By Mac Flythe | Flythe’s Bike Shop
NEW BERN Well, you may be interested in the latest craze in cycling. They’re called eBikes. These bikes allow you to go faster and farther than you normally could on a standard bike! eBikes have an electric motor in the crank or wheel and allow you to travel at up to 28 mph and a range of up to 80 miles on a single charge.
eBikes have a number of benefits. Do you have a spouse who is an avid cyclist that you would like to ride with, but they go way too fast and far for you to keep up? Well an eBike is a great equalizer! You will now be able to enjoy the adventure of cycling with th…
Tim Buck (foreground), manager of Pamlico County, leads discussion Wednesday morning among members of an all-volunteer committee tasked by elected officials to develop an effective, cost-efficient alternative to the county’s failed recycling efforts.
BAYBORO – Opinions differ among committee members as to the best way to remedy Pamlico County’s failed recycling efforts. However, consensus has emerged loud and clear on one major point: UNATTENDED BINS AT SEVEN LOCATIONS ACROSS PAMLICO COUNTY ARE NOT WORKING!
Ed Riggs Jr., a county commissioner and long-time critic of the co…
By Frank Salvatore
NEW BERN — Civitan Club is excited to present a phenomenal “Neil Diamond Tribute Show” known as “Diamond Reno…Today” featuring someone well known to those of us who live in the New Bern area!
Diamond Reno — who performs as Neil Diamond — is none other than Mark Reno, who from 2003 until 2009 performed his award winning Elvis Presley Tribute here in New Bern, to great success and acclaim…selling out every show!
Reno, the ever-versatile entertainer, has been touring from New Jersey — performing as Neil Diamond for quite some time, b…
Story and Photos by Terry Leigh McCune
This year’s annual Goose Creek Island Homecoming Play is a hilarious musical romp through our current political climate.
Ronald Rump and Mallory Clayton are running for the office of the Leader of Goose Creek Island.
Rump wants to build a barrier on the bridge to limit undesirables. Mallory wants unlimited access to the island, even stating she would like to build a shoreline condo complex to cater to international clients.
There are senior citizens robbing banks and men dressed as women coming out of the new “Transformers…
But making ends meet difficult
By Ed and Beverly Terry | Special to the County Compass
Open Friday and Saturday nights, the County Opry is on Highway 55, approximately one mile west of the stoplight in Grantsboro.
GRANTSBORO — Some time back I wrote a response to Wal-Mart moving to Pamlico County. In the writing, I mentioned that I shop almost exclusively in the County and support local small business. I received many positive comments.
Now let me comment on my small business, The County Opry. My wife and I have operated the Opry for almost nine years and in that time we have nev…
By Penny Zibula | Staff Writer
Harry Potter & Hogwarts Castle. (Photo credit: Simon Lock)
LEAVESDEN, ENGLAND – For those who still retain a sense of wonder, a day of fantasy, fun and fascinating facts awaits you, approximately 22 miles northwest of central London.
The Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour offers the opportunity to step into the magical world of the eight films based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, and to explore the wizardry that made them such a huge success.
When you enter the clean, modern building that houses the films’ two sound stages, J and K, you migh…
County’s stance similar to Town of Newport’s
By John Droz Jr. | Special to the County Compass
CARTERET COUNTY — When the Mill Pond wind energy project was first publicly announced in October of 2013, our main objective was to see that the two affected North Carolina communities had wind ordinances providing adequate protections to: Citizens, local businesses, the military, and the environment.
Wednesday night’s meeting of the Carteret County Commission was the successful conclusion for months of hard work by a lot of good people — as the second of those jurisdiction…
By John Droz Jr. | Special to the County Compass
Opponents of a proposed wind energy project outnumbered supporters during a ‘jam packed’ Jan. 2 public hearing at the Civic Center.
Editor’s note: John Droz, a Morehead City resident, writes extensively on wind energy issues. He is a frequent contributor to The County Compass. Readers may reach him by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Droz attended a Jan. 2 public hearing at which the Carteret County Commissioners approved a temporary moratorium on the issuance of permits for a proposed wind energy facility.
MOREHEAD CITY — S…
Crowd urged for Monday’s County Commission meeting
By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer
BAYBORO – The Pamlico County Commissioners will be under the gun Monday night. A growing consortium of county residents want their elected officials to call upon federal regulators to review a recent decision – a determination that much of a recently timbered tract near Merritt is not a wetland and can therefore be converted to farmland.
In a letter dated Oct. 30 (see below), the Chapel Hill-based Environmental Law Center claims the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may have erred in its analysis of hydrolo…
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…