Knotts Island: Meeting today at elementary school to discuss proposed fire protection district

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. – A community meeting to discuss a proposed special service tax district to pay for fire protection services on Knotts Island will be held this evening at the elementary school on the island. The… Continue Reading


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


Bills Backers: Wearing the red, white and blue through good times or bad in Virginia Beach

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SALEM LAKES — Shawn Michaels served in the Navy as a damage controlman. He’s one of a number of folks from up north who got stationed here and stuck around. “I retired out of Oceana,” he said. “I… Continue Reading