‘Words no longer have meaning’

The County Compass, July 2, 2015

Editor’s note: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia makes such a compelling case that this newspaper has opted to print his 7,000-word dissent in its entirety. We are doing so in two parts, with the second installment to appear in our July 9 issue. Phrases that appear in bold italics are the editor’s attempt to make the jurist’s dissent more easily understood by casual readers. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act s...
Newport teens face additional charges for crime spree

The County Compass, June 30, 2015

On 06/29/2015 Carteret County Deputies served Tyler Lee Hall, 16 and Phillip Montanino, 17, both of 599 Roberts Rd, (L & E Mobile Home Park), in Newport, with numerous additional counts of breaking into unlocked vehicles in the Newport area. The duo, who are currently in jail facing similar charges obtained by the Newport Police department, now face an additional twenty-four counts each of Breaking & Entering Motor Vehicles, larcenies, and possession of stolen goods. Detec...
Full steam ahead! Effort underway to sink more boating fees!

The County Compass, June 26, 2015

BRIDGETON – A man on a mission personifies Tom Wynn, the manager and dockmaster of Bridgeton Harbor Marina. To put it politely, Wynn is incensed that Republican lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly have proposed more in the way of new boating fees. In a recent e-mailed ‘alert,’ BoatU.S., the well-known association of boat owners, claims “the new user fee would make North Carolina the most expensive state in the nation in which to register a boat.” That’s right. Hard t...
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing UAV crashes

Special to the County Compass, June 24, 2015

Press Release UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Joint Public Affairs Office Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point MCAS CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Jun. 24, 2015) – A 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ditched earlier today in the Neuse River near Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. There are no reports of injuries or property damage. The aircraft, an RQ-7B Shadow, was conducting training operations at the time of the mishap. The Shadow is a small, piston-driven (non-jet) aircra...
Local book club to host acclaimed novelist

Jeff Aydelette, June 24, 2015

ORIENTAL – A local club of literary types, known as ‘Book Babes,’ invites you to a reading and book-signing by novelist, short story writer and poet Liza Wieland, to celebrate the publication of her latest novel, Land of Enchantment. The event is set for Saturday, June 27, from 4 until 6 pm at the old hotel in Oriental, at the corner of Broad and Hodges Streets. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Wieland, who has netted effusive praise for almost all of her dozen or ...
Hybrid ‘coy-wolves’ killing young deer

The County Compass, June 23, 2015

Red Wolves

NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – This June 9 photo, taken by a trail camera on the farm of large landowner Jett Ferebee, confirms that deer and other wildlife are being decimated by a genetic hybrid of coyotes and wolves. Ferebee contends the federal government’s 30-year attempt to introduce red wolves into a five-county area of northeastern North Carolina is a failed experiment.


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