Robert Stephens


Robert Stephens, 96; no service

Robert Howard Stephens, 96, New Bern NC, formerly of Beaufort, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. He was born October 2, 1925, in Chicago, IL to Burrett H. Stephens and Anna Pierson Stephens. He and his family moved to Beaufort, NC in 1932. He grew up in the original Inlet Inn, which his parents had purchased, and his mother operated. He and his friend John Duncan were the first two Eagle Scouts in Carteret County. He was one of the last surviving members of the Beaufort High School class of “42” where he played on the Beaufort High School basketball team that won the Carteret County Championship in 1940-41 and 1941-42.

Councilman Robert Stephens

We ended 2021 strong. During Thanksgiving, my office partnered with the Progressive Firefighters Association to give out more than two thousand turkeys at our annual Turkey Giveaway. We also partnered with the offices of Vice Mayor Reggie Leon and Councilwoman Katrina Wilson to provide food boxes to our homebound residents in nursing homes and senior communities.

Robert Stephens: A tale of two countries during COVID-19 pandemic

For the past eight months, I have been absent from these pages because I was hired to coordinate the activities of the Mobile Vaccination Unit for Jordan Valley Community Health Center. In that position, I’ve had the opportunity to work with very knowledgeable medical professionals and to work side-by-side with some of the most dedicated volunteers I have ever seen.