Bill awaiting President’s signature will help with onerous increases in flood insurance BY CATHERINE KOZAK

Bill awaiting President’s signature will help with onerous increases in flood insurance BY CATHERINE KOZAK BY CATHERINE KOZAK BY CATHERINE KOZAK Legislation that forestalls onerous increases in federal flood insurance has been sent to the President, who is expected to sign it, giving coastal realtors and homeowners much-welcomed relief from fears of financial ruin. Known […]

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Ann Courtney Perkins Privett

SALVO– Ann Courtney Perkins Privett, 68, passed away peacefully Thursday,March 20, 2014 in Hickory, N.C. Born in Portsmouth, Va., she was thedaughter of the late Charles Bertram and Evelyn Shackleford Perkins andwas the widow of Russell Lee Privett Sr. She was a formerowner/operator of The Fishin’ Hole, a former public school teacher inVirginia, a graduate […]

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Ocracoke protests Park Service elimination of lifeguarded beaches

Ocracoke has taken on the National Park Service over its decision to eliminate lifeguards on the beaches in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Seashore Superintendent Barclay Trimble, who made this decision in November, said that de-funding the lifeguard program at these three beaches is necessary because of budget constraints. “Given our current budget realities and […]

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Stacie Leigh Almquist

HATTERAS– Stacie Leigh Almquist, 50, formerly of Afton (Nelson County), Va.,passed away on Saturday March 15, 2014 in Norfolk General Hospital. Shewas the daughter of the late Nathan Miller and Donna Hinkley. Shewas a wonderful, loving mother of four, Melissa Dawson, 26, who residesin Shanghai, China, with her husband Aaron and son Oscar, DanielAlmquist, 20, […]

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Roy L. Gray Jr.

ETOWAH,Tenn. — Roy L. Gray Jr., age 74, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014at his residence, after a long valiant fight with brain cancer and thecomplications resulting from treatments. He was a native ofHatteras. He was a retiree of J.M. Huber Corporation in Etowah and wasemployed by the Sundry Stores, Inc. for the past several […]

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Charles L. Brown

HATTERAS– Captain Charles L. Brown sailed his final journey on Friday, March14, 2014.  He was born on April 17, 1945 in Morehead City,N.C.  He will join his father, Roy Shavender Brown, and mother,Hilda Wood Brown. He is survived by his family, of which hewas most proud — his wife, Diane Waldrep Brown; his only son,Christopher […]

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