Monthly Archives: September 2018

F-35B CRASH SEP. 28, 2018 — MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C.

MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 28, 2018) – A 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing F-35B belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort crashed in the vicinity of Beaufort, South Carolina at approximately 11:45 a.m. (EST), today. The U.S. Marine pilot safely ejected from the single-seat aircraft and is currently being evaluated by medical personnel. There were no civilian injuries. Marines from MCAS Beaufort are working with local authorities currently conducting standard mishap operations to secure the crash site and ensure the s…

Gingerbread House Contest Plan B – BRING People Downtown

Learn How to Build a Gingerbread House in Class Oct 19 New Bern Historical Society NEW BERN — Getting back to normal is the priority for New Bern following Hurricane Florence. The New Bern Historical Society’s Gingerbread House Contest is moving forward with just that in mind. Florence means there will be some adjustments; it means plan B, which in this case means Bring People Downtown. The imaginative gingerbread creations drew many to downtown windows last year and the Society is hoping for even more this year as merchants work hard to re-open. Executive Director Mickey Miller expla…

Next issue of the County Compass — October 4th

Look for the next issue of The County Compass on October 4th.…

A Disaster Food and Nutrition Services (DFNS) benefits program will be offered by Craven County Department of Social Services

A Disaster Food and Nutrition Services (DFNS) benefits program will be offered by Craven County Department of Social Services at 2818 Neuse Boulevard in New Bern beginning Friday, September 28, 2018 through Saturday, September 29, 2018, then resuming on Monday, October 1, 2018 through Saturday, October 6, 2018 for those who suffered food losses, damage or destruction of the household’s home or self-employment, lost income, or will incur a disaster related expense which will not be reimbursed during the period of September 7, 2018 through October 6, 2018 as a result of Hurricane Florence…

Applications for Disaster Food and Nutrition benefits

Applications for Disaster Food and Nutrition benefits will be taken at Pamlico County Human Services Center located at 828 Main St. in Alliance beginning Friday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 29, and Monday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 6. Applications will be taken from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will not be open on Sunday, Sept. 30th. Eligibility is based on available income and resources.…

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Pamlico County

RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Pamlico County in the city of Grantsboro. Other centers will be opening soon in the affected areas. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the counties included in the North Carolina major disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the state and other interests will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an applic…

Pamlico County Emergency Management

Citizens of Pamlico County, FEMA teams are on the ground and working the areas of Pamlico County that suffered extreme damage. These folks will have identification and FEMA vests on. Feel free to talk with them when they are in your communities as they are the first line of FEMA recovery assistance. Officials are working today to establish a Disaster Recovery Center in partnership with FEMA.…

Message from Pamlico County – Point of Distribution (POD) plan 9/21/2018 3:30 PM:

POD Operating Hours Saturday, September 22, 2018– 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The following PODS will be closed Saturday 9/22/2018: -Lowland -Florence -Mesic -Reelsboro -Oriental -Vandemere The following PODS will be open Saturday 9/22/2018 -Arapahoe at Fire Department ALL PODS WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY, 9/23/2018 Depending on availability the following items are distributed: Water and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)…

Message from Pamlico County

This is a debris management message regarding Hurricane Florence. At this time, Pamlico County has permission to pick up debris in unincorporated areas along public roads. Vegetative and construction and demolition debris must be separated into separate piles. Refrigerators and other white goods must have food removed and be sealed with duct tape. Solid waste, household trash is not allowed in public rights of way. Woody debris must be cut into manageable lengths, no whole trees. We are working to have final guidance on private roads and municipalities by September 24, 2018. To get on the…

Pamlico County Emergency Management – Press Release

Notification of Wastewater Spill in Craven County

House Bill 1160 which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, requires municipalities, animal operations, industries and others who operate waste handling systems issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters. In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in the affected county: The City of New Bern had a waste water spill September 17. 2018 of an estimated 10,800 gallons from a manhole located at 225 Fleet Street, with approximately 10,800 gallons reaching surface waters of Trent River. Th…

Their not be a September 20 issue

Do to hurricane damage will there not be a September 20 issue of the County Compass. The next issue will be September 27.…

DISTRICT ATTORNEY THOMAS INFORMS RESIDENTS, WARNS SCAMMERS

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas is warning all residents of Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico Counties to be wary of a variety of crimes that are typically committed following a major catastrophe, such as Hurricane Florence, and to report any and all such crimes as soon as possible. District Attorney Scott Thomas said, “Following a major event such as the damage done by Hurricane Florence, we typically see most residents – friends, neighbors, even complete strangers – band together and lend a helping hand toward recovery. However, experience has also taught that there are pred…

Due to inclement weather this week . . .

Due to inclement weather, The County Compass will not print a September 13, 2018 edition. We will return to our normal schedule on September 20, 2018.…

Pamlico County issues mandatory evacuation notice

This is a mandatory evacuation notice from Pamlico County Emergency Management effective 11-September-2018 at 3pm. Due to Hurricane Florence and its potential significant impact to Pamlico County, county officials are now encouraging all citizens to self-evacuate. High winds and life-threatening storm surge impact is expected for Pamlico County, NC. Please take heed to warnings given by officials. This is a very severe situation with impacts predicted to our area greater than Hurricane Irene. For those needing shelter, the county will be busing residents to out of county inland fac…

City Prepares for Hurricane Florence

Although the forecast track for hurricane Florence remains uncertain, the City of New Bern is taking steps now to prepare and is encouraging residents to do the same. National Hurricane Center meteorologists say the storm could pose a significant threat to our coast by week’s end, but forecast models vary widely as to where the hurricane will make landfall. “We are using this valuable time to get staff, equipment and storm supplies in place and ready to go,” said City Manager Mark Stephens. City management staff met this morning to discuss possible scenarios and storm impacts from hurricane…

Hurricane Safety Checklists

Food and Water [download the food and water checklist] Water Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers, and ill people will need more. Store one gallon of water per person per day. Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for each person in your household for food…

Kavanaugh hearing degrades into partisan spectacle

Kingpin of Monster Trucks heads to Newport this weekend

NEWPORT – Known as ‘Bigfoot,’ the gargantuan rig driven by daredevil Darron Schnell of Missouri, is one of many featured performers this Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 at Newport Flea Mall – a sprawling high-energy spot on Highway 70 in Carteret County. Admission is affordable, with gates opening at 6 pm each night. For more information, call (252) 223-4019.…

Information sought in overnight shooting

UPDATE: Name of victim is Taylor Joseph Parsons. Mr. Parsons does not have a permanent address as he stays from place to place. I do not have an updated condition. Carteret County Deputies are investigating an overnight shooting that occurred in Garner Gardens Mobile Home Park located at 6030 Hwy 70 in Newport early this morning. Deputies got the call around midnight on Thursday, 09/06/2018, after the shooting victim stumbled to a neighbor who called 911. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office remained at the scene during the early morning hours and determined the bullet was fired from outsid…

Part nine in a series — Explanation for Dummies!

Editor’s note: This week the New York Times reported that mysterious ailments suffered by three dozen American diplomats and their families were likely caused by microwave radiation (beginning in late 2016) during stints at U.S. Embassies in Cuba and China. Also this week, the Wake County Board of Education became the first school system in the state to allow installation of cell towers on school properties. View the 41-page contract. In view of this inexorable march to more and more airborne radiation, we thank Naima Feagin (also known as ‘Hopegirl’) of the Clean Energy Academy, for her ex…
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