Monthly Archives: June 2017

Moving is complete – we will be open for business Monday

Moving is complete. We will be open for business Monday.  Our new address is 306 Main Street, Bayboro.  The next issue of The County Compass will be July 6.…

Drug overdose of four people leads to traffic accident on Hwy 55 East

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Pamlico County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call from witnesses that observed a single vehicle traffic crash on NC Hwy 55 East in Reelsboro NC, about one mile East of Pinedale Food Mart. During the 911 call, it was stated that several of victims within the vehicle were outside of the vehicle and unsure if they were breathing. Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, Pamlico County Rescue Squad, Reelsboro (Station 9) Fire Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene. Upon arrival, emergency…

Interior designer offers experience, ‘extreme attention’ to detail

NEW BERN — Located in a downtown storefront, Pritchett Interiors and Home Staging, LLC is a one-stop shop! From your Pinterest wish list to helping de-clutter and organize, this locally owned interior design and home staging firm has it covered. Owner and lead designer Suzanne Pritchett has more than 10 years of interior design experience. A North Carolina native and daughter of a seasoned interior designer, she earned a CIDA accredited Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree from Western Carolina University. Pritchett has lived and worked in South Carolina, California, an…

Health Department announces big change!

Pediatric Services to begin in July By Scott Lenhart, Director Pamlico County Health Department BAYBORO — It has been six months since I have taken the helm at Pamlico County Health Department, and I would like to update the community on the many advances we have accomplished since my arrival last November. First of all, I would like to thank my staff, other Pamlico agencies, and the citizens who came forward to welcome my family and me into the community. Partnerships are very important for the health and wellbeing of community, so that has been a primary focus since my arrival. As we inte…

‘We do listen!’ Delamar, Baskervill switch votes in nod to citizen angst

Peasants with pitchforks force retreat on property tax increase BAYBORO – Let’s give the taxpayers of Pamlico County credit for showing up in big numbers (not just once, but twice). The double whammy turnout on June 5 and again on June 19 sent elected officials an unmistakable message: Now is not the time to raise property taxes, especially when county coffers are replete with ample savings. Immediately after Monday night’s 5 to 2 vote — in which he and Commissioner Missy Baskervill changed their votes from those cast on May 22 that approved an increase – Commissioner Paul Dela…

Sign-ups begin for Aug. 12 Dragon Boat Festival

Among first: Two newcomers & veteran paddler from Florida RIVER DUNES – The eighth annual affair, scheduled for Grace Harbor Marina at River Dunes near Oriental, is shaping up to be the most popular competition yet. Teams and individual paddlers from throughout the Southeast have been bombarding the Festival’s website, www.orientaldragonboat.com, according to organizer Flora Moorman. “I really want to thank both Barbara Caudill and Nancy Christian from Raleigh,” said Moorman. “Earlier this year, for Chinese New Year, we promoted the Dragon Boat Festival at the Trian…

Pamlico County tax increase on fast track!

‘Miracle turnout’ required to derail measure Hearing set for 7 pm on Monday, June 19 BAYBORO – The original May 22 vote to increase the property tax rate for Pamlico County was razor blade close. A majority of four county commissioners – Missy Baskervill, Candy Bohmert, Pat Prescott, and Paul Delamar III (the board chairman) – simply outvoted the three commissioners — Ann Holton, Ed Riggs Jr., and Carl Ollison – who opposed an increase. Exactly two weeks later (on June 5) county taxpayers showed up en masse. The packed Bayboro courtroom was unprecedented, as most (but not a…

Proposed legislation represents blatant attempt by special interests to completely eliminate state’s commercial fishing industry

By Doug Cross | Pamlico Packing Co. | Guest Commentary EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – For every argument or discussion, there has to be a reason! Whether it is an argument of opinion, one based on facts, one based on beliefs, or whatever, there must be points from which to argue from. In a discussion over fisheries management and practices, it has become blatantly obvious that special interest groups have manipulated data, facts, and pushed opinions that have no basis other than their unyielding despise and blind hatred for the commercial fishermen and their families of this state. These special…

ONSITE ESTATE AUCTION

ONSITE ESTATE AUCTION  ESTATE: HARRY W. ROGERS (LIVING)  232 PARK LANE  ORIENTAL, NC 28571  SATURDAY JUNE 17, 2017 10:00 AM  REGISTRATION and PREVIEW: 8:00 AM  A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE SELECT ITEMS OF FURNITURE AND ALL MAJOR APPLIANCES FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL 3000+ SQ FT CUSTOM BUILT HOME… INCLUDING THE GENERAC 16KW GENERATOR This Sale is conducted by Three Frogs Collectibles NCFL 8957 Peter E. Alexander, Auctioneer NCAL 9370 VIEW THE PHOTOGALLERY AND AUCTION INFORMATION Here is a partial list of the items to be sold: GENERAC LP GAS WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR MODEL 0052540 TRO…

CALL TO ACTION! Seafood Lobby Day

The NCFA in conjunction with NC Watermen United are planning a Seafood Lobby Day on Wednesday, June 14 at the Legislative Building located at 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC. We ask ALL fishermen, commercial and recreational, family members and supporters of the industry attend to show our opposition to HB 867. This bill could be detrimental to the fishing communities of NC. We need to meet with our legislators and make sure that they understand the importance of keeping the Fisheries Reform Act of 1997 in place. We understand that you will miss a day of work, but it is more important to put our ind…
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