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The Coastland Times
State grills Manteo officials over dredge project
Published: 7/18/2018
The Coastland Times

Investigators from the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor are interviewing current and former Manteo elected officials this week. The auditors are attempting to determine if a dredging project at an access channel to Doughs Creek was undertaken ...

Gene R. Johnson Sr. of Manteo, July 13
Published: 7/14/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

Gene R. Johnson Sr., 81, of Manteo, NC passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. In his youth, Gene became a member of the Baptist faith. He attended Central High School, Elizabeth City, where he earned lasting acclaim on ...

State auditors to interview Manteo officials about dredging project
Published: 7/14/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

The N.C. State Auditor's Office has requested interviews with 11 current and former Manteo town officials as part of a recently opened investigation into the dredging of Dough's Creek Canal last fall. The canal runs around the north side of Roanoke ...


Atlas Obscura
William B. Umstead Bridge
Published: 7/13/2018
Atlas Obscura

In fall, winter, and spring, people driving over the William B. Umstead Bridge (locally referred to as the Old Manns Harbor Bridge) in North Carolina's Outer Banks can cruise at a steady 55 miles per hour. In summer, though, they have to slow down and ...

William Brantley Twiford of Manteo, July 2
Published: 7/4/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

William Brantley Twiford, 78, of Manteo, N.C. died on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. A native of Dare County, he was the son of the late William Glenn Twiford and Doris Earle Hooper. Brantley was a real estate broker, ...

Mary Carolyn Roach Hilton of Manteo, July 6
Published: 7/7/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

Mary Carolyn Roach Hilton, 71, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, in Manteo, North Carolina. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Elizabeth Roach, and brothers Michael Roach and Daniel Roach. She is survived by a sister, ...

Roger Preston Meekins of Manteo, June 28
Published: 6/29/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

At the age of 15, he started learning to fly an airplane, under the tutelage of Dave Driskill and Bill Newton at the Manteo airport, just at the end of WWII, soloing at the age of 16 and qualifying for his private pilot's license at age 17. Thereafter ...

Elma Carole Twifford Twyne of Manteo, June 26
Published: 6/28/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

Elma Carole Twifford Twyne of Manteo, also known as Nanny to her grandchildren, received her angel wings early morning on June 26, 2018. She was born on a sunny morning in Atlantic City, New Jersey on August 15, 1940. Her family then moved to ...

Steven Lee Bricker of Manteo, June 22
Published: 6/26/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

Steven Lee Bricker, 64, of Manteo, NC died Friday, June 22, 2018, at his home. Born February 17, 1954, in Wray, CO, he was the son of Robert Gale Bricker of Missoula, MT and the late Phyllis Ilene Foster Bricker. Steven served his country honorably in ...

Local pilot dies in banner plane crash near Manteo airport
Published: 6/27/2018
The Outer Banks Voice

The pilot of a banner-towing airplane died from injuries sustained after his aircraft went down Wednesday near the Manteo airport. The crash happened around 10:26 a.m. near Etheridge Road on Roanoke Island. An eyewitness said he heard a loud noise ...

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