Lt. Gov. implores GOP: ‘Do Not Be Afraid, God Is On Our Side!’

NEW BERN – More than 250 of the Party faithful were regaled last Friday evening by Mark Robinson – the state’s highest ranking black politician – who threw lightning bolts intended to impale some of the Democratic Party’s most sacred cows. Robinson succeeded! Doing so beyond the wildest expectations of many who attended the invitation-only affair. The firebrand conservative delighted his audience, cementing his reputation as a rock star of the North Carolina Republican Party. His first words: “I want to thank our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ! I don’t care what the media or the governmen…

1st Choice announces Ultrasound

By Regina Kemble, Executive Director | 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources ALLIANCE – 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources of Pamlico has not only come into existence but has met what was originally slated as a long-term year goal: Acquisition of Ultrasound Technology. A generous donation is the foundation of a $15,000 matching grant, specifically to fund purchase of the unit itself and associated necessities. We are so very grateful, and are working to fund the remaining $3,000 balance. This is a window into the womb! A look at life. And, an opportunity to gaze at a preborn human being in its earliest m…

Elections for Craven County School Board likely to change

By District, not County-wide // Ballot to display R or D next to candidate’s name! By Patti Mason NEW BERN – Monday night, Craven County Commissioners passed a resolution to make the County School Board partisan and elect board members by district rather than county-wide. The resolution was passed along party lines – 5-2.   The meeting was extremely well run. The Commissioners heard from about 36 speakers.  All were allowed to speak for 3 minutes with the Democratic and Republican party representatives given 8 minutes.  All were treated respectfully.  The meeting concluded with two commi…

Carteret County Sheriff Buck signs onto letter to Biden about border crisis

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck was one of 29 North Carolina sheriffs – and one of 274 sheriffs from across the nation – to send a letter to President Joe Biden about his administration’s policies regarding the number of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the southern border. In the letter, which was sent on April 7, the sheriffs urged Biden to “reverse course and help us protect our communities by securing the southern border.” “America’s Sheriffs are deeply troubled about the dangerous impacts your administration’s border policies are having on our citi…

Some Gave All

By Gordon Allison | Technical Writer NEW BERN – I have had a couple experiences with The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall as well as a trip to Washington, DC to see the actual wall. The Traveling Wall has arrived in New Bern, and will be featured Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 8 thru 11) at Lawson Creek Park. I encourage readers to experience this awesome exhibit! My first experience was in the Denver, Colorado area. As a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the various flotillas in the area were asked to man the tables where the books with the names of the service members were listed. T…

County & state agency settle with developer

BAYBORO – Pamlico County will pay $300,000, and a state agency known as the Department of Health & Human Services will pay $275,000. The combined monies go to settle a lawsuit brought by Bufflehead Point LLC., developer of Windmill Pointe, which is a high-end 39-lot subdivision on the outskirts of Oriental. The Pamlico County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve its share of the settlement. However, a brief phrase in the five-page agreement apparently EXCLUDES any indemnification for Pamlico County Health Director Scott Lenhart. “Scott Lenhart r…

NPR’s edgy new format ignores ‘core audience’ (Third in a three-part series)

By Kelly McBride, Public Editor | National Public Radio | Commentary WASHINGTON, DC – In 2013, National Public Radio conceived ‘Code Swich’ – a news product specifically for “people of color.” This article appeared on the network’s website in December 2020. The County Compass offers this NPR commentary for our readers with no critique or endorsement. A startup within a legacy Managing a startup enterprise within a well-established culture is dicey. NPR journalists are either assigned to the news division or the programming division. The magazine shows and the news desks are part of the ne…

America: Divided We Stand

Young Connecticut conservative endures hostilities Year 1988 was the last election in which a majority of Connecticut voters cast ballots for the Republican presidential nominee. By Austin Garrison Editor’s note: Mr. Garrison, 16, is a junior at Edwin O. Smith High School in Columbia, Connecticut. Every summer, he visits his grandparents, Bill & Phyllis Garrison, who live near Aurora. This young conservative remains true to his values, despite growing up in an overwhelmingly liberal state. COLUMBIA, CONN — The American people have been through many hardships. Gaining our…

Billboards Blare ‘TRUMP 2024’

PAMLICO COUNTY – Two back-to-back billboards at the intersection of Hwy 55 & Kershaw Road have apparently been renewed for the next four years! The massive signs got an upgrade Wednesday morning, amid plenty of hoopla! In an email to this newspaper, Dave Wickersham, chairman of the local Republican Party, said: “President Trump accomplished a great deal during his first term in office. Many of us here in eastern North Carolina would like to see him run again in 2024! Today’s billboard ‘update’ reflects support for his America First agenda. By now, it is clear that the Socialist agenda of t…

Rocking baby, knitting at the same time!

ALLIANCE – Welcome back to ‘Everybody Else’s History.’ This week I would like to share something really unique and interesting. A rather ingenious item! I have only seen two of these in my whole life, and I was thrilled when I acquired one for my man cave. It is called a “granny bench” or a “nanny bench.” They were used during a time when, quite often, multi-generations lived under one roof. A time when either grandmama or an older sibling was in charge of looking after the younger children. Times when the daddy may have been working in the fields from “can’t see to can’t see.” (Sun up to sun down.) And a…

No bottom line requirement at NPR protects edgy new format (second in a 3 part series)

By Kelly McBride, Public Editor | National Public Radio | Commentary WASHINGTON, DC – In 2013, NPR conceived ‘Code Switch’ – a news product specifically for “people of color.” This article appeared on the network’s website in December 2020. Public Media Business Model It’s unlikely that Code Switch could have survived this long in a commercial newsroom. Between 2012 and 2015, several media organizations founded similar teams and products, but they didn’t last. “MTV News, Teen Vogue, a bunch of places had teams that were dedicated to covering race circa 2014, and they all went…

UPDATE: Subject has been located. — Missing Person Welfare concern Robert Springle 03/27/2021

W/M, Age 68, DOB: 12/18/1952, 5’10”, 200 lbs., Brown Hair, Blue Eyes  Summary: Springle is a registered sex offender who left his group home in Kelford, NC on foot. Springle was reportedly spotted on Hwy 70 in Kinston this afternoon and is possibly enroute back to Carteret County on foot via Hwy 70. Springle is required to notify the Sheriffs Office of any new locations he plans on staying. Drivers are urged NOT to pick up Springle but rather call 911 or their local law enforcement agency. If located contact the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400 or Carteret County Communication…

Utility considers sale

Opponents quickly rally TOWN OF BEAUFORT —   Carteret County for Public Water is a group of concerned citizens, formed as a response to the pending sale of the now county-owned Water System. We have a common goal —  look for transparency on the potential sale. Many citizens attended the March 15 meeting of the Carteret County Commissioners, and spoke during Public Comment in opposition. Several Commissioners were condescending later in the meeting when discussing the public comment and made statements that they have met with us and have answered our questions. For two weeks,…
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