Barbara Midgett Smithwick

BUXTON– Barbara Midgett Smithwick, 76, died Friday May 31, 2013, inElizabeth City.  Mrs. Smithwick was a retired health care workerand a member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church. She waspredeceased by her mother and father, Luke Bradshaw and Ann MadesMidgett, her son, Bryan Midgett, and her brother, L.B. Midgett. Survivingare a son, Kyle Smithwick of […]

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State Senate takes axe to Ocracoke Center for teachers

Not quite six years ago, North Carolina officially opened the eastern campus of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching at the beautifully restored Coast Guard Station on Ocracoke Island. The state Senate now wants to shutter the place up. Islanders were thrilled that the $7 million state-funded renovation maintained the station’s authentic […]

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Christopher Michael Wynn

KILLDEVIL HILLS — Christopher Michael Wynn, 44, died Monday, May 27, 2013in Nags Head.   Christopher was born in Columbus, Ohio, was acommercial fisherman, and had a passion for hunting, fishing, surfing,and cooking. Christopher loved to cook and enjoyed the company of hisfriends.  He was a former basketball coach for Ocracoke School,where he was also an […]

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Bill to overturn ORV plan faces uphill battle in the Senate

Last week was an interesting one for companion bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate that would overturn the National Park Service off-road vehicle plan for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The bills were scheduled for back-to-back markups in House and Senate committees on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, H.R. 819, introduced […]

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