Community Watch becoming role model for other start-ups

The County Compass, February 22, 2015

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By Rhonda Breed | Special to The County Compass REELSBORO -- Community Watch held its monthly meeting Feb. 3 with 34 citizens attending. Old and new business was discussed, which included placement locations for extra signs; information on plans by the Bay River Sewer District to develop a waste disposal spray site in the Reelsboro area; and, the idea of incorporating the Reelsboro township. Paul Delamar, local lawyer and county commissioner, was the evening’s guest speaker. He answered qu...
To heck with sub-zero wind chill

Special to the County Compass, February 19, 2015

Dragon Boat paddle-of-war, Chinese New Year celebration, other hijinks on for Saturday! By Flora Moorman | Special to The County Compass ORIENTAL – With a name like Oriental, town officials here have resolved to make the most of Chinese New Year – no matter what the thermometer may read come Saturday morning. In fact, tourism volunteers have recently reached out to the state’s growing Chinese population. In late January, a small delegation attended a large gathering in Raleigh known a...
Search warrant yields two arrests

Special to the County Compass, February 18, 2015

ARAPAHOE -- On Monday Feb. 16, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation -- Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch, executed a search warrant at the residence of John David Wills, 47, of Arapahoe. During execution of the warrant, investigators located and seized two firearms, several items of stolen property related to several recent instances of breaking and entering reported in Pamlico County -- one of which was the...
Linemen tackle widespread power outages

Jeff Aydelette, February 17, 2015

BAYBORO – Like a cavalry to the rescue, a dozen massive bucket trucks and more than 20 heavily clothed linemen pulled into the parking lot of Fred A. Anderson Elementary School shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Their uniforms: White hard hats and fluorescent green safety vests. Their mission: Restore electricity to thousands in numerous eastern North Carolina counties. Employed by Utility Line Construction Services of Willow Grove, Penn., this small army of workers, deployed from Du...
Medical veteran pursues leadership training

Jeff Aydelette, February 16, 2015

STONEWALL -- Charlene M. Morris, PA-C, recently attended the Leadership College sponsored by the NC Medical Society in Raleigh. This initiative was developed to identify and train future leaders in medicine. Participants are nominated or selected by application. Morris, a certified Physician Assistant, was nominated by a former Medical Society president, and she was the only P.A. to attend. Morris is the immediate past president of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, and is...
Ballroom dancers excel in Raleigh

Special to the County Compass, February 13, 2015

RALEIGH -- John and Penny DeFino of Pamlico County are known locally as National Ballroom champions, but now a number of their students are making the news. Thirteen dancers recently competed at the Triangle Open Dancesport Championships in Raleigh – the 17th annual episode of this ballroom competition at NC State! All of the group placed in a great number of events that included American Style and International Style dancing in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing and Quickste...

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