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Political Notebook: Just say no to politicking during Pungo Strawberry Festival; everybody runs for Congress in N.C.; basket of power

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Gather round, candidates for local offices that are on the ballot this year, and let Notebook tell you a tale of tempted fate and little red plastic hats with stickers on them. A few years ago, U.S.… Continue Reading

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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