Oley Grayson Hooper, 73, died unexpectedly in Edgecombe County NC June 8, 2023. “Grayson” as he was best known, was born in Dare County on October 7, 1949. He was preceded in death by his parents. Grayson served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard. He also worked for the North Carolina Ferry [...] Obituaries | Full Article
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School’s Out Deck Jam & Outer Banks Buddies Fundraiser ...
June 8, 2023 | Island Features | By: Joy CristAn upcoming June 9 celebration at the Inn on Pamlico Sound in Buxton will double as a fundraising event for one of the Outer Banks’ newest nonprofit organizations, Outer Banks Buddies. The Outer Banks Buddies is modeled after the national “Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America” program, and 2023 is its first year of operation. [...] Island Features | Full ArticleNorth Carolina residents should continue to exercise caution while outside on Thursday due to smoke and fine particle pollution from Canadian wildfires. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) and the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection are issuing a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for the entire [...] Local News | Full ArticlePlease join the HICF for their Annual Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation BBQ Benefit on June 13 from 5:30 p.m. until they run out of BBQ. The event will be held between the Hatteras Post Office and the Hatteras Library. The BBQ will be provided by Crazy Johnny’s BBQ. BBQ pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni [...] Community News Brief | Full ArticleRegistration is currently open for the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club’s (CHAC) Third Annual Speckled Trout Tournament, which will be held from June 14-16, 2023. The entry fee is $45, and the tournament features cash prizes in three categories: men, women, and youth. Interested anglers can register in advance by calling the CHAC clubhouse at 252-995-4253 [...] Fishing | Full ArticleDue to rapidly rising levels of fine particle pollution attributed to smoke from active wildfires in Canada, all of North Carolina will be under a Code Red or Code Orange Air Quality Action Day on June 7. The Code Red alert covers much of central North Carolina, including Charlotte, the Triangle and the Triad regions. [...] Local News | Full ArticleThe N.C. Department of Transportation has officially refreshed its guide that shows how and when transportation projects are expected to be funded over the next decade. The N.C. Board of Transportation adopted the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for fiscal years 2024-2033 during its board meeting in Charlotte on Tuesday. It is anticipated local planning organizations will [...] Local News | Full ArticleThe Outer Banks Community Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded $198.800 in 81 scholarships to 70 students this spring, the most awards ever in the Community Foundation’s expanding scholarship program’s history. Forty-four percent of this year’s 41 senior scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college. Also, six scholarship awards [...] Community News Brief | Full ArticleSponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2023 Outer Banks Seafood Festival. The event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. “Every activity at the festival focuses on the history of this community and the commercial fishing heritage,” said 2023 [...] Community News Brief | Full ArticleCongratulations to our two senior essay contest winners for their impactful entries on “Why I Vote.” Both participants were recognized at the League of Women Voters annual meeting at Duck Woods Country Club on Thursday, June 1st. First place and the $300 prize went to Chloe Wienert of First Flight High School. Second place and [...] Community News Brief | Full Article
Scholarship Recipients Named at 34th Artrageous Kids Art Festival
June 6, 2023 | Community News BriefHundreds of families gathered at Dowdy Park in Nags Head on Sat., May 13, for a fun-filled day of visual and performing arts at the 34th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival presented by PNC Bank. In between the live music and dance performances, Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands took the stage and announced the [...] Community News Brief | Full Article
Registration now open for the annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Fes ...
June 6, 2023 | Island FeaturesRegistration is now open for the 2023 Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, which will be held from October 17-22, with a special Encore weekend on December 8-1o. The main session in October will feature more than 60 birding, paddling, art, natural history, and photography programs. Visitors can register for a variety of programs held in [...] Island Features | Full Article