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Sarah Elizabeth Archbell Koci

December 6, 2021 | Obituaries

Sarah Elizabeth Archbell Koci went to be with the Lord on November 27, 2021. Sarah was born on April 14, 2021, to Kenneth James Koci and Susan Elizabeth Archbell, joining siblings Kealey Martyne Archbell, Alivia Elaine Goblet, and Fisher McKenzie Koci. Despite her short time on earth, she was deeply loved and brought immense joy [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

2022 candidate filing period starts Monday

December 3, 2021 | Community News Brief | From The: Outer Banks Voice

(Dare County Elections) Candidate filing for the 2022 statewide primary and rescheduled municipal elections begins at noon on Monday, Dec. 6, and ends at noon on Friday, Dec 17. Depending on the office sought, candidates will file their Notices of Candidacy with either their county board of elections or the State Board of Elections Primary candidates for the following offices [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Elsie Louise Scarborough Sawyer

December 2, 2021 | Obituaries

January 17, 1924 – November 30, 2021 AVON — Elsie Louise Scarborough Sawyer, 97, of Avon, NC died Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at The Outer Banks Hospital. A native of Kinnakeet, she was born January 17, 1924, to the late Edna Midgett Scarborough and Walker Blaine Scarborough. Elsie was a homemaker and a member of [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Researchers eye alternative energy to power state ferries

December 2, 2021 | Island Features | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Coastal Review Online

North Carolina’s ferry system has a fleet of 21 vehicle ferries, making it either tied with Washington as the largest state system in the country or the second largest — it really depends the measuring stick — and researchers are now looking at how to more sustainably power those vessels’ near-constant runs. “(Washington is) the [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson Appointed t ...

December 1, 2021 | Local News

Dare County has announced that Gracia Szczech, the regional administrator for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV, recently selected Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson to serve on the region’s Regional Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC is tasked with advising the regional administrator on numerous emergency management issues, such as identifying impediments to [...] Local News |  Full Article

Hatteras Island residents encouraged to fill out Coastal Resilienc ...

December 1, 2021 | Local News | By: Joy Crist

Earlier in the year, Dare County was awarded financial assistance from the state to perform a risk and vulnerability assessment on Hatteras Island, and to develop a portfolio of planned and prioritized projects. As part of this program, island residents are currently being encouraged to share their input and insight via a recently launched Dare County [...] Local News |  Full Article

What’s on the line? Spotted seatrout, aka ‘speckled trout’

November 30, 2021 | Fishing | By: Robert Michelson | From The: Coastal Review Online

The spotted seatrout’s name gets me a bit confused. One of the common nicknames for this species is “speckled trout.” To me, the term “speckled trout” is another name for the eastern brook trout, which is found in the freshwater reaches of the mountainous region of North Carolina. Though these two share a nickname, it [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Cleo

November 30, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative returns $1.7M in Capital Credits

December 2, 2021 | Local News

At the September 2021 meeting, the Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) Board of Directors authorized the return of $1,725,721 for its annual capital credit retirement. Capital Credits represent each member’s ownership or “equity” in the Cooperative. Patronage Capital, the sum of that “equity”, can be likened to the retained earnings of a for-profit or investor-owned [...] Local News |  Full Article

Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson Appointed t ...

December 1, 2021 | Local News

Dare County has announced that Gracia Szczech, the regional administrator for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV, recently selected Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson to serve on the region’s Regional Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC is tasked with advising the regional administrator on numerous emergency management issues, such as identifying impediments to [...] Local News |  Full Article

Hatteras Island residents encouraged to fill out Coastal Resilienc ...

December 1, 2021 | Local News | By: Joy Crist

Earlier in the year, Dare County was awarded financial assistance from the state to perform a risk and vulnerability assessment on Hatteras Island, and to develop a portfolio of planned and prioritized projects. As part of this program, island residents are currently being encouraged to share their input and insight via a recently launched Dare County [...] Local News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore temporarily bans beach fires

December 1, 2021 | Seashore News

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has banned beach fires until further notice due to dry conditions and an increased fire risk. In addition to the Seashore’s beach fire ban, the North Carolina Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide. Dare County Fire Marshal Steve Kovacs also announced on Tuesday, November 30, that a burn ban is in effect for Hatteras Island and other unincorporated areas of Dare County. Unincorporated Dare County does not include areas within a town’s limits. If you are located within one of the six incorporated towns within Dare County, (which includes Duck, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo and Nags Head), please contact your local municipal officials to determine the latest regulations regarding burning in your area. According to the Drought Monitor for North Carolina, Dare County is exp [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Park Service announces programs and hours of operation fo ...

November 22, 2021 | Seashore News

The majority of National Park Service (NPS) facilities on the Outer Banks are open during Thanksgiving week, per a recent update from the NPS in its Cape Chronicle Newsletter. Hours and programs at popular park facilities, (including facilities within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers Memorial), are [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore requests the public’s help i ...

November 20, 2021 | Seashore News | 3

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) has requested the public’s help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for stealing beach safety signs and additional National Park Service property, per a recent update from CHNS. “Over the last couple [of] weeks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore employees have noticed that several signs have been taken from Buxton Beach [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

New text alert service launched by Cape Hatteras National Seashore

November 10, 2021 | Seashore News

The public can now sign up to receive a variety of text alerts from Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers National Memorial, per a recent update from the CHNS. Text alerts may include park operational updates, conditions, information on educational programs, and more. “This new communications tool [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Hatteras Island is hosting a number of events to get into the holiday spirit

December 6, 2021 | Island Features

The holiday season is in full swing, and Hatteras Island is hosting a number of events for visitors and residents to celebrate the season. From annual traditions like the Hatteras Village Christmas Parade to art shows and fundraisers, there are plenty of ways to get into a holiday state of mind throughout the month of December. Holiday-centric events scheduled for the weeks ahead are listed below. If you have an event you would like to add to the list, please reach out to the Island Free Press at editor@islandfreepress.org. Hatteras Village Christmas Parade December 11, 2:00 p.m. Hatteras Village The Hatteras Village Christmas Parade, which is celebrating its 30th year in 2021, will be held on Saturday afternoon, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to line the streets of Hatteras along the parade route, which extends from Teach’s Lair Marina to northern Eagle Pass Road, to [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Researchers eye alternative energy to power state ferries

December 2, 2021 | Island Features | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Coastal Review Online

North Carolina’s ferry system has a fleet of 21 vehicle ferries, making it either tied with Washington as the largest state system in the country or the second largest — it really depends the measuring stick — and researchers are now looking at how to more sustainably power those vessels’ near-constant runs. “(Washington is) the [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Rodanthe to Host First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 4

November 29, 2021 | Island Features

The Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo (RWS) Civic Association recently announced that the Tri-villages community will host its first-ever Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m., and the Hatteras Island community is welcome to attend and celebrate the season. The event will be held outside of the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building at 23646 N.C. Highway 12, [...] 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 Leadership Elected During Annual Meeting

November 17, 2021 | Real Estate

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) elected their 2022 Board of Directors at their Annual Meeting.  OBAR's 2022 Board of Directors is: President: Doug Brindley, Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales President-Elect:  Natalie Painter, Coastal NC Realty Group Immediate Past President: Lori Brooks, Coastal NC Realty Group Treasurer: Heather Cater, Coast Realty Secretary: Jennifer Wilson, Sun Realty Tourism Director: Gray Berryman, Carolina Designs Realty Property Management Director: Brook Sparks, Coast Realty 2022-2023 Director at Large: Ashley Contristan, Keller Williams Outer Banks 2022-2023 Director at Large: Kim Endre, Twiddy & Co. 2022-2023 Director at Large: Shelley O'Grady, Joe Lamb Realty 2021-2022 Director at Large: Christi Bryant, Keller Williams Outer Banks 2021-2022 Director at Large: Amber Dawson, The Outer Banks Real Estate Co at eXp Realty 2021-2022 Director [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Willo Kelly Receives RCE Designation from National Association of ...

November 10, 2021 | Real Estate

Willo Kelly, CEO of the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® is being honored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) with the REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, which recognizes exceptional efforts made by the REALTOR® association executives. Willo Kelly is one of only 525 REALTOR® association executives who have achieved this mark of excellence.  [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

VIDEO: Great white shark circles Outer Banks charter boat

December 3, 2021 | Fishing | By: Sam Walker | From The: OBX Today

Yes, we know there are sharks in the ocean. Big ones. Really big ones! You’ve got a decent chance of seeing one when you’re fishing on an Outer Banks charter boat, and getting video is an added bonus. But one that’s “Jaws” proportions is not something you spot every day. That’s exactly what Capt. Aaron Kelly of Rock Solid Fishing did Wednesday with a party fishing out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center on his 35-foot center console. Kelly posted video of the encounter on his Instagram and Facebook pages after they got back to the dock. Capt. Aaron, you’re gonna need a bigger boat! [...] Fishing |  Full Article

2022 candidate filing period starts Monday

December 3, 2021 | Community News Brief | From The: Outer Banks Voice

(Dare County Elections) Candidate filing for the 2022 statewide primary and rescheduled municipal elections begins at noon on Monday, Dec. 6, and ends at noon on Friday, Dec 17. Depending on the office sought, candidates will file their Notices of Candidacy with either their county board of elections or the State Board of Elections Primary candidates for the following offices [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Cleo

November 30, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

Charles “Chuck” Ash

December 6, 2021 | Obituaries

Charles “Chuck” Ash, 50, of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, passed unexpectedly on December 1st, 2021. Charles was born on March 12th, 1971, in Bluefield, West Virginia to Robert and Judy Ash, and older sisters Janice and Jill. He attended Lees McCrae College and the University of South Carolina Hilton Head. Ardent, world traveling, and [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Sarah Elizabeth Archbell Koci

December 6, 2021 | Obituaries

Sarah Elizabeth Archbell Koci went to be with the Lord on November 27, 2021. Sarah was born on April 14, 2021, to Kenneth James Koci and Susan Elizabeth Archbell, joining siblings Kealey Martyne Archbell, Alivia Elaine Goblet, and Fisher McKenzie Koci. Despite her short time on earth, she was deeply loved and brought immense joy [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Edward Greene

December 6, 2021 | Obituaries

May 18, 1925 – November 29, 2021 MANTEO — Edward Greene, “Eddie” to thousands, made his last exit in Manteo, North Carolina, on November 29, 2021, at 96.  He passed peacefully and was surrounded by people who loved him, Helen Luciano, Gale Friedel, and Richard Lacerre. He was always going to exit surrounded by love. [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Helen Kilts Wiegel

December 3, 2021 | Obituaries

Helen Kilts Wiegel died December 2, 2021 in Norfolk, VA at the age of 93. Helen and her adoring husband Joe – deceased were long-time Southern Shores residents. Originally from Minnesota, Helen was an active and generous member of Duck Woods Country Club, the First Flight Lions Club, Duck Methodist Church and other educational, civic, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Leslie Jane Geiberger

December 3, 2021 | Obituaries

Our lovely daughter, sister, wife, and mother, Leslie Jane Geiberger went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 29, 2021, in her home in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina surrounded by family. Leslie was born on August 23, 1955, to Marva Jane Andrews and Charles Ralph Geiberger in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Since she lived [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Nancy Valleau Hartung-Weitz

December 3, 2021 | Obituaries

6/14/1939 – 12/01/2021 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Nancy Valleau Hartung-Weitz, 82, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed peacefully the morning of December 1, 2021, due to Pulmonary complications. She was the daughter of William and Elvira Hartung and was raised on Long Island, N.Y. Donald Hartung, Nancy’s only sibling, passed in October 2021 due to [...] Obituaries |  Full Article