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DISTRICT ATTORNEY SCOTT THOMAS’ STATEMENT ON DEPUTY SHERIFF OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

The County Compass, June 8, 2018

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas issued the following statement regarding a deputy sheriff officer-involved shooting incident: The Craven County Sheriff’s Office notified me just before midnight, June 7, 2018, that one of their deputies was in an officer-involved shooting. Per standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting, we contacted the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to conduct a full investigation. SBI agents arrived at the scene arou...
Affidavit in craft brewers' lawsuit reveals nasty underbelly of state's 'big beer' industry

Special to the County Compass, June 8, 2018

Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH -- A former craft brewer, Dustin Canestorp -- who has ties to Craven and Jones counties -- recently described dismal business dealings with a big Greensboro-based beer distributor, Freedom Beverage Co. The statements came as part of Canestorp's affidavit in a lawsuit filed by three craft brewers. Canestorp relinquished his brewers’ license three years ago. He is not one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, but was called upon by the plaintiffs' attorn...
Rotary's TOP TEN scholars for 2018

The County Compass, June 5, 2018

The Oriental Rotary Club recently honored the Top Ten scholars at Pamlico County High School. From left, Principal Chris Meadows congratulates the students: Jennifer Lee Amos, Meg Evelyn Anderson, Matthew Asher Buck, Mason Clay Caroon, Genesis Marie Cervantes, Kamryn Nicole Hough, Sharon Jacome, McKenzie Carolyn Whitley, and Sallie Elizabeth Winfrey. Not shown is student Alla Rashad Wahib, who could not attend the May 21st ceremony.


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'Right to Try ' . . . opportunity for one last chance!

Special to the County Compass, May 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Trump made good on his State of the Union pledge, signing a new federal law Wednesday known as 'Right to Try' -- lifting restrictions on terminally ill patients' access to potentially life-saving treatments that are still being tested in clinical trials. In January, during his speech to Congress, Trump said: "We also believe that patients with terminal conditions should have access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their lives. It is time fo...
Tennessee man charged in sexual assault

The County Compass, May 25, 2018

On 05/24/2018, Carteret County Deputies and the NC State Bureau of Investigation flew to Chattanooga, TN to pick up Raymond Andrew Corona, 26, of Hixson, TN for engaging in sexual acts with a local minor. Detective Derek Moore who investigated the case said that Corona is accused of flying into a nearby airport and having relations with a 13-year-old girl he met on- line in the fall of 2017. Corona, who was arrested on 05/11/2018 by Chattanooga Police, was held in the Hamilton County jail ...
Say 'goodbye' to County's unattended recycling bins

Jeff Aydelette, May 24, 2018

To combat illicit dumping, officials plan upgrades BAYBORO -- In recent years, Pamlico County's recycling bins have been abused by miscreants who persist in using the sites as drop-off locations for regular household garbage. Local officials refer to the practice as 'contamination' of a recycling bin -- which means the entire contents end up heading to the Tuscarora landfill, instead being miraculously transformed into beneficial end products! Over the past year, an appointed committee...
Report released on Saturday night fire

The County Compass, May 21, 2018

\ For Immediate Release May 191 2018 Re: Pamlico County Structure Fire At 19:42 hours, Pamlico County Sheriff's Communications received multiple 911 calls reporting a fire at 10766 NC Hwy 55 in Grantsboro (Pamlico County Habitat for Humanity Rest or e). At 19:45 hours, Grantsboro-Silverhill Fire Department arrived on the scene and advised of Smoke Showing/Working Fire and requested additional resources. Fire crews were met with heavy fire and smoke conditions and were able to control and ex...


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