Yearly Archives: 2018

Flight for the Ages!!

Zack Aydelette, reporter for the County Compass, in a B-25 bomber Thursday morning — part of the publicity for this weekend’s free Air Show at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. By Zack Aydelette CHERRY POINT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION — Thursday morning, Uncle Sam gave me a free ride on a vintage B-25 bomber — almost identical to one of the original 16 that launched from the flight deck of the USS Hornet on 18 April 1942 — in what has since become known as the ‘Doolittle Raid on Japan.’ One of the original B-25 bombers, before the April 1942 raid on Ja…

Pamlico County drug dealer arrested Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 4, 2018, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the residence of Lionel Dangelo Hatch Jr., located at 1240 Pamlico Road, Oriental NC. The search warrant was a result of a 6-month investigation by the sheriff’s office drug unit. During the investigation, investigators interviewed numerous witnesses and community member, conducted controlled purchases of both cocaine and crack cocaine, as well as conducted surveillance operations on the residence. Inside of the residence, deputies located free base cocaine, crack cocain…

Fossil Festival faces EXTINCTION — financial support needed!

What do you mean? Isn’t the Fossil Festival free?!?   (File) By Genny Groome Upton AURORA — Held annually since 1994, the Aurora Fossil Festival presented by the Aurora-Richland Township Chamber of Commerce, is indeed a FREE-admission event for the town’s people, the greater community, and the general public.  For the past 25 years, this festival has focused on the area’s amazing fossil history, filling a late May weekend with family-oriented activities, entertainment, and educational opportunities. However this year, the much-anticipated event is facing the sam…

Fossil Festival faces EXTINCTION — financial support needed!

What do you mean? Isn’t the Fossil Festival free?!?   (File) By Genny Groome Upton AURORA — Held annually since 1994, the Aurora Fossil Festival presented by the Aurora-Richland Township Chamber of Commerce, is indeed a FREE-admission event for the town’s people, the greater community, and the general public.  For the past 25 years, this festival has focused on the area’s amazing fossil history, filling a late May weekend with family-oriented activities, entertainment, and educational opportunities. However this year, the much-anticipated event is facing the sam…

Aussie says ‘buy back’ of guns worked in his country. Recommends it to us!

By Mike Donnes Mike Donnes is an Australian who loves to travel. He is seen here in Bali checking the ‘end result’ of wildlife art!. AUSTRALIA — I was recently in the USA on a holiday with friends — who are originally from the y’all state of Georgia — and had a great time in South Carolina and North Carolina! It was whilst in North Carolina that I had the chance to pick up a copy of the County Compass, and read the front-page article by Mr. Eric Noevere. The headline was a beauty: IF THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SEIZE ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS, SECOND AMENDMENT WILL BE FIRST TO F…
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