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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

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

Regan, Mayors Tout Unity Against Drilling

May 10, 2019 | Local News | By: Catherine Kozak | From The: Coastal Review Online

Even as the Trump administration has put its East Coast offshore oil plans on hold, North Carolina’s environmental officials are rallying the forces to prepare a united front against the proposal. “We have to remain vigilant in opposition to drilling off our coast,” Michael Regan, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Quality, said Wednesday [...] Local News |  Full Article

National Seashore Updates for the Week of May 15

May 15, 2019 | Seashore News

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of May 14 include the following: Seashore Updates A new beach access and parking area in Buxton will open on Friday, May 24. The Buxton Beach Access, located at the end of Old Lighthouse Road, provides improved public access to oceanside recreational activities. Seashore staff found the first sea turtle nest (loggerhead) of the 2019 season on May 11, south of ORV Ramp 38. The second nest of the season, another loggerhead, was found on the beach at the north end of Avon Village yesterday. A protection buffer remains at Cape Point to protect nesting colonial waterbirds (least terns and black skimmers). There are four piping plover nests (16 [...] 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

Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of Kite Point Parking Area

May 2, 2019 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist | 3

A small ribbon cutting ceremony that was held on Wednesday, May 1, marked the official opening of the new soundside parking area at Kite Point, a popular watersports destination just north of Buxton. National Parks of Eastern N.C. Superintendent David Hallac, County Commissioner Danny Couch, REAL Watersports Co-Founder Trip Forman, and Earl Fountain from the [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Public is Invited to Take CHEC’s New Electric Ride out for a Spin

May 15, 2019 | Hatteras Features | By: Joy Crist

Have you ever wondered what it was like to cruise around Hatteras Island in a brand new electric car? Well, wonder no more. Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) is inviting the public to take their new and 100% electric 2019 Nissan Leaf out for a test drive. Recently leased by CHEC, all Cooperative members in good standing can call or stop by the office, schedule a time to pick up the keys, and enjoy a free ride for up to two days around Dare County. “Electric vehicles are slated to be the car of the future, and since we live far away from where you can test drive one, we thought this would be a great way for our members to get a feel for [electric vehicles],” said Laura Ertle, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for CHEC. “We’re hoping our members take advantage of this - it’s a cool car and it’s really fun to drive.” The Nissan Leaf has an energy-dense 62-kWh [...] 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

Tournament Anglers Score Most Fish Ever

May 7, 2019 | Fishing | By: Connie Leinbach | From The: Ocracoke Observer

The 36th annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament was one for the records as anglers in 70 teams caught the most fish ever over the two-day event May 2 to 3. The tournament total for points by the end of the Friday morning session had already surpassed any previous numbers—700 fish caught for more than 1,700 points–said Woody Billings, head judge and tournament co-chair. “I’ve been doing this for 27 years and this is the most fish ever caught in any tournament,” he gushed during the awards presentation that night. This year, 70 of 72 teams entered, caught 865 scoreable fish for a total score of 2,319. (This was not the highest scoring tournament since size matters. Larger fish yield higher scores). Last year, 455 total fish were caught and in 2017, only 79 fish were caught.   Maybe it was the sunny, relatively calm weather that contributed to the high number [...] Fishing |  Full Article

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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

Anne Bruce Tolson

May 1, 2019 | Obituaries

September 24, 1936 – April 27, 2019 FRISCO — Anne Bruce Tolson, 82, of Frisco, North Carolina passed in the early morning of Saturday, April 27, 2019. She is met in death by her first husband Leonard Howell, and her late husband Solon “Buddy” Tolson. Her memory lives on in her two sons, Douglas Howell, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article