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Knotts Island: Addressing fire response, taxes, relationship with island’s volunteers; first meeting for prospective volunteers tonight

Ed. — The first of two county-led workshops for prospective volunteer firefighters is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., today, at the Knotts Island Fire Station, 327 Knotts Island Road. BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. – County officials met… Continue Reading

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Board: Time is right for Currituck County to step in and take the firefighting lead in Knotts Island

Ed. — Currituck County Board of Commissioners Chairperson Bobby Hanig read the following statement on Monday, Dec. 4, during the meeting in which the board established a Knotts Island fire department led by county personnel. This was called an “interim” measure… Continue Reading

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Updated: Board approves county-led Knotts Island department in ‘interim’ step protecting fire insurance rating; community meeting scheduled for Tuesday at Knotts Island Elementary

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE CURRITUCK, N.C. — The Currituck County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Dec. 4, voted to establish a county-led fire and rescue department serving Knotts Island in the wake of a contract dispute with volunteers there. The “interim”… Continue Reading

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Paid firefighters to remain on Knotts Island; commissioners to consider fire service tax district to pay for it

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE CURRITUCK, N.C. — Currituck County will keep paid firefighters on Knotts Island following a contract dispute that led the volunteer department in the isolated community to stop responding to calls this month — and the change may lead to… Continue Reading

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Paid firefighters on duty on Knotts Island amid contract dispute between Currituck County, volunteers

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. — Paid Currituck County firefighters are on duty here amid a contract dispute between the county and the volunteer rescue firefighters who normally serve at the island’s station, essentially an outpost for property protection and… Continue Reading