Marc Basnight

May 13, 1947 – December 28, 2020 MANTEO — Former Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight, the longest-serving legislative leader in North Carolina’s history, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family Dec. 28, 2020, at his Manteo home. He was 73. The youngest of seven children, Basnight came from a hard-working, humble family that […]

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North Carolinians Can Apply Online for Help with Energy Costs Beginning Monday

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that beginning Jan. 4, households can apply for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) and the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) online at Applying for these programs online is easy and convenient, as well as safe and helps people socially distance. Applicants can also call their county department of social services to […]

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Dare County Public Works Announces 2021 New Year’s Trash Collection Schedule

Residential Trash Collection for the week of Dec. 28, 2020, through Jan. 1, 2021, will be as follows: Monday, Dec. 28: Kitty Hawk, Colington, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Tuesday, Dec. 29: Manteo, Wanchese, Manns Harbor, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon Wednesday, Dec. 30: Kitty Hawk, Colington, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Thursday, […]

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Ronald Thomas Sumrell

April 3, 1945 – December 25, 2020 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Ronald Thomas Sumrell, 75, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Friday, December 25, 2020, at his home. Born in Lenoir County, NC, he was the son of the late Lillian Monroe Sumrell and Robert Henry Sumrell. Upon graduation from Grainger High School in Kinston, […]

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Sandra Wood Fletcher

FRISCO — Sandra “Sandy” Wood Fletcher, 58 years of age, passed of natural causes at her home in Frisco, NC on December 25th, 2020.  Sandy was born in Culpeper, VA on May 7th, 1962 to Margaret “Peggy” Crane and Harry Langdon Crane of Orange, VA and Boynton Beach, FL. In Sandy’s 58 years, she filled […]

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Strange Beauty: Jellyfish of the NC Coast

by Robert Michelson   First in a two-part series  Jellyfish are some of the coolest looking creatures that live in North Carolina’s waters. Found in all coastal areas of the state, there’s a dozen different species that can be observed at various times of year while swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling or simply walking along the beach. There are […]

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Governor Cooper Statement on the Passing of Former Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight

Governor Roy Cooper shared the following comment following the passing of former Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight: “North Carolina lost a giant today with the passing of my friend, Senator Marc Basnight. His positive influence on our public universities, transportation, environment and more will be felt for decades. A man of great power and […]

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