Armed robbery leads to prison term

The County Compass, March 28, 2017

New Bern, North Carolina -- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court, XAVIER TAMAREE DSHAUN WHITE, 20, of New Bern, was convicted on his guilty plea to Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon (Armed Robbery), and was sentenced to a prison term. On the evening of April 8, 2016, White, along with two co-defendants, planned a robbery of a delivery driver for a local pizza store. White, using a borrowed phone, called in an order and gave as the delivery address a...
Oriental police officer arrested

The County Compass, March 27, 2017

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 11:50pm, Pamlico County Communications received a 911 call from a female requesting help and crying. No further details were given during the call and when telecommunicators attempted to gain more information the call was disconnected. Through investigative means, telecommunicators were able to determine who the phone number was registered to and a search led Pamlico County deputies to 403 Freemason Street in Oriental, North Carolina, where th...
Above everything else!

The County Compass, March 27, 2017

ORIENTAL – On a windy St. Patrick’s Day, Capt. Ron Diamond dangles amid the treetops, while setting trusses on a new house for local entrepreneur Rich Halverson. Diamond’s boom, fully extended, can reach up to 85 feet above ground, certainly proof that ‘Above All Roofing’ is an appropriate name for his long-time business.
Massive, wind-fanned fire destroys home in Oriental

Jeff Aydelette, March 26, 2017

Homeowners escape without injury ORIENTAL – Horrific fire, with mind-numbing blazes, Saturday morning about 11:30 completely destroyed the two-story residence of George and Judy Smith at 402 Whittaker Point Drive – and may have severely damaged two vehicles parked in the home’s driveway. The homeowners escaped, and reported no injuries. By noon, massive flames had totally engulfed the structure. At one point -- before an overwhelming response by up to four Volunteer Fire Departm...
Amaré Jarvis headed to regional of Scripps National Spelling Bee

Jeff Aydelette, March 24, 2017

‘Not nervous’ says fourth grader at Fred A. Anderson Elementary BAYBORO -- Every year, students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Youngsters progress from classroom to cafeteria, from auditorium to civic center, delighting friends, family, and sponsors along the way! THE BEE’S PURPOSE: To help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help th...
Charter School to herald $8.9 million expansion

Special to the County Compass, March 23, 2017

By Maureen Donald ARAPAHOE -- A fun-filled afternoon is planned at Arapahoe Charter School Friday, April 7, from 1:30 until 3 to celebrate 20 years as the area’s only public regional school of choice and mark construction of an $8.9 million expansion. Since 1997, Arapahoe Charter School has provided a learning environment that offers the kind of individualized instruction and family atmosphere that is unique among both Pamlico County and surrounding counties schools. Enrollment has doubl...
Carteret drug enforcement efforts lead to more convictions

Special to the County Compass, March 21, 2017

SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following defendants charged in ongoing Carteret County drug enforcement efforts entered guilty pleas prior to their cases being called for trial this week. The convictions were obtained during a special session of court, requested by District Attorney Thomas to address the caseload created by vigorous law enforcement efforts to counter illegal drug transactions. Senior Resident Superior...
Statue dedication ceremony set for March 22

The County Compass, March 21, 2017

Welding students, instructor create one-of-a-kind tribute to community college By Attila Nemecz Public Relations Coordinator Beaufort County Community College WASHINGTON -- Beaufort County Community College plans to dedicate a sculpture created by its welding students and instructor as part of the school’s 50th anniversary. Although everyone is welcome, officials have issued a special invitation to all those who attended BCCC during the 1967 – 1969 period, the college’s first three y...
Virginia Elizabeth Humphrey charged with Felony Child Abuse after child ingests opiate based narcotic

The County Compass, March 20, 2017

Sheriff Chris Davis | Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm, Pamlico County 911 Communication Center received a 911 call requesting medical assistance at 242 Longleaf Drive in Reelsboro NC in reference to a 3-year-old child that had possibly taken adult medication. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with Virginia Elizabeth Humphrey, the mother of the child. Humphrey stated to deputies that the child had possibly taken non-narcotic medication...
Requiem for a small town: Belhaven

Special to the County Compass, March 17, 2017

By Joe Salotti | Guest Commentary The town of Belhaven has two primary assets. Without them, Belhaven cannot survive. These are: 1) The good, honest, caring, and taxpaying citizens; 2) The view and relationship with the waters around the town, which have given the community its purpose for existence. These very elements of survival, as a town, have been challenged by their loss for many years. Unfortunately, the loss of industry and resources has had a big impact on the economy of the area. It...



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The County Compass, March 10, 2017

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Murder suspect pleads guilty before trial

The County Compass, March 6, 2017

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Jeff Aydelette, March 3, 2017

Ballroom Dancing National Champs!

Special to the County Compass, March 3, 2017

Drug deals lead to prison sentence

The County Compass, February 28, 2017

What’s in a Name? Town upgrade worth the effort!

Special to the County Compass, February 28, 2017

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The County Compass, February 27, 2017

Drug trafficker sentenced to prison

The County Compass, February 24, 2017

New rules for shrimp trawls topic of meeting

The County Compass, February 24, 2017

Drug busts continue across county!

The County Compass, February 22, 2017

Shrimping debate continues

Special to the County Compass, February 20, 2017

Health Department on the ropes

The County Compass, February 16, 2017

Micro-brewers get green light!

The County Compass, February 15, 2017

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