Congressman Walter Jones in Hospice Care

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, who serves as a representative for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, is currently in hospice care, per a statement from the congressman’s office. “Congressman Walter B. Jones’ (NC-3) health has declined after sustaining a broken hip last week,” read the January 26 statement.  “He is now in hospice care.  The family […]

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National Seashore Facilities Reopen as NPS Employees Head Back to Work

With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial resumed regular operations today. “I wish to thank the local Outer Banks community for offering assistance to federal employees during the lapse in appropriations,” said National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent […]

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Lingering N.C. Fisheries Association Issues Persist into 2019

Captain George’s was the venue for the recent 2019 North Carolina Fisheries Association’s Annual Meeting, which addressed issues that included conflicts with special interest groups, shrimp trawl bans and aquaculture in the sounds. The NCFA is the primary organization promoting, providing education and, in recent years, defending North Carolina’s commercial fishing industry. NCFA board presided […]

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Roberto (Bob) Reyes

BUXTON — Roberto (Bob) Reyes, 62, of Buxton, NC went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 21, 2019, at his home. He was born August 20, 1956, in Corpus Christi, TX to Angelia Reyes of Hammond, IN and the late Jose Reyes.

William Bruce Aitkenhead

SOUTHERN SHORES — William Bruce Aitkenhead, 94, of Palm Harbor, FL died Saturday, January 19, 2019, at his home in Southern Shores, NC. A native of Holyoke, MA, he was born March 15, 1924, to the late Jessie Duff Mill and William B. Aitkenhead.

What’s in a Name? A Closer Look at the Bonner Bridge Naming Debate

It all started with a brief conversation at the tail end of a recent Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting. At the January 7 meeting, commissioner and former Kitty Hawk councilman Ervin Bateman floated the idea of renaming the new Bonner Bridge structure after another prominent county citizen, Marc Basnight. “The name Marc Basnight […]

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