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Cidney Phillips Webster

September 30, 2020 | Obituaries

Cidney Phillips Webster born in West Chester PA on November 23, 1937 went to heaven on September 25, 2020. She made Hatteras Island home in 1979. Preceded in death by her father William Phillips and mother Amelia Jones, a son Terry Webster and daughter Jackie Fulghum. Left behind to cherish all the wonderful memories and [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Dare County Sheriff’s Office reminder: Stealing campaign signs i ...

September 30, 2020 | Community News Brief | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office says it has received reports of political signs being stolen from public and private properties — and they’d like to remind folks that’s illegal. “Under G.S. 136-32 (e) it is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Trump Confirms NC, Va Drilling Moratorium

September 28, 2020 | Local News | From The: Coastal Review Online

  President Trump announces Friday that he is extending the moratorium on offshore drilling to North Carolina and Virginia in this excerpt from his campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia. President Trump has officially extended the moratorium on offshore drilling to North Carolina and Virginia. On Friday, Trump signed a memorandum for the Department of Interior that states, “This [...] Local News |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Bubba

September 28, 2020 | Community News Brief

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

Peter Alan Groom

September 28, 2020 | Obituaries

AVON — On Friday, September 25, 2020, Hatteras Island lost a dear friend and community member, a devoted father, loving husband, and caring grandfather. Peter Groom was a proud American and veteran. As the tides rise and fall, so do our emotions as we remember all of the wonderful things we love about Pete. He [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

UPDATED: Antares rocket launch at Wallops Flight Center reschedule ...

September 30, 2020 | Local News | By: Kari Pugh | From The: Outer Banks Voice

The launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket originally set for tonight from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9:38 p.m., due to poor weather forecasts for the next few days. The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of [...] Local News |  Full Article

Trump Confirms NC, Va Drilling Moratorium

September 28, 2020 | Local News | From The: Coastal Review Online

  President Trump announces Friday that he is extending the moratorium on offshore drilling to North Carolina and Virginia in this excerpt from his campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia. President Trump has officially extended the moratorium on offshore drilling to North Carolina and Virginia. On Friday, Trump signed a memorandum for the Department of Interior that states, “This [...] Local News |  Full Article

REMINDER: NOAA seeks public input on evaluation of state coastal ...

September 25, 2020 | Local News

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management will host a virtual public meeting as part of the federal performance evaluation of the North Carolina Coastal Management Program and North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comment regarding the operation and implementation of the [...] Local News |  Full Article

At virtual forum, Dare commissioner candidates tackle housing, eco ...

September 24, 2020 | Local News | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Voice

The issues of affordable housing, economic development and supporting the commercial fishing industry took center stage during the Sept. 23 forum for the six candidates seeking four seats on the Dare County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 3. The virtual debate, sponsored by the Dare County League of Women Voters (LWV) and Coastal Review Online, [...] Local News |  Full Article

NPS Outlines the Preferred Option for Future Sediment Management in Public Meetings Held This Week

September 30, 2020 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

The National Park Service held informational webinars this week to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 20-year sediment management framework for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), and to solicit the public’s feedback on the preferred plan for future beach nourishment, dune restoration, and breach repair projects. “This is a very dynamic place [with] erosion rates of up to 10 feet per year,” said National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac at Wednesday’s meeting, noting that the Outer Banks had some of the highest erosion rates on the East Coast. “…That’s a good lead into our sediment management framework, and why we’re meeting today.” Natural accretion and erosion processes have impacted the Hatteras and Ocracoke island shorelines for decades due to anthropogenic activities, (like dune building, dune planting, [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Reminder: Virtual meetings for the CHNS Sediment Management Framew ...

September 29, 2020 | Seashore News

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public review and comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sediment Management Framework at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). The 45-day comment period began on September 18, 2020, with the publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, and ends on November 2, [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Public comment period open for the CHNS Sediment Management Framew ...

September 18, 2020 | Seashore News

The National Park Service (NPS) seeks public review and comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sediment Management Framework at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). The 45-day comment period begins today, September 18, 2020 with the publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register and ends on November 2, 2020. [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

24-hour ORV access starts Sept. 15, and other National Seashore up ...

September 11, 2020 | Seashore News

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of September 10 include the following: Seashore Updates On Monday, September 7, the Museum of the Sea reopened [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Museums at Cape Hatteras National Seashore sites set to reopen

September 4, 2020 | Seashore News

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and consistent with North Carolina’s “Safer at Home Phase 2.5” executive order, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are reopening three indoor facilities. The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore extends length of 2020 lifeguard s ...

September 2, 2020 | Seashore News

As a result of increased late summer tourism to the Outer Banks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) will offer lifeguard services through the end of September at three lifeguard beaches. This year’s lifeguard season, originally scheduled from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, is extended through Wednesday, September 30 at Coquina Beach Access (Bodie Island), [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Night Sky: Two Meteor Showers, Galaxies, and other Highlights for October

September 30, 2020 | Island Features | By: Gerry Lebing

Third Place is Often Forgotten! This is the Triangulum Galaxy, M33. It's the third biggest galaxy in our local group of galaxies. That means it's the little brother of the Andromeda Galaxy and our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It also means that a lot of star watchers, (myself included), kind of forget about it or take it for granted! But M33 has a lot of good things going for it. With a visual magnitude of +5.7, it can be viewed with the naked eye under excellent viewing conditions. It's about 2.8 million light years away from us, and that makes it the most distant object you can view with the naked eye! And if you can see it with the naked eye, you can see it really well with a pair of wide-view binoculars! Relatively speaking, M33 is small compared to M31 and the Milky Way. M33 is comprised of about 60 billion stars. The Milky Way is estimated to contain around 400 billion stars. And the [...] Island Features |  Full Article

In the right place: Outer Banks photographer encounters baby sea t ...

September 25, 2020 | Island Features | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today | 1

  Outer Banks photographer Wesley Snyder spends a lot of time alone on area beaches capturing images of shipwrecks, sunrises, sunsets, the Milky Way and anything else you might find in the sand and waves. Early Thursday morning as he set out to take some sunrise shots of the grounded trawler Ocean Pursuit near Oregon Inlet, he [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Design Phase Underway for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Restoration Project

September 17, 2020 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist | 1

Initial steps are being taken to give the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse a well-deserved restoration from the inside out, and the first portion of the project – the design phase – is already underway, per an update from the National Park Service. Built in 1868-70, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has understandably suffered some wear and tear [...] Island Features |  Full Article

OBX home sales boom in midst of pandemic

September 30, 2020 | Real Estate | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Outer Banks Voice

The Outer Banks real estate market is hot. It’s part of a national trend, but what is happening locally goes beyond the strong national trend. What realtors with experience in the Outer Banks market and longtime observers of local conditions are seeing exceeds anything they have seen before. “It’s been absolutely nuts,” said Jeff Scott, owner of Scott Team Realty. I’ve been doing this 31 years, and I don’t ever remember a time like this.” The Outer Banks Association of Realtors (OBAR) publishes their Multiple Listings Service (MLS) Statistical Report monthly. The data from those MLS reports, which cover Currituck and Dare Counties as well as Ocracoke, supports Scott’s sentiments. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic delayed home sale closings by slowing the work of home inspectors, appraisers and attorneys, the MLS reported in May that 549 Outer Banks properties were under [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Paint a Happy Outer Banks Inspired Home Office

September 23, 2020 | Sponsored | Ace Hardware

Westlake Ace Hardware now carries Benjamin Moore premium paints in its 138 stores nationwide. Since 1883, Benjamin Moore has remained a top premier paint brand for do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike, offering customers high quality and more than 3,500 premium color options. As part of the partnership with Benjamin Moore, Ace Hardware is now the largest independent hardware retailer [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Federation Receives Marine Debris Removal Grant from NOAA

September 18, 2020 | Fishing

The North Carolina Coastal Federation will be removing large-scale marine debris in the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound with a grant award from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program. The federation will coordinate the project in partnership with Dare County and the N.C. Division of Coastal Management. The major goal of this NOAA Marine Debris Program supported project is to remove at least 20 abandoned and derelict vessels that currently harm important habitat such as oyster reef, submerged aquatic vegetation, shallow subtidal and coastal wetlands in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary. Division of Coastal Management staff identified numerous abandoned and derelict vessels and other large-scale marine debris that negatively impact different habitats within Currituck Banks and Kitty Hawk Woods component of the N.C. Coastal Reserve. “The Division is lookin [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Dare County Sheriff’s Office reminder: Stealing campaign signs i ...

September 30, 2020 | Community News Brief | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office says it has received reports of political signs being stolen from public and private properties — and they’d like to remind folks that’s illegal. “Under G.S. 136-32 (e) it is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Bubba

September 28, 2020 | Community News Brief

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

UPDATE: Trash collection again rescheduled

September 23, 2020 | Community News Brief

Unfortunately due to the uncertain road conditions residential trash collection for Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras on Thursday Sept 24th has been cancelled.  The next collection for these areas will be Monday, Sept 28th.  At this time we anticipate residential collection to take place in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon on Friday Sept 25th. Any cancellation due to road [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Cidney Phillips Webster

September 30, 2020 | Obituaries

Cidney Phillips Webster born in West Chester PA on November 23, 1937 went to heaven on September 25, 2020. She made Hatteras Island home in 1979. Preceded in death by her father William Phillips and mother Amelia Jones, a son Terry Webster and daughter Jackie Fulghum. Left behind to cherish all the wonderful memories and [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

William John Murphy

September 30, 2020 | Obituaries

December 13, 1926 – September 28, 2020 MANTEO — William John Murphy, 93, of Manteo, NC died Monday, September 28, 2020, at his home. Born in Lawrence, MA on December 13, 1926, he was the son of the late Edna Harty Murphy and William T. Murphy. Bill was a World War II veteran having served [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Velina Kay “Kaci” Brennan

September 28, 2020 | Obituaries

October 25, 1953 – September 21, 2020 SOUTHERN SHORES — Velina Kay “Kaci” Brennan, 66, of Southern Shores, NC died Monday, September 21, 2020, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Charleston, SC on October 25, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Kay and Mel Grennier. Kaci is survived by her husband, Johnny [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Roy Odell Phillips

September 28, 2020 | Obituaries

October 12, 1943 – September 25, 2020 MANTEO — Roy Odell Phillips, 76, of Manteo, NC died Friday, September 25, 2020, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Louisville, KY on October 12, 1943, he was the son of the late Leora Vice Phillips and Worth Odell Phillips. A 1961 graduate of Perry High [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Peter Alan Groom

September 28, 2020 | Obituaries

AVON — On Friday, September 25, 2020, Hatteras Island lost a dear friend and community member, a devoted father, loving husband, and caring grandfather. Peter Groom was a proud American and veteran. As the tides rise and fall, so do our emotions as we remember all of the wonderful things we love about Pete. He [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Dianne Tillett Meekins

September 28, 2020 | Obituaries

June 29, 1941 – September 12, 2020 Dianne Tillett Meekins passed away peacefully on September 12, 2020 after a six year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born June 29, 1941 in Wanchese, NC.  Dianne was preceded in death by her father Jennings Bryan (Toby) Tillett and mother Zeta Daniels Tillett, and many aunts, uncles, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article