Right Place at Right Time Coincidence? Luck? Or, possibly a Plan?

Eastern Carolina Council, Part 6:  Handsomely paid tasks immediately fall into lap of new law firm Editor’s Note: In an email exchange with the Grady Quattlebaum law firm, this newspaper has made it clear that we are eager to print any formal statement from the law firm – either now or in the future – that refutes, corroborates, or clarifies our reporting on this subject. NEW BERN –  Grady Quattlebaum PLCC, a new law firm formed in early August of 2020 by former Sumrell Sugg attorneys Arey Grady and Jill Quattlebaum, abruptly resigned as the legal firm for the Eastern Carolina Council on July 20,…

RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE! Course improvements / new attitude triples membership

Club Championship set for Minnesott this weekend MINNESOTT BEACH –  Adjacent to the Neuse River, the 18-hole, par 72 course features tree-lined fairways, raised greens, water challenges and strategically-placed sand traps. Five sets of tees accommodate players of every age and skill level.  Will these reigning champs retain their titles . . . and parking spots??    …

Mill Creek man charged with assault on child

On Sunday, 09/19/2021 Carteret County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Matthew David Langley, 31, of 150 Point Road, in Newport for child abuse. Late Sunday detectives responded to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City after a four-year-old child was transported to that location by EMS. Detectives learned the child was suffering from a severe head injury and was flown to Vidant Medical. Detective learned the child is the daughter of Langley’s girlfriend and were able to determine the injuries sustained by the child were not consistent with the story provided to investigators. Langley was ch…

Drug Suspects Arrested By Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office

George Henry Midgette, III, 61 of Bayboro was arrested by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, September 9, 2021.  After investigating Midgette for several weeks, Midgette was arrested for Trafficking Heroin, Conspiring to Traffic Heroin, Trafficking Cocaine and Conspiring to Traffic Cocaine. Midgette was placed in the Pamlico County Detention Center under a 1.5 million dollar secured bond. In an unrelated investigation, on Tuesday, September 14,  2021,  North Carolina Probation asked for assistance from the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a warrantle…

There will not be a September 16th issue of The County Compass

There will not be a September 16th issue of The County Compass. We plan to resume regular publication schedule with the paper that comes out on Thursday, September 23.…

Case could destroy state’s highest court

By Dallas Woodhouse | The Woodshed for Carolina Journal | Guest Commentary RALEIGH – It would be outrageous. It would be unprecedented. It would damage the credibility and validity of North Carolina’s highest court for decades. It would be nothing short of a bloodless coup d’état by the Democrat majority on the state Supreme Court that would devastate North Carolina’s judiciary for years to come. It would be a lawless decision, driven solely by politics. It would render 9.6 million legally cast votes by North Carolina citizens meaningless. It is likely to happen. In an astonishing and unpre…

D.A. switches Party

By Scott Thomas | District Attorney NEW BERN – On Sept. 3, I registered my political party affiliation with the Republican Party. This was a personal decision I made to align my party affiliation with my long-held conservative values and beliefs. My beliefs remain the same, but I have changed my party affiliation to be more consistent with those beliefs. I continue to be a strong supporter of the Constitution, the Second Amendment, the rule of law, our armed services, first responders, and law enforcement. One of the highlights of my 15 years as District Attorney has been working closely with o…

ECC board moves decisively, as details emerge

NEW BERN – Grady Quattlebaum, PLCC, a new law firm formed in early August of last year by former Sumrell Sugg attorneys Arey Grady and Jill Quattlebaum, abruptly resigned as the legal firm for the Eastern Carolina Council on July 20, 2021. Two days later, Katie Bordeau, ECC’s executive director, was fired by Eastern Carolina Council’s governing board.  Public records from the agency – obtained by this newspaper – make it clear that the departures of the Grady Quattlebaum law firm and Bordeaux, the ECC executive director,  are related. Those same records explain why a ‘General Membership’ me…

Fisheries Management: Process vs. Wants

By Easton Edwards EASTERN NC – The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission – the nine-member governing board for the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries – held its quarterly meeting Thursday, Aug 26 – still ‘virtual’ due to Covid. Small mesh gill nets were discussed, which could lead to further restrictions on gill net use in North Carolina waters. The Division was tasked to bring suggested changes, that could be used as needed, to change various rules pertaining to gill nets. The pressure being applied for this was obvious! Special interest groups simply WANT (and I highlight WANT) to r…

Why is FDA attacking Safe, Effective Drug?

By David R. Henderson and Charles L. Hooper Editor’s note: This article appeared in the July 28, 2021, edition of the Wall Street Journal. The Food and Drug Administration claims to follow the science. So why is it attacking ivermectin, a medication it certified in 1996. Earlier this year the agency put out a special warning that “you should not use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19.” The FDA’s statement included words and phrases such as “serious harm,” “hospitalized,” “dangerous,” “very dangerous,” “seizures,” “coma and even death” and “highly toxic.” Any reader would think the FD…

Sheriff’s Office warns of Impersonation Scam

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a recent impersonation scam. On 08/31/2021, Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies received five complaints from citizens concerning suspected scam phone calls. The suspect is accused of not only spoofing the Sheriff’s Office main line of (252) 728-8400, but also using the name of an actual deputy. Detectives say this is not the first time the scammer has identified himself as Lt. Ryan Pittman. In years past the scammer left similar messages requesting phone calls be returned urgently for legal matters. The scammer has also gon…

$400,000 federal grant goes fast at ECC

NEW BERN – Grady Quattlebaum, PLCC – a two-person law firm comprised of veteran attorneys Arey Grady and Jill Quattlebaum – abruptly resigned as attorneys for the Eastern Carolina Council on July 20, 2021.  Two days later, ECC’s highest ranking employee was also out the door, when the agency’s governing board voted unanimously to fire Katie Bordeaux, who served as the ECC Executive Director.  What’s going on?   An extensive public records request made by this newspaper has produced a ream of documents that resembles a 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. This early timeline of happenings offers ins…

North Carolina contestant wins national title

Sunday, Aug. 22 the MS National Senior America Pageant was the center of excitement for 25 beautiful and talented senior ladies from all over the United States. The pageant was a virtual pageant and our North Carolina 2020/2021 Queen, Laura C. Morgan from Pinewild, was honored to be among the group looking for the National Senior America title. A watch party at the home of Jeff and Laura Morgan anxiously gathered as the ladies among the Top Ten were announced. Next came the four runner ups and then, Laura Morgan, the NC representative was awarded the title of MS Senior America 2021! She was presen…
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