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William Whitley

October 12, 2019 | Obituaries

LUGOFF, SC — A service to celebrate the life of William Edward “Bill” Whitley, age 79, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

UPDATE: Hatteras Island Schools are Closed on Friday

October 10, 2019 | Local News

Due to unsafe road conditions resulting from the current offshore weather pattern, Cape Hatteras Elementary School and Cape Hatteras Secondary School will be closed on Friday, October 11, 2019, per a Friday morning update from Dare County schools. All other schools in Dare County will operate on a normal schedule.

Officials Weigh Next Steps After FEMA Denial

October 10, 2019 | Local News | By: Kirk.Ross | From The: Coastal Review Online

Published in partnership with Carolina Public Press Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the state’s congressional delegation say they will continue to press the case for assistance for individual victims of Hurricane Dorian after the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s recent decision to deny the state’s request. State officials received a letter Tuesday saying the damage [...] Local 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

Ocean overwash reported in north Rodanthe; Overwash will continue ...

October 10, 2019 | Local News | By: Joy Crist | 1

Ocean overwash on N.C. Highway 12 was reported on Thursday morning in northern Rodanthe, and periods of overwash and beach erosion are expected to continue over the next several days, especially around high tide, and mainly north of Cape Hatteras. NCDOT crews are currently clearing sand from N.C. Highway 12 as of Thursday morning, however, motorists should [...] Local 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 expect mild ocean overwash on N.C. Highway 12 starting Thursday, especially during high tide conditions. There is also standing water on many beach locations and routes, including Cape Point and Pole Road. Columbus Day is the last day of the 2019 climbing season at the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses. Next year’s climbing season is scheduled to begin April 17, 2020. Seasonal off-road vehicle routes in front of the villages will reopen at 7 a.m. on October 15. Ocracoke Island has not reopened to [...] 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

NPS asks vehicle owners to remove vehicles from parking lot to fac ...

September 12, 2019 | Seashore News

Agencies, including the National Park Service (NPS), Hyde County, and the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management are requesting that all vehicles, golf carts, boats, trailers, recreational vehicles, and other equipment be removed from the NPS parking lot at the boat ramps, a.k.a Base Docks, in Ocracoke Village. The inter-agency response associated with recovery from [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Seashore to open most areas north of Buxton at noon on We ...

September 11, 2019 | Seashore News

  Cape Hatteras National Seashore will open most areas and services north of the Cape Hatteras Secondary School in Buxton tomorrow, 9/11/19, at noon. National Park Service visitor areas and services in Frisco, Hatteras Village, and on Ocracoke Island remain closed. Open facilities and services include: Beachfront parking areas. The Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. Oregon Inlet [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Wilmington Concert Raises more than $10,000 for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands

October 2, 2019 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

The Midatlantic performs their new song, “Lonely Roads,” at the Outer Banks Disaster Relief Concert. Video by Jason Miller. Jason Andre has deep ties when it comes to Hatteras Island, and hurricanes. He moved to Hatteras Island when he was 8-years-old in 1988, and when Hurricane Emily hit just five years later, he remembers vividly watching the water rise from his parents’ business of 20 years, the Cape Pines Motel in Buxton. “At the time, locals would stay with us because we were the only brick structure on the island where people could get away from the water,” he says. “I Remember the pine trees snapping, and all the water pouring in… The water from Rocky Rollison Road came all the way to the front steps of the motel.” Jason moved to Wilmington after graduating from Cape Hatteras Secondary School to attend UNCW, and after a few back-and-forth moves from the Port City [...] 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

Hatteras Island Real Estate: Frequently Asked Questions

October 1, 2019 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

Each year, I like to publish an updated version of an article that addresses some of the most frequently asked questions that I hear from prospective buyers and sellers. Many of the issues remain unchanged, but occasionally a new question will make its way into the list. According to Park Service reports, about 2.5 million people visited the Cape Hatteras National Seashore last year. Quite a few choose to spend some of their well-deserved vacation time talking with our local Realtors about property in Hatteras Island’s seven villages. While each person’s specific needs and interests are different, a number of surprisingly similar questions arise during these conversations. Some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers are presented below. Q. We are just starting to consider buying property. Do you have any recommendations for a game plan? A. Hatteras Island is a very sp [...] 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

Emergency CAMA General Permit for Hurricane Florence, Tropical Sto ...

September 23, 2019 | Real Estate

Coastal property owners who need to replace docks, piers, bulkheads or similar structures damaged by Hurricane Florence or Tropical Storm Michael have an additional year to perform the work under an emergency general permit offered by the N.C. Division of Coastal Management. Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation Thursday that extends the deadline for work authorized [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Dare Board oks new measures for ‘essential housing’

September 18, 2019 | Real Estate | By: Mark Jurkowitz | From The: Outer Banks Voice

Without fanfare, and with only one resident speaking during public comment, the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved four zoning amendments as part of a continuing effort to generate what is now called “essential housing” in the county. About 11 months after first approving a series of zoning amendments to encourage more affordable housing in [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Dare Board hears proposals for ‘essential housing’

August 26, 2019 | Real Estate | By: Mark Jurkowitz | From The: Outer Banks Voice

Dare County’s initiative to encourage more reasonably priced housing for year-round workers is more than a year old. But the search for exactly what to call it continues on. In June 2018, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce made a presentation to the Dare County Commissioners asking them to consider zoning changes, including allowing accessory [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Sea Grant Research Could Help Commercial Fishers Keep Sharks off Gear

October 4, 2019 | Fishing

North Carolina Sea Grant is collaborating on a new project to keep sharks away from commercial fishing gear. A team from NC State University, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Indiana University-South Bend are partnering with the private sector to pilot test a device that deters the predators. “Several sharks are overfished or are experiencing overfishing on the U.S. East Coast,” says Sara Mirabilio, a fisheries extension specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant, a statewide program based at NC State University. “Populations of scalloped hammerhead, dusky, sandbar and blacknose sharks all could benefit from an effective deterrent from commercial fishing gear.” Most often, sharks are caught unintentionally in a fishery that is targeting other fish, she explains. This is referred to as bycatch. The project is one of three announced today by the National Sea Grant Co [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Lucy

October 9, 2019 | Community News Brief

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

CHSS Receives Recycling Grant

October 8, 2019 | Community News Brief

At the October 7 Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting in Manteo, NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary presented Cape Hatteras Secondary Principal, Beth Rooks, and teacher, Clayton Tiderman, with a check for $3,000 to continue their work to promote recycling. Cape Hatteras Secondary was recognized as an Ocean Guardian School-Year 1, for successfully fulfilling all [...] Business Briefs |  Full Article

Community Foundation Awards $70,000 to Nonprofits for Disaster Rec ...

October 2, 2019 | Community News Brief

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded over $70,000 in Rapid Response Grants to nonprofits that are leading disaster relief efforts in the face of Hurricane Dorian, and to nonprofits that were devastated by the storm. The Community Foundation has been busily raising money to help families and individuals from Ocracoke and Dare County recover [...] Business Briefs |  Full Article

Dare County Schools Recognized as a National Board Accomplished Sc ...

October 1, 2019 | Community News Brief

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards unveiled on September 26 a program that recognizes school districts across the country that work hard to promote student learning through accomplished teaching. The National Board Accomplished Districts program will initially honor 81 districts in which at least 20% of its teachers have achieved National Board certification, encouraging teachers to [...] Business Briefs |  Full Article

William Whitley

October 12, 2019 | Obituaries

LUGOFF, SC — A service to celebrate the life of William Edward “Bill” Whitley, age 79, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Nancy Ann Laws Swaim

October 11, 2019 | Obituaries

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Nancy A. Laws Swaim of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 after a brief yet courageous battle with lung cancer. She was 60. Born and raised in Wilkesboro, NC, Nancy was the daughter of the late George Laws and Mozelle Laws.  In her youth, Nancy worked hard [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Edward Mark Kleiner

October 11, 2019 | Obituaries

SOUTHERN SHORES / LONG BEACH, NY  — Edward M. Kleiner, 60, passed away unexpectedly while visiting at his Southern Shores home October 9, 2019. He was a physician in Long Beach, NY and in Long Island, NY for many years. Dr. Kleiner’s only surviving relative is his sister, Leslie Beth Kleiner Scudiero (Gabe) of Colington, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Hadley Edward Williamson

October 11, 2019 | Obituaries

NAGS HEAD — Hadley Edward Williamson, a long-time seasonal resident, passed away suddenly in Nags Head October 9, 2019. Mr. Williamson was a restaurant owner from Springfield, Ohio. Survivors include his mother, Bette; his wife, Kimberly Anne; his brother, Joseph; his two sons, Russ and Mitch, his grandchildren; and other numerous relatives and friends. In [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Frederick Ernest Engelken

October 11, 2019 | Obituaries

SOUTHERN SHORES — Frederick Ernest Engelken, 96, of Hillsdale, New Jersey passed away October 10, 2019 peacefully at home in Southern Shores, Outer Banks, North Carolina. Fred was born in Paterson, New Jersey on April 12, 1923. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran church school in Paterson where his maternal Grandfather Louis Luecke taught. He then [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

William Alonzo “Lonnie” McKinney

October 7, 2019 | Obituaries

FRISCO — William Alonzo “Lonnie” McKinney, 65, of Frisco, NC passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 22, 2019. A native of Hatteras Island, he was born on October 22, 1953. Lonnie lived on the island throughout his teen years, moving to the mainland in his adulthood where he married and had children. Lonnie returned to the [...] Obituaries |  Full Article