Arrest made in Bayboro shootout

Jeff Aydelette, November 20, 2014

Gangland violence hits Water Street BAYBORO – Out on bail from his arrest Sept. 5 for drug trafficking charges, Davone Martez Bryant, age 20, was again arrested Tuesday – this time for his alleged role in an incident Nov. 14 that left Steven Ray Squires Jr. dead, and two others – Demario Tyair Himbry and Terrelle Greene injured. All four men are well-known to law enforcement officials as ‘frequent flyers’ in the local criminal justice system. Bryant also suffered a gunshot w...
Health director involved in single car auto accident

The County Compass, November 17, 2014

Harrington refuses medical treatment, but vehicle is a total loss GRANTSBORO – The director of the Pamlico County Health Department experienced a single-car accident Monday morning while driving to work, but refused medical treatment and arranged for transportation to his office in Bayboro. Dennis Harrington, a veteran of the state’s public health system, originally came to Pamlico County as a temporary replacement for the prior director, but was later appointed as the county’s full-ti...
Undefeated season subject of new movie

Special to the County Compass, November 14, 2014

NEW BERN – A documentary featuring the 2012 New Bern High School football team and its journey to an undefeated state championship season makes its world premiere Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Bear Town Cinema. Not only is a documentary of this type unprecedented, it is now being developed even further with the goal of becoming a featured HBO Documentary and/or an ESPN Film. The film’s Executive Producer, Terry Barnes, is a New Bern native who returned to the area for the sole purpose of produ...
Legal practice of Oriental attorney suspended

Jeff Aydelette, November 13, 2014

Veteran lawyer also serves as mayor of small town ORIENTAL – Attorney and current mayor of Oriental, Bill Sage, has been “administratively suspended” from the practice of law, according to a letter dated Oct. 30 from Barry McNeill, Deputy Counsel of the North Carolina State Bar. In April of this year, Sage agreed to an injunction, brought by the State Bar, which alleged that he “mishandled entrusted funds.” As an attorney who specialized in real estate transactions, Sage – lik...
Community College welcomes three new Trustees

Betty Gray | Special to the County Compass, November 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, N.C. -- The Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees welcomed three new members at its recent meeting. Taking the oath of office and joining the board were Jim Chesnutt, Jackson Lancaster and Bill Wall. "The BCCC Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome these three individuals to its membership" said board Chairman Russell Smith. "With their business experience, Mr. Chesnutt and Mr. Wall will bring valuable insight to the board as it works to provide quality educatio...
Ms. Senior America crowned in Atlantic City, N.J.

The County Compass, November 10, 2014

By Flora Moorman | Ms. North Carolina Senior America ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The Ms. Senior America Pageant is an exciting combination of talent and inner beauty along with individual fulfillment and elegance. This "beauty pageant" it is what Senior America is all about ... “a re-affirmation of life and self worth, of laughter and tears, of inner beauty and outward charm.” It is a time when women 60 years of age and older have an opportunity to display their inner beauty, talents, and...
Competitive race for District 3 seat on Pamlico County Board of Commissioners

The County Compass, October 30, 2014

ED RIGGS JR.  1) Please give the voter a brief biographical sketch -- for example, place of birth, age, education, occupation, etc. My name is Edward Riggs Jr. I am 44 years old and currently live in Alliance. I am a Pamlico County native, growing up in the Reelsboro area. My father was Edward Riggs Sr., and my grandfather is Ernest Riggs. You may know me or my family from the Feed Mill in Grantsboro. My wife Heather and I have been married for 16 years and we have a 14-year-old daughter, ...
State highway officials respond

Terry McCune, October 24, 2014

Bridgeton Super Street

Change unlikely to ‘Extreme Makeover’ in Bridgeton By Terry Leigh McCune | Staff Writer BRIDGETON -- Last week I e-mailed some questions to the North Carolina Department of Transportation concerning the installation of a new traffic island at the intersection at Blueberry Lane and Hwy. 55 in Bridgeton: Q – How did you determine that a new traffic intersection was needed there? A – The location was identified by the 2013 Highway Safety Improvement Program due to meeting criteria...

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