January 22, 2016 | By Special to the County Compass
A fire earlier this month killed a woman, whose daughter works at Hardees.
By Jean Martin
Florence–Whortonsville Volunteer Fire Department
MARIBEL – On the morning of Jan. 5, this community suffered a great tragedy. A structure fire not only ended in the destruction of a home but in the loss of life to one of the inhabitants and burn injuries to another.
Pamela Jones, an employee of Hardees in Alliance, was injured while trying to save her mother, but could not, and has suffered a great loss.
Several fire departments, Pamlico Rescue, and Emergency Management were all there for a good many ho…
For Immediate Release: Pamlico County, NC – Structure Fire (Fatality) 5-January-2016
On Tuesday, January 05, 2016 at 0925 hours, Pamlico County Volunteer Fire Departments (Vandemere, Triangle, Goose Creek Island and Pamlico County Rescue Squad) with an initial “Tanker Task Force” Alarm for Grantsboro-Silverhill and Reelsboro Fire Departments were dispatched to 282 Swan Point Rd. in the Maribel Community of Bayboro, NC. Initial reports of Fire Conditions and confirmation of a victim entrapped within the structure constituted a Mutual Aid “All Hands…
December 11, 2014 | By Special to the County Compass
Al Springer is all smiles as he takes delivery on Silver Voyager, which was four years in the making.
By Beth Bucksot | Special to the County Compass
MARIBEL — Four years of designing and planning — with plenty of blood, sweat and tears included — finally culminated Sunday afternoon with the launch of Silver Voyager.
Owners Al and Ginny Springer contracted with B&B Yacht Designs, based in Vandemere, to create a power catamaran that can weather rough seas comfortably, handle easily, be fuel efficient, have the capacity to cross the Atlantic and other ocean areas, as wel…
This harvest festival in Barbados was originally celebrated in the 1800s by slaves at the end of the sugar-cane harvest. Today, Crop Over is a civic celebration which takes place during the last three weeks of July and usually ends on the first Monday in August. There are historical displays, craft shows, fairs, open-air concerts, calypso music and dancing, and “stick licking”—a self-defense sport similar to fencing. The first Monday of August is the finale, known as the Kadooment, which includes the judging of costumed bands at the National Stadium and a grand calypso procession. More…