Bland, McAvoy and Moreland compete in Republican primary for District 1 Judge

There are three candidates in Republican primary race for a District 1 District Court Judge’s seat. They are Jennifer Bland, who has held the post since last September after being appointed by Governor Roy Cooper; Kill Devil Hills attorney and Town Commissioner Bernard (B.J.) McAvoy; and Hertford attorney and District 1 Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey […]

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NC Senate incumbents Steinburg and Sanderson face off in District 1 GOP primary

Two incumbent North Carolina State Senators, Bob Steinburg and Norman Sanderson, are competing in the Republican primary for the reconfigured District 1 State Senate seat that includes Dare County and contains constituents from both of their current districts. Steinburg, an Edenton resident, is the current District 1 senator, as well as a retired businessman and […]

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Four GOP candidates challenge Murphy in 3rd Congressional District primary

Four candidates are challenging incumbent Third District Congressman Greg Murphy in the Republican primary to be held on March 17 Aside from Murphy, of Greenville, the candidates include Tony Cowden of Harrells; Eric Earhart of Eure; Brian Friend of Wilmington; and George Papastrat of Richlands. They are running for what has been considered a safe […]

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Pellini and Cruden vie in Republican primary for District Attorney

Two assistant district attorneys are competing in the Republican primary to succeed their boss, District 1 District Attorney Andrew Womble, who is running for Superior Court Judge. The race pitting Jeff Cruden against Kim Pellini also features two Navy veterans. Cruden, who served for seven years in the Navy and has spent 28 years as […]

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Hege challenges Kidwell in Republican primary for NC House District 79 seat

In the Republican primary race for a reconfigured NC House District 79, Edwin Hege is challenging incumbent Keith Kidwell for a seat that now represents the southern part of Dare County, with the dividing line running through Kill Devil Hills. Kidwell, who resides in Chocowinity, is a businessman and former Beaufort County GOP Chairman and […]

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Longtime educator Steve Basnight injured, his father dies in Currituck County crash

Former Hyde County Schools Superintendent Stephen Basnight was injured, and his father was killed in a two-vehicle accident near Moyock on the evening of Monday, April 18. According to accounts in the Coastland Times and Ocracoke Observer, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported that a Ford Escape driven by Stephen Basnight III, 61 — with […]

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‘Migration’ fuels growth in Currituck, Dare counties

UNC group releases population data from April 2020-July 2021 While new data from the University of North Carolina estimates that the state of North Carolina increased its population by 1.1% from April 2020 to July 2021, both Currituck and Dare counties grew at a more rapid rate during that period. The research, from Carolina Demography, which […]

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NC Supreme Court suspends candidate filing, moves 2022 primary back to May

In the latest round of legal jousting triggered by lawsuits challenging the fairness of North Carolina’s newly redrawn U.S. House and state legislative maps, the state’s Supreme Court on Dec. 8 suspended candidate filing for all offices for the 2022 primary election. No new date for a filing period has been set. At the same time, […]

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