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2008-10-12 09:00:23

Dare County New parks facility manager appointed Dennis McGinnis has been selected facility manager for the National Park Service Outer Banks Group, which includes Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. McGinnis, a native of Manteo, has more than 30 years experience maintaining and operating national park facilities, roads and trails. He will start his new position in mid-November. Event aims to fight poverty, hunger...

2008-10-12 09:00:20

I have the education as a social worker and personally have experienced some the situations that parents have to deal with when it comes to their children and the school system. I know the community as a whole, which has been instrumental in allowing me to establish an open dialogue across racial barriers. My experience of eight years serving on the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Board of Commissioners has given me an understanding of policies and procedures, and I have the ability to get...

2008-10-06 09:00:24

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot Gatesville, N.C. State wildlife biologist Tommy Hughes stopped suddenly on the old logging road and pointed to a three-toed impression in the sand. "There's a wild turkey track right there," Hughes told the small group around him. Close by were deer tracks. He's seen bobcat, bear, bald eagles and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker here in this 6,500-acre tract added to the Chowan Swamp Game Land. The Nature Conservancy's...

2008-10-05 09:00:10

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot Gatesville State wildlife biologist Tommy Hughes stopped suddenly on the old logging road and pointed to a three-toed impression in the sand. "There's a wild turkey track right there," Hughes told the small group around him. Close by were deer tracks. He's seen bobcat, bear, bald eagles and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker here in this 6,500-acre tract added to the Chowan Swamp Game Land. "It's wildlife rich here," he...

2008-10-03 09:00:37

Tax experts from the state Department of Revenue will conduct free seminars at community college small-business centers. The seminars will help entrepreneurs and small-business owners better understand state tax issues. The seminars will cover five topics: tax implications for starting a business; tax implications for expanding a business; the basics of sales and use tax; the basics of withholding taxes; and dealing with the North Carolina Department of Revenue. The local schedule is as...

2008-09-12 09:00:50

Currituck County | The Shawboro Ruritan Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be food and drinks, and the club will provide information on how the club has assisted the community. The club is seeking new members. Currituck County golf tournament gets new name The annual Annunciata Council Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament has been renamed the Greg Shuk Memorial Golf Tournament and will begin at noon Oct. 7 at the Currituck...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

DARE COUNTY | The town of Duck will hold another concert in its Summer Music Series at 6 p.m. today. The Fuzz Band of Hampton Roads will bring its blend of hip-hop, soul, funk, rock and jazz. The concert is free and will be in Duck Town Park. The band also will perform at the second a nnual Duck Jazz Festival on Oct. 12. Currituck County High school TO hold 30th reunion The Currituck County High School Class of 1978 is planning its 30th reunion. A social will be held from 7 to 9...

2008-08-17 12:00:34

DARE COUNTY | A Virginia Dare Faire will be held in honor of the first English child born in the New World. The event will celebrate the 421st birthday of Virginia Dare starting at 9 a.m. Monday with free admission to The Elizabethan Gardens. There will be events at the Gardens and inside Fort Raleigh. Children's activities include rock wall climbing, face painting, carnival games and kite making. "The Lost Colony" company will present cabaret-style performances. Backstage tours of...

2008-07-25 09:01:08

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot More than half of the public schools in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties failed to make adequate yearly progress under No Child Left Behind testing, according to preliminary results released this week. For some schools that receive federal Title I funding, it will mean continued sanctions, such as giving students the option of attending another school or offering additional tutoring. The results...

2008-07-02 09:00:31

By LINDA MCNATT By Linda McNatt The Virginian-Pilot Suffolk Crews in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday tried to clear ditches near Lake Drummond to use the lake's water on the wildfire that has burned since early June, according to a spokeswoman for the crews. "We're still about 90 percent contained, but we are seeing a little more fire activity than we saw yesterday," Anna Leasa Winter, a spokeswoman for the Interagency Incident Management Gold Team, said...


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