Category Archives: Havelock

HABITUAL FELON SENT TO PRISON FOR DRUG CHARGES

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, DESMOND RASHAUN BENNETT, 28, of Havelock, was convicted upon his guilty plea to several felony drug offenses, and was imprisoned as an habitual felon. Superior Court Judge R. Kent Harrell presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins, and investigated by the Havelock Police Department and the New Bern Police Department. On July 6, 2016, Bennett had just completed a drug transaction in Carteret County, which Carteret Co…

Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps of Aviation to speak at Havelock Tourist & Event Center For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: May 13, 2016 Jamie Norment (252) 259-2451 Marc Finlayson (252) 617-0757 Havelock, NC — Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps of Aviation has accepted the invitation of ACT and regional leaders to the Havelock Tourist & Event Center on May 17, 2016 at 11:00am to speak to the future of MCAS Cherry Point and Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE).   Lt. Gen. Davis will fir…

Pilot found, in stable condition, after Harrier accident

FILE PHOTO — NOT THE AIRCRAFT INVOLVED IN THIS INCIDENT A pilot with Marine Attack Squadron 542, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing ejected from an AV-8B Harrier at approximately 5:05 p.m. off the coast of Wilmington, N.C. The Pilot was rescued by an H-60 Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 at approximately 5:28 p.m. The pilot was transported to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C. and is listed as being in stable condition. We would like to thank our U.S. Navy counterparts for their swift action in rescuing our pilot. The H-60 is based out of NAS Norfolk, Va. Their…

Presidential cutouts part of AARP’s ‘Take A Stand’ campaign

Leo Scarpati, AARP Associate State Director, poses with cardboard cutouts of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in preparation for the ‘Take A Stand’ marketing effort during the Cherry Point Air Show this weekend. CHERRY POINT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION — AARP North Carolina, which represents 1.1 million North Carolinians ages 50 and above, is one of several sponsors for the Cherry Point Air Show, scheduled for this weekend in Havelock. On hand near the AARP booth, cardboard cutouts of the various Presidential candidates are perfect for ‘selfie’ style photographs – a lure t…

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing UAV crashes

Press Release UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Joint Public Affairs Office Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point File Photo MCAS CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Jun. 24, 2015) – A 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ditched earlier today in the Neuse River near Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. There are no reports of injuries or property damage. The aircraft, an RQ-7B Shadow, was conducting training operations at the time of the mishap. The Shadow is a small, piston-driven (non-jet) aircraft, approximately 11 feet in length, with a 14-foot wingspan – it weighs less than 400 pounds. Th…

Military active during June

One or more aircraft carriers may be operating off the North Carolina coast this week. Special to the County Compass MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT — Officials here have announced a significant increase in training activity during June. A statement released by the Air Station’s Public Information Office states “Down East residents will see increased air, ground and sea-based activity.” An aircraft carrier battle group will be off the coast of Eastern North Carolina. Expect to see naval ships operating off the coast on June 6, 7 & 8. Navy Special Boat Teams will be op…

Line-up looks good for April 27 ShockWave Wrestling card

  Special to the County Compass HAVELOCK – Left, Kiyhago, born in an African Jungle, is a crowd favorite. He does not speak the local language, and attempts to communicate by patting and stroking his massive stomach. Center, Crazy Horse and many other ShockWave wrestlers are known for their elaborate costumes. Right, Fabulous Frankie Fontaine and his tag team partner always wear pink. Fontaine often pins opponents by launching himself from the ring’s top rope – a violent technique that is almost impossible for a foe to avoid. Saturday night, April 27, promises to be a big night fo…

Big time talent commits for ShockWave Wrestling event

  Special to the County Compass Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 25, when Christian York and D.O.C. from Aces & Eights – both superstars from TNA Wrestling Impact – square off during a huge fundraising event, hosted by Havelock-based ShockWave Wrestling. “We are delighted to announce that we have signed these two mega-stars for a special performance,” said Rick Garrett, a local wrestling promoter. “We are doing everything that we can to pay the medical expenses for one of our youngest fans, Xander Pond, age 9, who is suffering from a devastating form of cancer.” T…

Oath of Office set for Sunday

Special to the County Compass HAVELOCK – State Senator-elect Norman Sanderson (R-Pamlico) and State Representative-elect Michael Speciale (R-Craven) will be sworn in by North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Newby at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. The event is open to the public. Legislators normally take an oath of office in mid-January at the N.C. Legislature in Raleigh, but newly elected legislators were given the opportunity to be sworn in locally. Norman Sanderson “Many people are not able to travel to Raleigh,” said Spec…

Ornate building planned for Cherry Branch terminal

  Ferry insiders concede ‘bad timing for this thing’ This architectural drawing depicts a large structure intended to replace an existing building at the Cherry Branch ferry terminal. By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer NEUSE RIVER – Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. After state officials told a crowd of 600 angry Pamlico County residents last week that state law requires implementation of much-needed tolls across the Neuse River, snooping by County Commissioner Kenny Heath revealed Tuesday that the ferry system intends to spend almost a cool million on a palatial structu…
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