Wine tips for Thanksgiving!

Justin Manjorin, November 20, 2017

THANKSGIVING TABLE -- Picking a wine to go with an ordinary meal is usually pretty straight forward. The meals are not complex and it is easy to go with the old mantra: ‘Red wine with red meat and White wine with poultry or fish.’ There are a lot of variations on this theme but now the mantra is: ‘Drink what appeals to you.’ The problem with Thanksgiving and Christmas is the large number of disparate tastes associated with the amazing variety of foods served and this doesn’t ...
‘Killing a copperhead with a hoe!’

Special to the County Compass, November 20, 2017

Critic explains exasperation over town vote! By Jim Barton | Guest Commentary ORIENTAL -- Without any discussion and ignoring public safety concerns and comments raised at the Town Board meeting -- as well as the recommendation for further study regarding firearms discharge policy by one member -- the Town Commissioners have reaffirmed their authorization for the unrestricted use of .22 caliber firearms for ‘non life- threatening pest control on personal property.’ OPEN LETTER: I...

The County Compass, November 17, 2017

Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Carteret County Superior Court Thursday, APRIL GUTHRIE THOMAS, 34, of Newport, was convicted by a jury and sentenced by the presiding judge to prison for Involuntary Manslaughter and Delivery of Heroin in connection with her sale of heroin to Kendal Walbert in 2014. The case was prosecuted as Second-Degree Murder; however, the jury verdict was for the lesser offense of Involuntary Manslaughter. Mr. Walbert died...

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