The County Compass, June 8, 2018

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas issued the following statement regarding a deputy sheriff officer-involved shooting incident: The Craven County Sheriff’s Office notified me just before midnight, June 7, 2018, that one of their deputies was in an officer-involved shooting. Per standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting, we contacted the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to conduct a full investigation. SBI agents arrived at the scene arou...
Affidavit in craft brewers' lawsuit reveals nasty underbelly of state's 'big beer' industry

Special to the County Compass, June 8, 2018

Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH -- A former craft brewer, Dustin Canestorp -- who has ties to Craven and Jones counties -- recently described dismal business dealings with a big Greensboro-based beer distributor, Freedom Beverage Co. The statements came as part of Canestorp's affidavit in a lawsuit filed by three craft brewers. Canestorp relinquished his brewers’ license three years ago. He is not one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, but was called upon by the plaintiffs' attorn...
Rotary's TOP TEN scholars for 2018

The County Compass, June 5, 2018

The Oriental Rotary Club recently honored the Top Ten scholars at Pamlico County High School. From left, Principal Chris Meadows congratulates the students: Jennifer Lee Amos, Meg Evelyn Anderson, Matthew Asher Buck, Mason Clay Caroon, Genesis Marie Cervantes, Kamryn Nicole Hough, Sharon Jacome, McKenzie Carolyn Whitley, and Sallie Elizabeth Winfrey. Not shown is student Alla Rashad Wahib, who could not attend the May 21st ceremony.
'Right to Try ' . . . opportunity for one last chance!

Special to the County Compass, May 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Trump made good on his State of the Union pledge, signing a new federal law Wednesday known as 'Right to Try' -- lifting restrictions on terminally ill patients' access to potentially life-saving treatments that are still being tested in clinical trials. In January, during his speech to Congress, Trump said: "We also believe that patients with terminal conditions should have access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their lives. It is time fo...


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