Stories by Submitted Story

Tony Allen Gilnett of Kitty Hawk, April 20

Tony loved fishing off Outer Banks Pier with family, friends and live music playing. He was also well known for raising chickens and his strong support of Feline Hope, particularly the TNR Campaign.

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Wash Martin Jr. of Frisco, April 21

Following retirement, he continued his career as a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he briefed Navy Pilots on the weather before their flights.

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Johnnie Ray Turner of Kill Devil Hills, April 19

A Vietnam Veteran, Johnnie served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a maintenance contractor for Sunshine Lawncare and Landscape of Elizabeth City.

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John Francis Meurer of Aydlett, April 18

John served his country as a Marine, and worked as a tennis pro. After moving to Saint Croix, he continued to teach, became a very successful real estate broker, and owned a sport fishing business.

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Scott D. Drew of Moyock, April 17

After retiring, he embarked on a second career as a government civilian to continue supporting the Navy he loved so much. Scott was passionate about everything and so full of life. He always had a smile for everyone.

Apr 20


Raymond Eugene “Ray” Hunter of Kill Devil Hills, April 16

Ray and Judy moved to Kill Devil Hills in 1986 to run the family business, The Dip and Deli. He worked for R.D. Sawyer in Manteo, NC as a salesman and office manager for 20 years.

Apr 19


Harriett Blanch Munden Hooper of Manns Harbor, April 9

Harriett “Halli” Blanch Munden Hooper, 77, of Manns Harbor, NC died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Born in Pasquotank County on July 30, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Thelma Horner and Bertrand Munden.

Apr 19


William Lambert of Kill Devil Hills, April 13

Bill served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy during WW II. Returning to civilian life, he married Lorraine and earned a degree in Optical Engineering at the University of Rochester.

Apr 19


Native Journeys Festival set for April 27 and 28 in Frisco

Natives and visitors will travel to the beautiful wind-swept shores of Hatteras Island for a weekend of music, dancing, storytelling, demonstrations, crafts, native food, and much, more.

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Outer Banks Chamber unveils its new Business Accelerator

The Business Accelerator is a place where new and existing businesses can meet with clients, conduct business, obtain resources, use equipment, and more. Any and all businesses are welcome to utilize the space.

Apr 20


Video: Lee Nettles provides an update on Tourism Board

The managing director fo the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau discusses some of the work by the board, including a new study on the economic impact and future of the Soundside Event site in Nags Head.

Apr 14


Shelton awarded ‘Beacon of Health — Physician of the Year’

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group presented the inaugural Beacon of Health — 2019 Physician of the Year Award to radiation oncologist, Charles “Trey” Shelton, M.D.

Apr 16