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Old 12-28-2020, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Mark Basnight has passed away.

https://abc11.com/politics/former-nc...at-73/9152255/

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Old 12-28-2020, 08:06 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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Whether you agreed with his politics or not, he served NC and his constituents tirelessly for decades. He cared deeply for North Carolina and all North Carolinians.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:18 PM
 
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He must be part of the family that runs the restaurant with that name. On our first OBX visit, it was recommended. RIP Mr. Basnight.
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Old 12-29-2020, 05:23 AM
 
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Did a lot of good. Only thing I disagreed with him on is commercial fishing regulations or lack thereof. We have hardly any recreational fisheries on the coast anymore because it's been decimated by commerce.
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:59 PM
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Did a lot of good. Only thing I disagreed with him on is commercial fishing regulations or lack thereof. We have hardly any recreational fisheries on the coast anymore because it's been decimated by commerce.
This.
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Old 12-30-2020, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Wife had a colleague come in from the U.K. maybe 15-18 years ago.
Colleague and his wife had toured her all over England when she was there on business. He asked to see Kitty Hawk, so we went to Kitty Hawk.

Feeling a might peckish when we got close, we stopped at Basnight's.

Mark was working the room and came around. Chatted us up for about 5 minutes. And, made it so easy. I called him "Mr. Basnight," and he said, "Mark. Just Mark."
It wasn't unctuous in any way. Just like talking to a new neighbor. But, you could see the dynamo behind his eyes. It made a lasting impression.

When he left the table, I told the Englishman, "Your going to see the Wright Brothers Monument, but we just had an audience with the most powerful man in North Carolina."
He was duly impressed.
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Old 12-30-2020, 04:30 PM
 
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Wife had a colleague come in from the U.K. maybe 15-18 years ago.
Colleague and his wife had toured her all over England when she was there on business. He asked to see Kitty Hawk, so we went to Kitty Hawk.

Feeling a might peckish when we got close, we stopped at Basnight's.

Mark was working the room and came around. Chatted us up for about 5 minutes. And, made it so easy. I called him "Mr. Basnight," and he said, "Mark. Just Mark."
It wasn't unctuous in any way. Just like talking to a new neighbor. But, you could see the dynamo behind his eyes. It made a lasting impression.

When he left the table, I told the Englishman, "Your going to see the Wright Brothers Monument, but we just had an audience with the most powerful man in North Carolina."
He was duly impressed.
Most inspiring comment I've read on this forum the last few days. Thanks for sharing this, Mike, and have a happy and safe new year.
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Old 12-30-2020, 06:20 PM
 
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Wife had a colleague come in from the U.K. maybe 15-18 years ago.
Colleague and his wife had toured her all over England when she was there on business. He asked to see Kitty Hawk, so we went to Kitty Hawk.

Feeling a might peckish when we got close, we stopped at Basnight's.

Mark was working the room and came around. Chatted us up for about 5 minutes. And, made it so easy. I called him "Mr. Basnight," and he said, "Mark. Just Mark."
It wasn't unctuous in any way. Just like talking to a new neighbor. But, you could see the dynamo behind his eyes. It made a lasting impression.

When he left the table, I told the Englishman, "Your going to see the Wright Brothers Monument, but we just had an audience with the most powerful man in North Carolina."
He was duly impressed.
Very nice!
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