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Anitra M. Price

February 25, 2021 | Obituaries

AVON — Anitra M. Price of Avon died February 23, 2021 in Ahoskie, NC. She was 72. Her husband Ronnie Price preceded her in death in 2015. Mrs. Price leaves behind one sister, and her brother-in-law, Danny Price of Avon and other relatives. Mrs. Price’s plans for cremation will be honored and there are no [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Additional Details and Lots of Questions Arise at Avon Beach Nouri ...

February 24, 2021 | Local News | By: Joy Crist | 5

Dare County Manager Bobby Outten provided more information on the upcoming details of the Avon Beach Nourishment project, and fielded dozens of questions from property owners, at a virtual public meeting held on Wednesday evening, February 24. “Earlier this month, 3,700 letters were sent to property owners in Avon to share the county’s proposed plans [...] Local News |  Full Article

Dare County Schools Provides Info on Returning to School; In-Perso ...

February 26, 2021 | Local News | By: Joy Crist

Dare County Schools (DCS) Superintendent John Farrelly provided the following information for students and their families regarding the return to in-person learning for Dare County students on Monday. “I am highly confident that we will keep our schools open for the remainder of the school year and continue on a path to easing the necessary restrictions that [...] Local News |  Full Article

Additional Details and Lots of Questions Arise at Avon Beach Nouri ...

February 24, 2021 | Local News | By: Joy Crist | 5

Dare County Manager Bobby Outten provided more information on the upcoming details of the Avon Beach Nourishment project, and fielded dozens of questions from property owners, at a virtual public meeting held on Wednesday evening, February 24. “Earlier this month, 3,700 letters were sent to property owners in Avon to share the county’s proposed plans [...] Local News |  Full Article

New CHNS web page will share progress of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration

February 25, 2021 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Restoration project is about to begin, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) has created a new page on their website where the public can learn about the endeavor, and track the progress as the work is underway. Built in 1868-70, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has understandably suffered some wear and tear due to regular exposure to salt air, high winds, intense sunlight, and a 2,900 ft. move to its current location in 1999. The upcoming renovation will address a myriad of repairs and upgrades, which range from the marble surfaces in the interior, to the light at the top of the 198-foot tall structure. Per the new webpage, the detailed design work for the project is already underway. A team of historical architects, engineers, and CHNS staff, (in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office), are continuing to review condition assessments, [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

CHNS, Fort Raleigh & Wright Brothers Memorial Implement Feder ...

February 2, 2021 | Seashore News

To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the NPS is immediately implementing a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners, and contractors. At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Outer Banks Forever Receives New Capacity Building Grant from Nati ...

January 22, 2021 | Seashore News

Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of your Outer Banks national parks — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site — is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of 36 national park partner organizations to receive a Strong Parks, Strong Communities capacity building grant [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Cape Point and Frisco Campgrounds will Open April 2; Whalebone Wel ...

January 14, 2021 | Seashore News

Per a recent update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), the Cape Point and Frisco campgrounds will open for the 2021 camping season on Friday, April 2nd. They will remain open until Monday, November 29, 2021. Reservations and campsite payments can only be made online at www.recreation.gov. Oregon Inlet and Ocracoke campgrounds are currently open, [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

New Outer Banks Film Seeking Local Actors, Extras and Musicians for Production

February 22, 2021 | Island Features

Outer Banks-based Rayolight Productions, the award-winning filmmakers behind Lost In Buffalo City and Night of the Fluffet, is gearing up and seeking local talent for its latest project, a feature-length high school sports film titled Call Sign Romeo. “It’s a great homegrown story that will feature numerous area landmarks that Outer Bankers in particular are bound to recognize and appreciate,” says director Raymond Wallace. The film highlights the story of a high school senior as he navigates his life challenges and strives to land a spot at his college of choice.  From his personal relationships, to the battles he faces on the wrestling mat, the film is set to be an action packed and uplifting sports drama that the whole family can enjoy. “It’s Creed meets Top Gun, set amidst an authentic Outer Banks story,” explains Wallace.  “So we’re filming locally with as many l [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Volunteers Rescue 120-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle

February 5, 2021 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

A struggling and cold-stunned 120-pound loggerhead sea turtle was transported to the STAR Center in Manteo after a physically-demanding endeavor that required a harness, a roughly half-mile trek, and a lot of manpower from a makeshift team of volunteers. Frank Welles, the Hatteras Island Coordinator for the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (NEST), spotted the [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Red hot winter OBX real estate market

February 10, 2021 | Real Estate

By Mike "Moose" Smith Normally in January realtors and others associated with the business of real estate get to take a breather. Sales would have cooled off, much like the weather. Those thinking about selling in early spring are getting their properties ready and inventory is ramping up. Not this year! January unit sales were up 81% over last year, 324 versus 179 in 2020. Residential sales were up 73%, the highest number of unit sales and total volume since… well… ever! Lots and Land were up 125%, the highest since 2006. Available inventory, instead of ramping up, continues to diminish with total inventory down 51%. Lots/land is down 26%. Residential inventory is down 67% compared to last year, 70% from two years ago. In January of 2019, there were 1,496 residential properties on the market compared to 447 in 2021. Properties are going under contract very quickly; in certain price [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Week after election, homeowners insurance companies request 25 per ...

November 13, 2020 | Real Estate | By: Sam Walker | From The: OBX Today

Homeowners insurance rates along the Outer Banks and throughout northeastern North Carolina could increase by 25 percent next summer under a proposal submitted by the industry to state regulators. The request was announced exactly one week after state Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey won a second term over former commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Causey, a Republican, announced [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

OBX home sales boom in midst of pandemic

September 30, 2020 | Real Estate | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Outer Banks Voice

The Outer Banks real estate market is hot. It’s part of a national trend, but what is happening locally goes beyond the strong national trend. What realtors with experience in the Outer Banks market and longtime observers of local conditions are seeing exceeds anything they have seen before. “It’s been absolutely nuts,” said Jeff Scott, [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

NC’s Crustaceans, Shellfish Make A Big Splash

February 22, 2021 | Fishing | From The: Coastal Review Online

by Robert Michelson North Carolina is home to numerous species of crustaceans and shellfish, in many shapes, sizes and colors.  This is our first installment in an in-depth look at some of the more popular and interesting animals in this category that call coastal North Carolina home. Crustaceans and shellfish do not put up a fight to catch them like most fish species. You do not need an expensive rod, reel or lures and most of them stay in the same location year-round and do not leave North Carolina waters. So, what is their appeal? Well, thoughts of clambakes, fried, baked, stuffed and pan-seared deliciousness all come to mind. There are six species of crustaceans and shellfish that rank as the most important to this region: shrimp, blue crab, oyster, quahog or hard shell, bay scallop and spiny lobster. Shrimp “While there are multiple species of shrimp found in North Carolina, t [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Community Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications; $178, ...

February 23, 2021 | Community News Brief

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications on its website: www.obcf.org. The application deadline is 11:59 pm, Saturday, March 20. The Community Foundation manages 55 different scholarship programs and expects to award about $178,000 to local students this year. Graduating high school seniors from Dare County, Currituck County, and Ocracoke are eligible [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Recipients of the NC Artist Support Grant Announced for Dare, Tyrr ...

February 19, 2021 | Community News Brief

Eight artists from eastern North Carolina have received Artist Support Grants from the North Carolina Arts Council.  The grants were awarded by Dare County Arts Council in partnership with Pocosin Arts, Arts of the Pamlico, and Martin County Arts Council. The grant recipients are: • Latrell Broughton of Washington, NC, for his photographic portraiture series [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Anitra M. Price

February 25, 2021 | Obituaries

AVON — Anitra M. Price of Avon died February 23, 2021 in Ahoskie, NC. She was 72. Her husband Ronnie Price preceded her in death in 2015. Mrs. Price leaves behind one sister, and her brother-in-law, Danny Price of Avon and other relatives. Mrs. Price’s plans for cremation will be honored and there are no [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Gwendolyn Hopkins Heath

February 24, 2021 | Obituaries

September 8, 1932 – February 23, 2021 MANTEO — Gwendolyn Hopkins Heath, 88, of Manteo, NC died Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Born in Winston Salem, NC on September 8, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Lora Ella Spencer Hopkins and Ambrose “Pete” Hopkins, Jr. For 40 years, Gwendolyn was the owner and operator [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Joseph R. Morgan

February 24, 2021 | Obituaries

Joseph R. Morgan, a long-time resident of Kill Devil Hills, passed away on Sunday February 21, 2021 from complications with bladder cancer. He was born in Hazelton, PA and soon after his family moved to Washington, D.C.  Joe attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) to study graphic [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Thomas McMahon

February 24, 2021 | Obituaries

Thomas Michael McMahon, 66, of Manteo, formally of Elizabeth City, passed away at home from natural causes on February 23, 2021 in Manteo, North Carolina. Thomas Michael McMahon also known as “Tommy Mac” or “T Mac” was born in Dayton, Ohio to late Violet Mae Padgett and John Brian McMahon on August 9, 1954. He [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Robert Norman Langevin, Jr.

February 23, 2021 | Obituaries

September 8, 1964 – February 20, 2021 BUXTON — Robert Norman Langevin, Jr., 56, of Buxton, NC died Saturday, February 20, 2021, at his home. Born in Portsmouth, VA on September 8, 1964, he was the son of Rose Jackson Harlin (George) and the late Robert N. Langevin, Sr. An avid waterman, Robert enjoyed fishing, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Linda Kay Budd

February 19, 2021 | Obituaries | By: Donna Barnett

Linda Kay Budd, 61, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away from cancer on February 15, 2021. Linda was born in Ponca City, OK on November 15, 1959 to Doyle and Viola Bowen. Linda is preceded in death by her mother Viola Bowen as well as her maternal and paternal grandparents. Linda enjoyed spending time with family and friends, riding motorcycles, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article