Monthly Archives: December 2019

Want something done? Ask a busy person!

A Pamlico County native who has spent his career taking care of the community and helping it thrive is the newest member of the Pamlico Community College Board of Trustees. TW Harris, 40, was recently appointed as a Trustee by the Pamlico County Board of Commissioners. Harris currently works as captain of the always-busy Pamlico County Rescue Squad. He also serves on the Grantsboro Town Council. Harris said he looks forward to learning more about the college, including looking for additional ways it can help Pamlico County grow and develop. “I’m just really eager to learn what I can do to bette…

Motorists startled by ‘wolf-packing’

HWY 55 BETWEEN JAMES CITY & GRANTSBORO – Two law-and-order type sheriffs – Chris Davis of Pamlico and Chip Hughes of Craven – combined the might and muscle of their respective departments on Tuesday for a full-fledged traffic canvas, involving approximately 16 separate vehicles, and even more officers – a practice known in law enforcement circles as ‘wolf-packing.’ “This is part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program,” explained Davis in a brief telephone interview. “We coordinated our efforts with those of Craven to do a series of live patrols, primarily along Highway 55 between J…

Read Trump’s six-page letter

Excerpts: “The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation, or jurisprudence. They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, and no offenses whatsoever.” “Speaker Pelosi, you admitted just last week at a public forum that your party’s impeachment effort has been going on for ‘two and a half years,’ long before you ever heard about a phone call with Ukraine.” “Before the Impeachment Hoax, it was the Russian Witch Hunt.” “You are the ones interfering in America’s elections. You are the one…

Shots fired in Monday’s high speed drug chase

PAMLICO COUNTY – On Monday, December 9th, 2019, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Kenneth Franklin Hill, Jr. with multiple drug and motor vehicle violations as a result of a high-speed chase. Over the past several months the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has investigated Hill for his involvement in the use and distribution of Methamphetamines in Eastern North Carolina. At approximately 3:30 pm, Deputies noticed Hill operating a 2011 Buick Regal on NC Hwy 55 East near the Craven/Pamlico County line. When deputies attempted to stop Hill, he refused t…

Find a younger you among these old photos?

BAYBORO – A multitude of images from the deep, dark archives of the Pamlico County School System have been entrusted to Gladys Wright of Daily Bread Christian Bookstore. “Why not stop by our store to see if you can find yourself,” suggests Gladys. “There is no charge for you looking, and no charge for your finding the perfect you!” Recently, local resident Trey Stewart, now 24, discovered a familiar young fellow, looking sharp in his baseball uniform. And, more often than not, the County Compass will also feature some of these long-forgotten memories of a bygone era!…

Duke Marine Lab launches new research vessel

TOWN OF BEAUFORT – In 2017, Duke University received an $11 million gift to support the construction and operation of a new research vessel for the Duke University Marine Lab. The goals were to design a research vessel that would enhance the education and research activities of the Marine Lab, strengthen community outreach, and support collaborations in academia and the ocean science research community. The R/V Cape Hatteras (135’) was retired in 2012 and the R/V Susan Hudson (50’) was retired in 2014 – both, after decades of service. The Duke University Marine Lab has two smaller research v…

FREE! Saturday Dinners

BAYBORO – For the past year and a half, this unique spot – officially known as the Outreach Center of Pamlico Lighthouse – has been hosting a complimentary Saturday evening meal for all comers! Everyone is welcome – while supplies last. The event, which organizers describe as a family setting, starts every Saturday at 6 pm and is easy to find – directly across from the big blue water tower at the corner of Mill Pond Road and Third Street, just north of the Bayboro Courthouse. For more information, call (252) 249-2556.…