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Citizen complaint regarding drug activity leads to major drug arrest

The County Compass, February 19, 2019

On Monday, February 18th, 2019, the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug investigation at 1402 Lynch’s Beach Loop Road, Bayboro, NC. Acting on a citizen complaint regarding illegal drug activity at the residence, the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, along with the assistance of North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) and North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) Marine Patrol, executed a search warrant at the suspect residence. Deputies seized cocain...

The County Compass, February 15, 2019

Spectators welcome! Down East church gets big lift DOWN EAST – In June of 2017 when Jeremy Patterson of Progressive Construction received the ‘Key to the City of Stamford, Connecticut’ as a gesture of appreciation for his work in elevating an historic home, little did he know that less than two years later he and his crew would find themselves hard at work on a similarly important project – but this time far removed from the fancy, affluent environs of a big northeastern city. Th...
Got a band? Want to play on May 25?

Jeff Aydelette, February 13, 2019

AURORA – Organizers of the annual Aurora Fossil Festival, set for Memorial Day weekend, have tentative plans in place for an innovative form of musical entertainment – a series of bands from all walks of life, featuring all types of music. Groups selected will be asked to perform brief 20-minute sets on Friday, May 25 – the opening night of the popular festival. Amps, microphones, and other gear will be set up and in place, in order to minimize set-up times between each performing band....

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The County Compass, February 12, 2019

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that TIMOTHY ERIC LAIL, 38, of Vanceboro, entered a guilty plea just prior to his case being called for trial, and was sentenced to prison as an habitual felon, for charges arising out of a 2018 arson case. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court, and the case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Matt Wareham. On July 20, 2018, the Vanceboro Volunteer Fire Department responded...
Fossil guru steps down from board of Museum

The County Compass, February 12, 2019

Rich Olsen, a resident of Beaufort, N.C.receives a hand-carved wooden megalodon shark tooth plaque in recognition of his retirement from the Aurora Fossil Museum Board of Directors. For over two decades, Rich has served the museum in various roles including as a volunteer, the Museum Curator, and Board Chairman. Rich also donated many fossil and mineral specimens, some of which are currently on display in the museum’s Learning Center. The Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation, Inc. Staff and Boa...
Wanted Person -- Stanley Sears -- Fraud / Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

The County Compass, February 11, 2019

Stanley Winslow Sears Jr.   W/M, Age 45, DOB: 12/26/1973, 6’00”, 185 lbs.  NCAWARE # 19CR 050228 & 19CR 050098 Summary: Sears currently lives in Pinetops, NC (Edgecombe County). Sears came into Carteret County after Hurricane Florence and began committing construction fraud against victims of the storm. Warrants on file for “Obtaining Property by False Pretenses” and “Failing to Work after being Paid”. Sears may still be traveling to Carteret County during the week and ...

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Home Builder of the Year goes to Shane Harris Construction

The County Compass, February 9, 2019

The Home Builders Association of Craven & Pamlico Counties is pleased to announce that Shane Harris of Shane Harris Construction was recently voted Builder of the Year for 2018! Shane has made a name for himself in his community as not only a talented contractor but as a trusted helping hand. He has been a member of the Association for nine years, with the last two years spent serving on the Board of Directors Harris takes his roll of protecting affordable housing seriously and always...

The County Compass, February 8, 2019

NEW BERN – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that DENSLO ALLEN PAIGE, age 66, of Wake County, North Carolina, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Louise Wood Flanagan to two (2) months active time in the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons, one (1) year supervised release, $250 fine, and a $25 special assessment. PAIGE’s sentencing follows her guilty plea to aiding and abetting voting by an alien. A...
UPDATE: Subject has been located in Morehead City

The County Compass, February 8, 2019

Hannah McKenzie Torres      W/F, Age 17, DOB: 10/18/2001, 5’08”, 170 lbs, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes Summary: Torres has been reported as a runaway juvenile from Appaloosa Ct. in Peleteir, NC. Torres was last seen on Wednesday, 02/06/2019. Her vehicle was located parked in the Sports Center parking lot in Morehead City, NC. Anyone with information is asked to notify the Carteret County Sheriffs Office at (252) 728-8400 or Carteret County Communications at (252) 726-1911. Torres has ...
Space at a premium in Oval Office

Jeff Aydelette, February 7, 2019

World’s most important room not very big! WASHINGTON, D.C. – When President Trump meets with foreign dignitaries at his office in the West Wing of the White House – like this session Jan. 31 with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He – things can get a little tight. Throw in eight or ten Cabinet members, two dozen or so media types, and Secret Service operatives at strategic spots – well, any elbow room is almost gone. For the most part, camera angles and other images often convey the m...


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