Category Archives: Minnesott Beach

Minnesott course hosts teen golfers

Ten high schools competed in the 1-A East Golf Regional Tournament Monday at Minnesott Golf & Country Club. In a photo snapped between holes are Matthew McAllister of Pamlico County High School; Noah Greenway of Oxford Prep; and Luke Matthews of Southside High School. Greenway finished his round with an 89, placing sixth among all competitors. McAllister and Matthews finished with a 120 and 94, respectively. Several of the teams did well enough to head for the 1-A State Finals scheduled for Pinehurst.…

Joel Padilla-Galves of Minnesott Beach arrested

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Davis Press Release Joel Padilla-Galves On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations arrested and charged Joel Padilla-Galves of 186 Country Club Drive in Minnesott Beach NC. Galves was charged with the following crimes: One Count of Trafficking Methamphetamine One Count of Maintain a Dwelling to Sale a Controlled Substance One Count of Possessing Drug Paraphernalia Galves…

Eatery near ferry off to fast start

Karen Whitmore, left, and Erin de Cesare run a tight ship, hoping to snare customers headed to and from the ferry at Minnesott Beach. By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer MINNESOTT BEACH – Home of a busy ferry terminal across the mighty Neuse River, this waterfront community immediately appealed to restaurateur Karen Whitmore. Having experienced great success at a golf course location in Mansfield, Ohio, Whitmore quickly sealed the deal, when she discovered that her new spot was on the way to Pamlico County’s only golf course, but better yet, that her quick in-and-out format would be perfec…

Safe stolen from country club

By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer MINNESOTT BEACH – A safe was stolen early Sunday morning from the country club of this small waterfront community. Surveillance video captured the first few minutes of the heist – apparently perpetrated by a solo white male – until “wires to the cameras were ripped from the unit,” according to a law enforcement report of the incident. Based upon brief video footage retrieved from the damaged recorder, investigators believe the suspect was familiar with the layout of the building and has likely been inside the club on one or more previous occasions.…

Squatters arrested in Minnesott Beach

‘They looked like regular renters to me’ said one neighbor By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer MINNESOTT BEACH –Bryan Moore, 47, knew nothing about four squatters who settled into his waterfront home, located on the Neuse River a mere stone’s throw from this community’s ritzy golf and country club. Moore, on active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., had done little to his residence since Hurricane Irene struck in August of 2011. So he immediately sensed something was awry when his Minnesott Beach neighbor called to gently complain about Moore’s ‘renters.’ …

Town gives developer more time for roads

  By Judith Lynch | Staff Writer MINNESOTT BEACH – Elected officials here unanimously agreed Tuesday night that Arlington Place may have an additional year to finish construction of roads in the 954-acre development. The new deadline is Sept. 26, 2013. The original agreement between the town and Burton Farm Development Company, (currently Boddie-Noell Enterprises) stated that improvements were to be “substantially completed” by September 26, 2007, and commissioners have granted yearly extensions since then. Town resident Phil Hedrick presented the commissioners wit…

Look out! Water tower to fall in Minnesott Beach!

  Left, if all goes well, this de-commissioned water tower should hit the ground between two pine trees. Center, Larry Hughes, a local welder, intends to dismantle the structure for its salvage value at no cost to the town. Right, high above the ground, Hughes attaches massive steel cables. By Judith Lynch | Special to the County Compass MINNESOTT BEACH – The otherwise-peaceful atmosphere of this waterfront community will likely see some violence Thursday when a ‘retired’ water tower – some 140 feet high — loses its grip on the sky and crashes to the ground. Larry Hughes,…

Landmark headed for memory lane

  By Judith Lynchx | Staff Writer MINNESOTT BEACH – Before too long, residents here will no longer tell first-time visitors to “just turn at the water tower.” Citing health and safety concerns, the Minnesott Beach Commissioners agreed Tuesday night to issue a ‘Request for Proposals’ for dismantling and removal of the giant, spider-like tower at the intersection of Hwy. 306 and Brinson Road, just behind Beta Marine, a local business. One small concrete block building and a variety of pumping and electrical equipment will also be removed from the 2.2 acre site, as well as the a…