Ray McClees, Author at The Coastland Times

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Two from Troop 86 in Columbia recognized for earning Eagle Scout rank

Two Boy Scouts of Troop 86 in Columbia were recognized by American Legion Post 182 on June 14 for having recently earned the rank of ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Monday, July 5, 2021 8:31 am


Reynolds Family reunion canceled

The Reynolds Family reunion that had been planned for Sunday, May 17 in Columbia has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, Reynolds Family Association president ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:09 am



Four coronavirus cases reported in Tyrrell

As of Monday morning, April 20, there were four laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tyrrell County, state health officials reported. Tyrrell’s first case was reported ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Monday, April 20, 2020 11:53 am


Six-county association postpones spring meeting

By Ray McClees The leadership of the Southern Albemarle Association has postponed the April 16 quarterly meeting set for the Vernon James Center at Plymouth. ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Friday, April 3, 2020 2:46 pm


Columbia High graduates get first preference in Janie Bowling Sutton scholarship

First preference in awarding The Janie Bowling Sutton Memorial Scholarship at Barton College in Wilson is given to a graduate of Columbia High School. The ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:08 pm



Columbia officials discuss debt dilemma

Three storm clouds loomed up over the Columbia Board of Aldermen on Mar. 2: the certainty of the town’s inability to pay the utilities bond ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:55 am


Regional transportation group adopts priorities

The Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) for the 10 northeastern-most counties on Feb. 19 adopted seven key legislative initiatives, reported Angela Welsh, director of the ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:28 am


Columbia tax collections behind past years

Property tax charges mailed out last summer began accruing penalties and interest on Jan. 6. As of that date, Columbia property owners had paid $198,471 ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:29 pm


Capt. Neill’s Seafood owner sentenced to 366 days in federal prison

Phillip R. Carawan, owner of Capt. Neill’s Seafood in Columbia, was sentenced on Jan. 9 to a year and a day in federal prison on ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:53 pm

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Columbia celebration and march honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 27th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Columbia began at 11 a.m. on January 20 at the courthouse, followed by the ... Read more

by Ray McClees, Monday, January 20, 2020 1:27 pm

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