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Dare’s housing costs, Hyde’s poverty rate highlighted in new r ...

June 29, 2022 | Local News | By: Mark Jurkowitz | From The: Outer Banks Voice

More than half of Dare County renting households spend more than 30% of their income on rent. More than one-fifth of Hyde County residents live in poverty. And there is one mental health provider in Currituck County for roughly every 2,000 county residents. These are just some of the findings from the new “county economic [...] Local News |  Full Article

2022 Shellfish lease application period ends Aug. 1

June 29, 2022 | Fishing

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding potential shellfish lease applicants that the 2022 application period ends Aug. 1. The division accepts shellfish bottom lease and water column applications annually from March 1 through Aug. 1. The applications must be either postmarked or dropped off at the Division Headquarters Office at 3441 Arendell Street, [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Jojo

June 28, 2022 | Community News Brief

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

N.C. Ferry System announces summer photo contest to commemorate it ...

June 27, 2022 | Local News | From The: OBX Today

Shutterbugs rejoice! The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry System is holding a summertime photo contest to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. The contest will run through Thursday, Sept. 22. Submissions will be judged by representatives from the Ferry Division and the NCDOT Communications Office. Winners will be selected in the following categories: Ferry Memories – Have a photo [...] Local News |  Full Article

Teresa Marie Coffey O’Neal

June 27, 2022 | Obituaries

April 5, 1962 – June 23, 2022 OCRACOKE — Teresa Marie Coffey O’Neal died June 23, 2022, at her home in Ocracoke, North Carolina, with her husband by her side. Teresa was born on April 5, 1962, in Hollywood, California to James Lawrence “Larry” and Mary Angie Rohde Coffey.  Teresa grew up in Southern California [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

N.C. Ferry System announces summer photo contest to commemorate it ...

June 27, 2022 | Local News | From The: OBX Today

Shutterbugs rejoice! The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry System is holding a summertime photo contest to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. The contest will run through Thursday, Sept. 22. Submissions will be judged by representatives from the Ferry Division and the NCDOT Communications Office. Winners will be selected in the following categories: Ferry Memories – Have a photo [...] Local News |  Full Article

Dare County Reminds Residents and Visitors of Local Fireworks Rule ...

June 24, 2022 | Local News

The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and with many events being planned—from professional fireworks shows to backyard barbecues and block party celebrations—Dare County officials want to remind residents and visitors of the rules and regulations that are in effect regarding fireworks on the Outer Banks. The coastal communities located along the barrier islands of [...] Local News |  Full Article

Wildlife officials will heavily patrol North Carolina waters over ...

June 24, 2022 | Local News | From The: OBX Today

Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will participate in a nationwide campaign July 2 – 4 called Operation Dry Water. The mission of the nationally coordinated effort is to promote sobriety while boating and educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. “Fourth of July [...] Local News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club awards scholarships to four Hatteras Is ...

June 23, 2022 | Local News

The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club (CHAC) recently announced their 2022 Scholarship recipients, which included graduating seniors Jobell Porter, Emily Bayne, Kirra Folb, and Eric Fulcher, Jr. “The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Scholarship Program was established to recognize outstanding seniors enrolled at Cape Hatteras Secondary School,” stated the organization in a press release. “This year, the [...] Local News |  Full Article

National Park Service approves plan to implement improvements at Oregon Inlet Marina

June 30, 2022 | Seashore News

On Friday, June 11, National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Acting Regional Director Pedro Ramos signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Oregon Inlet Marina Improvements: Site Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA addressed the management of aging buildings that are not adapted to sea level rise, vessel traffic, navigation, fueling challenges in the marina, parking, viewshed and pedestrian and traffic flow. After evaluating two alternatives, the NPS selected the preferred alternative, which allows for the replacement of 1960s-era buildings and improvements to fueling facilities, parking and circulation, and for dredging at the popular charter fishing marina. The facilities will be built to better withstand climate change, sea level rise and associated storm-related vulnerabilities. The marina, located just north of Oregon Inlet, is operated by Oregon In [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Project underway to replace oceanside boardwalk across from Ocraco ...

June 9, 2022 | Seashore News

A project is underway to replace the existing wooden boardwalk and viewing platform that is located across N.C. Highway 12 from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Ocracoke Pony Pens on Ocracoke Island. Heritage Contracting of Chesapeake, Virginia, (in a partnership with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore), is constructing the new boardwalk and viewing platform using [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

New webcam installed at Bonner Bridge Pier

June 9, 2022 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

A new webcam was recently installed at the entrance to the Bonner Bridge Pier, located at the south end of Oregon Inlet, per an update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS). New images from the webcam are uploaded approximately every 15 minutes to Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Bonner Bridge Pier webpage at https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/bonner-bridge-pier.htm. (Due [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Details provided on new Lighthouse Road pathway and Lighthouse rep ...

June 3, 2022 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

Two upcoming Buxton projects were highlighted at a lightly-attended meeting on Thursday night, June 2, that was hosted by the National Park Service (NPS). The meeting centered on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse repair project and the Lighthouse Road pathway project, and was held as part of an ongoing public scoping period, where the public’s input [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

First Friday Gallery Tour on July 1 to feature 10 island galleries

June 30, 2022 | Island Features

The First Friday Gallery Tour on July 1 will feature 10 island galleries from Salvo to Hatteras village, with many galleries offering sales, demonstrations, food and drinks, and much more. The all-day affair is wide open to the public, and visitors can drop by any of the participating island galleries to explore what each landmark has to offer at their leisure. A detailed list of each of the participating galleries is below. Pea Island Art Gallery, 27766 Hwy 12, Salvo - Stop in and take delight in the vast amount of creativity that this wonderful gallery showcases. Located within a historic replica of the 1874 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, this gallery represents over 85 local and regional artists & hand-crafters. Stop by and marvel at the beautiful fine art and handcrafts, and enjoy the fun! Hours: 10-5 252-987-2879 Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, 40462 North End Rd, Avon [...] Island Features |  Full Article

2022 is about to get steamy, thanks to Chicamacomico Banks Fire &# ...

June 21, 2022 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

The brave volunteer firefighters of the Tri-village’s Chicamacomico Banks Fire & Rescue (CBFR) team are bringing the heat this summer, thanks to the latest edition of their highly anticipated and undeniably steamy “Burning Love II” calendar. The fundraising project, which was first launched in 2020 and is orchestrated by lifelong volunteer and current CBFR Secretary, [...] Island Features |  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 three months and year-to-date sales are down 19% when compared to May of 2021. However, when compared to April 2022, they are up. Residential median sale prices have also risen 26% to $606,250 and is also over 8% higher than April 2022.  Lots/land property sales is up 2%, and commercial property sales is up 74% when compared to this time last year. In Dare County there has been an increase in new builds.  Year-to-date, 140 building permits for residential properties have been issued in Dare County com [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® holds first membership meeti ...

March 9, 2022 | Real Estate | From The: OBX Today

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) held their first membership meeting of the year on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills. The keynote speakers were Dare County Manager Bobby Outten and Dare County Public Information Officer Dorothy Hester. Both presented information on the 2022 county-wide beach nourishment [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Grant money available for transient recreational boating facilities

June 29, 2022 | Fishing

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting proposals for the Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program for federal fiscal year 2023. The Request for Proposals is published on the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries BIG website. BIG is a grant program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that reimburses up to 75 percent of costs for projects that construct, renovate, or maintain tie-up facilities and related amenities for recreational transient vessels that are at least 26 feet long. The grant program was authorized by Congress in 1998 and is funded by excise taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat fuel. The Division of Marine Fisheries serves as the liaison between projects in North Carolina and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the BIG Program. Proposals must be submitted to the division to be considered for this funding opportunity. Some examples of potentially eligible a [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Jojo

June 28, 2022 | Community News Brief

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

Author of “The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island” to hold book-s ...

June 24, 2022 | Community News Brief

Scott Dawson, President of the Croatoan Archaeological Society, and author of “The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island”, will be at the Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Building (across the street from the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station) on Thursday, July 7th  at 10am to present a slideshow and discuss the history surrounding the lost colony and the Croatoan tribe. [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Grace

June 21, 2022 | Community News Brief

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

Patricia Bucknum Julian

June 30, 2022 | Obituaries

8/1/1952 – 6/27/2022 On Monday, June 27th, 2022, Patricia Bucknum Julian, loving wife and mother of four children passed away at the age of 69. Pat was a force of nature and fiercely independent. She lived her life with and equal measure of compassion and conviction. To know her was to love her and if [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

John Clifton Duke III

June 29, 2022 | Obituaries

November 7, 1971 – June 21, 2022 KITTY HAWK — John Clifton Duke, III, 50, of Kitty Hawk NC,  died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Born on November 7, 1971, he was the son of the late John Clifton Duke, Jr. and Elizabeth Rountree Duke.  John was also preceded in death [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Robert Jerome Doyle

June 29, 2022 | Obituaries

November 19, 1926 – June 16, 2022 A light-hearted and faithful man, Bob once said he wanted to be remembered as a nice guy! He outlived many friends and family members who would recall his jovial nature. Mary Hulsman Doyle, his wife for 72 years, shared life’s challenges and joys and misses him dearly. Bob [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Teresa Marie Coffey O’Neal

June 27, 2022 | Obituaries

April 5, 1962 – June 23, 2022 OCRACOKE — Teresa Marie Coffey O’Neal died June 23, 2022, at her home in Ocracoke, North Carolina, with her husband by her side. Teresa was born on April 5, 1962, in Hollywood, California to James Lawrence “Larry” and Mary Angie Rohde Coffey.  Teresa grew up in Southern California [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Erma Queen Gaskins Scarborough

June 27, 2022 | Obituaries

October 13, 1932 – June 24, 2022 AVON — Erma Queen Gaskins Scarborough, 89, of Avon, NC died Friday, June 24, 2022, at her home. A native of Hatteras Island, she was born on October 13, 1932, to the late Clara Fithian and Horace Treadwell Gaskins. Erma was a member of St. John United Methodist [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Gloria Williams O’Neal

June 24, 2022 | Obituaries

March 7, 1934 – June 23, 2022 AVON — Gloria Williams O’Neal, 88, of Avon, NC died Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Currituck Health and Rehabilitation in Barco, NC. An Avon native and true Kinnakeeter, she was born March 7, 1934, to the late Iantha O’Neal Williams and Charles T. Williams II. Gloria was a [...] Obituaries |  Full Article