N. Carolina state Sen. Jeff Jackson enters US Senate race

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Democratic state senator has announced he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Jeff Jackson unveiled his bid Tuesday. He’s the second high-profile Democrat to enter the race to succeed Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who isn’t seeking reelection. Former state Sen. Erica Smith is running again after an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2020. Republican incumbent Thom Tillis won in November, extending the GOP’s winning streak in Senate elections in North Carolina to four. Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Walker is also running for Burr’s seat. Jackson says he plans to ultimately visit all 100 counties.last_img read more

Chautauqua County Reports 14 New Cases Of COVID-19 Wednesday

first_imgMAYVIILE – Chautauqua County officials have reported 14 new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,393.Both Jamestown and Fredonia have reported four new cases while Sherman reports two new cases, along with Silver Creek, Dunkirk, Clymer, and Brocton reporting one case each. 130 cases currently remain active.There are currently 12 people hospitalized in the county. To date, there have been 1,247 recoveries, and 16 deaths. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Surfers Paradise home built in the 1960s hits the market for the first time

first_img6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise was the second house to be built at Budds Beach.A BUDDS Beach property once earmarked as part of a site for Sea World has hit the market.It was 1962 and the late Phon and Margaret Blondell bought a 506sq m block on the riverfront in Surfers Paradise.The pair paid developer Keith Williams about £3000 for the land. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise is going to auction on October 28.They built the second house on Budds Beach – a modest two-storey three-bedroom brick home for themselves and their daughters – Jackie Blondell and Gabrielle Pollock.“Apparently (tourism figure and resort developer) Keith Williams was going to put Ski Gardens (now Sea World) there,” Ms Pollock said.“But people there at the time decided they didn’t want fast boats in the area so they put in a speed limit.” The house is largely in original condition..Ms Pollock said putting the house, in mostly original condition, on the market was bittersweet for her family.“We’re finding it really difficult,” Ms Pollock said.“But we thought we want someone to take advantage of the fantastic position.“Whether they keep the house or knock it down, we just want someone to enjoy it as much as we did.” 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.Instead, the sisters enjoyed an “amazing childhood” by the river.“We were one of the only brick houses there as most people were building houses out of timber and fibro,” Ms Pollock said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“It was a great childhood – we would run straight down the jetty and jump off into the river every afternoon after school.” 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise- the jetty remains there today.The family even has a street named after them in Budds Beach – Blondell Ave.“Surfers Paradise will always be our home,” Ms Pollock, a grandmother-of-one said.“People always look at it with outside eyes but to us it’s home and like anybody else’s home town.”center_img The late Phon Blondell (left) with daughters Gabrielle Pollock and Jackie Blondell on their jetty at their Budds Beach property in the 1960s.Their father Phon could see the potential of the area – he was an earth mover and heavily involved in developing Chevron Island and Isle of Capri.“Dad helped dredge the sand and made a lot of the bridges,” she said.“He was involved in building a lot of what it there now.” The bathroom.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Glen Williams is taking the property at 6 Paradise Place to auction on October 28. It is one of only nine waterfront blocks on Budds Beach. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.last_img read more