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Karen Tetreault (Boston)

October 22, 2021 | Obituaries

Karen Elizabeth Tetreault left this world on October 20, 2021, surrounded by family and on a wave of love from the many people she loved and who loved her. Karen was born in Toledo, Ohio to Blanford and Florence Boston, arriving after brothers Jim, John, and Ron, and five years before sister Tana. The hospital [...] Obituaries |  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

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

Dare County Board of Commissioners approves food truck expansion

October 20, 2021 | Local News | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Voice

The Dare County Board of Commissioners, in a 5-0 vote, approved a zoning text amendment on Oct. 19 to allow business establishments in the unincorporated areas of the county to have up to five mobile food trucks on their property. Previously, the ordinance only allowed one truck per property. Pangea Tavern owner and Koru Village [...] Local News |  Full Article

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

October 19, 2021 | Local News

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

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/

Feds close Atlantic mackerel season because of overfishing

October 19, 2021 | Fishing | From The: Coastal Review Online

The National Marine Fisheries Service has closed the entire Atlantic mackerel fishery in federal waters through the end of the year. The service, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and informally known as NOAA Fisheries, has prohibited vessels from fishing for or landing more than 5,000 pounds of Atlantic mackerel per trip in [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Pirate jamboree on Ocracoke to focus on living history

October 19, 2021 | Local News | By: Connie Leinbach | From The: Ocracoke Observer

Kevin Duffus wants Blackbeard Pirate Jamboree attendees to realize that the event is celebrating history, not criminals. Duffus, an award-winning North Carolina historian, is the founder of the event, which will take place Oct. 29 and 30 on Ocracoke, the place where the famous Blackbeard met his demise at the hand of British Royal Navy [...] Local News |  Full Article

‘I think we are going to see increases here’

October 18, 2021 | Local News | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Voice

New FEMA flood insurance system means bigger local premiums Effective October 1, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has implemented a new rating system called Risk Rating 2.0 to determine how much policyholders must pay in premiums. And while the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hails the new rating system as a more equitable one [...] 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

Dare County Board of Commissioners approves food truck expansion

October 20, 2021 | Local News | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Voice

The Dare County Board of Commissioners, in a 5-0 vote, approved a zoning text amendment on Oct. 19 to allow business establishments in the unincorporated areas of the county to have up to five mobile food trucks on their property. Previously, the ordinance only allowed one truck per property. Pangea Tavern owner and Koru Village [...] Local News |  Full Article

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

October 19, 2021 | Local News

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

Pirate jamboree on Ocracoke to focus on living history

October 19, 2021 | Local News | By: Connie Leinbach | From The: Ocracoke Observer

Kevin Duffus wants Blackbeard Pirate Jamboree attendees to realize that the event is celebrating history, not criminals. Duffus, an award-winning North Carolina historian, is the founder of the event, which will take place Oct. 29 and 30 on Ocracoke, the place where the famous Blackbeard met his demise at the hand of British Royal Navy [...] Local News |  Full Article

‘I think we are going to see increases here’

October 18, 2021 | Local News | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Voice

New FEMA flood insurance system means bigger local premiums Effective October 1, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has implemented a new rating system called Risk Rating 2.0 to determine how much policyholders must pay in premiums. And while the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hails the new rating system as a more equitable one [...] Local News |  Full Article

For NC 12 Task Force, one big challenge is Ocracoke South Ferry Te ...

October 18, 2021 | Local News | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Outer Banks Voice

As the NC12 Task Force continues to address how to keep open the only road connecting Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands with the rest of the world, consensus is growing within the group that short-term and temporary fixes will not solve the problem. At its Oct. 14 meeting in the Dare County Administration building, the working [...] Local News |  Full Article

Sea turtle stranding training at the Ocracoke Community Center thi ...

October 15, 2021 | Local News | From The: Ocracoke Observer

Those wishing to volunteer this winter in rescuing cold-stunned and stranded sea turtles will have the opportunity to get training this Sunday (Oct. 17), 1 p.m. in the Ocracoke Community Center, 999 Irvin Garrish Highway. The session will last approximately two hours. Karen Clark, wildlife biologist for North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, Amy Thompson, Ocracoke’s [...] 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

Roseate Spoonbill spotted at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

October 21, 2021 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist | 1

A Roseate Spoonbill was recently spotted by visitors to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, per an update from the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society. The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) is not seen along the Outer Banks very often, but when they do pass through the region, they add a beautiful splash of color. They are mostly found in southern Florida, the Caribbean, coastal Mexico, and South America, which makes this feathered Pea Island visitor a rare sighting. Like flamingos, the Roseate Spoonbill gets their coloring from the aquatic invertebrates and crustaceans that they eat. Of the six worldwide spoonbill species, the Roseate Spoonbill is the only one found in North America, per the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society. With the fall season in full swing, and many wintering waterfowl starting to flock to the Outer Banks, it’s an ideal time to make a trip to the Pea Island Natio [...] 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

Commentary: Saving a Great Wonder of American History

October 13, 2021 | Island Features | By: Kevin Duffus

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Henry-Lepaute first-order Fresnel lens is the most historic lighthouse illuminating apparatus in America. It is the oldest extant lens of its size and design in the nation. It is also the most-traveled, most publicly viewed, and most-abused lighthouse artifact in the nation. Yet the lens possesses an unparalleled potential to educate [...] 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

Hatteras Island Real Estate: Perspectives on the undeveloped lot market

September 27, 2021 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

The majority of reporting, both locally and nationally, has been focused on the performance of the residential sales market with only a few summary comments usually devoted to the market for undeveloped lots. To provide some perspective to the overall real estate market on Hatteras Island, I thought it might be helpful to focus this article on a variety of factors associated with the lot market. Between January 1st and August 31st of this year, there have been 425 sales of residential properties vs. 126 lot sales. This ratio of home sales to lot sales (roughly 80 percent residential to 20 percent lots) is surprisingly close to the same relationship that existed for the full 2019 year before the recent sales surge took place. Historically, lot sales have always lagged behind residential sales. I believe there are a number of explanations for this pattern.   Among the reasons are the fol [...] 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

Feds close Atlantic mackerel season because of overfishing

October 19, 2021 | Fishing | From The: Coastal Review Online

The National Marine Fisheries Service has closed the entire Atlantic mackerel fishery in federal waters through the end of the year. The service, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and informally known as NOAA Fisheries, has prohibited vessels from fishing for or landing more than 5,000 pounds of Atlantic mackerel per trip in or from federal waters through Dec. 31. Vessels may not land Atlantic mackerel more than once per calendar day, NOAA Fisheries officials said Thursday. The most recent management track assessment from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center found that the species remains overfished and overfishing increased slightly. “We are implementing this closure to minimize additional catch for the remainder of the current fishing year,” officials said. For more information, read the Federal Register notice and the permit holder bulle [...] Fishing |  Full Article

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

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Macey

September 28, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

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

Maxie Edward Harrell

October 22, 2021 | Obituaries

February 15, 1943 – August 30, 2021 KILL DEVIL HILLS AND MELBOURNE, FL – Eddie Harrell 78, passed away August 30, 2021, in Melbourne, Florida. Eddie was born in Gates County, N.C. He worked for many years with the state in a number of capacities dealing with North Carolina coastal management and water quality. Ed [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Nancy Paige Harrell

October 22, 2021 | Obituaries

Nancy Paige Harrell died peacefully at the age of 74 years young in Virginia Beach on October 20, 2021.  She bravely and graciously battled the ravages of Parkinson’s disease for several years.  “Paige” as she was best known; loved color, style, fashion, design, hats, shoes, jewelry, lipstick, great parties, and making everyone feel beautiful and [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Karen Tetreault (Boston)

October 22, 2021 | Obituaries

Karen Elizabeth Tetreault left this world on October 20, 2021, surrounded by family and on a wave of love from the many people she loved and who loved her. Karen was born in Toledo, Ohio to Blanford and Florence Boston, arriving after brothers Jim, John, and Ron, and five years before sister Tana. The hospital [...] Obituaries |  Full Article