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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Mackie

April 19, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

Linda Michelle Kieffer

April 19, 2021 | Obituaries

July 2, 1962 – April 11, 2021 WAVES — Linda Michelle Kieffer, 58, of Waves, NC died Sunday, April 11, 2021, at her home with her mother by her side. Born in Washington, DC on July 2, 1962, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Krebs Kieffer of Kensington, MD and the late John E. Kieffer, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Dare Schools in line for $7.5M in federal funds

April 15, 2021 | Local News | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Voice

Money for staff, programs to remedy COVID ‘learning gap’ The Dare County School District is slated to receive an estimated $7.5 million in federal dollars aimed at student learning losses caused by the COVID pandemic – funding that Superintendent John Farrelly says the district intends to put directly toward hiring teachers as well as the [...] Local News |  Full Article

Federal investigation of deadly Bonner collapse likely to take months

April 19, 2021 | Local News | By: Sam Walker | From The: OBX Today

A federal investigation is underway of the incident that killed a worker Wednesday evening during the final stages of demolition of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. Since it happened over a navigable waterway, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken charge of the probe which could take [...] Local News |  Full Article

National Weather Service resumes rip current and beach condition f ...

April 16, 2021 | Local News | By: Joy Crist

The National Weather Service (NWS) has resumed the Surf Zone Forecast for the 2021 summer season, which includes information on rip current risks, current UV index, water temperatures, beach conditions, and more, per a recent update from the NWS Newport / Morehead City office. The public can access the one-stop and interactive website via weather.gov/beach/mhx, [...] Local News |  Full Article

Dare Schools in line for $7.5M in federal funds

April 15, 2021 | Local News | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Voice

Money for staff, programs to remedy COVID ‘learning gap’ The Dare County School District is slated to receive an estimated $7.5 million in federal dollars aimed at student learning losses caused by the COVID pandemic – funding that Superintendent John Farrelly says the district intends to put directly toward hiring teachers as well as the [...] Local News |  Full Article

Dredging underway at Hatteras Inlet

April 14, 2021 | Local News | By: Catherine Kozak

After numerous complications with dredging the South Ferry Channel, the Army Corps of Engineers reported to the Dare County Waterways Commission at its Monday meeting that the hopper dredge Murden has finally started work removing the problem shoal. “They’re working daylight operations only,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Floating Plant Joen Petersen told [...] Local News |  Full Article

New webcam installed at the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

April 19, 2021 | Seashore News

Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of the Outer Banks national parks, has partnered with the National Park Service, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Surfline to launch a new webcam at the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The new webcam is the first of three to be installed in each of the national parks through this partnership. “Webcams are popular in our area as a way for both locals and visitors to stay connected to our OBX community. This partnership brings a new way to experience our OBX national parks, particularly this first webcam that allows those who can’t physically climb the lighthouse a glimpse at the amazing view from the top.” says Jessica Barnes Green, Director of Outer Banks Forever. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau approached the National Park Service with the idea of expanding visitors’ park experiences through webcams several years ago. Whe [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

NPS releases Sediment Management Framework Final Environmental Imp ...

March 26, 2021 | Seashore News

The National Park Service has released for review the Sediment Management Framework Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). The purpose of the FEIS is to develop a streamlined framework for permitting sediment management actions at the Seashore, including the methods, locations and frequency for sediment management actions that may be [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

‘Ocean Pursuit’ shipwreck removal remains high priority, seash ...

March 5, 2021 | Seashore News | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today

It’s been a year since the “Ocean Pursuit,” a commercial scallop boat, wrecked in Oregon Inlet. The 73-foot-long steel-hull ship ran into shallow water along the northern edge of the navigation channel on March 1, 2020 and the crew had to be airlifted to safety by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. Since then, the Ocean Pursuit [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

CHEC Announces Winners of Annual Hatteras Island Photo Contest

April 6, 2021 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) recently revealed the 12 winning photos of their seventh annual photo contest, which will be featured in the free-to-members and upcoming 2022 CHEC calendar. The contest, which runs from October through February every year, judges photos of Hatteras Island which are submitted by CHEC members, and Laura Ertle, ‎Director [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Game-changing Starlink internet technology lands on Ocracoke

April 5, 2021 | Island Features | From The: Ocracoke Observer

By Richard Taylor After struggling with often slow or freezing internet connections following Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic, 47 Ocracoke school students and teachers will now have access to a new, cutting-edge high-speed satellite internet service. This novel pilot program — among the first in the nation — will greatly improve remote learning infrastructure, [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Mother Gives Birth During U-Boat Attack

March 25, 2021 | Island Features | By: Kevin Duffus | From The: Coastal Review Online | 1

In 1942, more than 65 German U-boats waged a withering campaign along the nation’s eastern seaboard against Allied merchant vessels and their military defenders to disrupt or entirely sever transatlantic supply lines fueling the war effort in Europe. In just half a year, 397 ships were sunk. Nearly 5,000 people, including many civilians, were burned [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Real Estate: Hatteras Island Construction Update

April 12, 2021 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

The real estate news these days is dominated by the surge in residential sales, both locally and nationally, as well as the drastic reduction in the number of homes available for purchase. Driving around the island, there also appears to be a large amount of construction taking place – something we have not seen for quite a while. In this month’s article I thought it would be interesting to see how our anecdotal impressions compare to the actual statistics. One of the underlying assumptions might be that new single family building permits would follow patterns similar to undeveloped lot sales since lot sales would precede construction. The following chart shows that while -new single family detached building permits sometimes follow patterns that track with lot sales, this is frequently not the case. Interestingly, lot sales and the number of new home building permits are just about [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

In pandemic year, 2020 occupancy revenue exceeds 2019 numbers by 11%

March 12, 2021 | Real Estate | By: Mark Jurkowitz | From The: Outer Banks Voice

Some sectors of the local economy suffered a COVID pandemic recession in 2020. But that sure isn’t the case for one part of Dare County hospitality industry. The Dare County Tourism Board has just released its occupancy revenues for December 2020 and the results are clear. The pandemic year turned out to be a boom [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Is the OBX housing boom cause for concern?

March 4, 2021 | Real Estate | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Outer Banks Voice | 1

As home sales continue at unprecedented rates and housing inventories fall, the Outer Banks may be entering uncharted territory. According to the Outer Banks Association of Realtors, every community on the Outer Banks (with the exception of Colington and Ocracoke) saw double-digit gains over 2019 in the number of properties sold – with some of [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Division of Marine Fisheries urges fishermen to promptly complete license/permit renewals for FY 2022

April 15, 2021 | Fishing

The Division of Marine Fisheries will begin mailing renewal packets for fiscal year 2022 commercial and for-hire fishing licenses and permits this week and is asking fishermen to complete and return the applications without delay. Division offices have been closed to the public since March 2020 to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, and the division is facilitating license purchases and renewals using mail and a combination of mail and no-contact drop boxes. The division does not anticipate that its offices will reopen to the public prior to June 30, 2021, when fiscal year 2021 commercial and for-hire licenses and permits expire. Due to the potential delays that mail processing may cause, it is important that fishermen not wait until the last minute to renew. As an alternative to mail, fishermen may submit completed applications with payment (check, cashier’s check, or money order on [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Mackie

April 19, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

Donna Louise Mann Garrison

April 19, 2021 | Obituaries

KITTY HAWK — Donna Louise Mann Garrison of Kitty Hawk, NC passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, after a long illness. A native of Roanoke Island, she was the daughter of the late Marion Mongeau Mann and Ephraim Lee Mann. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Linda Sawyer. Donna is survived by [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Thomas W. Palatini

April 19, 2021 | Obituaries

On April 15, 2021 at 6:11 am, Thomas W. Palatini passed away at the age of 83. He had many hobbies including acting, reading and sailing, and a passion for cars and the Martial Arts. He was owner and President of NIMA, The National Institute of Martial Arts, for over twenty years in Virginia Beach. [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Linda Michelle Kieffer

April 19, 2021 | Obituaries

July 2, 1962 – April 11, 2021 WAVES — Linda Michelle Kieffer, 58, of Waves, NC died Sunday, April 11, 2021, at her home with her mother by her side. Born in Washington, DC on July 2, 1962, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Krebs Kieffer of Kensington, MD and the late John E. Kieffer, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

George Ashleigh Moody III

April 16, 2021 | Obituaries

January 22, 1944 – April 14, 2021 KILLL DEVIL HILLS — George Ashleigh Moody III, 77, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Born January 22, 1944 in Petersburg, VA, he was the son of the late George and Ruth Moody. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl A. Moody of Kill [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Shirley Daniels Wright Webber

April 15, 2021 | Obituaries

March 14, 1935 – April 11, 2021 MELBOURNE, FL — Shirley Daniels Wright Webber, 86, of Melbourne, Florida, formerly of Jarvisburg, North Carolina died peacefully at her home on April 11, 2021 with her loving daughters, JoAnn Wright Jaunich and Donna Wright Donovan and her husband, David Everett Webber, by her side. A native of [...] Obituaries |  Full Article