TCC, July 25, 2014

Aurora teens grow garden & futures By John McCormick | Special to the County Compass AURORA -- Building the Aurora/Richland Township Community Garden is a big job. Especially when the focus of Teens Leading Change is so much more than just a community garden. We are a place-based workforce development program for teenage youth specifically serving the Richland Township area. So, although our major task is to launch the community garden, we equally participate in activities that teach us career preparedness...

TCC, July 24, 2014

County becomes Ground Zero for low price stores!Phenomenon leaves shoppers scratching their heads. Arapahoe next to land discount outlet? By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer PAMLICO COUNTY – Myrtle Beach features miniature golf courses. Las Vegas is known for its neon lights. And, everyone loves those amazing California swallows of San Juan Capistrano. So, should we be happy, or perhaps a bit leery, that our beloved county is suddenly undergoing a low-price store transformation? Insiders confirmed this week that a ...

TCC, July 22, 2014

‘Shark Tank’ casting call heads to GreenvilleSpecial to the County Compass GREENVILLE, N.C. -- ‘Shark Tank,’ the popular TV show, which introduces aspiring entrepreneurs to rich, successful business people, will hold casting calls in Greenville on July 24 as the Emmy-nominated production enters its sixth season. According to U.S. Cellular, one of the show’s sponsors, the day-long session has been scheduled for The Martinsborough, located at 330 S. Evans Street. Aspiring businesspersons can begin arriving at 9 ...

TCC, July 21, 2014

Off to battle in tails & gownsBy John & Penny DeFino | Special to the County Compass BATON ROUGE, LA -- You wouldn't think so much of us as athletes. We are, after all, dressed in gowns and tail suits. But this is DanceSport, recognized by the Unites States Olympic Committee. We are at a National Qualifying Ballroom dance competition -- lined up, ready to take the floor. This is the ‘On-Deck’ area. After many months of practice and working with our coaches, we are here, waiting to perform for the...

TCC, July 17, 2014

Firefighters honored Special to the County Compass GRANTSBORO -- From left, Chris Murray, Fire Marshal for Pamlico County; Jeremy Lee, Lieutenant for Arapahoe Fire/Rescue; Jeff Sanders, Firefighter Triangle Volunteer Fire Department; Curtis Grant, Firefighter Reelsboro Volunteer Fire Department, and Daniel Suggs, Chief, Grantsboro Volunteer Fire Department were recognized last month with a ceremony at Pamlico Community College. During a fire earlier this year -- where a fatality occurred --...

TCC, July 16, 2014

PAMLICO COUNTY - Water System Pressure Advisory!ID NO. 04-69-025 The water consumers of Pamlico County Water System are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a main line repair on Old Lupton / Brown Creek Road to include Sunset Subdivision ,Silver Road, Non Such Road and all the way to but not including Paradise Shores Road. in the Whortonsville area Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of b...

TCC, July 15, 2014

Teens lead charge, change toward healthier living By John McCormick Public Information Officer, Teens Leading Change| Special to the County Compass AURORA -- Teens Leading Change, a program of be Global, Inc is working with local teens to create a workforce development program for teenage youth through the build of a community garden and roadside stand within the Aurora/Richland Township. The ultimate goal is to encourage the community to pursue healthy eating while generating economic activity. The garden will be devel...

TCC, July 14, 2014

Wind energy ‘economic loser’By John Droz Jr. | Special to the County Compass Editor’s note: Mr. Droz, a physicist and environmental advocate who lives in Morehead City, writes frequently about wind energy. Here, he replies to a commentary, which recently appeared in this newspaper. BEAUFORT COUNTY -- I commend Beaufort County Commissioner Hood Richardson for recently expressing his opinions about the proposed Pantego industrial wind project. This is an extremely significant Beaufort County matter,...

TCC, July 10, 2014

Landowner makes case to end Red Wolf Recovery Program By Jett Ferebee | Special to the County Compass Editor’s note: Jett Ferebee owns a large tract in Tyrrell County, which he calls Bee Tree Farm. The location shares a long border with the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, where red wolves were introduced in the late 1980s. Mr. Ferebee recently submitted this document, titled RED WOLF FACTS, ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION, to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA -- I have lived the nightmare of 15 w...

TCC, July 8, 2014

New broker joins St-Barts YachtsSpecial to the County Compass ORIENTAL -- St-Barts Yachts, located near the harbor waterfront, welcomes its newest broker, Tyler Gainey. A graduate of UNC-Wilmington, Gainey is a native of Swansboro and has connections to this area from a stint at Camp Don Lee in Arapahoe where he taught sailing. During his time as an instructor, he earned his USSI License and used that knowledge to train students extensively on a range of sailboats and powerboats. Gainey has led dozen...

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