John D. Johnson of Elizabeth City, May 5

By on May 12, 2022

John David Johnson, age 62, of Elizabeth City, NC died on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  He was born in Norfolk, VA on September 28, 1959 to the late Warren Clinton Johnson and Rosa Lee Hunter.

He is survived by his Partner, Beulah “Suki” Lassiter, and her family; a daughter, Leslie Gilbert; a grandson, Tyler Gilbert; nephews Jeff and Josh Johnson; and many other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jeffrey Lee Johnson and William Clinton Johnson; and Rosa’s husband, Emory Leigh Hunter.

John will be missed and remembered with one of his favorite sayings, “you can mess with the rest, but don’t mess with the best!”

“A note to my love “ 

John and I met at a birthday party in July of 1993. We lived together till he could no longer fight on May 5th 2022. All of my family and friends loved him. John, we are all going to miss you. Remember that I will always love you!  – Suki

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is assisting the Johnson family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at  To plant a tree in memory of Mr. Johnson, please visit




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.


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