Author: The County Compass

Sales Tax Hike on Nov. 5 Ballot

PAMLICO COUNTY – Elected officials voted Monday to proceed with a referendum to determine if voters will agree to a ‘quarter of one cent’ increase in the local option sales tax. If approved, the measure could raise an extra $400,000…

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Kaitlynn Mizelle, Ally Leaming, Elijah Pauley, Jackson Callen and Lila Mehring 

Navy Junior ROTC Academic Team of Pamlico County High School heads to ‘Nationals’ for 7th consecutive year!

BAYBORO – The team is traveling on April 20 to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida. To prepare, these students give their own time to study at home, meeting during their lunches and after school. What some may not…

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First of Several . . . Murky World of Homeowner’s Insurance

Editor’s Note: Michael Causey, the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, recently denied the NC Rate Bureau request for large premium increases for homeowner’s insurance that were proposed to take effect in August 2024. There will be a hearing on October 7,…

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New Eagle Scout Inductees

BAYBORO – Sunday, March 3, a trio of accomplished Scouts (from left): Donnie Campbell, Jaxon Hughes-Layden, and Jason Lee Bond II were recognized during a special Court of Honor ceremony at Triangle Volunteer Fire Department. Scout Masters David Spruill (far…

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1899 – 2024

Oriental Celebrates 125 Years

Every 25 years the city of Oriental celebrates its heritage and 2024 marks 125 years. Appropriately, this celebration donates all proceeds to the Oriental History Museum. Our celebration runs the weekend 1-3 March with a Parade, 43 craft and food…

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Bill Fentress (left) receives congratulations from Tim Buck, County Manager.

Finance Officer in Pamlico agrees to don second cap!

Candy Bohmert, Chair of Pamlico Commission, released the following statement: The appointment of Bill Fentress to Financial Director/Assistant County Manager was recognition of the role he already has and it gives the Manager the ability to add assignments to him. …

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Train carrying molten sulphur derails

At approximately 12:36 am Saturday morning (Feb. 3), a CSX train traveling on Norfolk Southern tracks derailed 14 cars near Aurora. Four of the derailed cars were empty and 10 were carrying molten sulphur. CSX worked collaboratively with Norfolk Southern…

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Joan Leary retires from Town of Bayboro

After decades of loyal service, Joan Leary has stepped down as Town Clerk. In a well-attended ceremony Tuesday evening, citizens and elected officials praised Leary as multi-talented, congenial, and detail-oriented. All agreed that her ever present smile, and cheerful nature…

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Watch a four-minute video that explains the ‘Darien Gap’ between Panama & Colombia. A new bridge and possible road may eliminate this lingering geographic hurdle that now impedes illegal immigration.

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Antique Show Premier Wintertime Social Event

$10 Ticket Admits All Three Days – Feb. 2, 3 & 4 Gold – Freshwater Beer Co. Silver – The Chelsea Bronze – Winfred McCoy, Union Home Mortgage Bronze – Jamie Schmidt Beitel, Bravo Tango Property Management Bronze – Linda…

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Towns Team Up To Oppose Insurance Hikes

RALEIGH – Our appreciation to Minnesott Beach town councilman Sarge O’Donnell (left) and Arapahoe mayor Kenny Heath who joined forces early Monday morning to attend a ‘public comment forum’ in Raleigh on proposed homeowners’ insurance rate increases. The duo were…

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