Category Archives: — JONES COUNTY

McCrory to Obama: ‘No more Syrian refugees’

RALEIGH – Many North Carolinians applauded Gov. Pat McCrory this week for asking President Obama and the federal government to stop sending Syrian refugees to North Carolina. “The brutal murder of people in Paris reminds us that, sadly, terrorists can hide among the innocent,” said Francis De Luca, president of the Raleigh-based Civitas Institute, a nonprofit that espouses a variety of policy solutions from the conservative perspective. “It is vital to halt the influx of Syrians and others from the Middle East until we can ensure none are threats to the people of North Carolina…

Craft brews grab spotlight at ‘Jolly Skull’ festival

  Jones County brewery sees huge growth in specialty beers (Click on image to enlarge) By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer GREENVILLE — Rhyan Jones, left, a disc jockey with WSFL 106.5 Radio, hobnobs Saturday afternoon with Bob Metzger of The County Compass newspaper. The two promoters, seen here outside the Greenville Convention Center, said they were pleased with the blockbuster turnout for the Jolly Skull Beer Fest, produced by Beer Army, a craft brewery based in Jones County. Jones, who rules during afternoon drive time at the popular ‘classic rock’ station, spurred fest…

Brewery heads to Jones County

  Special to the County Compass TRENTON — After considering 26 sites throughout eastern North Carolina, Beer Army announced this month that the county seat of rural Jones County is the home for its new brewery. “As a philanthropist organization, Beer Army believes our brewery will have a much larger economic and social impact in Trenton and Jones County as compared to other towns and large cities in eastern North Carolina,” said Scott Andrews, public affairs officer for the company. The site is the Trenton Industrial Park located, which opened in 2002, where an existing 10,…