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Sheriff’s Blotter September 2022

October 3, 2022 | Crime Reports

September 5, 2022 Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 46000 block of NC 12 Hwy, Buxton. Deputies responded to a business alarm to find a window shattered and items missing. Latent evidence collected. Under Investigation. September 6, 2022 Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 46000 block of NC 12 Hwy, Buxton. Suspects were seen fleeing a business with stolen items. [...] Crime Reports |  Full Article

Coastal Flood Watch issued for the Outer Banks; Ocean overwash and ...

October 1, 2022 | Local News

A strong coastal low will strengthen off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Monday, bringing several coastal impacts through the middle of the week, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is likely for oceanside and soundside locations, and in particular, areas vulnerable to strong northerly winds. Water [...] Local News |  Full Article

All Hatteras and Ocracoke ferry routes resume service

October 1, 2022 | Local News

The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry, Ocracoke-Cedar Island ferry, and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter ferry resumed regular operations on Saturday morning, October 1, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division. Ferry service was suspended due to high winds and hazardous weather conditions stemming from Hurricane Ian. For a complete schedule on all ferry routes, visit www.ncferry.org, or call 1-800-BY-FERRY.

Coastal Flood Watch issued for the Outer Banks; Ocean overwash and ...

October 1, 2022 | Local News

A strong coastal low will strengthen off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Monday, bringing several coastal impacts through the middle of the week, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is likely for oceanside and soundside locations, and in particular, areas vulnerable to strong northerly winds. Water [...] Local News |  Full Article

All Hatteras and Ocracoke ferry routes resume service

October 1, 2022 | Local News

The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry, Ocracoke-Cedar Island ferry, and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter ferry resumed regular operations on Saturday morning, October 1, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division. Ferry service was suspended due to high winds and hazardous weather conditions stemming from Hurricane Ian. For a complete schedule on all ferry routes, visit www.ncferry.org, or call 1-800-BY-FERRY.

Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations will resume at 5:00 a.m. on Sat ...

September 30, 2022 | Local News

Saturday Update: The Ocracoke-Cedar Island ferry and the Ocracoke-Swan Quarter ferry also resumed operations as of 6:00 a.m. on Saturday. The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry will resume regular operations at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, per a Friday evening update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division Ferry service was suspended on early Friday morning due [...] Local News |  Full Article

Sailing vessel grounds near north end of Oregon Inlet

September 30, 2022 | Seashore News

An unoccupied 30-foot catamaran named the Katalyst grounded yesterday afternoon near the north end of Oregon Inlet. Prior to the grounding at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, multiple passengers were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. The National Park Service is consulting with the U.S. Coast Guard and working with the owner to have the vessel removed from the beach. Visitors should avoid the area until the sailing vessel is removed in the coming days. [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

REMINDER: 18th Annual HICF 5K Race is returning live and in-person for 2022 on October 8

October 3, 2022 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

After going virtual in 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, one of Hatteras Island’s favorite fall events is returning live and in person this October, with a couple of unique additions to heighten the excitement. The 18th Annual Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) 5k Race is set for October 8, 2022, and this year’s event will be a literal blast, with color stations placed along the Avon route where runners, walkers, and bikers will be “blasted” with color powder. The annual race is one of the primary fundraising events for the HICF, which has been an instrumental organization for the local community for more than two decades. Founded in the year 2000, the HICF provides assistance to local residents dealing with cancer to help with needs such as travel expenses, prescriptions, and medical supplies, as well as medical bills that are not covered by insurance. Since its incep [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Island History: The 137-year anniversary of the wreck of the Schoo ...

September 22, 2022 | Island Features | By: James D. “Keeper James” Charlet

The wreck of the schooner Ada F. Whitney, which occurred on September 22, 1885, was a very difficult but somewhat routine event for the life-savers during a somewhat difficult time in America. In the year of this wreck, 1885, America had 38 states – yet to become would be the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Lighthouse builder Dexter Stetson laid sturdy foundations

September 20, 2022 | Island Features | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Coastal Review

The three lighthouses north of Ocracoke on the Outer Banks, Cape Hatteras, Bodie Island and Currituck Beach, built between 1869 and 1875, have withstood hurricanes, nor’easters and the harsh coastal environment, although the Hatteras light was moved landward in 1999 to spare it from the encroaching Atlantic. The trio all share design features that were [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Island Real Estate: Hatteras Island home sales and trends as of September 2022

September 15, 2022 | Real Estate | By: Stephen Smith

We have seen lots of changes in the market since the Federal Reserve started rapidly raising their funds rate earlier this year. The average 30-year mortgage has seen an increase from 3.41% in early January to 6.3% as of this writing. This has had a huge impact on sales volume, as buyers are more inclined to wait out the storm and hope for lower rates in the future before buying. How much of an impact do these rising rates have? If we take the YTD $620,000 median sales price for Hatteras Island properties and assume a 20% down standard loan, this is quite a difference on the principal+interest portion of a mortgage payment: If you bought at January 3rd rates, the principal+interest would be $2,202.42 per month. If you bought at today’s rates, the principal+interest would be $3,070.11 per month. That’s a difference of $867.69 per month! That’s how much buying power has evaporated o [...] 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

Commercial flounder season reopening statewide on Oct. 9 for gigs and hook-and-line; trip limit established for pound nets in Southern Management Area

September 30, 2022 | Fishing

The commercial flounder season will reopen Oct. 9 for gigs and hook-and-line in internal coastal waters statewide. Additionally, a flounder trip limit is established for the Pound Net Southern Management Area. The commercial flounder season for gigs and hook-and-line in the Northern and Southern Management Areas reopens at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. The harvest season will close when the Total Allowable Landings for this sector is approached, or at 6 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, whichever occurs first. The Northern Management Area includes the upper portion of Core Sound and waters north to the Virginia State line. The Southern Management Area encompasses the lower portion of Core Sound and waters south to the South Carolina state line. The commercial flounder season closed on Sept. 22 for mobile gears in the Northern Management Area and on Sept. 21 for mobile gears in the Southern Management Ar [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Help a Dog’s Heart Program Launched by Coastal Humane Society a ...

September 27, 2022 | Community News Brief

The Coastal Humane Society is excited to announce a generous grant of $5000 has been awarded by the Outer Banks Community Foundation to subsidize our new program Help a Dog’s Heart.  This program will provide free heartworm testing at our 2022-2023 Vaccination Clinics and offer assistance with heartworm prevention medication and treatment. Heartworms are parasitic [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

NC’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center will visit Ocracoke ...

September 27, 2022 | Community News Brief

On October 13, tourism-related businesses in Hyde County – and surrounding counties – will have an opportunity to meet with Visit North Carolina staff to learn about the organization’s research, marketing, public relations, international tourism, sports, RetireNC and Outdoor NC programs, and other services. Visit North Carolina’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center (TRAC) will be held [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Max

September 21, 2022 | Community News Brief

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

Mary McClease Conway

September 27, 2022 | Obituaries

MANTEO — Dare County native Mary McClease Conway surrendered her soul to God peacefully at her daughter’s home in Georgia September 22, 2022. She was 98 years loved on this earth and was the daughter of the late Cora and George McClease of Manteo, NC.  Mrs. Conway was also predeceased by her beloved husband, Linwood [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

David M. Copeland

September 27, 2022 | Obituaries

David M. Copeland passed away on September 24, 2022, in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. He was born on April 16, 1966, in Riverhead, New York. The family moved to Bedford, Virginia in 1974. David graduated from Liberty High School, where he was an avid tennis and soccer player. He worked at Chilli Peppers in [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Ernest (Rick) F. Kerber, Jr.

September 21, 2022 | Obituaries

August 5, 1946 – September 9, 2022 NAGS HEAD — On September 9, 2022, Ernest (Rick) F. Kerber, Jr., 76, of Nags Head, NC, passed away comfortably at his home with a full moon glowing over the Roanoke Sound. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Teresa; his loving, thoughtful, and compassionate [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Marc George Standley

September 21, 2022 | Obituaries

November 30, 1930 – August 3, 2022 KITTY HAWK — Marc George Standley of Kitty Hawk, NC was born in Antananarivo on the island of Madagascar to French and British parents. From there, he began a successful and adventurous life: He grew up with his siblings exploring that island before moving to London to attain [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Dina Sample Lane Etheridge

September 21, 2022 | Obituaries

March 2, 1946 – September 18, 2022 NAGS HEAD — Dina Sample Lane Etheridge, age 76, of Nags Head, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with Dementia. Dina was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 2, 1946, to Roy Winfred Lane and Ina Brothers [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Loretta Lynn Gibbs Long

September 21, 2022 | Obituaries

July 15, 1981 – September 13, 2022 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Loretta Lynn Gibbs Long, 41, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Born in Elizabeth City, NC on July 15, 1981, she was the daughter of Maude Midgett Gibbs and James Ray Gibbs. In addition to her parents, Loretta is survived [...] Obituaries |  Full Article