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Scott Lee Forbes of Powells Point, June 24

In the early morning hours of Friday, June 24, 2022, Scott Lee Forbes, 71, of Powells Point, NC lost his 10 year battle with cancer but gained his eternal reward. He was born on November 28, 1950 to the late Julian Lathan Forbes and Margaret Evans Forbes in Jarvisburg, NC.
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UUCOB Art Show – Nancy Oelrich of Point Harbor Opening Reception

Nancy Oelrich of Point Harbor and Chesapeake is exhibiting her oil paintings at the Unitarian meetinghouse from now through August. After a career in the medical field Nancy decided to return to her love of painting and does very colorful landscapes and still lifes. All are welcome to attend an...
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Before Langley Air Force Base: The muddy history of Shellbanks, Sherwood and other plantations of Elizabeth City County

Detonations echoed across the Back River as dynamite planted under tree stumps liberated them from the loamy swamp. Away from the blasts, the chatter of men filling in craters mingled with the sounds of axes chopping and saws gnawing at Virginia pines. And 105 years ago, the construction of the flying field in Hampton had begun. The U.S. government had acquired the swath of land — once a ...

Carl Moore

Carl Moore, age 79, of Aydlett, NC died on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Norfolk, VA on November 22, 1942 to the late Carl Adolph Heberlin and May Celeste Balance. Adopted and raised by the late Franklin David Moore and Eleanor Bell Heberlin. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Parker Moore. He worked as a HVAC repairman with a commercial Heating and Cooling Company. He attended the Sharon United Methodist Church.

OBX Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety course in August

Registration is now open for the OBX U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Boat America” boating safety course that will be held August 13, 2022 at the Southern Shores Fire Department from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This course satisfies North Carolina boat operator education requirements and includes the following...

J.D. Lewis to buy waterfront EC Milling building

The developer of the Weatherly Lofts and Betsy Town Flats apartment projects in Elizabeth City plans to buy the former Elizabeth City Milling Co. building and renovate it as well. James Flanigan, vice president of J.D. Lewis Construction Management, told the Elizabeth City Morning Rotary Club Friday the company plans to buy the long-vacant waterfront building at the corner of Water and Ehringhaus streets by the end of the month. ...

Biz of the Year: EC Chamber honors Nicole J & Co.

A small downtown business that helps other businesses market their products is this year’s Business of the Year. Nicole J & Co. was named Business of the Year at the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Appreciation & Celebration event held upstairs at Seven Sounds Brewing Company, Thursday evening. “I am so overwhelmed right now,” said Nicole Hyatt, owner of Nicole J & Co. “Oh, my gosh, it has been...

Southern Shores files amicus brief in Mid-Currituck bridge case

Editor's note: The article is reprinted with permission from The Southern Shores Town Council and a coalition of Outer Banks towns and business interests have filed an amicus brief in the appellate case blocking construction of the proposed 7-mile mid-Currituck toll bridge. As reported Thursday by the Outer Banks Voice, the appeal filed in January follows a ruling by Judge Louise Wood Flanagan of the U.S. District Court for...

Southern Shores, joined by 5 other entities, files Amicus brief in Mid-Currituck Bridge case

(Town of Southern Shores) On June 23, the Town of Southern Shores announced that it had filed an Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) brief in the ongoing litigation over the Mid-Currituck Bridge on June 13. It is joined in that filing by the Town of Duck, Currituck County, Dare County Tourism Board, Duck Community and Business Alliance and Currituck Chamber of Commerce.

Southern Shores files amicus brief in Currituck bridge case

The Southern Shores Town Council and a coalition of Outer Banks towns and business interests have filed an amicus brief in the appellate case blocking construction of the proposed 7-mile mid-Currituck toll bridge. As reported Thursday by the Outer Banks Voice, the appeal filed in January follows a ruling by...

Water’s Edge Village School receives $250k donation toward new schoolhouse

Water’s Edge Village School in Corolla (WEVS) and the Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF) have announced that Corolla residents Wayne and Betty Evans pledged $250,000 to help WEVS (a K-8 charter school) build an additional schoolhouse adjacent to its current location in the historic village. The tuition-free school, founded in 2012 and guided by a mission to incorporate whole child development with an emphasis on project-based, hands-on learning, has grown from 15 to 43 students. The new building will accommodate current need and future growth by providing an additional three classrooms, a community room, a resource room and a teacher’s office.

Felton: Downtown needs public restroom facilities

Hertford town officials at the June 13 town council meeting celebrated the increased activity in Hertford’s downtown business district. A Downtown Hertford Saturday Morning Live Flea Market is being held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month during June, July and August. Mayor Pro Tem Ashley Hodges said that he was encouraged to see so much happening in downtown Hertford. The Friday...

Autopsy reports show murder victims shot multiple times

Autopsy reports show both adult victims of a fatal shooting in Elizabeth City in December suffered multiple gunshot wounds while a 3-year-old child victim — the daughter of one of the adults — suffered a fatal gunshot to the head. The reports, released several weeks ago, show 18-year-old Jaquan White suffered four gunshot wounds — two to his body, one to his right arm and one to his left leg; 39-year-old Takeyia De’Shay Berry suffered two gunshot wounds, one to her chest and one to...

Chief Justice Newby visits Newbold White House

HERTFORD — The chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court continued his tour of the state’s 100 county courthouses Thursday by visiting the Perquimans County Courthouse in Hertford. But prior to going, Chief Justice Paul Newby and his wife also made a visit to the Newbold-White House, the state’s oldest brick residence. According to Penny Byrd, publicity chair for the Perquimans County Restoration Association, the nonprofit that oversees the...

Pocosin Arts School keeping with tradition

Tucked away on the banks of the Scuppernong River, at the end of Main Street in Columbia, The Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts has been attracting students, teachers, tourists and art enthusiasts from surrounding communities and distant shores since its inception in 1995. The tiny gem has a shining reputation as a catalyst for collaboration between instructors and students whose work may one day hang in galleries and shops across the globe. ...