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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Houdini

November 19, 2019 | Community News Brief

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

Ocracoke-Swan Quarter, Ocracoke-Cedar Island Ferry Routes Resume A ...

November 18, 2019 | Local News

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resumed operations on four of its coastal ferry routes on Monday morning. During the weekend, NCDOT was forced to close all seven ferry routes due to strong winds and heavy rain from a powerful storm. Four ferry routes – Ocracoke-Swan Quarter, Ocracoke-Cedar Island, Aurora-Bayview, and Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach – resumed [...] Local News |  Full Article

Storm pummels NC 12, county commissioners to discuss reopening Ocr ...

November 19, 2019 | Local News | By: Peter Vankevich | From The: Ocracoke Observer | 1

The weekend storm that pummeled the Outer Banks with two days of sustained winds of 30-plus mph and gusts much higher wreaked havoc on NC 12 and caused the ferry system to suspend operations. Monday morning the Cedar Island and Swan Quarter ferries resumed their regular schedules. The Ocracoke/Hatteras run remained shut down and the NCDOT [...] Local News |  Full Article

Ocracoke-Swan Quarter, Ocracoke-Cedar Island Ferry Routes Resume A ...

November 18, 2019 | Local News

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resumed operations on four of its coastal ferry routes on Monday morning. During the weekend, NCDOT was forced to close all seven ferry routes due to strong winds and heavy rain from a powerful storm. Four ferry routes – Ocracoke-Swan Quarter, Ocracoke-Cedar Island, Aurora-Bayview, and Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach – resumed [...] Local News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Campgrounds Closing Ahead of Coast ...

November 14, 2019 | Seashore News

Due to a strong coastal storm that is forecast to impact the Outer Banks this weekend, the Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Cape Point campgrounds will close at 12 p.m. tomorrow. Cape Hatteras National Seashore will reopen the three campgrounds after the storm passes and assessments are completed. Additional details: Visitors should monitor weather conditions before [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Seashore Updates for the Week of October 23

October 23, 2019 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

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 October 23 include the following: Seashore Updates On October 28, the Federal Highway Administration will begin a [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Seashore Updates for the Week of October 10

October 10, 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 October 10 include the following: Seashore Updates According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, motorists should [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Seashore Updates for the Week of October 4

October 4, 2019 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

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 October 4 include the following: Seashore Updates On November 2, 2019, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, along with [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Holidays on Hatteras – A Look at Upcoming Events

November 19, 2019 | Island Features | By: Jill Lettieri

If you have had enough of storms and flooding, there are some upcoming events over the holidays which will brighten your mood, give you that “tis the Season vibe, and perhaps even help you cross some names off your holiday shopping list. Hatteras Island offers something for everyone-- from Pet Blessings to Native American cooking lessons.  Check out the list below for some great family and friend activities this season. First up is the Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center Series… Nov. 23 from 1:30-4:00 p.m., the Frisco Native American Museum will offer Traditional Squash Recipes for those looking for new ideas for their holiday dinner spread. According to the center, “Native People relied on many varieties of squash. This class will share several traditional recipes and you will get to sample them. Three Sisters Stew (squash, beans and corn), Barbara's Native S [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Bald Eagle Released After a Brief Visit with Hatteras Island Wildl ...

November 6, 2019 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

Lou Browning of Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation has roughly 16 years of experience providing emergency care and treatment for the wild animals who find themselves in trouble on the Outer Banks. So when he received a late-night intake of a bald eagle that had suffered injuries in lower Currituck County, it wasn’t an entirely unusual [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Ocracoke rebuilds after Dorian devastation

November 4, 2019 | Island Features | By: Connie Leinbach | From The: Ocracoke Observer

Since Hurricane Dorian flooded her Lighthouse Road home, like other islanders some of Rachel O’Neal’s days are good and others are bad. On the bad days, she’s had panic attacks contemplating the future, she explained on Tuesday while picking up a free lunch of grilled chicken prepared by the Hope Mennonite Church of Pantego. “I’ve [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Ocracoke Strong kitchen continues to fill a need; outside groups w ...

October 31, 2019 | Island Features | By: Connie Leinbach | From The: Ocracoke Observer

Almost two months after Hurricane Dorian inundated the island, a lot of Ocracoke islanders still rely on the free meals provided by many friends at the Ocracoke Strong kitchen in the Community Center. In addition to those provided by the Salvation Army and the Baptists on Mission, cooked meals began spontaneously a few days after [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Hosting Three Trunk-or-Treat Events on Halloween Night

October 31, 2019 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

Hatteras Island’s youngest candy connoisseurs will have ample opportunities to fill their bags on Halloween night, thanks to three Trunk-or-Treating events that are taking place throughout the island. These community events are being held in the villages of Rodanthe, Avon, and Hatteras, and everyone is welcome to attend. All three events begin at 5 p.m. [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Ray Gray Classic Draws Big Crowds and Big Support for Surf Club WI ...

April 29, 2019 | Watersports | By: Sarah Rich

The Cape Hatteras Secondary School Surf Club was out in full force at the first annual Ray Gray Classic at the old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site on Sunday, and the inaugural event attracted a big crowd of spectators and surfers. The club’s teacher-sponsor, secondary school teacher Clayton Tiderman, formulated the event after multiple requests from [...] Watersports |  Full Article

Celebrate GIS Day with Look Back Map

November 13, 2019 | Real Estate

In celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Wednesday, November 13, the Dare County Department of Information Technologies GIS Division has developed a Look Back Map. The map provides users with the opportunity to explore and visually compare the changing landscape of Dare County of 1996 to 2019. GIS is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data. Dare County GIS provides a wide variety of digital mapping resources and released a variety of new mapping tools this year including a community map, a trash collection map, and a map of duck blinds. The Look Back Map in celebration of GIS Day can be accessed at https://gis.darecountync.gov/gisday/2019/. Additional mapping resources from Dare County GIS can be found at https://gis.darecountync.gov/. [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Dare County Releases New Video About Property Insurance

November 1, 2019 | Real Estate

Dare County, in partnership with Current TV, has released a video, A Community Conversation About Property Insurance. Special guest Dr. Michelle Osborne, Chief Deputy Commissioner with the NC Department of Insurance (NCDOI), discussed different types of insurance coverage, issues with specific policies, policy recommendations for coastal areas, and proposed changes to the National Flood Insurance [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Homeowners insurance rates across the region will be increasing ne ...

October 1, 2019 | Real Estate | By: Sam Walker | From The: OBX Today

Property insurance rates will be be heading up next spring after a deal was struck between state regulators and insurance companies, with a nearly ten percent increase coming for Outer Banks homeowners.The N.C. Department of Insurance announced negotiations had been completed with the N.C. Rate Bureau on a request to raise rates for both homeowner [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Results of the 62nd Annual Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Fishing Tournament Announced

November 14, 2019 | Fishing

The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club’s Annual Invitational Fishing Tournament wrapped up its 62nd year on November 8, and this year’s First Place winner was Outer Banks Sportfishers with 74 fish totaling 175 points. The tournament is one of the largest surf fishing tournaments in the world, with approximately 720 fishermen competing for team and individual prizes. A total of 120 six-person teams competed in the tournament, and along with numerous judges, families and friends, the tournament attracted many visitors to Hatteras Island for the week. The total results of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club 62nd Annual Invitational Fishing Tournament are listed below: Outer Banks Sportfishers took First place with 74 fish totaling 175 points. Placing Second was Fishhoggs Eastern Shore of VA Anglers Club with 62 fish and 172 points. Placing Third was Outer Banks Hurricanes with 44 fish and 115 point [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Houdini

November 19, 2019 | Community News Brief

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

Nominations Being Accepted for Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

November 14, 2019 | Community News Brief

Any person, group, or business from the public, non-profit or private sector serving Dare County may be nominated for the award. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. Now is the time to nominate outstanding volunteers in Dare County who deserve special recognition for their service to our community. About [...] Business Briefs |  Full Article

County Programs and Services Available to Dare County Veterans

November 7, 2019 | Community News Brief

Dare County, in partnership with Current TV, has released a video outlining services available to Dare County Veterans. The Board of Commissioners is committed to providing the 4,000 veterans who call Dare County home with assistance through the Veterans Service Office and the Veterans Advisory Council. The video provides an overview of available services, including an [...] Business Briefs |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Angel Gift Program Details Announced

November 6, 2019 | Community News Brief

The coalition that implements the Hatteras Island Angel Gift program is seeking sponsors, donors and applicants for the upcoming holiday season.  The program is provided in collaboration with individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations committed to providing Christmas joy for children on Hatteras Island.  Dare County Department of Health and Human Services works with these [...] Business Briefs |  Full Article

David Larry Pierce

November 15, 2019 | Obituaries

October 6, 1952 – November 8, 2019 AVON — David Larry Pierce, 67, of Avon, NC died Friday, November 8, 2019. Born in Watertown, NY on October 6, 1952, he was the son of the late Mary Alice and Clarence J. Pierce. Having served his country honorably, David was a veteran of the United States [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Ashley “Ash” Rolf Jones

November 13, 2019 | Obituaries

September 15, 1982 – November 12, 2019 SOUTHERN SHORES — Ashley “Ash” Rolf Jones, 37, of Southern Shores, NC died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Denver, CO on September 15, 1982, he was the son of Beverly Koops Jones of Kill Devil Hills, NC and the late Spencer [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Debra Kerr Sanderlin

November 12, 2019 | Obituaries

WANCHESE — Debra Kerr Sanderlin 67 died unexpectedly at her Wanchese, NC home November 10, 2019. Born in Rhode Island to Robert and Frances James October 29,1952; she was widowed by her husband, Horace Sanderlin in 2016. Debra is survived by her children, Jeffery Sanderlin and Heather Sanderlin; her grandchildren, Ocean Payne, Madison Payne, and [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Dr. Donald F. Evans

November 12, 2019 | Obituaries

January 31, 1956 – November 3, 2019 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Dr. Donald Evans, age 63, of Kill Devil Hills, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, November 3, 2019. Dr. Evans had a thriving private practice of Podiatric Medicine in Nags Head, NC for more than 30 years. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Ray O. Chatham

November 12, 2019 | Obituaries

March 7, 1948 – November 9, 2019 NAGS HEAD – Ray Chatham, 71, of Nags Head, NC died Saturday, November 9, 2019, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a son, Butch (Christi) Chatham, Smithfield, VA; granddaughters, Emma and Grace Chatham; and a sister, Connie Blevins, Hampton, VA. Funeral arrangements are pending [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Karen Louise Daniels

November 9, 2019 | Obituaries

February 22, 1964 – November 8, 2019 RALEIGH –Karen Louise Daniels, 55, of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Manteo, NC, died Friday, November 8, 2019, at WakeMed. Born in Portsmouth, VA on February 22, 1964, she was the daughter of Imogene Shannon Daniels of Manteo, NC and the late Arnold Barron “Top” Daniels. At an early [...] Obituaries |  Full Article