|Hatteras Community Emergency Response Team is topic of radio show...WITH AUDIO|
leaders of Hatteras Island's Community Emergency Response Team were
interviewed about the team's work on Sunday, Nov. 16, on the Radio
Hatteras interview show, "To the Point." The guests for the program
were Kenny Brite of Avon and Larry Ogden of Waves.
teams, under the direction of emergency responders, provide critical
support after disasters by giving immediate assistance to the victims,
providing damage assessment information, and organizing other
volunteers at the disaster site. The role of a CERT volunteer is to
help others until trained emergency personnel arrive.
Hatteras Island's team was formed last year and has 66 members -- but it would like your help. Read
|Archaeologists to investigate possible site of Civil War fort this week|
a painstaking study of historic maps, documents and photographs zeroed
in on the presumed site of a Civil War fort in Waves on Hatteras
Island, the actual work on the ground is set to begin this week
to prove its location.
Covey, a local history buff who grew up in Rodanthe, said that retired
East Carolina University archaeologist Larry Babits will be leading an
investigation starting on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the site of what Covey
believes is the location of Camp Live Oak, an 1861 Union outpost built
to defend against Confederates retaking Hatteras island. Read
|Earl O'Neal continues to chronicle Ocracoke's history|
Earl O’Neal's yard on Back Road is a special live oak, named the
Buttonhole Tree by his deceased wife, Dee. It could probably tell some
great tales about the Ocracoke historian and all his undertakings
throughout his life, if it could only talk! Read
|Author-historian Kevin Duffus talks about lighthouses and pirates on 'To the Point'...WITH AUDIO|
Kevin Duffus of Raleigh, who has had a life-long fascination with North
Carolina's maritime history, was the guest on Sunday, Nov. 2, on the
new Radio Hatteras interview show, "To the Point."
the Point," which is hosted by Island Free Press editor Irene Nolan,
airs on the island's community radio station, FM 101.5 and FM 99.9, at
5 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month. It is
repeated on the second and fourth Sunday. Read
|The day that East met West in Hatteras village....WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEO|
is story -- a very funny story -- with a happy ending about the day
that a delegation of Chinese investors and government officials came to
visit Hatteras village on a whirlwind tour of Dare County.
The story was told to me by Allen Burrus of Hatteras village, vice-chairman of the county Board of Commissioners.
I sure can't spin a tale the way Burrus can, especially with his wonderful island accent. However, I am going to give it a try. Read
|Hatteras Island's out-of-this-world tourist attraction|
silver reflective surface is throwing back the rays of the sun. From
the windows that encircle the saucer shape, alien faces peer out.
Suddenly a green man appears, crouching in the doorway. Cue the opening
to a classic 1950s horror and science fiction TV show and a narrator in
the background saying, “It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.”
around the alien’s home are images of other green beings and the
remnant skeletons of humans who got too close in a nearby "cemetery"
surrounded by a picket fence.
is the Flying Saucer of Frisco -- aka The Frisco Spaceship -- a place
where mystery and imagination meet the future and the past. Read
|Old oil test well at Hatteras lighthouse draws state's attention|
samples from a decades old oil test well near the Cape Hatteras
Lighthouse that was abandoned as a dry hole in 1946 will get another
look as part of the state’s effort to expand oil and gas exploration.
|What's all the noise over Seismic Survey?|
the debate over drilling for oil and natural gas off the North Carolina
coast rages on, one thing appears certain: Next year, the first step in
that process will begin, most likely, in the spring.
companies have applied for permits to use seismic air guns to look for
likely deposits of oil and gas off the Eastern Seaboard, including
North Carolina, according to David McGowan, executive director of the
North Carolina Petroleum Council. That work, he said, could involve
multiple vessels in the same region at the same time, though he doesn’t
expect tremendous overlap in a gigantic area that stretches down the
East Coast from New England to the middle of Florida.
when the nine companies are finished, some people fear that the ball
will be set irrevocably in motion for drilling off North Carolina.
|Island Living: Guilty Pleasures|
former-fiancÚ-turned-hubby and I just returned from our long overdue
and much anticipated weekend vacation on Hatteras Island. (And now that
we’re married, I suppose I can finally disclose his name. It’s John
Smith. I am not making this up. In fact, I asked to see his ID on our
I realized both during our trip and upon our return that every
“vacation” back home to the Outer Banks is, well, a little different.
When I’m on Hatteras Island, I’m relaxed, more carefree, and more
inclined to take part in actions that I know are bad, but that feel so
incredibly good that it’s easy to give in. Read
|In his first novel, local author brings a bygone era to life|
lot of people say they’re going to write a book one day, but not a lot
of people actually do it. Of those who do, few actually get
published, and even fewer sell out of their first printing in just 25
days. “Well,” said Elvin Hooper, smiling with a youthful
exuberance that belies his 65 years of age, “I guess I’ve just always
been under the illusion that I was an author.”
is the author of “Chicamacomico: How it was back then,” and on a recent
mid-summer afternoon, in between sips of sweet iced tea, genial
conversation, and detours into tangential stories, he discussed why he
wanted to write the book, how he made it happen, and what he hopes will
come of it. Read
|Hatteras native turns her childhood memories into a series of books for young and old|
than 65 years ago, before Highway 12 stretched between the seven
villages and Bonner Bridge spanned Oregon Inlet, small, resilient
communities thrived on Hatteras Island. Lacking a reliable road,
direct access to the mainland, and many of the modern conveniences,
life on the island was challenging, yet idyllic in its simplicity.
children, especially, reveled in this time before the road. The
entire island was a safe haven, while its expansive beaches, untamed
wilderness, and unique history provided an endless supply of excitement
Gray Finnegan Jr. who grew up in Buxton before the highway was built,
recently began writing a series of children’s books based upon the
island’s history, her childhood experiences, and family heritage. Read