Leon Richard Scarborough, Sr.

HATTERAS — Leon Richard Scarborough, Sr., 82, passed peacefully after a battle with cancer, in his home in Hendersonville, NC on February 7, 2019 — 3 weeks before his 83rd birthday. Born and raised in Hatteras, NC, he was the son of the late Fulton and Wilma Scarborough. He proudly served in the United States […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Sherry Wilson Midgette

GARNER – Sherry Wilson Midgette, 69, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Garner United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the funeral at the church. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.

Guest Column: Why We Stay

People, especially our families, ask us why we stay living here on Hatteras Island, especially as we age. They see hurricanes, medical inconveniences and all those stairs! “Is it your love of the ocean?” they ask. Well, yes, but it is really the love, internal warmth and compassion shown to us, by you, this community.

As the latest hurricane strengthened and my husband was away, my daughter Kelsey and I spent two days securing our house and boat. We evacuated with our dog, cat and snake. After that, I did suggest to Alan that we should consider moving. “How can we?” he said. “We haven’t paid back the community for all they did for us. We have to stay!” He was so right and here is why.

Avon Project Part of Worker Housing Push

But other projects may depend on new legislation The Dare County Commissioners took a step forward in their efforts to encourage new year-round housing developments with a Feb. 4 approval of a site plan and conditional use permit application for construction of a cluster home development in Avon. The application was submitted by OT Enterprises, […] Real Estate |  Full Article

Dennis Paul Mabe

NAGS HEAD —  went peacefully into the Lord’s arms on Monday, February 4, 2019.  Born on October 30, 1927 in Walnut Cove, NC, Dennis was 91.  He was predeceased by his father, Charlie Mabe, his mother, Pearlie Stephens Mabe, his sister, Mozelle Mabe Walker and brother, William Mabe.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Botts Mabe, his daughter, Paula Gay Mabe Johnson, his son-in-law, Larry Johnson, his stepsons, Robert Michael Greenwood and Steven Russell Greenwood, his granddaughter, Claire Taylor Johnson and grandsons, Robert Michael Greenwood, Jr. and Kyle Connor Greenwood, his sister, Lucille Mabe Harris, and brother, Charlie Mabe, Jr., many nieces and nephews and friends.