US Attorney visits with law enforcement leaders

The County Compass, February 23, 2018

HAVELOCK, NC – Recently appointed U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon, Jr. met with local law enforcement leaders on Tuesday at Havelock City Hall. Higdon, who was nominated by President Donald Trump last August, confirmed by the Senate the following month, and sworn into office last October, serves as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Upon the invitation of District Attorney Scott Thomas, U.S. Attorney Higdon met with several law enforcement leaders, including Asa B...
Shame on GOP in the U.S. House – with one exception!

The County Compass, February 23, 2018

Our Congressman, Walter B. Jones, only Republican to vote against payday lending expansion “More and more, Congress takes action to benefit special interests, not the people. Sadly, this appears to be one of those cases. There’s just no good reason to give financial services firms a loophole to get around state interest rate caps and get desperate folks into loans with exorbitant interest rates they can’t afford. I didn’t ask for this job to make it easier for some Wall Street guy...
Juvenile taken into custody for communicating threats at Arapahoe Charter

The County Compass, February 23, 2018

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Deputies with The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received information from concerned parents and teachers that a student at the Arapahoe Charter School was planning an act of violence at the school. Deputies later learned that school officials suspended the student on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, however; the sheriff’s office was not notified of the allegations. Deputies interviewed numerous parents, teachers, students and concerned citizens throughout th...

Pamlico Writers’ Group chooses ‘Poet Laureate’

Special to the County Compass, February 20, 2018

First ever title goes to Malaika King Albrecht By Eileen Lettick WASHINGTON, N.C. -- Poets from all over eastern North Carolina walked through the doors of the Turnage Theatre on Saturday evening, Feb. 3. They were there to cheer for the inaugural set of ‘Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate’ finalists: Deborah Doolittle and Malaika King Albrecht. After delivering a brief overview and history of the event and the application process, Eileen Lettick, chair of the group’s search committ...

The County Compass, February 16, 2018

BEAUFORT – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following drug case convictions and resulting prison sentences obtained by his office in Carteret County Superior Court: DANIEL FOLEY NYBERG, 30, of New Bern, was sentenced to an active prison term of 117-171 months and a fine of $50,000 for his role in the break-in and theft of thousands of pills, mostly opiates, from the K-Mart on Arendell St. in Morehead City on June 19, 2017. An alarm at the business came in at 11:14 p.m. When ...
Scattered, covered & smothered! -- Screwy new districts prompt more candidate explaining, than campaigning!

The County Compass, February 16, 2018

News Analysis EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – Voters should be forgiven if the early days of this year’s election season resemble the often inscrutable refrain barked by waitresses inside the 24 / 7 environs of the popular Waffle House restaurant chain. Press releases issued by both incumbents and challengers for a slew of recently redrawn state legislative seats suggest that increased voter apathy – rather than voter inclusion – might be the unintended consequence of districts that bear li...
GenX emissions into Cape Fear River gets legislative attention

Special to the County Compass, February 13, 2018

RALEIGH – State Senators Michael Lee (R-New Hanover), Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick), Wesley Meredith (R-Cumberland), Trudy Wade (R-Guilford) and Andy Wells (R-Catawba) have introduced legislation to make available an extensive network of world-class scientists, over one hundred mass spectrometers, and other resources within the University of North Carolina system to analyze water samples and conduct research on ways to improve water quality in areas of the state affected by GenX. Last year, the ...
Waterfront town targeted for military training

Jeff Aydelette, February 9, 2018

Officials leery of ‘Close Air Support Missions’ ORIENTAL – Military training Feb. 12 through Feb. 16 is likely to keep some Oriental residents awake, according to a brief overview of planned operations furnished by the Public Affairs office of nearby Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. In a press release this week, Marine spokesman Mike Barton laid out a flurry of information, which describes a hectic schedule set to begin Friday, Feb. 9, continuing on a sporadic basis through t...
Traffic stop leads to chase, arrest on drug charges

The County Compass, February 9, 2018

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop on NC Hwy. 55 in Reelsboro, on Antonio Dion STILLEY of Oriental, NC. When investigators activated their lights and siren, STILLEY did not stop. During the vehicle pursuit, STILLEY swerved at one of the patrol cars several times, before hitting the patrol car on the passenger side while traveling approximately 70 MPH. After hitting the patrol car, STILLEY hit a second vehicle bein...

The County Compass, February 9, 2018

NEW BERN -- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court this week, AARON ROBERT SUTTON, 31, of New Bern, pleaded guilty to a series of fraud crimes and was sent to prison. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Benjamin Alford presided, and these cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Wareham. Sutton solicited himself as an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) repairman who operated his own small business. He dro...


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Pamlico County drug roundup nabs 27 suspects

The County Compass, February 6, 2018

Morehead City man charged after vehicle stuck at crime scene

The County Compass, February 2, 2018

Threat of ferry tolls surfaces yet again!

Jeff Aydelette, February 2, 2018

Feb. 17 likely to propel Pamlico into stratosphere of fishing universe

The County Compass, January 30, 2018


The County Compass, January 25, 2018

Bike shop offers free demos of popular eBikes!

Special to the County Compass, January 25, 2018

Pamlico County drug dealer gets 11-plus years, $100,000 fine

The County Compass, January 24, 2018

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