Monthly Archives: September 2018

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…