SUPERIOR COURT CONVICTIONS LEAD TO PRISON SENTENCES

The County Compass, January 19, 2018

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced a series of convictions obtained by his office in Craven County Superior Court Wednesday, which included the following cases. In these matters, Superior Court Judge Imelda Pate presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert McAfee. NIGEL BRYANT GRADY, 20, of New Bern, was convicted upon his guilty plea to two (2) counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, two (2) counts of Second Degree Kidnaping...
OUCH ! Opening in ’93 rocked rural Pamlico County’s world

Special to the County Compass, January 18, 2018

ALLIANCE – Hardee’s closed on Wednesday in what appears to be an isolated instance. Other franchise and company-owned locations elsewhere appear to be doing well. Old timers recall when ‘Charbroiled Thickburgers’ first hit the county, way back in 1993. The novelty of a real-life fast food eatery here in the backwoods took a while to wear off. “You couldn’t get near the place,” recalled one long-time resident. “There were lines out the door. It stayed packed for a week!...
Expert to discuss voting fraud

Jeff Aydelette, January 16, 2018

NEW BERN – David Goetze, an expert on ways that voting fraud is allegedly being perpetrated in this country, is the featured speaker Tuesday night, Jan. 16, at the monthly meeting of the Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association. In his remarks, titled "Update on Voter Fraud and Moves to Avoid It,” Goetze (known affectionately as ‘Major Dave’) will describe his own simple, elegant idea that would be very inexpensive to implement – a concept that he hopes the North Carolina General ...

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Prescription opioids now harder to get

Special to the County Compass, January 15, 2018

By Kari Travis | Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — It’s now much more difficult to get prescription opioids in North Carolina. The STOP Act, which kicked in Jan. 1, limits the number of pills doctors can give patients. State lawmakers -- who cited a hike in opioid-related deaths -- passed the bill last year. Under the law, House Bill 243, doctors may give patients five days of opioids to treat pain associated with injuries. They also may issue one week of prescription painkill...
Snow removal: Job well done!

Jeff Aydelette, January 12, 2018

Local DOT crew deserves accolades PAMLICO COUNTY – Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2 when forecasts of severe winter weather first became certain, the 12 guys seen above, aided by long-time office administrator Sylvia Bell, launched an all-out offensive, working 12 hours on and 12 hours off -- for six straight days! The goal? Clear local roadways as quickly, safely, and efficiently as humanly possible. The result? Mission accomplished. In fact, several county motorists familiar with roads in e...
HEROIN DEALER CONVICTED, SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR 49 ½ TO 62 ½ YEARS

The County Compass, January 10, 2018

New Bern, North Carolina -- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court today, MICHAEL EUGENE BRADLEY, 38, of Havelock, was convicted by a jury, and sentenced to prison for 49 ½ to 62 ½ years. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins, and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over the trial. Havelock Police narcotics investigator James Henderson, with the assistance of the Carteret County Sher...
Tideland EMC Issues Service Advisory Ahead of Winter Storm

Special to the County Compass, January 3, 2018

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Pantego, NC - Based on the National Weather Service’s latest forecast, Tideland Electric Membership Corporation has issued a winter weather advisory to all members served by the cooperative in Hyde, Dare, Pamlico, Craven, Beaufort and Washington counties. Widespread power outages are expected along much of the east coast including eastern North Carolina. Some areas of the Tideland service territory may experience blizzard conditions with sn...
City Prepares for Winter Weather

Special to the County Compass, January 3, 2018

Winter storm warnings have been issued for eastern North Carolina, including New Bern, and the City is urging residents to take precautions. The forecast calls for rain, freezing rain, and several inches of accumulating snow Wednesday into Thursday. Highest accumulations are expected along the Highway 17 corridor. Near-freezing and below-freezing temperatures mean travel could become hazardous along local roads and remain that way for several days. Motorists are encouraged to practice safety ...
YEAR OF TRUMP -- In 2017, new President dominates headlines

Jeff Aydelette, December 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Love him, or leave him – all must admit that Donald Trump is a newsmaker par excellence. No president in modern U.S. history has generated more buzz – both good and bad – than this businessman, turned unconventional politician. This year at the White House, the preferred salutation is ‘Merry Christmas,’ further distancing the Trump administration from religion-neutral ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Season’s Greetings’ – some suggested offerings promulgated dur...
Barbershoppers Serenade Hope Clinic Fundraiser

Special to the County Compass, December 23, 2017

  Expressing the Community’s thanks through song, The Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus presented a check for $250 at the recent Hope Clinic “Wine and Dine” fundraiser to benefit New Beginnings, the clinic’s substance abuse program. The event raised over $3000 Hope Clinic, a nonprofit organization, has been providing free medical care to Pamlico County and surrounding communities for 18 years. Earlier this year, Hope began providing substance abuse assistance getting to...

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