniac? If so, read this!

Special to the County Compass, January 8, 2019

Editor’s note: In what is known as a ‘Dissenting Statement,’ Jessica Rosenworcel, the only Democrat now serving on the five-seat Federal Communications Commission, explains her opposition to a ruling issued Dec. 12, which will affect everyone who currently sends text messages on their wireless devices. By Jessica Rosenworcel | Federal Communications Commission WASHINGTON, DC – Some years back, famed American linguist William Lutz sat down for an hour-long interview with C-SPAN. At ...

The County Compass, January 7, 2019

NEW BERN -- Twin brothers DERICK EARL COWARD and ERIC MATTHEW COWARD, 22, of Grifton, appeared in Craven County District Court this morning for their first appearances on murder charges in the death of Anthony Tucker, 33, of Vanceboro. District Attorney Scott Thomas represented the State in court and advised District Court Judge Karen Alexander that each defendant was charged with one open count of murder. Judge Alexander advised the defendants of the charges, the potential punishments of li...
Neighborhood in Reelsboro focus of drug arrests

The County Compass, January 7, 2019

On January 4, 2019, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI), executed a search warrant at 61 Black Horse Run, Reelsboro, NC after receiving numerous drug complaints from concerned citizens. During the search, deputies seized Trafficking amounts of heroin, prescription medication, cocaine, marijuana, and a large sum of U.S. Currency. As a result of the operation, deputies arrested and charged (6) defendants with multip...



FOUND SAFE *****WELFARE CONCERN***** Kayden Willis

The County Compass, January 7, 2019

W/F, Age 15, DOB: 04/09/2003, 5’04”, Red Hair, Blue Eyes Last seen wearing a black jacket leaving Pinetop Road in Newport on 01/04/2019. Willis is known to frequent various areas of Carteret County including MHC, Bojangles in Newport and McDonalds in MHC. If located check welfare and contact the Carteret County Sheriffs Office, (252) 728-8400 or (252) 726-1911. Subject entered NCIC. NIC/M804932775. 190100101C.

Jeff Aydelette, January 3, 2019

PAMLICO COUNTY – A record number of homes and buildings are on the chopping block in the wake of Hurricane Florence, according to statistics from the Building Inspection Office where a no-cost permit is usually required before work can begin. Some of the scheduled demolition work may not be a direct result of the hurricane, but county officials said this week that a majority of the 52 permits authorized since the Sept. 13 storm are likely the result of storm-induced damage. After a d...
Yes, Vanceboro siblings, there is a Santa Claus!

The County Compass, December 23, 2018

Every year, there are people who go without during the holidays. With it being the season of giving, Chief James Jenkins Jr. (right) and the rest of the Vanceboro Police Department used an anonymous donation to make sure that one less family goes without during the holidays. Chief Jenkins, with the help of Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary, selected a family in need. Officer Michael Anthony (left) took time during his days off to pick out the perfect gifts and wrap them for the family. This yea...
USA losing ground in ‘Tech War’ -- 5G rollout obliterates states’ rights

Special to the County Compass, December 22, 2018

By Rick Happ | News Analysis The building blocks of the next Internet age are 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and perhaps most significant, Quantum Computing.  Although Quantum Computers/Software are in the infantile stage, I suspect dramatic announcements within the next decade.  Existing computers are mathematically binary, that is, they work with two states, either a digital ‘1’ or a digital ‘0.’  This is quite simple when compared to the mathematics of a Quantum Computer. A Q...


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