Shrimping debate continues

Special to the County Compass, February 20, 2017

NEW BERN -- Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association has invited a speaker on both sides of the controversial issue. Jerry Schill, President of the North Carolina Fisheries Association, will represent commercial fishermen; and, Donald Willis, Vice President of Coastal Conservation Association in North Carolina and President of the Neuse River Chapter will represent recreational fishermen. Each man will present an argument for, or against, the NC Wildlife Federation Petition for Rulemaking to...
Health Department on the ropes

The County Compass, February 16, 2017

New director issues first report card: ‘D minus’ at best, says Lenhart PAMLICO COUNTY – Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. three separate governmental boards will convene – at the same time in the same room – to consider the pros and cons of merging one county agency into another. The hot topic is the fate of the Pamlico County Health Department – an entity that has seen its share of woes over the past decade, including a revolving door of directors. The newest Health Department Direct...
Micro-brewers get green light!

The County Compass, February 15, 2017

ORIENTAL – Frank and Lili Bacon are all smiles Tuesday night, shortly before elected officials gave them an OK to proceed with a Tap Room and Craft Microbrewery, planned for the lower floor of a two-story office building on Broad Street. Although other hurdles loom -- including state and federal permits -- the hard-working couple said they remain committed to the venture.
All-U-Can-Eat Oysters & Chili

The County Compass, February 15, 2017

GRANTSBORO – The Foundation that offers scholarships and other assistance to students at Pamlico Community College raises money each year on the Hwy. 306 campus with a popular Oyster Roast & Chili Cookoff. This year the event runs from 3 until 5 on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets are just $30 for all-you-can-eat oysters and chili. Student tickets are $15. Buy them at Nautical Wheelers, Bayboro Pharmacy, Oriental Deli & Subs, the Chamber of Commerce, or the PCC Bookstore. For more informatio...
Carteret County drug convictions

The County Compass, February 13, 2017

Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following drug-crime convictions obtained in Carteret County Superior Court during last week’s term. Each conviction resulted from the defendant’s guilty plea, prior to their cases being called for trial. Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence. DONNIE HOWARD, 50, of Newport, pled guilty to two counts of Trafficking in O...
Search Warrant at Convenience Store Leads to Owner’s Arrest

The County Compass, February 13, 2017

Beaufort, NC – (February 13, 2017) On February 10 at approximately 12:30 pm, detectives with the Carteret County Drug Task force and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement executed a search warrant at 4525 NC-101, Havelock, NC, Asmar Convenience Store – formerly Nadine’s Food Mart, for evidence related to the distribution of illegal narcotics from the business. Detectives seized “crack” cocaine (more than one ounce – 33.5 grams), marijuana, counterfeit controlled substance...
Cardoza to sign latest book

The County Compass, February 10, 2017

Next Chapter Books in downtown New Bern hosts local author Brian Cordoza for a book signing Saturday, Feb. 11 from noon until 3 p.m. Cardoza recently produced ‘Chasing Immortality,’ a two-hour production in which he and other victims of abuse share their compelling stories real-time before a rapt audience.
Arrests made in illegal internet sweepstakes business robbery

The County Compass, February 10, 2017

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office On Saturday, December 10, 2016 at approximately 11:50pm, an illegal internet sweepstakes business located within Hardison Square in Alliance NC contacted Pamlico County Communications advising that 3 subjects had forcefully entered the business, all brandishing handguns and demanded cash. Upon arrival, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation. Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted interviews and collected evidenc...
Aurora officials ‘accept’ economic recommendations

Jeff Aydelette, February 9, 2017

But failure to ‘adopt’ plan concerns many town residents AURORA – Monday night, a huge turnout for a meeting of the Aurora Town Board signaled growing impatience among citizens over the economic plight of this small Beaufort County town. Their frustration came through loud and clear from a young mother, Lavonde Hardy. “We need a grocery store,” pleaded Hardy, while holding her one-year-old daughter Maria. “How can we call ourselves a town without a grocery store? Right now...
Truly Inclusive Playground to Open in Pamlico County

The County Compass, February 7, 2017

Playground provides opportunity for individuals of all ages and abilities to play together

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The County Compass, January 26, 2017

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Special to the County Compass, January 24, 2017

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