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Irene Estelle Whidbee Midgett

August 10, 2022 | Obituaries

September 30, 1933 – August 7, 2022 SALVO — Irene Estelle Midgett passed peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2022, embraced by the loving arms of God and her daughters Patricia and Alberta, sister Jean and brother Earl. She is predeceased by her mother and father, William E. and Melvina Gray Whidbee, sister Velma Anderson, brother [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Blu

August 8, 2022 | Community News Brief

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Blu, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Blu, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/

Buxton beach nourishment project 60% complete

August 5, 2022 | Local News

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that the company has made significant progress since the dredge Ellis Island joined the dredge Liberty Island in Buxton on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. These two dredges used two separate landing points, and together they have delivered approximately 200,000 cubic yards of sand along the shoreline of Buxton over the past [...] Local News |  Full Article

Dare County Library Announces “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer ...

August 5, 2022 | Community News Brief

Dare County Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities” is coming to a close next week. All summer long, this free program has attracted hundreds of children to library programs—and, more importantly, kept them reading while they are out of school for the summer! “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program’s Final Events: Kill Devil [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

NPS announces opportunities to bid on federal government contracts ...

August 5, 2022 | Seashore News

The National Park Service has several open government contracts for businesses to bid on at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Businesses that are interested in bidding on federal government contracts must do so through the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Contract Opportunities at Fort [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

NOAA still expects above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

August 5, 2022 | Local News

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions still favor an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to NOAA’s annual mid-season update issued on Thursday, August 4, by the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. “I urge everyone to remain vigilant as we enter the peak months of hurricane season,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. [...] Local News |  Full Article

Water quality swimming advisory issued for Hatteras village beach ...

August 4, 2022 | Local News

An advisory against swimming was issued today within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) at an oceanside site in Hatteras village, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisory is for an area at the CHNS beach [...] Local News |  Full Article

Buxton beach nourishment project 60% complete

August 5, 2022 | Local News

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that the company has made significant progress since the dredge Ellis Island joined the dredge Liberty Island in Buxton on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. These two dredges used two separate landing points, and together they have delivered approximately 200,000 cubic yards of sand along the shoreline of Buxton over the past [...] Local News |  Full Article

NOAA still expects above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

August 5, 2022 | Local News

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions still favor an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to NOAA’s annual mid-season update issued on Thursday, August 4, by the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. “I urge everyone to remain vigilant as we enter the peak months of hurricane season,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. [...] Local News |  Full Article

Water quality swimming advisory issued for Hatteras village beach ...

August 4, 2022 | Local News

An advisory against swimming was issued today within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) at an oceanside site in Hatteras village, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisory is for an area at the CHNS beach [...] Local News |  Full Article

UPDATE: Fire at Salvo surf shop on Wednesday night extinguished; R ...

August 4, 2022 | Local News | By: Joy Crist

THURSDAY UPDATE: A fire that occurred at the Duck Village Outfitters in Salvo on Wednesday, August 3, was extinguished overnight, and the residents and employees of the unoccupied structure were unharmed, according to a recently launched GoFundMe campaign for the building’s owners, Bob and Tanya Hovey, as well as the residents living above the store. “We must [...] Local News |  Full Article

Two dredges tackle Buxton Beach nourishment; Project is 45% complete

August 2, 2022 | Local News

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that the dredge Ellis Island has returned to Dare County to assist the Liberty Island with the Buxton beach renourishment project. On Tuesday morning, August 2, the Ellis Island resumed dredging operations in Buxton after 10 days of work on the Town of Nags Head’s beach renourishment project. The Ellis Island used the landing point [...] Local News |  Full Article

Dare Board approves $422K opioid settlement plan

August 2, 2022 | Local News | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Voice

Funding includes fentanyl testing strips, naloxone distribution During its Aug. 1 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a proposal that determines how the county plans to spend the roughly $422,000 it will receive from the national $26 billion opioid litigation settlement for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. This initial allocation, which will be [...] Local News |  Full Article

Public invited to provide input on proposed boating safety zone near Oregon Inlet

August 9, 2022 | Seashore News

From Aug. 18 through Sept. 1, 2022, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) invites public input on a proposal to establish a Motts Creek No Wake Zone, which would encompass the U.S. Coast Guard’s Station Oregon Inlet and the Seashore’s marina, boat ramps and kayak launch near Oregon Inlet. A public meeting is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Room 168, Manteo, N.C. 27954. According to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, a No Wake Zone is an area within which vessels are required to travel at idling speed – slow speed that creates no appreciable wake. The Seashore is interested in establishing a No Wake Zone at Motts Creek primarily as a safety measure to reduce the likelihood of an accident or injury caused by boats under power or throwing a large wake in a congested area with multiple user [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

VIDEO: Outer Banks Forever showcases new ‘Pathways to Your Natio ...

August 9, 2022 | Seashore News | From The: OBX Today

By Kassidy Watson-Perry Local non-profit Outer Banks Forever is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of our Outer Banks national parks in ways both large and small. In partnership with the National Park Service, Outer Banks Forever is thrilled to announce their biggest undertaking to date — the “Pathways to Your National Parks” project. Following [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

NPS announces opportunities to bid on federal government contracts ...

August 5, 2022 | Seashore News

The National Park Service has several open government contracts for businesses to bid on at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Businesses that are interested in bidding on federal government contracts must do so through the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Contract Opportunities at Fort [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore spurs $226 million in visitor spen ...

July 8, 2022 | Seashore News | From The: WOBX

After experiencing the highest number of visitors on record, a new study found Cape Hatteras National Seashore was responsible for generating $226 million in visitor-related spending in 2021. When combined with Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, visitor spending adjacent to the three Outer [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

New World Festival Of The Arts Returns To Manteo Next Week For 40th Year

August 10, 2022 | Island Features

Celebrate fine art at the 40th Annual New World Festival of the Arts, which will be held on the Manteo waterfront on Tuesday, August 16, and Wednesday, August 17. The free, family-friendly outdoor festival will be held from 10 am to 5 pm each day offering visitors the opportunity to peruse the works of over 45 East Coast artists. “I exhibit at juried shows across the country, but the New World Festival of the Arts holds a special place in my heart,” said Florida jewelry artist and metalsmith Barbara Umbel. “The care that the Dare Arts committee puts into producing their show is second to none. I love returning each year to Manteo- such a charming historic town.” Ceramics, jewelry, wood design, photography, paintings, fiber art, and sculpture are some of the media that artists will be showcasing and selling at the event. “This will be my first year participating in the New Wor [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Calling All Bakers (and Chefs): Enter the Ocracoke Fig Festival Ba ...

August 2, 2022 | Island Features

Join in the Fun at the 9th Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival, which is happening this weekend from Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, August 6. This year, there are four Award Categories for the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival Bake-Off: Traditional Ocracoke Fig Cake Recipe (You can find the traditional recipe in local cookbooks, or at ocracokepreservation.org.) Traditional [...] Island Features |  Full Article

NOAA proposes expanding right whale protections

August 1, 2022 | Island Features | From The: Coastal Review

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking for public comment on proposed changes that would expand mandatory speed restrictions for vessels to reduce the likelihood of collisions with north Atlantic right whales. Ship collisions are a leading cause of North Atlantic right whale injury and death. The proposed changes would expand mandatory speed restrictions [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Island Real Estate: Three key takeaways from the June 2022 OBAR Statistical Report

July 25, 2022 | Real Estate | By: Stephen Smith

Things are moving right along this summer on the Outer Banks. We’ve had some hot weather lately and a great vacation season so far. One question I hear frequently is “When will the housing market cool off?” It’s all about inventory - as long as we are well below historical inventory levels and demand remains high, there will be pressure on prices to keep on rising. There were three main takeaways from the June Outer Banks Association of Realtors report. Inventory is still low As you can see from the graph above, we are just now recovering enough inventory to be at last year’s level. And the green bars show that we are well behind the levels from 2019, which was our last “normal” year, pre-Covid. We are catching up, but still have to more than double our current inventory level. Sales volume is slowing down 2021 was a banner year for sales volume (total number of sales) but [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

OBAR Releases May Real Estate Statistical Report

June 17, 2022 | Real Estate | 4

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) has released their May 2022 real estate statistical report.  The report highlights year-to-date and month-to-month sale comparisons for residential, commercial, and lot/land properties included in OBAR’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The report shows 2022 year-to-date sales for all property in the MLS has declined slightly for the last [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Marine Fisheries Commission to meet Aug. 17-18 in Jacksonville

August 8, 2022 | Fishing

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet in-person Aug. 17-18 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 5046 Henderson Dr., Jacksonville. The meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18.The commission will hold in-person public comment sessions at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, and near the beginning of the meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18. Public comment will not be taken through web conference. The following information pertains to in-person public comment: Those who wish to speak may sign up at the hotel prior to the public comment period in which they wish to speak. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the chair will limit each speaker to 3 minutes. Those making comments will be asked to speak only once, either Wednesday night or Thursday morning, but not during both public comment periods. Those wh [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Blu

August 8, 2022 | Community News Brief

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Blu, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Blu, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/

Dare County Library Announces “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer ...

August 5, 2022 | Community News Brief

Dare County Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities” is coming to a close next week. All summer long, this free program has attracted hundreds of children to library programs—and, more importantly, kept them reading while they are out of school for the summer! “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program’s Final Events: Kill Devil [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Fred

August 1, 2022 | Community News Brief

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Fred, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Fred, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/

School families urged to complete Free and Reduced Lunch application

August 1, 2022 | Community News Brief | From The: Outer Banks Voice

As families are preparing for the new school year, there is one ‘new’ task that will look very familiar. Completing the Free and Reduced Lunch application was temporarily waived during the pandemic, but it is a requirement again for students who are eligible for no-cost breakfasts and lunches when schools open in August. “It’s been [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Irene Estelle Whidbee Midgett

August 10, 2022 | Obituaries

September 30, 1933 – August 7, 2022 SALVO — Irene Estelle Midgett passed peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2022, embraced by the loving arms of God and her daughters Patricia and Alberta, sister Jean and brother Earl. She is predeceased by her mother and father, William E. and Melvina Gray Whidbee, sister Velma Anderson, brother [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Helen Clements

August 8, 2022 | Obituaries

July 26, 1921 – August 4, 2022 Helen Clements, 101, went to her heavenly home on August 4, 2022, surrounded by her family. Helen was born on July 26, 1921, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late William and Christine Hall. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Irvin Clements, her parents, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Marian Hope Dough

August 5, 2022 | Obituaries

January 13, 1936 – August 4, 2022 MANTEO — Marian Hope Dough, 86, of Manteo, NC went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at home surrounded by family. Hope leaves behind her devoted husband of 51 years, Walter Allen Dough; sister and best friend, Kathy Spencer; a loving granddaughter, Tabitha Collins [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Grayling Arnell Daniels

August 5, 2022 | Obituaries

March 6, 1962 – August 1, 2022 Our Lord and Savior called his beloved child Grayling Arnell Daniels, caring brother, uncle, cousin, and friend home. He left this world suddenly on Monday, August 1, 2022, at his home in Williamston, NC. Grayling was a native of Manteo, NC. He was born March 6, 1962, to [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Robert Dean Barris

August 3, 2022 | Obituaries | 2

November 21, 1952 – July 29, 2022 Robert Dean “Bob” Barris, a larger-than-life Hatteras Island personality and an icon of the Outer Banks real estate industry, passed away peacefully in his sleep last week at his home on the edge of Buxton’s Coastal Reserve maritime forest. Bob was born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Earl E. Dunmire

August 2, 2022 | Obituaries

November 22, 1937 – July 30, 2022 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Earl E. Dunmire, age 84, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away peacefully after a brief illness at The Outer Banks Hospital, on July 30, 2022. He was the beloved husband of his wife, Merry for 33 years. Earl is also survived by his [...] Obituaries |  Full Article