Bob Steinburg challenges incumbent Tim Spear for District 2 seat in state House of Representatives

By CATHERINE KOZAK Bob Steinburg didn’t think it was right that a candidate for state office should go unchallenged in November’s election. Before he knew it, the Edenton Republican had filed to face off against incumbent Democrat Tim Spear for the District 2 seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Active for years in […]

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20 years ago a runaway dredge tore a hole in the Bonner Bridge, and islanders and visitors relied on temporary ferries for months…WITH SLIDE SHOW

BY CATHERINE KOZAK A hard nor’easter was pounding the Outer Banks as Mickey Baker and  Carmie Prete hustled home to Ocracoke Island that October night 20 years ago, intent on beating the heavy weather before Highway 12 flooded. As they crossed the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, they spied something odd looming in the darkness, just […]

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Department of Interior official meets with locals about Bonner Bridge replacement and beach access

Boiled down to its essence, replacement of the decrepit bridge over Oregon Inlet comes down to building a new span at about the same place as the existing one. So why, after nearly two decades of planning, is the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge replacement project still stuck in a bureaucratic impasse? That’s one dilemma Assistant […]

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(Catherine Kozak, a former reporter for The Virginian-Pilot in the Nags Head office, is now a freelance writer for The Island Free Press and other publications.)    

BY CATHERINE KOZAK BY CATHERINE KOZAK The fight over winnings in last month’s 2010 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament continues after attorneys and representatives of the disqualified boat owners and the tournament locked horns and didn’t budge during an informal meeting this week.   The fight over winnings in last month’s 2010 Big Rock Blue Marlin […]

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