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Arrest made in October 13 larceny of firearms

The County Compass, October 18, 2017

On October 13th, 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cooper Road in Alliance in reference to the breaking and entering, and larceny of firearms from a residence. The victim advised Pamlico County Sheriff’s Deputies that four firearms were removed from the residence in question. After an extensive investigation by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Craven County Sheriff’s Office and Bridgeton Police Department, two suspects were identified. ...
Heroes & Hooligans…They Walk Among Us! New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk October 26-28

The County Compass, October 17, 2017

NEW BERN, NC. It is that time of year again, and the New Bern Historical Society is preparing its 27th annual Ghostwalk, Heroes & Hooligans… They Walk Among Us!. Each Ghostwalk brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their stories right in the very places they might have been seen in life. Don’t worry though, all these spirits are from history, not from science fiction. So as night falls in New Bern’s Historic District October 2...
Pamlico Athletic Club kicks off flag football

The County Compass, October 16, 2017

Coaches and rosters for the nine teams are as follows: COACH MAURICE KING: Alicia Barber Jayden Williams Braylen Ollison Anthony Chaparro Robert Mellon Cody Wood Keegan Cofer Darien Fisher Drew Guimbal Kelvin Chaparro Alexyanna Dawson COACH GEORGE JONES: Salter Doucette Khron Carroll Tallin Gibbs Qio’Arie Randall Ayolen Bell Malachi Lee COACH SHELTON: Gavin Tutt Damarion Roberts Joshua Chaparro Adrian Smith Jacob Avery   ...


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A look back . . . Belhaven’s very first ICW Celebration!

Special to the County Compass, October 13, 2017

By Deanna F. Swain BELHAVEN -- Like their predecessors nearly a century ago, the organizers of this weekend’s Fifth Annual Intracoastal Waterway Celebration (scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, from 12:30 until 7:00) are hopeful for the future of their small town. The inaugural affair 89 years ago certainly made a big splash!! These days, we are used to seeing a variety of small-town festivals, each with music, vendors, beauty pageants and military bands. Imagine, though, trying to...
HEROIN TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 18 TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON Other Traffickers and Dealers Sentenced to Prison as Well

The County Compass, October 13, 2017

Bayboro, Beaufort and New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions in heroin-related criminal cases in Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico Counties over the past few weeks. District Attorney Scott Thomas said, “These heroin trafficking prosecutions are part of our ongoing efforts to combat the opioid crisis in eastern North Carolina. We are doing all we can to reduce the illegal supply of opioid pills, heroin, and fentanyl. Our plan is to arrest, p...

The County Compass, October 11, 2017

BAYBORO -- On Wednesday about noon, the Pamlico County 911 Communication Center received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire at 393 Cowell Loop Road in Bayboro. During the 911 call, the dispatcher received information that there were two victims within the house, along with several animals. The dispatcher quickly dispatched several fire departments, Pamlico Rescue and Pamlico County Sheriff Deputies to assist. Upon arrival, Deputies noticed smoke exiting the house from all win...
Run for the Mums 5K and 1Mile Races MumFest Weekend Sunday, October 15

Special to the County Compass, October 11, 2017

Run for the Mums is a New Bern Parks & Recreation featured event on the Sunday morning of MumFest weekend. This flat course race begins and ends at Union Point Park and winds through New Bern's scenic historic district. Awards will be presented to the overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male/female runners in each age group for the 5K race. There is a discounted early registration fee of $25-5K, $20-1Mile. Register early at

The County Compass, October 11, 2017

Bayboro and New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions obtained in Superior Court in both Pamlico and Craven Counties during this week-long term of court. In Pamlico County, with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presiding, the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins, and were investigated by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office: ANDREW POTTER, 32, of Bayboro, pled guilty prior to ...
Meet the Mayor! John Wetherington loves his small town!

The County Compass, October 10, 2017

DOVER – Mayor John Wetherington is on a crusade of sorts to boost this small town’s profile. Located in the far west corner of Craven County, “Dover is more like a bump on the map, than a corner,” jokes the 76-year-old. Earlier this year, Wetherington and other town residents spearheaded an impressive Veterans Memorial Park for a triangular plot located next to Lenny’s and VC Grill, which features delicious ‘turkey barbecue!’ This Saturday, Oct. 7, everyone is invited to the po...
Recycling due for ‘Extreme Makeover’

Jeff Aydelette, October 9, 2017

BAYBORO – Opinions differ among committee members as to the best way to remedy Pamlico County’s failed recycling efforts. However, consensus has emerged loud and clear on one major point: UNATTENDED BINS AT SEVEN LOCATIONS ACROSS PAMLICO COUNTY ARE NOT WORKING! Ed Riggs Jr., a county commissioner and long-time critic of the county’s ineffective recycling procedures, put it bluntly: “Un-manned recycling centers do not work,” said Riggs. “I’d rather see the whole recycling ...

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The County Compass, September 29, 2017

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The County Compass, September 29, 2017

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Special to the County Compass, September 28, 2017

Restoration Extension for Historic Train Depot

Special to the County Compass, September 27, 2017

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Pamlico County Sheriff arrests one on drug charges

The County Compass, September 24, 2017

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The County Compass, September 23, 2017

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