Category Archives: Stonewall

Season tip-off begins for Pamlico Athletic Club

Enrollment explodes to 160 youngsters! STONEWALL – Accolades are in order for Maurice King, his hard-working coaches, all of the behind-the-scenes staffers, the Pamlico County School System (for use of the Middle School Gymnasium), parents and family members, and the Club’s generous sponsors for an effort that will undoubtedly help the futures of young people in our county. “We’ve got a 14-game season this year, plus the tournament games,” said King, during a brief break from a photo-shoot Tuesday afternoon where the teams were wearing new uniforms! Volunteers are needed, a…

Man behind bars after nearly killing local deputy in chase

LAUGHINGHOUSE, Craig Aaron W/M, D.O.B. 06/29/1983 Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office At approximately 8:00 p.m. deputies of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Craig Aaron LAUGHINGHOUSE was the passenger. LAUGHINGHOUSE, 33 of Grantsboro, NC was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants for his arrest. During the course of the traffic stop the driver got out of the vehicle. As LAUGHINGHOUSE being taken into custody he pulled away from deputies and ran back to the vehicle and jumped into the driver’s seat. One deputy ga…

Medical veteran pursues leadership training

STONEWALL — Charlene M. Morris, PA-C, recently attended the Leadership College sponsored by the NC Medical Society in Raleigh. This initiative was developed to identify and train future leaders in medicine. Participants are nominated or selected by application. Morris, a certified Physician Assistant, was nominated by a former Medical Society president, and she was the only P.A. to attend. Morris is the immediate past president of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, and is a Family Medicine PA at the Pamlico Medical Center in Bayboro. She has been practicing for…

Basketball season continues with Pamlico County Athletic Club

Special to the County Compass STONEWALL – Hoopsters who comprise the local Athletic Club often practice in the gymnasium of Pamlico County Middle School. Wednesday evening three squads posed for photos. At left, youngsters age 6 thru 8 comprise the team sponsored by Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The center photo is the ‘14 & Under’ squad who take to the court on behalf of Beasley Bail Bonds. And, at right, Grantsboro Piggly Wiggly sponsors the ‘16 and Under’ team. Not shown are teams sponsored by Garland Fulcher Seafood and Big M Equipment. For more information about th…

Club offers basketball for five local squads

By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer STONEWALL – Ranging in age from 6 to 8, the youngest basketball squad in the Pamlico County Athletic Club, sponsored by Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, hit the court at Pamlico Middle School late Wednesday afternoon for a brisk workout. This past weekend the older squads traveled to Kinston to participate in a ‘Beat the Streets’ tournament. Even though the club has not had many practices due to gym availability, the teams performed well. Participating in the tournament were: Garland Fulcher Seafood 5th and 6th grade boys; Canes 7th and 8th grade bo…

Not your mother’s wrestling team!

Back row, from left, Coach Kevin Knox, Blake Daniels, Thomas Loomis, Zeke Huffman, and Mathew Buck. Front row, from left: Nathan Toler, Samantha Edmonds, Kandice Stembridge, and Colby Bennard. By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer STONEWALL – Certainly a tough-looking bunch of guys out there near the mat. But wait! Can this be real? Monday afternoon, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. Pamlico County Middle School hosts a wrestling match in the gymnasium. We recommend you attend. We need as many folks as possible to corroborate a changing state of affairs in this ancient sport. Perhaps you, too, will spot a cou…

Four teams clash in First Annual Bojangles’ Classic

Special to the County Compass STONEWALL – From top, Pamlico Express, New Bern Tar Heels, Aurora, and New Bern Thunder (not shown) participated in a first-ever basketball competition held Saturday morning, October 19, at Pamlico County Middle School. The winning squad, New Bern Tar Heels defeated Aurora 60 to 44, in the championship game before a crowd of more than 100. Maurice King, who spearheaded the event, declared the Classic a success and vowed to continue fundraising efforts to establish a Boys & Girls Club in the area. “I want to thank Bojangles’, Mr. Billy Flockhart of Pi…

Teacher gets check !

  From left, adviser Jennifer Alcock, teacher Maureen Prendergast, and high school senior Emma Wheeler are all smiles, just seconds after Wheeler surprised the veteran teacher with a check for $500. By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer STONEWALL – Middle School teacher Maureen Prendergast gave a shriek of delight last week when Emma Wheeler, one of several students with the Pamlico Youth in Philanthropy project, walked unannounced into the teacher’s classroom on a mission: To present Prendergast with a check for $500, money for some of the teacher’s travel expenses this summer t…

Officials want more security for Middle School

  Special to the County Compass STONEWALL – An outdoor walkway makes Pamlico County Middle School vulnerable, according to Superintendent Wanda Dawson and Finance Officer Steve Curtis, who asked the County Commissioners Monday night for $213,590 to enclose the high traffic corridor. To accommodate a large crowd of faculty and administrators, elected officials moved the meeting to the Bayboro courtroom. The occasion was the school system’s annual budget request, covering proposed capital expenditures and funds for so-called ‘current expenses.’ “Students have to…

Child’s parents irate over dress code penalty

  E-mail address set up to receive complaints Dress Code policy requires a belt but note the shirttail, which should be ‘tucked in’ all the way around. By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer STONEWALL – Seventh-grader Danielle O’Neal got ‘bounced’ last week – local education speak for a violation of the Pamlico Middle School dress code. However, the penalty last Friday was not the customary verbal reprimand or admonishment. Rather, the Honor Roll student was dispatched to a classroom known as ‘Choice’ where she was instructed to transcribe every iota of a seven-page typ…
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