The Outer Banks Voice – Ruthie Charlton is Helpline Volunteer of the Month for February 2022

Ruthie Charlton is Helpline Volunteer of the Month

By Story submitted on February 28, 2022

Long-time crisis line volunteer Ruthie Charlton with her best friend Opi.

Bronwyn Thornton, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Hotline, her Board of Directors, managers and staff would like to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of all of our volunteers. Our volunteers are such a valuable part of our organization and we want them to know how much we value their time and talents.

The Helpline Volunteer of the Month for February 2022 is Ruthie Charlton, a longtime helpline volunteer. Ruthie was appointed by Crisis Line Volunteer Coordinator Marian William.

Crisis Line Volunteer Coordinator Marian William shared this about Ruthie:

“Ruthie was born and resided in New Jersey until moving to the Outer Banks in 1985. Shortly after moving she began volunteering with Britthaven, now known as Peak Nursing Home, until 2005. She also volunteered with Outer Banks Hospice until 2010. She has volunteered with the Outer Banks Helpline for over 25 years and volunteers to answer our emergency phone calls . She is a valued volunteer. His longevity with the Outer Banks Hotline is appreciated by all Safehouse and Administration staff.

“In addition to all the volunteering that Ruthie has done, she has still had the opportunity to practice certain hobbies, such as cooking, entertaining, singing in the Outer Banks Chorus (until Covid presents itself), knitting prayer shawls from her church and read books.

“His best mate is his cat Opi who loves to eat sushi, when he can convince Ruthie to share it.”

Ruthie personifies the kindness and generosity of the volunteer spirit!

The mission of Outer Banks Hotline is to promote a safe and caring community. We are a private, not-for-profit human services organization that provides crisis intervention, shelter, information and referral, advocacy, and prevention education to residents and visitors to the Outer Banks.

Working together, Hotline’s well-trained volunteers and dedicated staff provide the community with years of crisis intervention experience in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault response, from education to prevention, support groups and community outreach. Programs and services are added and refined over time as needs are identified.

  • A variety of support groups to empower and educate survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, groups to address the issues of men who abuse their partners, and programs for children who are affected by violence and abuse in their families.
  • Training and education for related professionals, such as law enforcement, social workers, healthcare workers, child care providers, teachers, and other interested groups. These trainings sensitize the community to the many aspects of personal and domestic crises.
  • Raising awareness in the community and schools through community leadership by providing resources for bullying prevention, parent education, services for youth at risk, emergency assistance for those in crisis and deliberate participation in community events and working groups addressing issues of compassion and safety.
  • A 24-hour crisis line (252-473-3366) connects a caller in distress to a trained volunteer to listen and make referrals. Topics include suicide, family issues, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
  • A comprehensive domestic violence program that includes shelter, advocacy, support and referral for victims and their children.
  • A sexual assault intervention program that provides the victim of assault with a qualified attorney in the hospital, during interactions with law enforcement and during court proceedings. Referrals for counseling options are also offered to the victim and family members.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, give us a call or drop by the store. | 252.473.5121 | 24/7 Crisis Hotline 252.473.3366


815 Commercial Park Road
Box 454
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965,
Case No. 21CV148
106 Charlotte Street
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina 27948


To each person named above as a defendant:
You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above Creative Finance, Inc., by its attorney, Christopher M. Kern, has commenced a lawsuit or other legal action against you.
Within forty (40) days of February 21, 2022, you must respond with a written request for a copy of the Complaint. The request should be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court, Adams County Courthouse, 402 Main Street, PO Box 220, Friendship, Wisconsin 53934, and to the plaintiff’s attorney, Christopher M. Kern , 815 Business Park Road, PO Box 454, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, 53965. An attorney can help or represent you.
If you do not provide an appropriate response within forty (40) days, the Court may enter judgment against you for an award of money or other legal action sought in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be executed under the conditions provided by law. A judgment awarding a sum of money can become a lien on any real estate you currently own or in the future, and can also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property.
As of February 21, 2022.
Plaintiff’s General Counsel
Signed by: Christopher M. Kern
Christopher M. Kern
Status bar number: 1093883
CreativeFinance, Inc.
815 Commercial Park Road
Box 454
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone: (608) 254-6855
Fax: (608) 253-5005
[email protected]



All interested parties are advised that the Coast Guard Fifth District Commander has received a proposal from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with plans for modifying a
existing drawbridge over a United States waterway.

WATERWAY AND LOCATION: Alligator River, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 84.2, in Columbia, North Carolina.

CHARACTER OF WORK: The proposed project is to replace the 2.83 mile long 2-lane swing-span drawbridge with a two-lane high-rise fixed bridge on a new alignment of approximately
2,000 feet north of the existing bridge. The objective of the project is to replace a bridge that is structurally deficient and undergoing significant deterioration, due to its age, and to avoid having to carry out
thorough maintenance of obsolete mining machinery.

The existing drawbridge has a horizontal clearance of 100 feet on each side of the swing span and a vertical clearance of 14 feet above mean high water in the closed position and unlimited vertical clearance in the open position. The replacement bridge will be a fixed bridge with a horizontal clearance of 140 feet and a vertical clearance of 65 feet above mean high water.

A copy of Preliminary Public Notice D05PPN-02-2022, which describes the proposal in detail, can be obtained by calling (757) 398-6222 or by visiting ?pageName=pnBridges . Comments on this proposal should be sent to the address indicated in the notice no later than April 01, 2022.

Those who do not speak English or who have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English can receive interpretation services upon request by calling 1-800-481-6494.
Aquellas personas no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o intender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan llamando al 1-800-481-6494.

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