County’s unattended recycling bins used as dumping grounds!
PAMLICO COUNTY – The problem is rampant. Non-recyclable stuff – including rotting garbage and even human waste — contaminate entire bins of otherwise legitimate materials. The result? Forget those warm, fuzzy images of recycles being miraculously transformed into beneficial end products. No way! Instead, loads and loads of contaminated bins are dumped at a transfer station in Grantsboro, ultimately bound for the sprawling regional landfill in western Craven County. Citizen complaints surfaced in June duri…
In center of back row, Sheriff Chris Davis hobnobs with members of the Reelsboro Community Watch program.
By Rhonda Breed
REELSBORO — The April 4 meeting of Reelsboro Community Watch featured two special speakers — Sheriff Chris Davis and Moneka Midgette-Davis, a specialist in substance abuse.
The Sheriff expressed his appreciation to members of the Community Watch effort for their vigilance in watching the neighborhood and for calling in suspicious activity. Many reports have led to subsequent arrests.
He shared statistics on drug sales, stating that “90 percent of dr…
Restricted areas almost always off-limits to non-military activities
By Mike Barton, Director
Public Affairs Office
MCAS Cherry Point
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT – Bombing Target 9 and Bombing Target 11 – large swaths of water and terrain in or adjacent to Pamlico Sound – will see plenty of activity during February, according to a recent press release from the U.S. Marine Corps.
Please note the graphic, which denotes restricted areas around both targets – off limits to all recreational and commercial boaters. Most of Bombing Target 11 is comprised of an area commonly kno…
October 8, 2016 | By Special to the County Compass
Tim Buck | Pamlico County Manager
Due to fast approaching Hurricane Matthew, effective immediately, emergency services has issued a voluntary evacuation for the low lying and flood prone areas of Pamlico County. The emergency shelter opened at 7:30 AM, October 8th, and will remain open until further notice. The shelter is located at Pamlico Community College located at 5049 NC Hwy 306 South in Grantsboro. Please contact Pamlico County Emergency Management, with any questions, at252.745.4131… otherwise, stay tuned to local media stations as well as emergency official’s social me…
This is a CodeRED weather warning from the City of New Bern. We are under a tropical storm warning, which means tropical storm wind conditions from hurricane Matthew are expected within the next 36 hours.
Hurricane Matthew will be located off the North Carolina coast by Saturday evening, however the effects of the storm will be felt prior to tomorrow. It is imperative if you haven’t already done so to stock up on food and water supplies and hurricane preparedness kits prior to the storm’s arrival.
Residents should expect heavy downpours, strong winds, wind gusts, rain, and tropical storm…
October 7, 2016 | By Special to the County Compass
Tim Buck | Pamlico County Manager
Good afternoon, due to fast approaching Hurricane Matthew, effective immediately emergency services has issued a voluntary evacuation for the low lying and flood prone areas of Pamlico County. The emergency shelter will open tomorrow, October 8, 2016, at 7:30 AM at Pamlico Community College located at 5049 NC Hwy 306 in Grantsboro. Please contact Pamlico County Emergency Management, with any questions, at 252-745-4131… otherwise, stay tuned to local media stations as well as emergency official’s social media pages for updates. If you ar…
Riots, violent radicals, official corruption, chaos, left wing nonsense
In today’s world, we need firepower — not flower power!
By Eric Noevere
CAMPAIGN TRAIL – Just a few weeks have passed since the Orlando ISIS attack, while another ISIS attack has occurred at Turkey’s Ataturk airport; a lone wolf attack in Nice France; and two separate attacks by black militants against Dallas and Baton Rouge police officers.
At every turn there have been calls for restrictions on the right to bear arms by law-abiding citizens. Much theater has been done by President Obam…
December 16, 2015 | By Special to the County Compass
Time has come to arm America! ‘Make my day!’ Carry a gun – shoot a terrorist!
By Eric Noevere
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — In light of the two most recent high profile shootings, people are anxious about the possibility of themselves being the victim of an attack. The media has been doing its best to demonize the weapons used.
Many members of the public think that military type weapons are available to the public. This is not so. Also many people think there is an epidemic of “Gun Violence,” also not so.
The media has been fueling a frenzy of fear in an otherwise calm people. It started wi…
Sewer, drainage work underway on low-lying area
Last week, six inches of rain in less than three hours swamped what is known as a ‘lift station’ in the Town of Oriental. Chronically poor drainage in the low-lying area on Neuse Road resulted in huge water infiltration – far too much for pumps to overcome, forcing a backup of sewage in a 10-inch line that ultimately breached thru nearby manholes, residential cleanouts, and similar access points. The photo at left shows heavy equipment — in place before the storm — to begin work on Phase 1 of $1.2 million in improvements. “If t…
Editor’s note: Last week, we reported that Eric Kindle, a respected volunteer firefighter and emergency responder, risks losing his credentials – the result of a late night July 4th call that went slightly awry. The circumstances are explained more fully in the deluge of e-mails that we received on this topic:
Let me see if I have this figured out correctly. Eric Kindle works tirelessly for anyone in Pamlico County. When he isn’t giving free ice cream to the kids from Children’s Theater Workshop and other such charitable activities, he jumps into water to save drowning vi…
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…