Category Archives: HOME IMPROVEMENT

Tears flow as family receives Habitat home

Ari Sylvester receives the key to her family’s new home from Rosemary Warner, president of the Pamlico County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. From left, are John Sylvester; daughter, Victoria; Ari Sylvester; son, Alden; and Rosemary Warner, President of Pamlico County Habitat For Humanity. By Lisa E. Bernett ORIENTAL — The Sylvester family, John and Ari, together with children, Alden, age 14; and Victoria, age 10; have a new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the generosity of many volunteers and businesses. Saturday afternoon in a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony, the k…

When a walkway becomes a deck

Land use rules mighty confusing in Oriental By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer Bill Minchin, president of the Oriental West homeowners association, uses a tape measure to demonstrate a 35-inch encroachment that must be sawed off, after a unanimous decision of the town board Tuesday night. ORIENTAL – A newly constructed walkway or deck – depending upon your point of view – intrudes 35 inches too far into a required seven-foot setback from an adjacent property line, leaving the homeowners association of Oriental West Condos little choice but to saw off the offending cantilevered sectio…
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