Category Archives: VANDALISM

Pamlico County GOP Headquarters in Bayboro Vandalized Again!

By Terry Leigh McCune Early Wednesday morning the workers at the GOP headquarters found at least 3 dimpled cracks in their front window where sometime during the evening or early morning hours, person or persons unknown had fired at their facility with either an air rifle or BB gun. The Chairman of the Pamlico County Republican Party, Dave Wickersham issued the following statement: We have had two separate incidents at our Headquarters over the last three weeks that involved a person or persons shooting an air rifle or BB gun at the front windows. No volunteers were in the building at the time of…

Pamlico Republican Party Headquarters window shot a second time

Sheriff Chris Davis Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Within the past 3 weeks, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has responded to 2 different incidents involving the windows in front of The Pamlico County Republican Party Headquarters being shot. During the investigation, it was determined that the windows were shot with a pellet rifle or similar gun. These events are occurring during overnight hours, and there was no one inside the building at the time of the incidents. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about these incidents to contact The Pam…

Smile! Camera meant to catch dumpers

By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer Culprits are ignoring rules that prohibit dumping of household garbage at the Reelsboro recycling site. REELSBORO – The Pamlico County Commission rejected a recommendation Monday night to close the Hwy. 55 recycling site, instead authorizing an expenditure to install ‘trail cam’ style monitoring with the intent of nabbing those who are dumping household garbage, non-recyclable items, and even in one recent incident – concrete. Garry Cooper, Director of Public Services for the county, wrote in a Dec. 30 e-mail that “the situation was so bad th…

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.’ …

“ They look like filthy roaches on the surveillance video! ”

Ed Denton of Denton Pharmacy resolute in wake of early am break-in Framed Wednesday morning by the broken storefront window, Ed and Carolyn Denton said violent break-ins are a threat to the entire community. By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer ORIENTAL – Two thugs, dressed in black with covered faces, robbed Denton Pharmacy at approximately 4:20 a.m. Wednesday morning, after breaking a storefront window with a rock thrown so hard that it landed well behind the counter. Oriental Police Capt. Duane Moore said the thieves were in and out of the store in just over three minutes in what appears to ha…

Hunt is on for waterline vandal

  Random punctures appear malicious, intentional Special to the County Compass Billy E. Sawyer, Jr. Sheriff of Pamlico County December 3, 2012 Victim:   County of Pamlico The Pamlico County Sheriffs’ Office is conducting a criminal investigation into series incidents where person or person(s) unknown are damaging the water lines in Pamlico County. Pipes are being damaged by placing a probe into the ground and punching a hole in the pipe. The damage is being done to pipes adjacent to the roadway, near fire hydrants or cut-off valves.  The damage done appears to be f…

Family vows to repair cemetery

  By Dan Piner | Special to the County Compass ARAPAHOE – I want to thank The County Compass for your recent article about the desecration of the Ed Stanley Brinson cemetery behind the old Arapahoe Elementary School. The severity of the crime against these graves has been very difficult to comprehend. It’s hard to believe there is anyone that would do such destruction to this cemetery. I commend the Sheriff’s Department for lending its full support to finding the people responsible for committing this crime. Ed Stanley Brinson was my great grandfather. My great grandmother, gran…

$500 reward offered in gravestone desecration

  By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer ARAPAHOE – Residents of this small, close-knit community are irate over wanton, malicious damage done to an obscure, but in tact, cemetery located behind a decaying building on Hwy. 306. The property and two buildings were once a vibrant elementary school built adjacent to an existing cemetery. One marker, apparently for a child, is more than a century old: “In memory of Little Johnny,” son of J D & Arcady Flemming, b. Oct. 22, 1896 – d. June 19, 1899. A Letter to the Editor in the March 29 issue of this newspaper brought the graves’ desecrati…