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Body of missing boater found near Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. – The body of a 45-year-old man who went missing after boating in the Currituck Sound was recovered by a North Carolina wildlife official on Tuesday, near Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, a U.S.… Continue Reading

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Knotts Island: Fundraiser for Ducks Unlimited gathers community, aids habitat

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. — The Knotts Island chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosted its annual banquet on Saturday, June 11, at Blue Pete Haven, where people ate, sought raffle prizes and bid upon a wide range of donated goods… Continue Reading

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At Blackwater Trading Post, meeting midway for a special exchange

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS BLACKWATER — The Blackwater Trading Post is a rural hub where folks pick up coffee, bait for nearby fishing, food, including homemade barbeque, and even, in the box right out front, a certain community newspaper. On Memorial Day,… Continue Reading

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Remembering Pungo’s Bud Coppedge: decoy carver, author, family man

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Marshall “Bud” Coppedge raised a family, worked 36 years for the city, and was a longtime member of Charity United Methodist Church. His legacy will also include his work as a carver, collector and seller of decoys… Continue Reading