Monthly Archives: April 2021

Lightning strike destroys ancient oak

VANCEBORO – On the corner of his parking lot, Chad Braxton of Kite’s Grocery stands next to a fresh scar on the trunk of this massive tree – evidence of Mother Nature’s power after a strike rocked the town on a Wednesday evening several weeks ago. “It sounded like a bomb went off,” recalled Braxton, who also serves as mayor of the small Hwy. 17 community. “The next day we found bark on the ground more than 50 yards away.” Few things in town are older than Kite’s Grocery, founded more than 60 years ago by Braxton’s grandfather, Gus Kite, who passed away in 2006. “Yeah, I remember working the cash register…

First in a two-part report | Wireless radiation from cell phones causes health problems, say lawsuits

By Gordon Allison | Technical Writer EVERYWHERE USA – A lawsuit has been filed in Louisiana by the family of Frank A. Walker, a man who died of brain cancer after using a cell phone for years and years. The list of defendants is lengthy as it includes not only the manufacturers of the phones Walker used and the service providers, but the cellular phone trade industry association as well. But this lawsuit isn’t the only one in play today. A lady in the Lake Tahoe area is suing the joint California and Nevada planning group for cell phone towers in that area as she is affected by the radio frequency signal…

Attacking our 2nd Amendment

By Dexter Liu | News Analysis WASHINGTON, DC – Joe Biden and the Democrat Party do not trust you to be good moral citizens. They don’t trust you with your Constitutional Liberties, including the one that grants you the right to keep and bear arms. The evidence is undeniable. Why else would they want to restrict your access to guns or to take them away altogether? Why else do they have 25,000 armed troops and razor wire fencing in Washington D.C.? What they want is against the Constitution. The American Left has so corrupted our public discourse and dumbed-down our understanding of the justice syst…

‘Nuisance Abatement’ prompts court-ordered sale of property

  PAMLICO COUNTY – After a long history of disturbances, drug violations and countless calls to the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, the Moores Swamp Community neighborhood will soon feel a little safer. On March 31, 2021, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge J. Willey signed a judgment for a Chapter 19 Nuisance Abatement action against Pamlico County residents of 1031 & 1033 Moores Swamp Road. Under Chapter 19 of the N.C. General Statutes, these homes were determined to be a public nuisance, which allowed for a civil remedy. The remedy being the occupants’ consent to vacate and s…

Arapahoe says ‘no’ to vaccine passports

ARAPAHOE – Earlier this month, elected officials in this small town voted unanimously against any requirement for a so-called vaccine passport. In doing so, the five member board empowered Mayor Kenny Heath to draft a resolution to that effect, which is to be transmitted to the Governor and to the General Assembly, no later than Monday afternoon, April 26. In a brief interview this week, Heath said the vote was not intended to downplay the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations. Rather, it emphasizes the town’s commitment to harmony in the community. “Of course, the vaccine is extremely impor…

Border is a mess, says Congressman Greg Murphy

US/MEXICO BORDER – Friday, April 9, I saw this situation first hand. Because of the administration’s removal of the ‘Stay in Mexico’ Policy, there has been an essential green light for immigrants to come to the US since the inauguration. If you don’t believe me, ask the agents we spoke with. There have been thousands upon thousands of unaccompanied minors that have come into this country. Some as young as 2 years old with a phone number written on their chest. Other young girls and boys by themselves simply scared to death. Because Customs and Border Patrol agents have been reassigned from their…

Lt. Gov. implores GOP: ‘Do Not Be Afraid, God Is On Our Side!’

NEW BERN – More than 250 of the Party faithful were regaled last Friday evening by Mark Robinson – the state’s highest ranking black politician – who threw lightning bolts intended to impale some of the Democratic Party’s most sacred cows. Robinson succeeded! Doing so beyond the wildest expectations of many who attended the invitation-only affair. The firebrand conservative delighted his audience, cementing his reputation as a rock star of the North Carolina Republican Party. His first words: “I want to thank our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ! I don’t care what the media or the governmen…

1st Choice announces Ultrasound

By Regina Kemble, Executive Director | 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources ALLIANCE – 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources of Pamlico has not only come into existence but has met what was originally slated as a long-term year goal: Acquisition of Ultrasound Technology. A generous donation is the foundation of a $15,000 matching grant, specifically to fund purchase of the unit itself and associated necessities. We are so very grateful, and are working to fund the remaining $3,000 balance. This is a window into the womb! A look at life. And, an opportunity to gaze at a preborn human being in its earliest m…

Elections for Craven County School Board likely to change

By District, not County-wide // Ballot to display R or D next to candidate’s name! By Patti Mason NEW BERN – Monday night, Craven County Commissioners passed a resolution to make the County School Board partisan and elect board members by district rather than county-wide. The resolution was passed along party lines – 5-2.   The meeting was extremely well run. The Commissioners heard from about 36 speakers.  All were allowed to speak for 3 minutes with the Democratic and Republican party representatives given 8 minutes.  All were treated respectfully.  The meeting concluded with two commi…

Carteret County Sheriff Buck signs onto letter to Biden about border crisis

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck was one of 29 North Carolina sheriffs – and one of 274 sheriffs from across the nation – to send a letter to President Joe Biden about his administration’s policies regarding the number of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the southern border. In the letter, which was sent on April 7, the sheriffs urged Biden to “reverse course and help us protect our communities by securing the southern border.” “America’s Sheriffs are deeply troubled about the dangerous impacts your administration’s border policies are having on our citi…

Some Gave All

By Gordon Allison | Technical Writer NEW BERN – I have had a couple experiences with The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall as well as a trip to Washington, DC to see the actual wall. The Traveling Wall has arrived in New Bern, and will be featured Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 8 thru 11) at Lawson Creek Park. I encourage readers to experience this awesome exhibit! My first experience was in the Denver, Colorado area. As a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the various flotillas in the area were asked to man the tables where the books with the names of the service members were listed. T…

County & state agency settle with developer

BAYBORO – Pamlico County will pay $300,000, and a state agency known as the Department of Health & Human Services will pay $275,000. The combined monies go to settle a lawsuit brought by Bufflehead Point LLC., developer of Windmill Pointe, which is a high-end 39-lot subdivision on the outskirts of Oriental. The Pamlico County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve its share of the settlement. However, a brief phrase in the five-page agreement apparently EXCLUDES any indemnification for Pamlico County Health Director Scott Lenhart. “Scott Lenhart r…

NPR’s edgy new format ignores ‘core audience’ (Third in a three-part series)

By Kelly McBride, Public Editor | National Public Radio | Commentary WASHINGTON, DC – In 2013, National Public Radio conceived ‘Code Swich’ – a news product specifically for “people of color.” This article appeared on the network’s website in December 2020. The County Compass offers this NPR commentary for our readers with no critique or endorsement. A startup within a legacy Managing a startup enterprise within a well-established culture is dicey. NPR journalists are either assigned to the news division or the programming division. The magazine shows and the news desks are part of the ne…
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