Edward Agustus Hooper

SALVO– Edward Agustus Hooper, 91, died Monday April 22, 2013 in NagsHead.  Mr. Hooper was born in Salvo and was the son of the lateGarland A. and Maria Hooper Hooper. He worked for over 20 years aspostmaster of the United States Post Office in Salvo and was a memberof Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church.  Surviving […]

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A celebration of the restoration and relighting of the Bodie Island Lighthouse….WITH SLIDE SHOW

Sometimes reporters get attached to the subject of their coverage, especially if that subject is an underdog unjustly outshined by another that’s taller and more popular. The Bodie Island Lighthouse has been that underdog for me. On Thursday evening, the fully restored lighthouse was officially relighted, and it opened today for the first time to […]

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Gamefish bill has arrived, judge in bridge lawsuit is heard from

As expected, a gamefish bill has arrived in the North Carolina General Assembly. Also as expected, it was not introduced as a stand-alone bill.  Stand-alone gamefish bills have not fared well in the past several legislatures. The bill introduced Wednesday, House Bill 983, addresses not only gamefish status for red drum, speckled trout, and striped […]

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Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department breaks ground on new building …….WITH SLIDE SHOW

By CONNIE LEINBACH By CONNIE LEINBACH Ocracoke will have a new fire house in about eight months, following the long-awaited ground breaking at the site of a new Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department building along Irvin Garrish Highway Monday. About 60 residents came out to support the event as crew members from Premiere Construction Inc. of […]

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Alligator River Bridge reopens

The U.S. 64 swing bridge over the Alligator River in Tyrrell and Dare counties was reopened to traffic Sunday evening after being closed for 12 days. A key part used to keep the bridge closed and support the weight of the vehicles called a wedge guide broke during repairs. Replacement parts were secured on Sunday, […]

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