24th Anniversary Aurora Fossil Festival Schedule

The County Compass, May 26, 2017

24th Anniversary Aurora Fossil Festival Schedule. May 26 - 28, 2017. Sponsored by the Aurora-Richland Township Chamber of Commerce. Main Street, Aurora, North Carolina
Spirited bidding for ancient artifacts starts at 3 p.m. Saturday

The County Compass, May 26, 2017

Note: This is a list of fossils does not represent the official auction order in which bidding will occur.   Description Photo# Humpback Whale Metal Wall Sculpture 1412 12 Tiger Shark Teeth: Lee Creek 1414 "3 stone pendants, one with sterling silver chain" 1415 3 NC Whale Jaw Fragments (Repaired) Crocodile scutes (4) and teeth (2): not associated 1420 "1 Lee Creek Whale Tooth, 1 Lee Creek Squalodon tooth, 2 SC Archeaocete Teeth" "3 Lee Creek C. megalodon tee...
Saturday lineup includes snappy, fun ‘lectures’

The County Compass, May 25, 2017

"The Cookiecutter Shark, Isistius: The Real Cookie Monster" Saturday, 10 am – Learning Center of Aurora Fossil Museum Victor Perez, Jr. started collecting fossil shark teeth when he was six years old. The curiosity and intrigue that came from collecting fossils led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences with a minor in Science Education. Victor is currently three years into his degree program and his dissertation research focuses on fossil sharks of Panama. His research interes...
Trish Kohler: Our ‘Fossil Master’ for 2017

The County Compass, May 25, 2017

AURORA -- The Aurora Fossil Festival Committee takes great pleasure in announcing that Trish Kohler is this year’s ‘Fossil Master’ – our chief dignitary for the 2017 Aurora Fossil Festival. For those who know Trish, her pleasant, curious demeanor is only one component of a person who has spent nearly a lifetime searching for and discovering relics of the past. Trish began collecting fossils while growing up in Florida and eventually amassed a collection from her walks along the Florida...
Road Trip! Road Trip!

Jeff Aydelette, May 24, 2017

GRANTSBORO – It’s official name is ‘Annual Spring Trip – 2017’ but take it from one who knows – the yearly excursion planned by the Pamlico County Historical Association is an exceedingly affordable and convivial one-day outing. This week, during a brief telephone interview, Brent Stowe (the museum’s jack-of-all-trades) issued an urgent plea: “Please sign up quickly! There are only 47 seats on our bus, and this event is first come, first served. Space is indeed limited.” ...
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...

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