Category: Community

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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Old Theater Visionary Bids Farewell

By Mary Frances Taylor “There is a role for everyone to play at The Old Theater.” This is Carla Fisher’s favorite quote and her personal belief that all people have gifts, talents, and time that can be shared with their…

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Arapahoe receives $$$ for new park project

HWY 306 – Mayor Ken Heath gets an A-plus for persistence. For at least a year, he has been quietly lobbying, applying, and working the phones. His diligence and hard work paid off when a recent letter arrived from the…

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An addition to historic City Hall will include a much-needed elevator, and is expected to meet its anticipated completion date of early May.

“Greatest City in USA,” proclaims New Bern Mayor

By Jeff Odham , Mayor CITY OF NEW BERN – For the last five years, New Bern has celebrated bringing in a new year by dropping a lighted bear from the corner of City Hall. This event started from a…

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Happy New Year, Austin Levi

BAYBORO – Seen here with his father Josh during the recent Christmas parade, we discovered that Austin Levi may well bethe area’s youngest reader of the County Compass Newspaper. That qualifies as good news as our nation embarks upon thecountdown…

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Friends of the Carteret County Public Library to hold book sale

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (December 2, 2022) – The Friends of the Carteret County Public Library will hold its annual book sale from December 8 to 10, at the Main Carteret County Public Library branch located at 1702 Live Oak Street,…

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Give Thanks, says Woodmen Life

Grantsboro – WoodmenLife members from the Pamlico County Chapter #449, along with area representative Bob Kenward (at far right), recently conducted a local beautification project as part of their “Giving Together” endeavor. The chosen location was the Pamlico County Community…

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Vandemere hosts big ‘THANK YOU’ for hard-working disaster re-builders!

TOWN OF VANDEMERE – This small waterfront Pamlico County community opened its brightly decorated Town Hall on March 23 to show appreciation for those who contributed their time and talents to the Hurricane Florence victims.  These volunteers often slip in…

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‘Mark Twain’ performer grants fascinating interview

Editor’s note: We thank local actor Bill Hand for this interview. Mr. Hand appears as Mark Twain on March 3, 4, 5 & 6 at Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center, 529 S. Front Street in New…

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Developer backs away from Union Point Park in New Bern

The Kessler Group and the City of New Bern issued joint statements Tuesday morning on the proposed development of a portion of Union Point Park. Concerns, questions, and complaints began pouring in on social media and through texts, emails and…

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Whoa Nellie! Don’t mess with Union Point Park

NEW BERN – That was the unmistakable message conveyed by 150 or so citizens who packed City Hall during a Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night — although a smattering of Chamber and Tourism Development types did show up. The…

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