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Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 11:20am.

WASHINGTON, N.C. -- A North Carolina Boy Scouts council is renaming a camp that honored a former congressman in favor of a family of local entrepreneurs. The Washington Daily News reported Thursday that the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America has renamed its summer camp on the banks of the Pamlico River in honor of Rocky Mount's Boddie (body) family. The family owns several restaurant chains and has long supported the Boy Scouts. The camp was named after Herbert C. Bonner, a former congressman from Beaufort County who died in 1965. The Bonner bridge connecting the main islands of the Outer Banks is also named for him. The Boy Scouts have camped along the Pamlico River for 40 years since the property was purchased from Weyerhauser and private landowners. Information from: Washington Daily News (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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