By Submitted Story on January 25, 2022
Constance “Connie” Gray Bradford went to join our Lord January 23, 2022. Connie was born on February 19, 1938, in the village of Kinnakeet (Avon, NC). She was the daughter of the late Malachi and Eula Price Gray. Connie was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Stanna, who passed away in 1982, and a brother, Michael Gray, who passed in 2021.
Connie was a retired caregiver and a longtime resident of Elizabeth City NC. She moved away from Hatteras Island in 1966, but was always proud of her deep island roots. She was married to Darrell Austin, of Frisco, NC, who preceded her in death in 1966. He was the father of Lisa, her only child.
Connie is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa Austin Cullipher, of Elizabeth City; her devoted grandson, Darrell Johnson, and his wife Shelly; a beautiful great-grandaughter, Emagin, and a darling great-grandson, Ethan, all of Elizabeth City. Also surviving are a sister, Edna Carol Ashe, of Chocowinity, NC; and two brothers: Worth Gray, of La Antigua, Guatemala; and Terry W. Gray, of Washington, NC. Other survivors include her paternal uncle and aunt, Belton and Jane Gray; and her maternal aunt, Nita Price Miller, all of Avon, NC; and by many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The funeral service will be conducted Friday January 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm at St. John Methodist Church in Avon NC. The Rev. Gina Miller will officiate. Friends may view from 1:00 until 2:00 pm. Burial will be private. Flowers may be sent in care of the church at 40336 McMullen Rd, Avon, NC 27915. The family suggests that donations in Connie’s memory may be made to any worthy charity. Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome via the online register at gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO REVIEW PLANS FOR AN OUTER BANKS EVENT CENTER
County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.
Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.
Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.