LOOK OUT! HERE COME ‘SMART METERS’

Special to the County Compass, December 7, 2018

Editor’s note: Judi Wills of Alliance was featured in this newspaper’s nine-part series, which examined the huge increase in wireless radiation, and its possible negative health effects. Here, she expresses concern over Smart Meters soon to be installed throughout the service area of Duke Energy Progress. NORTH CAROLINA – This letter is a follow-up regarding a series of articles you published a few months ago regarding Duke Energy and the Smart Meters. I recently received a notice fro...
Pamlico County Storm Debris Notice

The County Compass, December 5, 2018

For County designated roads (municipal & private), January 1, 2019 is the deadline for citizens to move storm debris to the right of way. Insulation should be placed in clear plastic bags. Vegetative and construction and demolition debris must be separated. Large trees should be cut in 10-12-foot sections. If you have any questions, you may call Pamlico County Administrative Office at (252) 745-3133.
HEROIN TRAFFICKING LEADS TO PRISON

The County Compass, November 29, 2018

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court yesterday, EDWARD EARL HARPER, 40, of New Bern, entered a guilty plea to trafficking in heroin and opium prior to his case being called for trial, and was sentenced to a prison term of 70 to 93 months. Superior Court Judge Tanya Wallace presided over this term of court, and the case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins. Members of the CNET team (Coastal Narcotics E...


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OPIATE TRAFFICKER SENT TO PRISON

The County Compass, November 27, 2018

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Pamlico County Superior Court on November 15, VERNON ARTHUR MILLER, 46, of Grantsboro, pled guilty to trafficking in oxycodone, a prescription opiate painkiller, and was sentenced to 70 to 93 months in prison. Superior Court Judge Imelda Pate presided over this term of court, and the case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division received inf...
‘Way cool’ key to success for toy guru -- Save some Lava Lamps for grownup kids!

Jeff Aydelette, November 23, 2018

NEW BERN – Christmas shoppers who pop into Snap Dragon, a specialty toy retailer in downtown New Bern, will be hard-pressed to find the faddish, mass-marketed, and licensed children’s gifts that are the stock in trade for most of today’s big box stores. AND, THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT!!! After 22 years, Heather SinClair of Snap Dragon has carved out a remarkable niche in the toy biz. She knows the industry well. Most of her store is ‘sectioned-off’ to help customers find age...
Version of ancient weapon nets first Black Bear!

The County Compass, November 21, 2018

Editor’s note: Tony Reaves and his wife Wanda of South Boston, Virginia recently visited Pamlico County for some hunting, armed with a hybrid weapon known as the Elite Sling Bow. For the benefit of non-hunters among the County Compass readership, we have asked Tony to add some details about ‘still hunting,’ which were not in his original report. We thank Tony and Wanda for this fascinating account. By Tony Reaves PAMLICO COUNTY – Wanda and I have been coming to the Oriental area fo...


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Two environmental groups sue Duke Energy

Special to the County Compass, November 16, 2018

Watchdogs accuse utility behemoth of ‘influence spending” DURHAM – NC WARN, a North Carolina climate justice watchdog, and Friends of the Earth, a leading environmental organization based in Washington, D.C. began legal action Wednesday to ban what the groups allege is pervasive influence spending by Duke Energy. The case has national ramifications for climate change, electricity rates and corporate control over government and civic leaders. The groups say Duke Energy uses more than $8...
HABITUAL FELON RETURNED TO PRISON

The County Compass, November 16, 2018

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court yesterday, TRAVIS BRYANT, 38, of Vanceboro, was convicted upon his guilty plea to firearm and theft charges, and was sentenced to a prison term of approximately 12 to 15 years. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Matt Wareham. The State’s evidence showed that the cases began when L...
Explosion rocks Fairfield Harbour

The County Compass, November 15, 2018

A massive blast of undetermined origin was reported shortly after 12:30 Thursday afternoon. Emergency vehicles and fire trucks from multiple departments responded, Details, including word of any injuries, are not yet available. Fairfield Harbour, still reeling from devastation wrought by Hurricane Florence, is an upscale residential community off Broad Creek Road in Craven County. Over the past two months, a large number of construction and rehabilitation crews have been hard ...
New Bern Police Investigate Shooting

The County Compass, November 13, 2018

NEW BERN -- On November 13, 2018 at 12:57 p.m. officers responded to a report of shots fired near the intersection of Blades Avenue and Cutler Street. Upon arrival, officers canvassed the area to locate suspect(s) and/or witnesses. At least one subject was transported to CarolinaEast with injuries. The investigation is ongoing at this time. If you have information about a crime or wanted persons, please contact our TIPS Line at (252) 636-5034 or Craven Cot1nty Cri1ne Stoppers at (252) 633-51...


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