Drug Trafficker slapped with $1 million bail

Special to the County Compass, September 19, 2017

On 9/18/2017, the Craven County Drug Unit arrested Michael Devon Tripp, dob- 11/17/1987. The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation into narcotics violations with special emphasis on heroin trafficking in Craven County. Tripp was indicted by a Grand Jury in Craven County on charges of level II Trafficking Opium or Heroin. Tripp was arrested at his residence located at 8450 US Hwy 17 N. Vanceboro, N.C. Tripp is being held in the Craven County Jail under a $1,000,000.00 ...
Pamlico County Sheriff announces more drug busts

The County Compass, September 18, 2017

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted an enforcement operation targeting those responsible for trafficking and transporting narcotics in Pamlico County. During these investigations, investigators seized methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, prescription medication and US Currency. Investigators utilized undercover officers to conducted controlled purchases, the execution of search warrants, traffic stops and other investigative measures during the investigation. The following criminal s...
Long-time staffer resigns post at Health Department

Jeff Aydelette, September 15, 2017

BAYBORO – Bryan Harris, a veteran employee of the Pamlico Health Department, resigned last month from his position as Environmental Health Specialist – a job that pays more than $60,000 per year plus fringe benefits. County officials have been tight-lipped about Harris’ reasons for quitting – they cite the North Carolina Personnel Act, which tightly guards an employee’s performance evaluations and all but the most basic of details. Harris, hired in April of 2003, has been in charge ...

Jeff Aydelette, September 14, 2017

County’s unattended recycling bins used as dumping grounds! PAMLICO COUNTY – The problem is rampant. Non-recyclable stuff – including rotting garbage and even human waste -- contaminate entire bins of otherwise legitimate materials. The result? Forget those warm, fuzzy images of recycles being miraculously transformed into beneficial end products. No way! Instead, loads and loads of contaminated bins are dumped at a transfer station in Grantsboro, ultimately bound for ...
Trump briefed on Irma recovery efforts

The County Compass, September 12, 2017

Monday, Sept. 11, President Donald J. Trump participates in a Hurricane Irma briefing telephone call with FEMA Administrator William "Brock" Long. With the President are White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, left; Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism Adviser Thomas Bossert, right; and, Deputy Homeland Security Adviser John J. Daly, seated, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C

The County Compass, September 11, 2017

North Carolina's State Trail Extends to New Bern

The County Compass, September 9, 2017

New Bern, North Carolina is one of the newest destinations to become part of the state’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST), and the City will celebrate with a special ceremony this weekend. At 3 p.m. Saturday, September 9th, Mayor Dana Outlaw will welcome two state officials to New Bern who will walk part of the trail starting at Council Bluff Green, located at 402 East Front Street.  Carol Tingley, Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation and Smith Raynor, ...
No swimming in three areas

Special to the County Compass, September 8, 2017

Runoff, overloaded septic systems likely culprits An advisory against swimming has been posted at three sites in Pamlico County, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisories affect swimming areas off Janeiro Road. They are located at the public access on the southside of Dawson Creek Bridge in Dawson Creek; public access 500 yards north of Dawson Creek Bridge in Daws...
Trump honors campaign pledge

The County Compass, September 8, 2017

Rich prez donates government paychecks WASHINGTON, D.C. – News reports have been scant, but for the record let’s note that U.S. President Donald Trump is making good on a promise from the 2016 campaign. Presidential earnings are paid quarterly, and thus far this year, each of two installments from the President’s $400,000 annual salary has been donated to a worthy cause. First quarter, pre-tax earnings – from Inauguration Day through March 31 – came to $78,333, which the Pre...
Patients prefer CarolinaEast

Special to the County Compass, September 6, 2017

NEW BERN -- CarolinaEast Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades Outstanding Achievement Award for 2017. This puts the hospital among the top 15 percent nationwide for overall patient satisfaction. Healthgrades, an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, evaluated 3,489 hospitals nationally that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Of all eligible hospitals, 2,941 met those requiremen...

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The County Compass, September 4, 2017

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The County Compass, August 30, 2017

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The County Compass, August 30, 2017

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The County Compass, August 29, 2017

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Special to the County Compass, August 29, 2017

‘Silent Sam’ latest Confederate statue to be targeted

The County Compass, August 25, 2017

Haste makes waste! State legislature proposes bizarre, new House districts

Jeff Aydelette, August 24, 2017

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The County Compass, August 22, 2017

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The County Compass, August 21, 2017

Vandemere Boating Access receives national ‘Outstanding Project Award’

Special to the County Compass, August 18, 2017

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The County Compass, August 18, 2017

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Jeff Aydelette, August 16, 2017

Groundbreaking & Unveiling Ceremony 205 First Street

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