Author: Special to the County Compass

Be Careful What You Wish For

By Doug Cross | Guest Commentary When the Coastal Conservation Association was pushing House Bill 1713 in June of 2010, I guarantee you they never, ever thought the law would one day affect the recreational fishing interests in North Carolina…

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Be Leery of Clipboard-Carrying Con

By Anne Hopkins NEW BERN – Monday, June 24, at a local car-wash, two men wearing black “YOUR VOTE COUNTS” tee shirts, each carrying clipboards, were approaching and questioning customers who were in the vacuuming area. One lady reported the…

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Pandora’s Box — ‘Medical Marijuana’

By Mary Griswold | News Commentary RALEIGH – Legislation to legalize marijuana for “medical” purposes in North Carolina is on the move again in the State Legislature. HB 563 has been added to Senate Bill 3, a measure that would…

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Was ‘Kill Switch’ Used to Bring Down Iranian Copter?

By Drago Bosnic | GlobalResearch.ca The highly controversial details about the helicopter crash certainly haven’t helped dispel speculation about possible foreign involvement. For instance, according to Turkey’s Transport Minister Abdulkadir Uraloglu, the Bell 212 helicopter that Raisi and Abdollahian flew in…

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TO ALL AMERICANS

By Mike Cole | Guest Commentary The dog and pony show and the kangaroo court we have just witnessed in New York should remove ANY doubt ANYone had about how corrupt our courts and many of our politicians have become…

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Biden Democrats Transform USA into Banana Republic

By Steven Rader | Guest Commentary The day after the Trump verdict in Manhattan, a European news portal headlined its analysis “The Day the Democrats Putinized America.” The reference, of course, was to the false charges that Vladimir Putin brought…

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Good For Us | Easy To Gro

By Mary Houston (Tulip) Herbs!! Coming from the Catskill Mountains of New York State, growing herbs was no easy task. So it was much to my surprise that North Carolina turned out to be the perfect place to grow my…

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‘All-Aboard’ for Pinehurst !!!

‘All-Aboard’ for Pinehurst !!! Train to U.S. Open result of behind scenes scramble RALEIGH – N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division announced this week that NC By Train (www.ncbytrain.org) will run a special route from Raleigh to this year’s U.S….

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Woke Doesn’t Mean Broke at UNC

By Adam Andrzejewski | OpenTheBooks.com Editor’s note: Mr. Andrzejewski and his staff are tenacious researchers. The County Compass is indebted to them for this report. CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina’s 16 campuses spend no less than $90…

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Republicans to Tackle ‘Hot Topic’ Resolutions

By Cindy Sallis, GOP Delegate | Duplin County GREENSBORO – Over a thousand Republicans from across our state will pour into Greensboro for their annual Republican State Convention this weekend, May 23-26, where rights and life are to be defended!…

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‘Floating Cities’ help duo hone electrical skills for any vessel

LAST OF 4-PART SERIES By Jeff & Colyn Fleming | 12V Marine In recent weeks, many of you have seen articles about our experiences onboard ‘Icon of the Seas’ – the world’s largest (and newest) cruise ship. We are a…

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