Kids’ Tent new feature at 2017 Fossil Festival

Jeff Aydelette, May 23, 2017

AURORA – This Memorial Day Weekend, there’s something for everyone in downtown Aurora. Let’s give some much-needed credit to Aurora resident Sandi Lilley. As an active member of the all-volunteer Festival planning committee, Lilley has been busy for months spearheading a new wrinkle for this year’s festivities. In a recent e-mail to this newspaper, Lilley’s enthusiasm almost bubbled off the computer screen. “I am so excited about the new children’s tent lineup of activiti...
Wow! Teacher of the Year wins new Mitsubishi

The County Compass, May 22, 2017

NEW BERN – Congratulations to Lori Lynn Sanford, recently named Teacher of the Year for Craven County. Also, accolades to Riverside Mitsubishi for its generosity in awarding Sanford a new 2017 Outlander Sport Mitsubishi in recognition of her achievement. Above, Sanford takes the helm of her new ride during a presentation by dealership owner Dustin Tyson and Paul Stokes (known locally as ‘Mitsubishi Man’.) Below, Stokes ensures that Sanford’s new title is perfectly applied to the driv...
Pamlico Christian Academy names new leader

Special to the County Compass, May 19, 2017

GRANTSBORO -- The Board of Directors of Pamlico Christian Academy, a faith-based community school that serves students from Preschool through 12th grade, recently announced that Jennifer Sanderson Alcock has been named their new Head of School. Mrs. Alcock brings years of experience in public relations, communications, leadership training and development, fundraising, and Christian counseling that will greatly benefit Pamlico Christian Academy students, families, staff and the surrounding com...
Expert explains ‘Ransomware’

The County Compass, May 18, 2017

By Allen Miller CYBERSPACE -- Anyone with a computer probably knows a new version of Ransomware -- called WannaCry -- wreaked havoc last week. Known as ‘malware,’ this insidious attack has affected approximately 200,000 computers in over 150 countries thus far. One surprising factoid is that the Ransomware may have been developed by our own National Security Agency, which leaked. Some believe the intentional dissemination was an “inside job”. Ransomware encrypts all the files on...
Arsonist receives prison term

Special to the County Compass, May 17, 2017

SCOTT E. THOMAS  DISTRICT ATTORNEY State of North Carolina General Court of Justice New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven Superior Court yesterday, ELIJAH LOU PARENTE, 25, of New Bern, was convicted upon his guilty plea to two counts of arson, and was sentenced to prison. Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over this term of court, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorneys Robert McAfee and Terry Light. In S...
Habitual felon sent to prison

Special to the County Compass, May 17, 2017

SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY State of North Carolina General Court of Justice New Bern, North Carolina -- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court today, TOMMY WAYNE GETER, 40, of New Bern, was convicted upon his guilty plea to felony breaking and entering, and felony larceny, and sentenced to prison as an habitual felon. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Ro...
Season tip-off begins for Pamlico Athletic Club

Jeff Aydelette, May 16, 2017

Enrollment explodes to 160 youngsters! STONEWALL – Accolades are in order for Maurice King, his hard-working coaches, all of the behind-the-scenes staffers, the Pamlico County School System (for use of the Middle School Gymnasium), parents and family members, and the Club’s generous sponsors for an effort that will undoubtedly help the futures of young people in our county. “We’ve got a 14-game season this year, plus the tournament games,” said King, during a brief break from a pho...
Winter theft of tractor now solved

The County Compass, May 15, 2017

On January 13, 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a tractor being stolen from Main Street in Alliance. During the investigation, Johnny A. Harris Jr, 39 of New Bern was identified as a suspect. The tractor was later recovered in Wayne County where Harris sold the tractor. As a result of the investigation, Johnny A. Harris Jr was arrested and charged with one count of larceny and one count of obtaining property by false pretense and placed into the Pamlico County...
Fossil Festival growth outpaces scarce sponsorship dollars

Jeff Aydelette, May 12, 2017

AURORA – The annual Aurora Fossil Festival, now in its 24th year, has become one of the biggest events in eastern North Carolina. Recently, however, organizers have conceded that the Festival’s huge success has put a strain on finances. A three-day festival (this year from May 26 thru May 28) in which most of the events, entertainment, and other attractions are offered at little or no cost – always relies heavily on sponsors. In 2015, a generous but unnamed benefactor picked up ...
Frances Deaton Bennett memorial service set for Saturday

Special to the County Compass, May 11, 2017

Fran Kirksey Deaton Bennett passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 21, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, May 13th at Lou Mac Park, 504 South Avenue, Oriental, NC. Come and join us and bring your chair. If there is RAIN the services will be held at the Oriental United Methodist Church at 404 Freemason Street, Oriental. Following the service the family would like to invite all to a reception - details to be announced at the service. The family woul...

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