The County Compass, April 24, 2018

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions and sentences obtained by his office in criminal cases in Pamlico County Superior Court during last week’s term. Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins prosecuted these cases in court, and Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office investigated each of these cases. STEVIE RAY PALMER, 44, of Forest City, North Carolina, pled guilty to ...
And the winner is . . . Pamlico Board of Commissioners!

Jeff Aydelette, April 20, 2018

All but 10 minutes of Monday night meeting off limits to public News Opinion BAYBORO -- You're John Q. Public. You pay your taxes. In the last local election, you voted for thus-and-so, who seems like a really nice person. You've considered attending a County Commission meeting -- usually held on the first and third Monday evenings of each month in a conference room on the second floor of the Courthouse. Your goal is to learn a bit about what is going on, and what the seven elected officials ...

The County Compass, April 17, 2018

BAYBORO – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, just prior to the selection of a jury in the cases today, KAREEN RAMEL ELLIOTT, 39, of Havelock, pled guilty to the charges against him arising out of an armed home invasion, and was sentenced to a prison term of 25 ½ years to 33 years in prison. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Karen Hobbs, and Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this term of court. On October 10, 2015, three ...


Gargantuan fish tips scales at 877 lbs.

Special to the County Compass, April 16, 2018

ATLANTIC OCEAN -- The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record for bluefin tuna. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, Delaware, reeled in the massive catch on March 17 after a two and a half hour tug-of-war in waters off Oregon Inlet. The tuna measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour of the body from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail) and had a girth of 79 inches. Chambers caught the fish using trolling dead bait on 130...
Campaign for 3rd Congressional District gets even nastier, as GOP candidates lob grenades

The County Compass, April 13, 2018

Scott Dacey press release: Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey released a scathing television ad calling out opponent Walter Jones for his substantial ties to liberal super-donor George Soros. The ad calls out Walter Jones for accepting over $80,000 in George Soros-backed campaign contributions – and identifies this $80,000 as a reason Jones fails to support President Trump. Meanwhile, Jones consistently votes with Nancy Pelosi more than any other Republican in Congress. George Soros...
Forget November! May 8 is Decision Day for Pamlico County Board of Education

The County Compass, April 12, 2018

BAYBORO – Three candidates attended a Forum Tuesday night hosted by a group known as Pamlico Progressives. The trio responded to many questions, but here is a sampling of their response to one specific query: What would success look like for you as a result of your time in office? Judy Humphries: There would be dramatic gains in reading and math at the K-8 level.  This may be one of our bigger challenges when you consider the number of disadvantaged students that we serve.  The ...




The County Compass, April 11, 2018

BEAUFORT –- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that JAMES DARON MOORE, 31, of Bridgeton, changed his plea in the middle of his jury trial yesterday, and was sentenced to a lengthy prison term. Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this trial, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorneys David Spence and Ashley Eatmon. Moore originally entered a not guilty plea, and a jury was selected on Monday, April 9, and the State began its presentation ...
Couple’s amazing story sets stage for popular Historic Homes tour

Special to the County Compass, April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, N.C. -- In May of 2005, Ed and Shirley Stone made their first visit to the beautiful waterfront city of “Little Washington,” with no idea this afternoon visit would put them on the path to a labor of love and their forever home. Saturday, April 14, you can meet the Stones as they -- and 11 other families -- open their homes to visitors in a fundraising effort to support the Washington Area Historic Foundation. Before their trek to Washington, Ed & Shirley owned a h...
Congressman warns of nation’s ‘march toward bankruptcy’

Special to the County Compass, April 9, 2018

‘If you’re in a hole, stop digging,’ urges Jones By Congressman Walter B. Jones Editor’s note: We thank Congressman Jones, who represents North Carolina’s Third Congressional District, for his analysis of our nation’s debt problem. Over the past 14 years, Jones is the only member of Congress to consistently vote against every federal budget that required deficit spending. WASHINGTON, DC -- At the turn of the century, Americans had reason to be optimistic about the nation...
Hubert woman charged in Cedar Point Homicide

The County Compass, April 6, 2018

CEDAR POINT -- On 04/06/2018, at approximately 6:40am Carteret County detectives arrested April Lynn Harvey, 56, of 209 Hwy 172, in Hubert, NC with the assistance of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office for a murder that occurred during the overnight hours of 04/05-06/2018 in Cedar Point. Harvey is accused of shooting and killing her 77-year old-mother, Evelyn Mary Harvey, of “The Villas at Megan’s Bay”, a condominium complex located off Lighthouse Lane in Cedar Point, NC. According ...


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