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Ulysses S. “Lish” Meekins of Wanchese, Aug. 17

Lish was a self-employed man of many talents, from designing and engineering equipment to yacht roll-overs and transport services, building homes and commercial fishing. Lish started SouthSide Services and on retirement worked alongside his son.

Aug 19


OBX Watermelon Festival raises $4,600 for bike safety

Proceeds went to the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition. The event raised $4,627.16. Visitors participated in watermelon stacking, watermelon eating, seed spitting and ice cream eating contests.

Aug 18


Donald A. MacKenzie of Corolla, Aug. 15

Donald was born in Brooklyn, New York and worked with a major corporation as an aeronautics engineer for many years. He cherished a quiet and private retirement lifestyle with his family and friends in Corolla.

Aug 18


Reide Corbett is named new director of Coastal Studies Institute

Corbett has served as head of CSI’s Coastal Processes Program since 2012. His research focuses on topics such as sedimentary the discharge of groundwater into the coastal zone, and coastal hazards and resilience.

Aug 18


Randell Eugene “Joe” Holmes of Manteo, Aug. 16

Having served his country honorably in the United States Army, he then returned to teaching and coaching. “Coach” Holmes taught and coached for 20 plus years and was respected and admired by his students and players.

Aug 17


Virginia Dare Faire at The Lost Colony set for Aug. 18

Carnival-like activities, including coloring, face painting, and bubble stations will be open all morning. Field games like Sir Walter’s potato toss, hula-hoop activities, sack races and archery stations are also a small sampling of the day’s happenings.

Aug 16


Distillery donates $17,500 for new playground equipment

Adam Ball, one of the four owners of Outer Banks Distilling, contacted Dare County Parks and Recreation following the removal of one of his 4-year-old son’s favorite pieces of playground equipment at Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills.

Aug 16


Minnie Bernice Farrow Williams of Buxton, Aug. 13

Minnie Bernice Farrow Williams, 84, of Buxton died Aug. 13 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Minnie was a devoted mother and grandmother who spent her life loving and providing for others. She was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God.

Aug 16


Comprehensive rehabilitation therapy under one roof

The new comprehensive rehab facility at The Outer Banks Hospital offers a variety of medical services under one roof. They include physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and balance therapy.

Aug 15


Charles (Carpenter) Schrappe Jr., Aug. 13

In 1954, he moved to Virginia Beach, VA where he would enjoy a career of selling mobile homes for 64 years. He was also a member of Kempsville Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. Charles served his country honorably in the United States Navy.

Aug 15


Mary Ann Milburn of Southern Shores, Aug. 10

Mary Ann and Larry retired to the Outer Banks in 1996, where she was a member of Duck United Methodist Church and Duck Woods Country Club. She made quilts for the Linus Quilt program and was past president of the Beach Food Pantry.

Aug 15


Sheila Davies to assume helm of Health and Human Services

As director of Health and Human Services, Davies will continue serving as Health Director while having oversight of the Social Services Division. The two departments were consolidated in November 2013.

Aug 14