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John Railey, Author at The Coastland Times

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Opinion

Guest Column: Buddy Tillett sets bravery bar high

By John Railey My friend R.D. “Buddy” Tillett of Manteo is one of the bravest men I’ve ever met. Buddy, a former Dare County deputy ... Read more

by John Railey, Monday, March 9, 2020 3:29 pm

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Column: My mother’s gift to me was newspapers

As my mother lay dying this fall, I read newspapers to her, paving our longest journey together with the thing that had always brought us ... Read more

by John Railey, Friday, November 22, 2019 6:28 am

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The Lost Colony murder: Crime scene failures resonate

Editor’s note: The State Bureau of Investigation assigned cold-case investigator Tony Cummings to the unsolved strangling death of Brenda Joyce Holland in response to our ... Read more

by John Railey, Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:28 am

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Lost Colony murder: Memorialize Brenda

Nobody’s ever really gone as long as we keep telling their stories, to riff on ancient sayings to that effect. That can certainly be said ... Read more

by John Railey, Monday, June 11, 2018 6:00 am

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Lost Colony murder: The case against Dr. Linus Edwards

Editor’s note: The State Bureau of Investigation assigned cold-case investigator Tony Cummings to the unsolved homicide of Brenda Joyce Holland in response to our series ... Read more

by John Railey, Friday, June 1, 2018 10:39 pm

Columnist

The Lost Colony Murder: Danny Barber’s ordeal

Dare County Sheriff Frank Cahoon knocked on the Manteo door of Lost Colony singer Danny Barber early on Sunday, July 2, 1967. Read more

by John Railey, Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:00 am

Columnist

Lost Colony murder: Here comes the break

Editor’s note: The State Bureau of Investigation assigned cold-case investigator Tony Cummings to the unsolved homicide of Brenda Joyce Holland in response to our series ... Read more

by John Railey, Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:00 am

Columnist

The Lost Colony murder: A mother’s painful loss 

Geraldine Holland once had this dream: Her slain daughter Brenda visited to name her killer.  Read more

by John Railey, Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:45 pm

Columnist

Lost Colony murder: In the dentist’s shadow

In the dentist’s shadow As we reported here last Sunday, the State Bureau of Investigation assigned cold-case investigator Tony Cummings to the unsolved homicide of ... Read more

by John Railey, Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:46 am

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SBI reopens investigation into ‘Lost Colony murder’

  Editor’s note: The SBI has put a specialized cold case investigator on the Brenda Joyce Holland homicide in response to John Railey’s columns on the ... Read more

by John Railey, Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:28 am

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