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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Tigger

August 16, 2022 | Community News Brief

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

Ray Dale Gray, Sr.

August 16, 2022 | Obituaries

September 28, 1929 – August 14, 2022 BUXTON — Ray Dale Gray, Sr., 92, of Buxton, NC was called home Sunday, August 14, 2022. Ray passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Hatteras on September 28, 1929, to the late Rosa Gaskins Gray and Damon Meekins Gray. He was predeceased [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Carol June Cornelius

August 15, 2022 | Obituaries

Carol June Cornelius, 78, passed away on August 11, 2022. She was born in New Ulm, MN on March 8, 1944. Carol was married to the late John Cornelius, and they moved from Pennsylvania to the Outer Banks in 1987. She opened Oceanside Bakery where she loved to bake. Carol was a caring and loving [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Nora’s Wish in Rodanthe to host a week of events August 15-19

August 14, 2022 | Community News Brief

Nora’s Wish Chicamacomico Treasures & Nostalgia is commemorating its namesake’s birthday and the anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue with a full week of events from Monday through Friday, August 15-19. These dates had been honored with a traditional fish fry in support of Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site since the tiny cottage shop’s establishment in [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Hyde County Board of Education continues request for larger approp ...

August 11, 2022 | Local News | From The: Ocracoke Observer

Ocracoke Observer staff report Since July 1, the Hyde County commissioners and the Hyde County Board of Education have been involved in a mediation process regarding county’s appropriation for school services which were cut by $400,000 for the county’s FY 2022-2023 budget that went into effect on July 1. See Mediation underway in budget dispute between [...] Local News |  Full Article

Water quality swimming advisory lifted for ocean-side site in Hatt ...

August 10, 2022 | Local News

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming advisory at an ocean-side site in southern Hatteras village. The advisory was lifted because water testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play. The advisory was posted Aug. 4 at the [...] Local News |  Full Article

Irene Estelle Whidbee Midgett

August 10, 2022 | Obituaries

September 30, 1933 – August 7, 2022 SALVO — Irene Estelle Midgett passed peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2022, embraced by the loving arms of God and her daughters Patricia and Alberta, sister Jean and brother Earl. She is predeceased by her mother and father, William E. and Melvina Gray Whidbee, sister Velma Anderson, brother [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Hatteras Village Civic Association to acquire Hatteras Island Ocea ...

August 9, 2022 | Local News | By: Joy Crist

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center, located in northern Hatteras Village, will soon be under new ownership, due to an upcoming acquisition by the Hatteras Village Civic Association. Conceived and founded by Eric Kaplan, the Ocean Center first opened in 2013. In recent years, Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia has operated the center, with students from the [...] Local News |  Full Article

VIDEO: Outer Banks Forever showcases new ‘Pathways to Your Natio ...

August 9, 2022 | Seashore News | From The: OBX Today

By Kassidy Watson-Perry Local non-profit Outer Banks Forever is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of our Outer Banks national parks in ways both large and small. In partnership with the National Park Service, Outer Banks Forever is thrilled to announce their biggest undertaking to date — the “Pathways to Your National Parks” project. Following [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Hyde County Board of Education continues request for larger approp ...

August 11, 2022 | Local News | From The: Ocracoke Observer

Ocracoke Observer staff report Since July 1, the Hyde County commissioners and the Hyde County Board of Education have been involved in a mediation process regarding county’s appropriation for school services which were cut by $400,000 for the county’s FY 2022-2023 budget that went into effect on July 1. See Mediation underway in budget dispute between [...] Local News |  Full Article

Water quality swimming advisory lifted for ocean-side site in Hatt ...

August 10, 2022 | Local News

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming advisory at an ocean-side site in southern Hatteras village. The advisory was lifted because water testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play. The advisory was posted Aug. 4 at the [...] Local News |  Full Article

Hatteras Village Civic Association to acquire Hatteras Island Ocea ...

August 9, 2022 | Local News | By: Joy Crist

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center, located in northern Hatteras Village, will soon be under new ownership, due to an upcoming acquisition by the Hatteras Village Civic Association. Conceived and founded by Eric Kaplan, the Ocean Center first opened in 2013. In recent years, Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia has operated the center, with students from the [...] Local News |  Full Article

Buxton beach nourishment project 60% complete

August 5, 2022 | Local News

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that the company has made significant progress since the dredge Ellis Island joined the dredge Liberty Island in Buxton on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. These two dredges used two separate landing points, and together they have delivered approximately 200,000 cubic yards of sand along the shoreline of Buxton over the past [...] Local News |  Full Article

NOAA still expects above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

August 5, 2022 | Local News

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions still favor an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to NOAA’s annual mid-season update issued on Thursday, August 4, by the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. “I urge everyone to remain vigilant as we enter the peak months of hurricane season,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. [...] Local News |  Full Article

Water quality swimming advisory issued for Hatteras village beach ...

August 4, 2022 | Local News

An advisory against swimming was issued today within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) at an oceanside site in Hatteras village, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisory is for an area at the CHNS beach [...] Local News |  Full Article

UPDATE: Fire at Salvo surf shop on Wednesday night extinguished; R ...

August 4, 2022 | Local News | By: Joy Crist

THURSDAY UPDATE: A fire that occurred at the Duck Village Outfitters in Salvo on Wednesday, August 3, was extinguished overnight, and the residents and employees of the unoccupied structure were unharmed, according to a recently launched GoFundMe campaign for the building’s owners, Bob and Tanya Hovey, as well as the residents living above the store. “We must [...] Local News |  Full Article

Lighthouse restoration needs exceed $8 million available

August 15, 2022 | Seashore News | By: Jennifer Allen | From The: Coastal Review

Cape Lookout National Seashore has about $8 million to go toward repairs of the 1859 lighthouse, but that’s not nearly enough to cover a total rehabilitation. Seashore Superintendent Jeff West said recently that not only does he and the rest of the folks at the park want to repair and renovate the 163-foot lighthouse, they also want to get it back to the shape it was in when construction wrapped up in 1859. With a total renovation, “The lighthouse will sit there without any maintenance other than painting for about another 50 to 60 years, which would be the long-term, cheapest way to do that,” said West. The 56-mile protected seashore is made up on a handful of uninhabited barrier islands in Carteret County and is home to assorted historic structures, including the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. West shared the latest on the lighthouse renovations Aug. 4 during a “Parlor Talk” at th [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

VIDEO: Outer Banks Forever showcases new ‘Pathways to Your Natio ...

August 9, 2022 | Seashore News | From The: OBX Today

By Kassidy Watson-Perry Local non-profit Outer Banks Forever is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of our Outer Banks national parks in ways both large and small. In partnership with the National Park Service, Outer Banks Forever is thrilled to announce their biggest undertaking to date — the “Pathways to Your National Parks” project. Following [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

NPS announces opportunities to bid on federal government contracts ...

August 5, 2022 | Seashore News

The National Park Service has several open government contracts for businesses to bid on at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Businesses that are interested in bidding on federal government contracts must do so through the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Contract Opportunities at Fort [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

New World Festival Of The Arts Returns To Manteo Next Week For 40th Year

August 10, 2022 | Island Features

Celebrate fine art at the 40th Annual New World Festival of the Arts, which will be held on the Manteo waterfront on Tuesday, August 16, and Wednesday, August 17. The free, family-friendly outdoor festival will be held from 10 am to 5 pm each day offering visitors the opportunity to peruse the works of over 45 East Coast artists. “I exhibit at juried shows across the country, but the New World Festival of the Arts holds a special place in my heart,” said Florida jewelry artist and metalsmith Barbara Umbel. “The care that the Dare Arts committee puts into producing their show is second to none. I love returning each year to Manteo- such a charming historic town.” Ceramics, jewelry, wood design, photography, paintings, fiber art, and sculpture are some of the media that artists will be showcasing and selling at the event. “This will be my first year participating in the New Wor [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Calling All Bakers (and Chefs): Enter the Ocracoke Fig Festival Ba ...

August 2, 2022 | Island Features

Join in the Fun at the 9th Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival, which is happening this weekend from Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, August 6. This year, there are four Award Categories for the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival Bake-Off: Traditional Ocracoke Fig Cake Recipe (You can find the traditional recipe in local cookbooks, or at ocracokepreservation.org.) Traditional [...] Island Features |  Full Article

NOAA proposes expanding right whale protections

August 1, 2022 | Island Features | From The: Coastal Review

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking for public comment on proposed changes that would expand mandatory speed restrictions for vessels to reduce the likelihood of collisions with north Atlantic right whales. Ship collisions are a leading cause of North Atlantic right whale injury and death. The proposed changes would expand mandatory speed restrictions [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Island Real Estate: Three key takeaways from the June 2022 OBAR Statistical Report

July 25, 2022 | Real Estate | By: Stephen Smith

Things are moving right along this summer on the Outer Banks. We’ve had some hot weather lately and a great vacation season so far. One question I hear frequently is “When will the housing market cool off?” It’s all about inventory - as long as we are well below historical inventory levels and demand remains high, there will be pressure on prices to keep on rising. There were three main takeaways from the June Outer Banks Association of Realtors report. Inventory is still low As you can see from the graph above, we are just now recovering enough inventory to be at last year’s level. And the green bars show that we are well behind the levels from 2019, which was our last “normal” year, pre-Covid. We are catching up, but still have to more than double our current inventory level. Sales volume is slowing down 2021 was a banner year for sales volume (total number of sales) but [...] Real Estate |  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 [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

State certifies state record Red Hind

August 16, 2022 | Fishing

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified a new state record Red Hind (Epinephelus guttatus). Jared Lambert of Wilmington caught the 7-pound, 11.2-ounce fish near Frying Pan Tower on Aug. 6. The previous state record Red Hind weighed 7 pounds, 1.6 ounces, and was caught off Cape Lookout in 2021. Lambert’s fish measured 23.06 inches total length (from the tip of the snout to the tip of the compressed tail) and had a 23-inch girth. The fish was landed using a Star Rod and a Penn 6/0 reel with a live pinfish on 60-pound test. For more information on state record fish, go to the division’s State Saltwater Records webpage or contact the North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Tournament staff at saltwater.citations@ncdenr.gov. [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Tigger

August 16, 2022 | Community News Brief

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

Nora’s Wish in Rodanthe to host a week of events August 15-19

August 14, 2022 | Community News Brief

Nora’s Wish Chicamacomico Treasures & Nostalgia is commemorating its namesake’s birthday and the anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue with a full week of events from Monday through Friday, August 15-19. These dates had been honored with a traditional fish fry in support of Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site since the tiny cottage shop’s establishment in [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Blu

August 8, 2022 | Community News Brief

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

Dare County Library Announces “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer ...

August 5, 2022 | Community News Brief

Dare County Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities” is coming to a close next week. All summer long, this free program has attracted hundreds of children to library programs—and, more importantly, kept them reading while they are out of school for the summer! “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program’s Final Events: Kill Devil [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Fred

August 1, 2022 | Community News Brief

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

Devin Wayne Williams

August 16, 2022 | Obituaries

October 19, 2004 – August 12, 2022 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Devin passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of his mother and father on August 12, 2022. On October 19, 2004, Devin was born in Nags Head, NC at The Outer Banks Hospital to Daniel Emilio Williams and Melissa Ann Williams.  Devin is [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Ray Dale Gray, Sr.

August 16, 2022 | Obituaries

September 28, 1929 – August 14, 2022 BUXTON — Ray Dale Gray, Sr., 92, of Buxton, NC was called home Sunday, August 14, 2022. Ray passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Hatteras on September 28, 1929, to the late Rosa Gaskins Gray and Damon Meekins Gray. He was predeceased [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Carol June Cornelius

August 15, 2022 | Obituaries

Carol June Cornelius, 78, passed away on August 11, 2022. She was born in New Ulm, MN on March 8, 1944. Carol was married to the late John Cornelius, and they moved from Pennsylvania to the Outer Banks in 1987. She opened Oceanside Bakery where she loved to bake. Carol was a caring and loving [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Irene Estelle Whidbee Midgett

August 10, 2022 | Obituaries

September 30, 1933 – August 7, 2022 SALVO — Irene Estelle Midgett passed peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2022, embraced by the loving arms of God and her daughters Patricia and Alberta, sister Jean and brother Earl. She is predeceased by her mother and father, William E. and Melvina Gray Whidbee, sister Velma Anderson, brother [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Helen Clements

August 8, 2022 | Obituaries

July 26, 1921 – August 4, 2022 Helen Clements, 101, went to her heavenly home on August 4, 2022, surrounded by her family. Helen was born on July 26, 1921, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late William and Christine Hall. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Irvin Clements, her parents, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Marian Hope Dough

August 5, 2022 | Obituaries

January 13, 1936 – August 4, 2022 MANTEO — Marian Hope Dough, 86, of Manteo, NC went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at home surrounded by family. Hope leaves behind her devoted husband of 51 years, Walter Allen Dough; sister and best friend, Kathy Spencer; a loving granddaughter, Tabitha Collins [...] Obituaries |  Full Article