A day to remember Sandy...
Tomorrow, Sandy Basnight will be laid to rest after passing away from a lengthy illness. I have to say on a personal note, I never knew her but I fell in love in the Outer Banks and got married there recently so I do know the love the Basnights shared with that area.
I have dined at the restaurant so many times and how hard it must have been to know that place burned down. Senator Basnight, despite being President Pro Tem of the Senate, manages to stay out of the spotlight as much as some would expect with the position. He's readily available for a quick interview before session but he doesn't do a lot of in-depth interviews and generally allows the authors of bills and ideas to speak on them instead of him.
Despite that he's in the spotlight as one of, if not the, most powerful politicians in the state.
Tomorrow, the state Senate, many House members, and other state leaders will put Sandy in the spotlight and celebrate her life.
Senator Basnight, our thoughts are with you in this tough time for you and your family.