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Rental Passenger Ferry on its Way to Ocracoke

May 13, 2019 | Local News | By: Connie Leinbach | From The: Ocracoke Observer

UPDATE: The “Martha’s Vineyard Express” was spotted at the Hatteras village ferry docks on Monday afternoon before it departed at around 3 p.m. for one of the first of many test runs to Ocracoke Island. Per Tim Hass, NCDOT Public Relations Officer, the passenger ferry will make a number of test trips along the Hatteras-Ocracoke route over [...] Local News |  Full Article

Multiple Volunteer Beach Cleanups Planned for June 22

May 22, 2019 | Seashore News

On June 22, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will host drop-in volunteer beach cleanup efforts. The Seashore will host volunteer beach cleanup events at the following locations: Coquina Beach Access on Bodie Island (meet park staff at the bathhouse) Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site on Hatteras Island (meet park staff in the parking lot) Ocracoke Beach Access (meet park staff in the parking lot) Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian. Concurrent with the Seashore events, NCBBA members will be stationed at the park’s off-road vehicle ramps where visitors can obtain trash bags for collecting litter during their visit. Participants are asked to deposit the trash bags at the ramp entrance for collection. All participants [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

FHWA Repaving Project Making Progress on Roads, Parking Areas in B ...

May 10, 2019 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

The island-wide repaving project for roads and parking areas within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) has made big strides since starting in early April, with much of the recent work concentrated at popular CHNS sites in Buxton. Though taking place within the National Seashore, the project is orchestrated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Team Seeks Skittish Seabird Off NC Coast

May 22, 2019 | Hatteras Features | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Coastal Review Online

The black-capped petrel is somewhat of a mystery. A pelagic bird, it spends most of its time at sea, searching for food in warm waters. At one time it was one of the most common petrels in the Caribbean and along the Atlantic seaboard. But that was more than 100 years ago and the loss of nesting habitat and predators have pushed the bird to the brink of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the population is between 2,000 and 4,000. Other groups cite lower numbers. Now, off Cape Hatteras, an effort is underway to get a better handle on just how many black-capped petrels there are, and where they go to breed. The Fish and Wildlife Service is concerned enough about the species that is has proposed listing the bird as threatened. “…the petrel is a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), meaning it is likely to become endangered within the foreseeab [...] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Surfing Scientists Develop Wave Forecast Tool

July 12, 2017 | Watersports | By: Catherine Kozak | From The: Coastal Review Online

Surfing and science has always been a relationship of convenience, if not necessity. But when surfers are scientists who are wizards at interpreting ocean data, the art of finding good waves can be transformed into scientific certainty – or close to it. A new surf-prediction model developed by a partnership of two coastal scientists and [...] Watersports |  Full Article

Homeowners with Damage from Hurricane Matthew Have Until May 31 to Apply for Recovery Programs

May 13, 2019 | Real Estate

Eligible North Carolinians whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew have until May 31 to apply with ReBuild NC for help with repairs or rebuilding. The help comes from single-family housing recovery programs available through the state’s Hurricane Matthew Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding.   To date, North Carolina has awarded more than $11.4 million in CDBG-DR funds to 327 households to repair or reconstruct homes damaged by the storm, with hundreds more applications for assistance currently being processed. Overall, North Carolina has put more than $904 million in Hurricane Matthew recovery funds on the ground.   Help through the ReBuild NC program is currently available for people whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew or Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. Homeowners who suffered damaged solely during Hurricane Florence will be abl [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Government Affairs Director Hired

May 9, 2019 | Real Estate

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) and the Outer Banks Home Builders Association (OBHBA), after conducting extensive interviews, are excited to announce that a new shared Government Affairs Director (GAD) has been hired. Porter Graham joins both Associations from Washington, DC where he was the Veteran’s Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Robert Latta (OH-05). [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

How to Select the Best Grill for the Outer Banks

May 3, 2019 | Sponsored | Ace Hardware

Summer is just around the corner, and for Outer Banks locals and visitors with taste, this means it’s the official start of grilling season. The Outer Banks is the perfect spot for grilling aficionados. The abundance of fresh local seafood tastes better over the coals, (or wood, or gas burner, or smoker), and a portable [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Dare Board Approves Rodanthe Cluster Home Proposal

April 4, 2019 | Real Estate | By: Neel Keller | From The: Outer Banks Sentinel

Project seen as part of effort to create more long-term housing Following up on their February approval of a planned cluster home development in Avon, the Dare County Commissioners continued their efforts to use recent zoning changes to encourage new year-round housing with an April 1 approval of a site plan and conditional use permit [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Winners Announced for 25th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open

May 21, 2019 | Fishing

2019 marked the 25th Anniversary for the Hatteras Village Offshore Open (HVOO) with Top Dog, captained by Ryan Knapp and a new boat to the tournament, taking 1st place. They released a Blue Marlin on Day 1 and cemented their win with two more Blue Marlin releases on Day 4 and weighed a 455.5-pounder. They walked away with $30,047.50. Marlin Gull placed 2nd and Sea Toy, last year’s winner, finished up in 3rd. 29 boats fished this year and everyone had a great time as they competed for a $160,395 purse. This year’s tournament proved quite exciting with some quality Blue Marlins being brought to the dock: Day 1: Wall Hanger ‐ 563.9 lbs. (Captain Gray Blount/Angler Chris West) Day 2: Piracy – 655.9 lbs. (Captain Chris Russell/Angler Curtis Struyk) Day 3: Marlin Gull – 507.7 lbs. (Captain Kenny Midgett/Angler Josh Brown) Day 4: Top Dog – 455.5 lbs. (Captain Ryan Knapp/Angler Kyle [...] Fishing |  Full Article

OBITUARIES

Nancy Thorne Besterci

May 22, 2019 | Obituaries

KITTY HAWK — Nancy T. Besterci of Kitty Hawk passed away of natural causes in Kitty Hawk, NC Saturday, May 18, 2019. Nancy was born in Richardsville, VA to the late Richard and Thorne Lachine. She was also predeceased by her brother, Richard Lachine. Nancy was raised in Alexandria, VA where she worked and met [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Ann Marie Todd

May 15, 2019 | Obituaries

July 1, 1961 – May 11, 2019 FRISCO — Ann Marie Todd, 57, of Frisco, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019. She spent most of her adult life in Georgia where she was a respiratory therapist who worked primarily in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care. In her youth, she was a professional [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Cecil Guy Link

May 15, 2019 | Obituaries

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Cecil Guy Link, 75, passed away peacefully in Nags Head May 7, 2019. Cecil was born in Hickory, NC and was a professional engineer in water services for many years. Cecil’s survivors include his wife, Christine Link of the Kill Devil Hills residence; his two daughters and their families; and many [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Alfred Charles Feickert, Jr.

May 14, 2019 | Obituaries

COLINGTON — Alfred Charles Feickert, Jr. passed away in Nags Head of natural causes May 12, 2019 after a long chronic illness. Alfred was born in the Hudson County, New Jersey area. He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his two children who survive him. Also surviving is his cherished wife, Maggie [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Joseph Carl Hayes

May 13, 2019 | Obituaries

Joseph Carl Hayes July 4, 1938 – May 9, 2019 SKYCO — Joseph Carl Hayes, 80, of Skyco, NC died Thursday, May 9, 2019, at The Outer Banks Hospital. A native of Dare County and lover of Skyco, he was born July 4, 1938, to the late Marie Daniels Hayes and Joseph Guy Hayes. Often [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Gregory Watson Saine

May 7, 2019 | Obituaries

Nags Head/Ruther Glen- Gregory W. Saine, 55, died unexpectedly at his Nags Head rental home May 6, 2019. He was preparing for the upcoming season. Greg was born in Norfolk, VA. He resided in Ruther Glen, VA where we owned and ran a home furnishings rental business. He loved the Outer Banks and Greg frequented [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

William Timothy Gaylord

May 7, 2019 | Obituaries

William “Tim” Timothy Gaylord passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home in Aydlett, NC surrounded by his wife of 48 years and his four children. A native of Washington County, NC, Tim was born in Roper on July 9, 1946 to the late William Vail and Beulah Bertha White Gaylord. He lost his [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Virginia Slomka Nadybal

May 6, 2019 | Obituaries

Mrs. Virginia Slomka Nadybal passed away peacefully at home in Southern Shores Saturday, May 4, 2019.  She was 92. Virginia was the born in Leechburg, PA, the daughter of the late Kazmer and Mary Slomka. Besides her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Nadybal, and one sister, Irene Slomka Szlachetka. Virginia [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Betty L. Brown

May 3, 2019 | Obituaries

JUNE 27, 1930 ~ APRIL 26, 2019 JACKSONVILLE  –  Betty L. Brown, 88, of Jacksonville, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel.  Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park. She was the daughter [...] Obituaries |  Full Article