Amelia Earhart becomes a pawn in U.S. – Japanese back channel negotiations during World War II !

Special to the County Compass, July 21, 2017

Did Earhart shed her identity? Eventually returning to USA disguised as a nun? By Gordon Allison Jr. | Copyright 2017 Part Two of a four-part series Editor’s note: Last week, Allison described how he met Major Joe Gervais, co-author of a book titled ‘Amelia Earhart Lives’ written in the early 1970s. In this second installment, Allison credits the two-hour documentary produced by the History Channel (and broadcast on Sunday, July 9) as possible corroboration of a theory that Earhart ...
HOPE is on the horizon for opioid crisis

Jeff Aydelette, July 20, 2017

Vivitrol described as ‘true miracle medication’ BAYBORO – ‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast!’ Tuesday night, the famous quote from English poet Alexander Pope could not have been more apt. More than 100 people turned out – many with direct family connections to the opioid crisis. They were there, in the fellowship hall of Bayboro Baptist Church, to help launch HOPE Clinic’s NEW BEGINNINGS – an innovative strategy to combat rampant addiction and overdose deaths. ...
Pepsi collectors headed to New Bern

Special to the County Compass, July 14, 2017

By June Frost NEW BERN -- Ten years ago, the founders of the East Coast Pepsi Connection (ECPC) met for the first time here in New Bern. Eight people had a picnic at Fort Totten Park and invited local folks to bring their Pepsi Memorabilia to learn about and/or sell. Since then they have had similar picnics in locations along the East Coast. This year, 80 people are returning to celebrate the Connection’s 10th Anniversary! We have added activities including outreach efforts to encourage ...
Amelia Earhart’s disappearance 80 years ago again becomes hot topic in wake of History Channel snafu

Special to the County Compass, July 13, 2017

In a four-part series, local man offers his own surprising insights into possible plight of famous female aviator! Editorís note: Gordon Allison Jr. has followed the story of Amelia Earhart since he was a teenager.  He became more interested after becoming a commercially rated pilot.  As luck would have it, in the early 1970s Allison worked with a technician at Motorola Semiconductor in Phoenix, a fellow pilot, who asked him if he thought Amelia could still be alive. After Allison read the...
Newport men charged after stabbing

The County Compass, July 10, 2017

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office On 07/09/2017, Carteret County deputies arrested Joshua Barefoot, 31, of 136 Oscar Hill Rd, Newport after stabbing 36-year-old Brandon Hobbs in the leg just before 1:00pm Sunday outside Barefoot’s home. Deputies said the two got into an argument over money resulting in a fistfight in which Barefoot pulled out a knife and stabbed Hobbs in the leg. Hobbs was able to get the knife away from Barefoot who also suffered a minor cut. Barefoot then retrieved a ...
Dacey to Run for Congress in NC-3

The County Compass, July 7, 2017

Today, Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey filed the necessary documents with the Federal Election Commission allowing him to begin accepting contributions in support of his campaign to capture the Republican nomination to serve in the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina’s Third District. Dacey has served as a commissioner since 2010 when he was first elected to represent the citizens of Trent Woods, River Bend and approximately one-third of the City of New Bern. H...
Lower rates for Arapahoe fire insurance

The County Compass, July 7, 2017

BY Chris Murray, Fire Marshal Pamlico County Emergency Management ARAPAHOE – The Arapahoe Fire District, which comprises most Pamlico County’s southwest corner, was graded over a period of four days in March of 2017 in efforts to improve the area’s insurance rating within the jurisdiction. Items considered during this inspection were: County Water System and Availability, 911 Communications, equipment, personnel, training, response times, reporting, and administrative procedures. The ...
Limbo Contest captivates audience

The County Compass, July 5, 2017

ORIENTAL -- The fun and free Kids Park area at the annual Pamlico County Croaker Festival is always entertaining, but this year’s Limbo Contest proved to be one of the most competitive ever! Four agile, limber young men (from left: Landon, Walker, Owen and Oliver) each cleared the bar when it was lowered to just 18 inches above ground. Congratulations to this quartet of amazing athletes!
Moving is complete - we will be open for business Monday

The County Compass, June 30, 2017

Moving is complete. We will be open for business Monday.  Our new address is 306 Main Street, Bayboro.  The next issue of The County Compass will be July 6.
Drug overdose of four people leads to traffic accident on Hwy 55 East

The County Compass, June 30, 2017

Pamlico County Sheriff's Office On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Pamlico County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call from witnesses that observed a single vehicle traffic crash on NC Hwy 55 East in Reelsboro NC, about one mile East of Pinedale Food Mart. During the 911 call, it was stated that several of victims within the vehicle were outside of the vehicle and unsure if they were breathing. Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, Pamlico County Rescue Squad, Reelsboro (Station 9) Fire Depar...

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