Underwater memorial planned for long-time Reef Coordinator

The County Compass, August 2, 2015

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is moving forward with plans to construct an underwater memorial in honor of the division’s former Artificial Reef Coordinator Jim Francesconi. The vessel originally identified for sinking in Francesconi’s name is no longer available. An alternative vessel has been found, and efforts to contract for purchase, cleaning, towing and sinking the ship are underway. The division will oversee sinking of the vessel on the Howard Chap...
Confederate Battle Flags to fly this Saturday morning

Jeff Aydelette, July 31, 2015

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – Confederate Battle Flags will fly next to Old Glory Saturday morning, as Civil Water reenactment groups and Sons of Confederate Veterans – a fraternal organization of men who are lineal descendants of Confederate soldiers – hold sway at more than half a dozen high-traffic locations. The ceremonies, all labeled Unity Thru Valor, have been scheduled for: Highway 55 in Grantsboro at County Opry Highway 55 near Bridgeton at intersection of Broad Creek Road...
Meth lab way off the beaten path

The County Compass, July 30, 2015

Meth Lab Bust

MERRITT – The site of a meth lab bust Tuesday night could not be more aptly named. An obscure, out-of-the-way trailer at 373 Hidden Lane -- the only home on a lonely stretch -- quickly became a beehive of activity late Tuesday as law enforcement officials with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations descended upon the back porch of the residence where investigators and agents “located an active meth lab that was still in the manufact...

The County Compass, July 27, 2015

This notice issued at 12:21 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 ORIENTAL -- We have experienced some electrical difficulties in our water plant this morning and are switching to Pamlico County Water via interconnection within the next hour.  You should notice no change in your service.  There is no requirement for boiling water as we are switching from one charged system to another with no loss of pressure.  As soon as the problem is fixed, we’ll be switching back to our water system.  Water co...
Teams throughout Southeast commit to Dragon Boat Race

Special to the County Compass, July 27, 2015

ORIENTAL – This sanctuary for dragons welcomes DRAGON BOATS AND DRAG0N TEAMS from all over the southeastern United States on August 14-15, 2015. It’s our SIXTH year for Race & Festival. The Dragons will be splashing and clashing in the protected waters of Grace Harbor, RiverDunes, Oriental. One of the unpredictable elements that makes dragon boat racing so much fun is that the crews vary in makeup, style, intensity and purpose. Representing all ages from teens (12) to senior citize...
Reuben Peed, 87, honored by Hooker clan

Lisa E. Bernett, July 23, 2015

Ceremony marks Peed’s retirement from CMF & special relationship with four generations AURORA -- There are two well-known and respected families in Aurora whose lives have been intertwined for at least four generations dating back to the 1930s: The Hooker Family and the Peed Family. Though most people count the days until they are able to retire, Reuben Peed is the absolute opposite. Born in 1928, he is 87 years young, always has a smile on his face, and will absolutely miss goin...

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