Yearly Archives: 2018

What is Environmental Health? Public Health – Part II

By Scott Lenhart, Director | Pamlico County Health Dept. BAYBORO – Environmental Health is just one Division within Public Health. So, what does environmental health mean to you? Many automatically think restaurant inspections or septic tanks. According to the NC Environmental Health Division website, the mission of the Environmental Health Section  is to “safeguard life, promote human health and protect the environment through the practice of modern environmental health science, the use of technology, rules, public education and above all, dedication to the public trust…

Pamlico Partnership for Children serves as resource for young families

BAYBORO – Pamlico Partnership for Children is honored and excited to serve the children and families of Pamlico County. We strive to bring together the whole community, including parents, teachers, and child care providers to create positive change for our children. It is said that “it takes a village!” Our efforts are to bring the Pamlico County Village together for positive outcomes. Several programs are well known among young families. First, Partnership Playgroup is a fun group for children ages 0-3 and their caregivers. Children learn through play and socialize with other ch…

Softball squad bound for Babe Ruth World Series

By Jessica Barton WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our Pamlico Babe Ruth League’s 14U softball players have earned their way to the Babe Ruth World Series but we need sponsors and donations to get us there! Starting July 19 in Jensen Beach, FL (near Miami) our girls, ages 14 & under, will be playing against teams from around the country and the world! Show your support and Pamlico Pride by contributing any amount to ensure our talented players and coaches get to this once-in-a-lifetime World Series – and we’ll support you right back! We’re making a huge banner highlighting all of our sponsors and d…

As 5G looms, concerns over wireless radiation mount

Customers may now ‘opt out’ of Duke Energy smart meters But state legislatures quietly being lobbied to grease rails for 5G ‘Generation Zapped’ movie claims young people at risk! First in a series: NORTH CAROLINA – In a way, we have only ourselves to blame. Our brains and bodies are constantly being pummeled by electromagnetic radiation. Yet, we insist upon incessant, round-the-clock, 24/7 wireless communications, streaming video, gigabytes of airborne information, smart phones worn like clothing, and Wi-Fi delivery of all things Internet! But wait! On the horizon is the pr…

DRUG TRAFFICKER PLEADS GUILTY, GOES TO PRISON

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, JOSE ALEJANDRO LINARES, 26, of New Bern, pled guilty to seven felony drug-related offenses, and was sentenced to prison for 70 to 93 months (approximately 6 to 8 years). The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins, and the presiding judge was Superior Court Judge Charles Henry. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) received information regarding a shipment of narcotics scheduled to be delivered in Craven County, The SBI requested…

Friday the 13th not a good day to be near area’s Bombing Targets

PAMLICO SOUND – Helicopter and MV-22 Osprey close air support training is scheduled for Marine Corps Bombing Target 11 in southern Pamlico Sound on Friday, July 13, as late as midnight. Expect gunfire near the target during this time and flight operations in the vicinity. Earlier that same day, Air Force F-15 fighters are scheduled to conduct training at Bombing Targets 9 and 11. Air and ground training operations will be conducted at Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic, in eastern Carteret County; and at Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field – Oak Grove (located east-south-ea…

Assistance Needed in Suspect Identification

CARTERET COUNTY — Detectives need your help in identifying the suspect pictured above. The sketches above represent the same suspect based on two witness accounts from a burglary that occurred in May of 2018 on White Oak Drive in Peletier, NC. Anyone with information on the identity of this person is asked to contact the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400 or (252) 726-1911, or call Carteret County Crime Stoppers at (252) 726-INFO (4636). You do not have to give your name to be eligible for a cash reward. You can email your tip to: crimetips@carteretcountync.gov…

School Board releases statement on high school principal’s resignation (corrected)

To readers of The County Compass: The original press release from the Pamlico County Board of Education received by this newspaper contained no misspellings. Any errors in spelling occurred when this newspaper used OCR software (optical character recognition) to convert a computer file into a different type of document used for website postings. We apologize for several instances of  spelling errors in the original post of this story,  which are entirely the responsibility of this newspaper. July 9, 2018 If you have any questions about the authenticity of this release, if you need cla…

HEROIN TRAFFICKER SENT TO PRISON

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that MICHAEL DEVON TRIPP, 30, of Vanceboro, pled guilty prior to his case being called for jury trial this week in Craven County Superior Court. He was sentenced to prison for 78 to 112 months (6 ½ to 9 years) for charges arising out of dealing heroin. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins, and the presiding judge was Superior Court Judge Charles Henry. The cases were investigated by the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, and the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), a multi-agency narcot…

What is Public Health?

By Scott Lenhart, Director | Pamlico County Health Department BAYBORO — With the recent issues concerning the Pamlico County Health Department, I feel it is necessary to inform the public on what we actually do in public health.  Over the last several years, for whatever reason, public health has been forgotten by many in Pamlico County.  So, I ask you all one simple question: What does public health mean to you? Many individuals have no idea what is public health or what public health does for them or the community.  Living in North Carolina for 40 years — 21 of those years on the…
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