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Chief calls need for firefighting volunteers a critical emergency

Fewer volunteers create the need for us to call on other departments outside our district to assist. This strains other departments and leaves fewer firefighters to respond if a fire breaks out elsewhere.


Richard Matthew Welch Sr. of Manteo, June 22

Through his work and social commitments, he touched and impacted many lives. He retired to Manteo, North Carolina. In his retired years, he did not slow down. He became an involved part of his Manteo community.

Jun 25

Barbara Ann Hunter Friend of Kill Devil Hills, June 19

Barbara Ann Hunter Friend, age 83, passed away on Wednesday June 19 at their vacation cottage in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Barbara was a beloved wife of 65 years and a loving and caring mother and grandmother.

Jun 25

Henry Samuel Cathey Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, June 21

Henry enjoyed fishing and shooting sports and was a certified instructor in all shooting disciplines. He also enjoyed sailing and woodworking. In 2010, they moved to Kill Devil Hills where Henry began constructing guitars in the woodworking shop they built.

Jun 25

Steven J. Butler of Grandy, June 22

He graduated from the University of Maryland and served in the National Guard. Steve retired from the Dept. of Defense, Navy Dept. NAVSEA. After retirement, Steve worked for several years at Southern Shores Realty.

Jun 25

Nova J. Butler of Currituck, June 22

Nova was blessed with a great group of friends who were so faithful in visiting her regularly. She was grateful for their friendship throughout the years. In keeping with Nova’s wishes there will be no services.

Jun 24

Earl Boyd Schinlever of Kill Devil Hills, June 21

Earl Boyd Schinlever, 69, died in Kill Devil Hills on June 21, 2019. Per his wishes, no services are planned. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at

Jun 24

Billy Gaither Midgette Sr. of Manns Harbor, June 18

Billy was an avid waterman, running boats over the years from Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Willie R. Etheridge Seafood and his personal boat as a crabber. He was lovingly referred to as Capt. Pelican, Gray Beard, and Pops.

Jun 23

Caitlin Elise Palmiter of Kitty Hawk, June 18

“Caity” grew up on the Outer Banks and loved the beach, her friends and family. She graduated at First Flight High School class of 2009. Caity started her retail career at a young age and always had an exceptional work ethic.

Jun 23

Randy Jae Stitt of Stumpy Point, June 18

“My Randy”, as he was lovingly known by family and friends, was free-spirited, loved the outdoors, Horseshoes in the Hood, cooking, and the beach. He was a talented carpenter who was consistent and hardworking.

Jun 23

A few things worth knowing about sharks in North Carolina

Most shark encounters with humans are cases of mistaken identity. Swimmers, surfers and others in the water may splash and present visual targets that mislead the shark, causing it to mistake people for prey.

Jun 22

Barbara Lee Barnett Williams of Buxton, June 17

arbara Lee Barnett Williams of Buxton, NC went to be with our Lord, June 17th, 2019. Her ever-present warm smile was contagious to everyone she had contact with. She was the best wife and mother that GOD could have ever given to anyone.

Jun 18