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Richard Clark Schwarz

July 3, 2020 | Obituaries

September 14, 1941 – June 23, 2020 BUXTON –Richard C. “Big Art” Schwarz passed away at his home in Buxton, NC on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  He was 78 years old. He was born in New York and resided in Woodbridge for most of his life before moving to Buxton, NC 15 years ago.  He [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Dare County Releases COVID-19 video update for Thursday

July 2, 2020 | Local News

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released COVID-19 Video #54, where Health & Human Services Director Dr. Sheila Davies provides information on COVID-19 in Dare County. The video is available for streaming Dare County’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/DareCounty. It has also been shared on the Department of Health and Human Services’ FaceBook page and [...] Local News |  Full Article

New Law Addresses Abandoned Boats

July 2, 2020 | Local News | By: Jennifer Allen | From The: Coastal Review Online

A new law gives the state Wildlife Resources Commission authority and funding to remove abandoned and derelict vessels from public waters and state lands. House bill 308, which Gov. Roy Cooper signed Wednesday, designates $1 million for the commission “to inspect, investigate, and remove abandoned and derelict vessels.” The measure also allows the commission to use [...] Local News |  Full Article

John Demerest Gray

July 2, 2020 | Obituaries

AVON — John Demerest Gray was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 1, 2020.  He was born on January 28, 1942 in Avon, NC to Ellis and Caroline Gray. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served proudly for 22 years.  He retired July [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Dare County Releases COVID-19 video update for Thursday

July 2, 2020 | Local News

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released COVID-19 Video #54, where Health & Human Services Director Dr. Sheila Davies provides information on COVID-19 in Dare County. The video is available for streaming Dare County’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/DareCounty. It has also been shared on the Department of Health and Human Services’ FaceBook page and [...] Local News |  Full Article

New Law Addresses Abandoned Boats

July 2, 2020 | Local News | By: Jennifer Allen | From The: Coastal Review Online

A new law gives the state Wildlife Resources Commission authority and funding to remove abandoned and derelict vessels from public waters and state lands. House bill 308, which Gov. Roy Cooper signed Wednesday, designates $1 million for the commission “to inspect, investigate, and remove abandoned and derelict vessels.” The measure also allows the commission to use [...] Local News |  Full Article

New Flood Map Tool Available for Dare County

July 2, 2020 | Local News

The Dare County Department of Information Technologies GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Division has released a new flood map tool for Dare County. The web application allows users to drag a layer across the map and visually switch between the previous flood maps from 2006 and the newly adopted flood maps. The tool is available here https://gis.darecountync.gov/floodzones The updated [...] Local News |  Full Article

Original 1871 Lighthouse Fence Foundation Exposed at Old Lighthouse Beach

June 28, 2020 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist | 2

Segments of the original brick fence foundation that bordered the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse were exposed during a recent wave of erosion, and are currently visible to beachgoers at the Old Lighthouse Beach in Buxton. The clusters of brick and stone were first installed in 1871, a year after the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built, and although parts of the fence foundation were removed in order to move the structure in 1999, a section of the fence was left underground, and remained generally invisible to the public. Last week, a section of the beach was "scarped," or eroded, leaving behind a three-foot sandy cliff, as well as patches of brick and stone that once served as the base for the wrought-iron lighthouse border. “These footers and capstones were left buried under the sand, and were exposed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and other storms since,” says John M. Havel, Cape Hatteras L [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Seashore Updates for the Week of June 25

June 25, 2020 | Seashore News

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities, closures or cancellations, and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of June 25 include the following: Seashore Updates To recreate responsibly, Cape Hatteras National Seashore [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

N.E.S.T. adds $2,500 to reward for information in death of sea tur ...

June 12, 2020 | Seashore News | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today

The Outer Banks Network for Endangered Sea Turtles has added another $2,500 to the reward leading the to the identity of the driver who ran over and killed a nesting loggerhead sea turtle in Frisco on Memorial Day. Along with the Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance, the reward for information in the turtle’s death is [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Island Cooking: Fresh Tuna on the Deck

July 2, 2020 | Island Features | By: Lynne Foster

When tuna fishing is this good, and the evening weather is this fine, what else to do but to enjoy dinner on the deck, enjoying the beauty of the marsh and the songs of “our” purple martins? Our grill is ever-ready on the deck, and the hail-pocked table and chairs have been refinished. It is time for the festive outdoor plates, too. Aaah, Summer! Despite the restrictions, we can still enjoy it, even if it’s by ourselves. When customers offered tuna steaks from their catches, we jumped at the chance! You may not have that opportunity, but fresh, locally caught tuna is in the seafood markets now. I gave the first meal an Asian touch, marinating the tuna and accompanying it with coconut ginger rice, and steamed and buttered fresh green beans. Next, we simply grilled tuna steaks with butter, salt, and pepper, and served them with pineapple salsa. Succotash made with fresh corn and but [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Navy’s Ocracoke ‘Loop Shack’ Was Ineffective

June 26, 2020 | Island Features | By: Kevin Duffus | From The: Coastal Review Online

In spring 1942, the nation and its military leaders faced a dire disaster worse than Pearl Harbor. German U-boats operating within the nation’s territorial waters were sinking Allied merchant vessels at an ever-increasing number and killing an appalling number of helpless noncombatants — more than 5,000 in fewer than six months, including some women and [...] Island Features |  Full Article

North Carolina launches ‘Know Your Zone’ as hurricane season g ...

June 15, 2020 | Island Features | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today

North Carolina emergency management officials have launched a new initiative for the state’s coastal counties as hurricane season gets underway — predetermined evacuation zones based on the most vulnerable areas. North Carolina Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks and Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry said the state worked with 20 coastal counties, including Dare, Hyde and [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Portuguese Men-Of-War Dot NC Beaches

June 9, 2020 | Island Features | From The: Coastal Review Online | 1

by Robert Michelson The Portuguese man-of-war, a blue-crested float attached to a dark mass of tentacles, has been spotted in large numbers on beaches during the past several weeks at Fort Macon State Park, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Wrightsville Beach and elsewhere along the North Carolina coast. Found in the Atlantic, Pacific, where they’re called “blue [...] Island Features |  Full Article

NC Seafood Featured in New Poster Series

June 8, 2020 | Island Features

Written by North Carolina Sea Grant’s communications director Katie Mosher North Carolina Sea Grant has released a new series of downloadable seafood posters designed for retailers that showcase kitchen-tested recipes from Mariner’s Menu, the program’s seafood recipe and resources site. Designed by former intern Hayden Stephens, who will graduate this month from Leesville Road High School [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Ray Gray Classic Draws Big Crowds and Big Support for Surf Club WI ...

April 29, 2019 | Watersports | By: Sarah Rich

The Cape Hatteras Secondary School Surf Club was out in full force at the first annual Ray Gray Classic at the old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site on Sunday, and the inaugural event attracted a big crowd of spectators and surfers. The club’s teacher-sponsor, secondary school teacher Clayton Tiderman, formulated the event after multiple requests from [...] Watersports |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Real Estate: The impact of Covid-19 on the real estate market

May 11, 2020 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

As you might expect, the most frequently asked question that my Realtor colleagues and I are hearing these days is – “What impact are the COVID-19 related restrictions having on the Hatteras Island real estate market?” This article is intended to provide some insights into the answers to this question. To begin the discussion, we first need to identify which restrictions are having the most significant ramifications for the island’s real estate market. I think there would be very little disagreement if the restrictions on non-resident property owner and visitor access to Dare County were pinpointed as the most important factors influencing the day to day conduct of the real estate business. To establish a common understanding of the time frame that we are analyzing, non-resident visitor entry into Dare County was prohibited on March 17. Three days later on March 20, non- resident [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Real Estate: Protecting your funds during a real ...

March 2, 2020 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

Each year, real estate agents are required to take eight hours of continuing education classes in order to maintain their active broker licenses. The first four hours usually focus on topics that the North Carolina Real Estate Commission considers currently important. The second half of the training offers information on elective subjects. This year, one [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Outer Banks property owners shocked by tax revaluation, but expert ...

February 28, 2020 | Real Estate | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today

Many Dare County property owners got a shock when they received their seven-year tax revaluations this week. Property assessments for some went up as much as 80 and 90 percent, sparking worries about what coming real estate tax bills might look like. The alarm, local real estate experts say, is unwarranted. At least right now. [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Marine Fisheries Division requests donation of red snapper carcasses and catch reporting

July 2, 2020 | Fishing

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will collect red snapper carcasses from recreational fishermen during the upcoming red snapper season. Also, new gear requirements for the snapper-grouper fishery will go into effect shortly after the red snapper season opens. The division has set up four new freezer locations, in addition to the seven carcass collection locations available throughout the year, where recreational fishermen can take their red snapper carcasses. The additional locations are: Bridge Tender Marina, Wrightsville Beach Carolina Beach Municipal Docks Capt. Stacy Fishing Center, Atlantic Beach Carolina Princess head boat dock, Morehead City For a map of other year-round carcass collection locations go here [portal.ncdenr.org]. Anglers who donate a red snapper carcass will receive a citation (certificate) from the N.C. Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Fishermen should leave the [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Astrid

July 1, 2020 | Community News Brief

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

Richard Clark Schwarz

July 3, 2020 | Obituaries

September 14, 1941 – June 23, 2020 BUXTON –Richard C. “Big Art” Schwarz passed away at his home in Buxton, NC on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  He was 78 years old. He was born in New York and resided in Woodbridge for most of his life before moving to Buxton, NC 15 years ago.  He [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Peggy Mae Laws

July 2, 2020 | Obituaries

NAGS HEAD — Ms. Peggy Mae Laws died peacefully of natural causes in Nags Head, July 1, 2020. Peggy was 59 and born and raised in Wilkesboro, NC. She lived bravely her whole life with serious developmental disabilities but managed to outlive her whole family except her elderly mother. Peggy recently lost her last sister, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

John Demerest Gray

July 2, 2020 | Obituaries

AVON — John Demerest Gray was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 1, 2020.  He was born on January 28, 1942 in Avon, NC to Ellis and Caroline Gray. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served proudly for 22 years.  He retired July [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Timothy Darryl Luper

June 29, 2020 | Obituaries

WAVES — Timothy Darryl Luper,72, passed away from cancer at his home in Waves, NC on June 27, 2020. He was born in La Grange, GA and raised in Anderson, SC. He spent four years in the Navy, traveling all over the world, and moved to Atlanta, GA in the 1980s. Darryl worked for IBM [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Herman Iro Duffer, Jr.

June 29, 2020 | Obituaries

June 20, 1937 – June 23, 2020 KITTY HAWK — Herman Iro Duffer, Jr., 83, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Coliseum Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Newport News, VA on June 20, 1937, he was the son of the late Katherine Branch and Herman I. Duffer. Having served his [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

John “Pimp” Theus

June 29, 2020 | Obituaries

November 13, 1941 – June 23, 2020 MANTEO — John “Pimp” Theus, 78, of Manteo, NC was called home Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Born in Ringgold, LA on November 13, 1941, he was the son of the late Jeff and Catherine Williams Theus. In addition to his parents, John was [...] Obituaries |  Full Article