Author: The County Compass

Look Out! Four Authors Conspire to Host Tea

AURORA – Have you ever wanted to experience a book in more ways than just reading it? Have you ever thought about the tastes inspired by the book’s location or the characters in the book? Local author, Sherri Lupton Hollister…

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16 Acres Under One Roof

Fleet Readiness expands to Global TransPark KINSTON – State, federal and local officials broke ground Tuesday on a North Carolina Global TransPark complex that the U.S. Navy will use to maintain and repair Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. Officials said the…

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Middle School students head to Atlanta for National Championships

PAMLICO COUNTY – Congratulations to the SkillsUSA members who qualified for Nationals in Atlanta, GA! From left, Joshua Behrens, Tre`Mhiya Arrington, and Mia Angelo (alternate Jacobs Willis not shown) are seen here in Greensboro where they qualified for the Team…

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Beach Erosion Would Be Covered by Expanding Flood Insurance

WASHINGTON, DC – Recently, Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D., alongside Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), introduced the ‘Prevent Environmental Hazards Act’ to give homeowners, insured by the National Flood Insurance Program, greater flexibility to manage natural disasters. “Homeowners should not be forced…

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School System Flexes Muscle

BAYBORO – The Pamlico County Board of Commissioners encountered a huge turnout of public commentators for Monday night’s meeting (which included all four school principals: Savannah Alexander of the Primary; Sharon Carter-Moore of the Elementary; Wade Reifsnyder of the Middle;…

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National Anthem by Violinists Memorial Day Highlight

BAYBORO – Sisters Lila and Shelby Mehring, wearing the crisp cadet uniforms of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Corps unit from Pamlico County High School, imparted a wistful, emotional, and evocative experience with their tandem-violin rendition of the Star Spangled…

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Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27th at 10 AM. Location is the County Courthouse in Bayboro. Duration of about 30 minutes. We welcome guests at the event. Some chairs will be provided but If you would be more comfortable, please bring your own….

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Letter Describes ‘Uncontrolled Chaos’ at Oriental Town Meeting

Mr. Martin Spratt, the developer who submitted a rezoning request for an executive RV Park in Oriental, sent the following letter dated (April 12) to the Oriental Town Mayor and Commissioners. Normally these types of letters discussing town matters would…

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NC Taxpayers Must Pay for State Employee Gender ‘Transitions’

RALEIGH – Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the watchdog group known as NC Values, released a statement this week regarding the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals controversial decision. The decree from civil litigation titled Kadell v. Folwell requires North Carolina…

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Oriental Old Theater to Offer Mega Mother’s Day Concert!

ORIENTAL – Dee Dee King & Friends, seen here Sunday afternoon during a break in the group’s grueling three and one-half hour rehearsal, are expected to ‘sellout’ the theater’s 150 seats on Sunday, May 12. Doors open at 4:30pm. Treat…

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Sales Tax Hike on Nov. 5 Ballot

PAMLICO COUNTY – Elected officials voted Monday to proceed with a referendum to determine if voters will agree to a ‘quarter of one cent’ increase in the local option sales tax. If approved, the measure could raise an extra $400,000…

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