Drug deals lead to prison sentence

The County Compass, February 28, 2017

SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY Bayboro, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Pamlico County Superior Court yesterday, GEORGE F. FENDERSON, 49, of Leland, was convicted upon his guilty plea to felony drug offenses and was sentenced to prison. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over this term of court, and Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins prosecuted the cases in court. In August, 2016, an investigator with the Pamlico Count...
What’s in a Name? Town upgrade worth the effort!

Special to the County Compass, February 28, 2017

By Alan Welch BRIDGETON -- It took a while to convert a neglected weed patch into a warmly, inviting welcome to the small town of Bridgeton, but the wait and effort was well worth it. It was a joint effort between me – in my capacity as an elected official on the Bridgeton Town Council – the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Bridgeton Improvement Committee, spearheaded by then president George Burens. Since the state’s Department of Transportation owns the site ...
Noticed of planned water outage along portions of Janiero Road and Adjacent Roads

The County Compass, February 27, 2017

WATER CUSTOMERS ALONG PORTIONS OF JANIERO ROAD AND ADJACENT ROADS   PAMLICO COUNTY WATER DEPARTMENT The Pamlico County Water Department is issuing a notice of planned water outages for Tuesday, February, 28 2017. Water will be disconnected related to Department of Transportation repairs to the road system. Consumers along the following roads will be affected: Carolina Way, Clubhouse Rd., Cribb Ln., Edmonds Rd., Edna Ct., Elbert Lee Rd., Hardison Lee Farm Rd., Janiero Rd . (2511-4003), Jo...
Drug trafficker sentenced to prison

The County Compass, February 24, 2017

  Scott E. Thomas | District Attorney New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court this week, MARCUS EDWARD EARL GOLDEN, 52, of New Bern, pled guilty to drug trafficking charges and was sentenced to a prison term. Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons presided over this criminal term of court, and Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins prosecuted the case in court. GOLDEN was serving a probationary sentence in 20...
New rules for shrimp trawls topic of meeting

The County Compass, February 24, 2017

Expert on each side of controversy offers insights By Raynor James Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association SPECIAL TO THE COUNTY COMPASS NEW BERN – Tuesday night, Feb. 21, numerous fishermen and their families; two Craven County Commissioners (Jason Jones and Johnnie Sampson, with his wife); District Court Judge Josh Willey, and assorted CCTA regulars showed up at the group’s regular monthly meeting. The draw?  They all came to hear Donald Willis, Vice President of the Coast...
Drug busts continue across county!

The County Compass, February 22, 2017

Seriff Chris Davis Pamlico County Sheriff's Office Within the last several weeks, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints of drug activity in the Reelsboro Community of Pamlico County. As a result of the complaints, members of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted numerous operations and arrested numerous criminal suspects. The operations consisted of conducting search warrants, conducting traffic stops and making controlled purchases utilizing under...
Shrimping debate continues

Special to the County Compass, February 20, 2017

NEW BERN -- Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association has invited a speaker on both sides of the controversial issue. Jerry Schill, President of the North Carolina Fisheries Association, will represent commercial fishermen; and, Donald Willis, Vice President of Coastal Conservation Association in North Carolina and President of the Neuse River Chapter will represent recreational fishermen. Each man will present an argument for, or against, the NC Wildlife Federation Petition for Rulemaking to...
Health Department on the ropes

The County Compass, February 16, 2017

New director issues first report card: ‘D minus’ at best, says Lenhart PAMLICO COUNTY – Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. three separate governmental boards will convene – at the same time in the same room – to consider the pros and cons of merging one county agency into another. The hot topic is the fate of the Pamlico County Health Department – an entity that has seen its share of woes over the past decade, including a revolving door of directors. The newest Health Department Direct...
Micro-brewers get green light!

The County Compass, February 15, 2017

ORIENTAL – Frank and Lili Bacon are all smiles Tuesday night, shortly before elected officials gave them an OK to proceed with a Tap Room and Craft Microbrewery, planned for the lower floor of a two-story office building on Broad Street. Although other hurdles loom -- including state and federal permits -- the hard-working couple said they remain committed to the venture.
All-U-Can-Eat Oysters & Chili

The County Compass, February 15, 2017

GRANTSBORO – The Foundation that offers scholarships and other assistance to students at Pamlico Community College raises money each year on the Hwy. 306 campus with a popular Oyster Roast & Chili Cookoff. This year the event runs from 3 until 5 on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets are just $30 for all-you-can-eat oysters and chili. Student tickets are $15. Buy them at Nautical Wheelers, Bayboro Pharmacy, Oriental Deli & Subs, the Chamber of Commerce, or the PCC Bookstore. For more informatio...

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