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Ronald Wayne Warren

October 27, 2021 | Obituaries

June 29, 1946 – October 23, 2021 CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Ronald Wayne Warren, 75, of Chesapeake, VA died unexpectedly on October 23, 2021, in Salvo, NC. Born June 29, 1946, he was the son of the late Bettie Stamey Warren and Fred W. Warren. Having served his country honorably, Ronnie was a veteran of the United [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

130 new COVID-19 cases reported in the past week, per Dare County ...

October 26, 2021 | Local News

Dare County released the following update for Tuesday, October 26, which provides details on recent Coronavirus cases, vaccine data, and more COVID-19 information.  The number of new COVID-19 cases and the percent of positive tests to total tests both increased this past week. Dare County continues to experience widespread community transmission of the COVID-19 virus [...] Local News |  Full Article

Sylvia Allison Hamilton

October 26, 2021 | Obituaries

SALVO and GLEN ALLEN, VA — Sylvia Allison Hamilton (aka Aloha Darlin’) (80) peacefully crossed over the bar to calmer waters at 1038 hours on 26 October 2021.  She was born 14 September 1941 in Statesville NC to the late Curtis Taylor Allison and Mary Edna (Hartsell) Allison. She is survived by her husband (and High [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Champion for Children video highlights Jean-Louise Dixon, of the H ...

October 26, 2021 | Community News Brief

Jean-Louise ‘Scout’ Dixon, Director of the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF), has been selected as a Champion for Children in Dare County. As the Director of the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund, Jean-Louise has committed herself to the Hatteras Island community, ensuring that students in Cape Hatteras Elementary and Cape Hatteras Secondary School have [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Cloe

October 26, 2021 | Community News Brief

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Cloe, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Cloe, 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/

130 new COVID-19 cases reported in the past week, per Dare County ...

October 26, 2021 | Local News

Dare County released the following update for Tuesday, October 26, which provides details on recent Coronavirus cases, vaccine data, and more COVID-19 information.  The number of new COVID-19 cases and the percent of positive tests to total tests both increased this past week. Dare County continues to experience widespread community transmission of the COVID-19 virus [...] Local News |  Full Article

Severe weather possible on Friday

October 21, 2021 | Local News

A cold front will move through the Outer Banks area on Friday, potentially bringing an end to the recent week-long wave of dry weather, per a Thursday afternoon update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. Showers and thunderstorms are possible for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands starting on Friday afternoon, with [...] Local News |  Full Article

Project to remove abandoned “Ocean Pursuit” vessel from Bodie Island beach begins Oct. 25

October 22, 2021 | Seashore News

On Oct. 25, Cape Dredging, Inc. from Buxton, North Carolina will begin a $295,000 project to remove an abandoned vessel from the beach south of Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Oregon Inlet Campground. Removal of the vessel is expected to take approximately 30 days. The former scallop boat, previously named the Ocean Pursuit and Cameron Scott, ran aground in its present location in early March 2020. It became abandoned after the National Park Service made unsuccessful attempts to have the owner claim and remove the vessel. “The National Park Service is continuing our attempts to recover costs associated with the removal of the derelict vessel from its registered owner,” said David Hallac, superintendent, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina. “This process has taken longer than expected, so Cape Hatteras National Seashore determined it was necessary to use a combination of [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Outer Banks’ national parks awarded “Open OutDoors for Kids” ...

October 21, 2021 | Seashore News

Last month, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial were collectively awarded an Open OutDoors for Kids grant of $7,400 from the National Park Foundation. The goal of the grant program is to provide K-12 students, educators and families with access to national parks around the country through [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Future possibilities for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse presented at pub ...

September 29, 2021 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

Future possibilities for restoring and rehabilitating the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse were outlined at a lightly attended public meeting on Tuesday evening, September 28, in Buxton. Led by David Hallac, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent, the meeting was an opportunity for the National Park Service (NPS) to present the three primary options to enhance [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

From ORVs to rising seas

September 29, 2021 | Seashore News | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Outer Banks Voice

Dave Hallac talks of the treasures and challenges of OBX Parks It’s been almost seven years since Superintendent David Hallac took the reins of the Outer Banks Group (OBG) of National Park Service sites. Consisting of Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), the Wright Brothers Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the sites have seen near record [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree is invading Ocracoke Island this weekend

October 28, 2021 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

The annual Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree on Ocracoke Island is on the horizon, and the two-day festival kicks off on Friday, October 29. The Jamboree commemorates the last days of Blackbeard the pirate, who was killed off of Ocracoke on Nov. 22, 1718. After being canceled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and canceled in 2019 due to Hurricane Dorian, the annual Jamboree is once again returning to the island, although there are several changes due to the pandemic and post-Dorian landscape. “Ocracoke Island, like everyone else, is climbing out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the island is also recovering from the flooding devastation from Hurricane Dorian in 2019,” stated an earlier update from event organizers. “So, Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree will go on Oct. 29 and 30, but will be scaled back this year.” “This year, too, the festival will focus more on history and colo [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Changes to land from coastal storms can enhance habitat

October 13, 2021 | Island Features | By: Catherine Kozak | From The: Coastal Review Online

Considering the growing prevalence of drone photography and video footage over miles of natural landscape, a bird’s-eye view has been proven to be more than eye candy in determining climate impacts. But for wildlife managers at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, a major stopover for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, the compact low-flying machines are also [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Hatteras Sailing launches invitational sailing team

June 16, 2021 | Watersports | By: Meg Phillips

Coaches create invitational sailing team for Hatteras Island Youth The Hatteras Sailing Organization together with its coaches agreed to launch an invitational sailing team. The Hatteras Sailing Organization is made up of local sailors, parents, and community leaders committed to investing time and resources in growing the sport of sailing on Hatteras and also training up a [...] Watersports |  Full Article

A Safe New Way to Sail the Sound

August 21, 2020 | Sponsored | Phillips Boatworks

Fall Sailing Tours from Avon are getting great reviews from Vacationers! For centuries people have been sailing up and down the shores of the beautiful Outer Banks. Known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” the oceanside of Hatteras Island, in particular, is not for the inexperienced sailor. I have a replica map of some of [...] Watersports |  Full Article

OBAR’s 24th Charity Tourney Nets Big Results

October 28, 2021 | Real Estate

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) held its 24th Annual Charity Surf Fishing Tournament on October 15, 2021.  The charity event benefited the Association’s Disaster Relief and Scholarship funds held with the Outer Banks Community Foundation.  Seventeen teams cast their lines at the event and over $7,300 was raised. Surf Fishing Chair Aimee Pitts of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage said, “It was one of the most beautiful days to have the tournament that I’ve ever seen.”  She continued, “Everyone was generous, had fun, and caught some big fish.  I would like to give special thanks to the local businesses and OBAR members that provided raffle prizes for the big day.” The team Beach Bums Hooking with Captain Bonnie Langdale took first place and won the top prize of $600.  The Blue Tales team with Captain Ken Baittinger took second place and won $300.  The team Calib [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Dare’s occupancy and meals dollars hit record highs

September 20, 2021 | Real Estate | From The: Outer Banks Voice

The tourism dollars continue to flow into Dare County in record numbers in 2021. The July occupancy and meal revenue numbers represented “historic highs,” according to Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, who recapped the Dare County Tourism Board’s September meeting. When it comes to occupancy collections, the July 2021 figure [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Peer review workshop for striped mullet stock assessment scheduled

October 28, 2021 | Fishing

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a workshop by webinar Nov. 8-10 with scientists to review the draft assessment of the North Carolina striped mullet stock. Discussions are scheduled for 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. The public may listen to the workshop by phone or listen and view presentations in real-time by joining online. Directions for attending the webinar are available here. The workshop is open to allow the public to observe the peer review process, but public comment will not be accepted. Additionally, at any point during the workshop, the division may close the discussion to the public to allow the peer reviewers to deliberate and complete a draft version of their peer review report, or for the stock assessment workgroup to address outstanding tasks. A stock assessment is a scientific analysis that uses information gather [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Champion for Children video highlights Jean-Louise Dixon, of the H ...

October 26, 2021 | Community News Brief

Jean-Louise ‘Scout’ Dixon, Director of the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF), has been selected as a Champion for Children in Dare County. As the Director of the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund, Jean-Louise has committed herself to the Hatteras Island community, ensuring that students in Cape Hatteras Elementary and Cape Hatteras Secondary School have [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Cloe

October 26, 2021 | Community News Brief

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Cloe, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Cloe, 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/

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Roger

October 19, 2021 | Community News Brief

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Roger, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Roger, 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/

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Ragnar

October 11, 2021 | Community News Brief

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Ragnar, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Ragnar, 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 Hosting Food Pantry Drive throughout October

October 6, 2021 | Community News Brief

The Dare County Library has announced that it is now collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items to distribute to local Outer Banks food pantries throughout the month of October. Last fall—in response to the unprecedented demand that local food banks were striving to meet during 2020—the Dare County Library’s locations each acted as [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Dorothy Hazel Hubley

October 27, 2021 | Obituaries

November 1, 1924 – October 24, 2021 MANTEO — Dorothy Hazel Hubley, 96, of Manteo, NC passed away peacefully Sunday, October 24, 2021, at her home surrounded by family. Born in Boston, MA on November 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Irene Mathieu and Joseph Brennan. Dorothy attended Manteo Baptist Church. She [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Ronald Wayne Warren

October 27, 2021 | Obituaries

June 29, 1946 – October 23, 2021 CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Ronald Wayne Warren, 75, of Chesapeake, VA died unexpectedly on October 23, 2021, in Salvo, NC. Born June 29, 1946, he was the son of the late Bettie Stamey Warren and Fred W. Warren. Having served his country honorably, Ronnie was a veteran of the United [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Sylvia Allison Hamilton

October 26, 2021 | Obituaries

SALVO and GLEN ALLEN, VA — Sylvia Allison Hamilton (aka Aloha Darlin’) (80) peacefully crossed over the bar to calmer waters at 1038 hours on 26 October 2021.  She was born 14 September 1941 in Statesville NC to the late Curtis Taylor Allison and Mary Edna (Hartsell) Allison. She is survived by her husband (and High [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Robert Byron Carter III

October 22, 2021 | Obituaries

July 21, 1949 – October 16, 2021 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Robert Byron Carter III, 72, of Kill Devil Hills died suddenly on October 16, 2021.  He was born in Norfolk, VA on July 21, 1949. He was predeceased by his parents Robert Byron Carter Jr. and Iris Foshay Carter Williams and the love of [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Barbara Styron Tucker

October 22, 2021 | Obituaries

Barbara Styron Tucker of Southern Shores, NC passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021, at the age of 87 after a brief illness. She was born November 5, 1933, to Lula and Edward Styron. She is survived by her husband John H. Tucker, Jr in a marriage lasting 66 years. She is also survived by [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Mary Lou Buchan

October 22, 2021 | Obituaries

Mary Lou Buchan, 69, died on October 20, 2021 in Nags Head. She was born in Rocky Mount, to parents John and Azile Buchan. Mary Lou was a lover of the arts while in school at Rocky Mount Senior High. Life would later carry her into raising a family of two boys that she would [...] Obituaries |  Full Article