Sign-ups begin for Aug. 12 Dragon Boat Festival

The County Compass, June 20, 2017

Among first: Two newcomers & veteran paddler from Florida RIVER DUNES – The eighth annual affair, scheduled for Grace Harbor Marina at River Dunes near Oriental, is shaping up to be the most popular competition yet. Teams and individual paddlers from throughout the Southeast have been bombarding the Festival’s website,, according to organizer Flora Moorman. “I really want to thank both Barbara Caudill and Nancy Christian from Raleigh,” said Moorm...
Pamlico County tax increase on fast track!

The County Compass, June 17, 2017

‘Miracle turnout’ required to derail measure Hearing set for 7 pm on Monday, June 19 BAYBORO – The original May 22 vote to increase the property tax rate for Pamlico County was razor blade close. A majority of four county commissioners – Missy Baskervill, Candy Bohmert, Pat Prescott, and Paul Delamar III (the board chairman) – simply outvoted the three commissioners -- Ann Holton, Ed Riggs Jr., and Carl Ollison – who opposed an increase. Exactly two weeks later (on June 5) ...
Proposed legislation represents blatant attempt by special interests to completely eliminate state’s commercial fishing industry

The County Compass, June 15, 2017

By Doug Cross | Pamlico Packing Co. | Guest Commentary EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – For every argument or discussion, there has to be a reason! Whether it is an argument of opinion, one based on facts, one based on beliefs, or whatever, there must be points from which to argue from. In a discussion over fisheries management and practices, it has become blatantly obvious that special interest groups have manipulated data, facts, and pushed opinions that have no basis other than their unyielding...
CALL TO ACTION! Seafood Lobby Day

The County Compass, June 13, 2017

The NCFA in conjunction with NC Watermen United are planning a Seafood Lobby Day on Wednesday, June 14 at the Legislative Building located at 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC. We ask ALL fishermen, commercial and recreational, family members and supporters of the industry attend to show our opposition to HB 867. This bill could be detrimental to the fishing communities of NC. We need to meet with our legislators and make sure that they understand the importance of keeping the Fisheries Reform Ac...
Business Alert - fake one-hundred dollar bills

The County Compass, June 12, 2017

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning to businesses to keep their eyes opened for fake one-hundred dollar bills that are popping up in the county. Detectives say the phony $100.00 dollar bills have been received by a grocery store, ABC store, and most recently a convenient store in Newport. The fake $100.00 dollar bills have a poor representation of Benjamin Franklin and the words in large caps are stamped “For Motion Picture...
Most in large crowd irate over property tax increase

Jeff Aydelette, June 8, 2017

Ann Holton’s attempt to revisit May 22 vote ruled out of order by Chairman Paul Delamar Audience cheers as Ollison vows: “We don’t need to raise a big bank account on backs of people in Pamlico County!” BAYBORO – Monday night’s crowd was huge – the biggest turnout in more than a decade for a meeting of the Pamlico County Commission. Anticipating a well-attended session, Tim Buck, the county manager, had arranged to host the session in the large second floor courtroom, complet...
Civitans present: ‘Neil Diamond Tribute Show’ Saturday, June 17

Special to the County Compass, June 7, 2017

By Frank Salvatore NEW BERN -- Civitan Club is excited to present a phenomenal “Neil Diamond Tribute Show” known as “Diamond Reno...Today” featuring someone well known to those of us who live in the New Bern area! Diamond Reno -- who performs as Neil Diamond -- is none other than Mark Reno, who from 2003 until 2009 performed his award winning Elvis Presley Tribute here in New Bern, to great success and acclaim…selling out every show! Reno, the ever-versatile entertainer, has b...
Cove City Christian Church announces theme for Vacation Bible School

The County Compass, June 6, 2017

COVE CITY -- A summer kids’ event called Passport to Peru will be hosted at Cove City Christian Church from Monday, June 12 thru Friday, June 16, beginning at 6:30 pm each night, and ending at 8:30. Passport to Peru is like taking an adventurous trip to the intriguing country! Kids will sing catchy songs, play high-energy games, dig into tasty Peruvian treats, experience cool Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies, and explore what daily life is like for kids in Peru. Plus, kids get...
Law enforcers busy with drug arrests

Special to the County Compass, June 6, 2017

Serious offenses, hefty bail, overdose Over the last week, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit, along with Investigators from The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, The Jones County Sheriff’s Office and The Craven County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested and charged several criminal suspects for their role in distributing narcotics in Pamlico County and throughout Eastern North Carolina. On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017, Investigators executed a traffic stop on a vehicle being ope...
Preservation work complete at site of 1880s era Artesian Well

The County Compass, June 6, 2017

ORIENTAL – South Avenue residents Jennifer Roe and her husband Frank, in conjunction with Friends of Oriental’s History, have recently completed preservation work at the site of an old Artesian Well -- in front of the Roe’s home. Here, Jennifer assists with the installation of a marker, to remind visitors that “many local boys admit to stealing their first kiss under the branches of the old Willow Oak.”

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The County Compass, June 2, 2017

Arrest made in Goose Creek Island boating supply thefts

The County Compass, June 2, 2017

Rampant fraud prompts changes to Medicare

Special to the County Compass, June 1, 2017

Higher property tax approved

Special to the County Compass, May 30, 2017

24th Anniversary Aurora Fossil Festival Schedule

The County Compass, May 26, 2017

Spirited bidding for ancient artifacts starts at 3 p.m. Saturday

The County Compass, May 26, 2017

Saturday lineup includes snappy, fun ‘lectures’

The County Compass, May 25, 2017

Trish Kohler: Our ‘Fossil Master’ for 2017

The County Compass, May 25, 2017

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Kids’ Tent new feature at 2017 Fossil Festival

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Wow! Teacher of the Year wins new Mitsubishi

The County Compass, May 22, 2017

Pamlico Christian Academy names new leader

Special to the County Compass, May 19, 2017

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The County Compass, May 18, 2017

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