Leonard Carpenter Meeker

OCRACOKE– Leonard Carpenter Meeker, after long period of declininghealth, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 29, in his home on OcracokeIsland, attended by his wife Beverly and son James.  Hewas 98. There will be no funeral.  A celebration of hislife will be held next spring on what would have been his99th birthday. Leonard had a long, distinguished career inpublic service, […]

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Tying up loose ends: Updates from Hatteras Island villages

Three of my blogs this fall were on topics that need some updating.  They all were about issues in Hatteras Island’s villages — the possibility of zoning for the tri-villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, beach restoration in Buxton, and the question of whether the Hatteras Village Tax District should purchase oceanfront property. I’ve done […]

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Dispute leaves Oregon Inlet Fishing Center lease up in the air

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center will be operated under an extended contract for another year while the National Park Service reevaluates terms that were rejected in October by the center’s board. Neither the Park Service nor representatives of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center Inc. would elaborate on details of the disagreement, but both parties profess to want […]

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