Leon Edgar Jennette Sr.

BUXTON – Leon Edgar Jennette Sr., 76, passed away at Wilson MedicalCenter on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011.  He was the son of the lateJunius L. Jennette Sr. and the late Leona Gaskins Jennette. Leonloved his family very much.  He was well known in thecommunityand was always eager to lend a helping hand.  Mr. Jennetteproudlyserved his country […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Pity the poor seabeach amaranth….It doesn’t get any respect

In the years of discussion of off-road vehicle rulemaking for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, have you ever heard anyone utter the words, ?seabeach amaranth??  Have you heard anyone talk about seabeach amaranth at a public meeting, public forum, public comment session, or negotiated rulemaking committee meeting? Have you seen anyone railing against protections for […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

Marjorie Midgette Banks

CAPE HATTERAS — MarjorieMidgette Banks,went to be with our Lord on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at Pitt MemorialHospital. She lived in Norfolk 69 years before coming to live with herson in Frisco. She was the daughter of Joshua D. Austin and Elizabeth“Lizzie” Willis. She was a homemaker and caregiver and enjoyed her children andgrandchildren. She […] Obituaries |  Full Article

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By IRENE NOLAN By IRENE NOLAN What one television weatherman called “an overachieving low,” brought heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands on Saturday, Jan. 22. The rare heavy snow storm surprised not only islanders but also weather forecasters at The National Weather Service office in Newport, N.C. “We were not expecting […] Local News |  Full Article

Virginia McCune O’Neal

RODANTHE — Virginia McCuneO’Neal, 86, diedSunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at Spring Arbor of Outer Banks. Born in BarbourCounty, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence andMyrtle Wilfong McCune and was the widow of Oscar B. O’Neal. She retired as Postmaster from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 yearsof service, was a longtime […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Merita Lee Iliff

BUXTON — Merita Lee Iliff (nee Bradley), 54, passed away Friday night,Jan. 21, 2011 at Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Bethesda,Md.,she was the daughter of Donald Frank Bradley Sr., currently of Fairfax,Va., and Edith Jennette Bradley, currently of Buxton.  She ispredeceased by one brother, Jeffery Bradley.  Merita will beremembered for her love of animals. In […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Johnny Burgess Hooper

SALVO — Johnny Burgess Hooper,65, diedFriday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Norfolk, Va.  Mr. Hooper was born inNorfolk and was a retired contractor and commercialfisherman.  Heattended Lifeboat Community Church and in his youth was a member ofClarks Bethel United Methodist Church.  Johnny served at aScoutMaster for 15 years with Boy Scouts of America Troop 179 and […] Obituaries |  Full Article