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Smith, Mary Anne – Obituary

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Chesterfield, Va – Smith, Mary Anne, 78, of Chesterfield, a native of North Carolina, died Sunday, January 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Benjamine Otto and Gladys Simpson Bateman. Mary was a retired church secretary of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church. She was the widow […]

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Currituck Christmas Parade Cancelled

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The annual Currituck Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013 has been cancelled due to the forecast inclement weather for that date. There are no plans at this time to reschedule the event.

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Keel, Brenda Erlene – Obituary

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Knotts Island, NC – Brenda Erlene Keel, 72, died April 29, 2013. Mrs. Keel was born in Knotts Island to the late Casey and Thelma Hampton Munden. She was a member of Knotts Island Baptist Church and an avid bird watcher. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 49 years, Alvin “Al” […]

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Good Friday / Easter Closings

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The following local government offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday and the Easter Holiday: Bertie County Government – Closed Friday, March 29; Reopens Monday, April 1 Camden County Government – Closed Friday, March 29; Reopens Monday, April 1 Chowan County Government – Closed Friday, March 29; Reopens Monday, April 1

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Eliz. City Finance Committee to meet : March 21, 2013

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AGENDA for Finance Committee of the City Council Thursday, March 21, 2013 – 10 a.m. Council Chambers – 306 E. Colonial Avenue 1. Call To Order 2. Moment of Silent Reflection 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Agenda Adjustments and Approval 5. Consideration – Approval of Minutes a. Finance Committee – March 7, 2013 6. Consideration […]

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Young, Shirley Ann ~ Legals

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as EXECUTOR of the Estate SHIRLEY ANNE YOUNG deceased, late of Currituck County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 27TH day of June, 2013 or this notice […]

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Currituck GOP to hold Convention Friday Evening

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The Currituck County Republican Party will hold its county convention at the Weeping Radish Restaurant in Grandy at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 22, 2013. The guest speaker for the event will be 3rd District US Congressman Walter B. Jones (R-NC). The cost for the event, which includes dinner, is $30. For more information, contact […]

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Sheriff’s Department Uncovers Liquor Still

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Acting on an anonymous tip, the Currituck County Sheriff's department discovered an operating liquor still in the swamp west of Barco, early on morning of Monday August 5. By about 1 p.m. of the same day, a team consisting of a sheriff's deputy, and an Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) agent, had destroyed the still. The still, which was located at the far end of Swain's Lane, was approximately 1.5 miles due south of Central Elementary School, in an isolated area of the county adjacent to the North River Game Lands.

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  • by John H. Snowden, III Currituck residents wishing to toss their hat into the political ring may do so beginning at 12 noon on Monday, February 13, 2012.  The filing period for political offices will remain open until 12 noon on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Partisan seats which may be contested in the 2012 elections include: County Commissioner, District 1 representing areas of the Currituck County on the Outer Banks, from the NC / VA State Line to the Currituck / Dare County Line; Knotts Island and Gibbs Woods.  This seat is currently held by O. Vance Aydlett (R) of Knotts Island, who was elected to the seat in the November 2008 General Election.  Individuals who wish to file for this seat must reside within District 1. County Commissioner, District 2 representing areas of southern Currituck County from Uncle Graham Rd south through Point Harbor. This seat is currently held by John Rorer (R) of Grandy, who was elected to the seat in the November 2008 General Election.  Individuals who wish to file for this seat must reside within District 2. County Commissioner, District 4 representing central areas of Currituck County from the creek north of Beechwood Shores; south of Tulls Creek,  south to and including the community of Maple (north of Coinjock Creek) and West to and including the communities of Shawboro and Gregory. This seat is currently held by J. Owen Etheridge (R) of Shawboro, who was elected to the seat in the November 2004 General Election and won re-election to the seat in the November 2008 General Election.  Individuals who wish to file for this seat must reside within District 4. County Commissioner, At-Large 2 representing all of Currituck County. This seat is currently held by S. Paul O'Neal (R) of Waterlily, who was elected to the seat in the November 2008 General Election.  Individuals who wish to file for this seat must reside in Currituck County. Candidates for County Commissioner's seats must file a notice of candidacy with the county board of elections in the county of their residence and pay a filing fee of 1% of the annual salary, one hundred forty four dollars ($144) of the office sought to the county board of elections. Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained at the county board of elections prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing. Candidates for the office of County Commissioner must be a registered voter of the same political party in which he or she intends to file (an individual changing party affiliation must do so 90 days prior to the filing date). All candidates must, at the time of filing a Notice of Candidacy, file a certificate signed by the chairman or the director of the county board of elections where they are registered to vote. The certification shall state the party with which the person is affiliated, and that the person has not changed affiliation in the past 90 days. A candidate may not file for more than one office.  Candidates for County Commissioner's seats must be at least 21 years of age, a qualified Currituck County voter, and a resident of the county commissioner district. Register of Deeds is elected at-large, representing all of Currituck County.  The seat is currently held Charlene Y. Dowdy (D) of Powells Point, who was elected to the seat in the November 1980 General Election and has won re-election to the office in each subsequent election since that year. Candidates for the office of Register of Deeds must file a notice of candidacy with the county board of elections in the county of their residence and pay a filing fee of 1% of the annual starting salary, five hundred twenty four dollars ($524), of the office sought to the county board of elections. Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained at the county board of elections prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing. Candidates for the office of Register of Deeds must be a registered voter of the same political party in which he or she intends to file (an individual changing party affiliation, must do it 90 days prior to the filing date). All candidates must, at the time of filing a Notice of Candidacy, file a certificate signed by the chairman or the director of the county board of elections where they are registered to vote. The certification shall state the party with which the person is affiliated, and that the person has not changed affiliation in the past 90 days. A candidate may not file for more than one office. Candidates for the Register of Deeds office must be at least 21 years of age and a qualified Currituck County voter. Partisan seats will be contested first in their respective party primaries tentatively schedule for the first Tuesday in May 2012, with the primary winners facing each other in the November 2012 General Election. Non-partisan Board of Education seats which may be contested in the 2012 elections include: Board of Education, Fruitville Township representing the off-road areas of Carova Beach, on the Currituck OUter Banks, and Knotts Island.  This seat is currently held by John Barnes, of Knotts Island.  Individuals who wish to file for this seat must reside in Fruitville Township. Board of Education, Moyock Township representing the area of Currituck north of Beechwood Shores and Tulls Creek to the VA/ NC State line, including the communities of Moyock and Gibbs Woods.  This seat is currently held by Amy Innes, of Moyock who was appointed to this seat in 2006 to fill the Board of Education seat vacated by Janet Taylor on her election to the Board of Commissioners, and was re-elected to the seat in the November 2008 General Election.  Individuals who wish to file for this seat must reside in Moyock Township. Candidates for Board of Education seats must file a notice of candidacy with the county board of elections in the county of their residence and pay a filing fee of one hundred forty four dollars ($144). Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained at the county board of elections prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing. Candidates must be a registered voter of the county. This is a non partisan office in Currituck County. All candidates must, at the time of filing a Notice of Candidacy, file a certificate signed by the chairman or the director of the county board of elections where they are registered to vote. A candidate may not file for more than one office.  Candidates for Board of Education seats must be at least 21 years of age, a qualified Currituck County voter, and a resident of their township. Non-partisan seats will be contested in the November 2012 General Election, with the candidate who receives the largest number of votes winning the election. NC House and Senate seats open for re-election include: District 1 State Senate Seat representing Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell, and Washington Counties.  This seat is currently held by Stan White (D) of Dare County who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former State Senator Marc Basnight (D) of Dare county upon his resignation, following the 2010 General Elections.  Individuals who wish to file for this seat must reside in NC Senate District 1. Candidates for NC Senate seats must file a notice of candidacy with the county board of elections in the county of their residence and pay a filing fee of 1% of the annual salary, two hundred seven dollars ($207) of the office sought to the county board of elections. Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained at the county board of elections prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing. Each Senator, at the time of his election, shall be not less than 25 years of age, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the State as a citizen for two years and in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election. District 1 State House Seat representing Camden, Currituck, Dare, portions of Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Tyrell Counties.  This seat is currently held by W.C. "Bill" Owens, Jr. (D) of Pasquotank County who was re-elected to this seat in the 2010 General Elections.  Individuals who wish to file for this seat must reside in NC House District 1. Candidates for NC Senate seats must file a notice of candidacy with the county board of elections in the county of their residence and pay a filing fee of 1% of the annual salary, two hundred seven dollars ($207) of the office sought to the county board of elections. Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained at the county board of elections prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing. Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election. For more information on filing for local elected office, contact the Currituck County Board of Elections at (252) 232-2525.  They are located at the Currituck County Governmental Center Complex at 2811 Caratoke Hwy., Currituck, NC 27929 .  Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   You may visit them online at: http://www.co.currituck.nc.us/Elections.cfm #
  • Looking for some good ol' Southern Recipes? Better yet, some good old Southern dinner table stories? Look no further, here's what's cookin' on the Inner Banks! #
  • If you happened to miss our featured story, check it out here: New Hope UMC Celebrates 200 Years. Congratulations to our good friend and subscriber Pastor Bill (of Poplar Branch)! #
  • The Currituck County Board of Commissioners recently expanded from 5 to 7 members. Read more about it here #
  • Many readers have inquired as to the origin of Bubba & LeRoy - The Good Ol' Boys ... Gone Bad Keep an eye on this page for more info on The Good Ol' Boys, and who's who in Currituck politics! The Cast of Characters Bubba LeRoy Laverne Kid Sue / the West Virginia Kid - Former Commissioner At Large Paul Martin The Big 'O' - Commissioner S. Paul O'Neal The Carova Cowboy - Former Commissioner Ernie Bowden Top Gun - Commissioner Gene A. Gregory EZ Rider - Commissioner Barry C. Nelms Haircut - Commissioner Janet Taylor Honorable Mention John Morrison - Former County Attorney Donald 'Ike' McRee - County Attorney Daniel F. Scanlon, II - County Manager Diane Sawyer - Travel & Tourism Director #

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Good Friday / Easter Closings
March 28, 2013
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Eliz. City Finance Committee to meet : March 21, 2013
Eliz. City Finance Committee to meet : March 21, 2013
March 21, 2013
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Young, Shirley Ann ~ Legals
Young, Shirley Ann ~ Legals
March 21, 2013
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Currituck GOP to hold Convention Friday Evening
Currituck GOP to hold Convention Friday Evening
March 21, 2013
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Currituck H.S. to stage spring musical this weekend
Currituck H.S. to stage spring musical this weekend
March 21, 2013
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UPDATE: Meeting on Mid-County Bridge goes Private
UPDATE: Meeting on Mid-County Bridge goes Private
March 19, 2013
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Elizabeth City Council Work Session Cancelled
Elizabeth City Council Work Session Cancelled
March 18, 2013
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Currituck Board to meet with State Legislators
Currituck Board to meet with State Legislators
March 18, 2013
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Employment Opportunities – March 17, 2013
Employment Opportunities – March 17, 2013
March 17, 2013
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Controlled burn on North Gregory Road
Controlled burn on North Gregory Road
March 16, 2013
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Pasquotank BOC to hold forum on restructuring voting process for Board of Commissioners
Pasquotank BOC to hold forum on restructuring voting process for Board of Commissioners
March 15, 2013
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Pasquotank Commissioners to tour Landfill
Pasquotank Commissioners to tour Landfill
March 15, 2013
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DOT Secretary to speak in Manteo tonight
DOT Secretary to speak in Manteo tonight
March 11, 2013
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NC DOT reopens NC 12 south of Oregon Inlet
NC DOT reopens NC 12 south of Oregon Inlet
March 11, 2013
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Overwash of NC 12 continues in Dare County
Overwash of NC 12 continues in Dare County
March 11, 2013
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Currituck Schools on 3 hour delay : March 7
Currituck Schools on 3 hour delay : March 7
March 6, 2013
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Additional Ferries to Operate on Swan Quarter-Ocracoke Route
Additional Ferries to Operate on Swan Quarter-Ocracoke Route
March 6, 2013
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Currituck H.S. Band students selected for festivals across NC
Currituck H.S. Band students selected for festivals across NC
March 4, 2013
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2013-2014 Kindergarten Registration for Currituck Co.
2013-2014 Kindergarten Registration for Currituck Co.
March 4, 2013
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Dare County Sheriff reports Vehicle Larceny in Buxton
Dare County Sheriff reports Vehicle Larceny in Buxton
March 4, 2013
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