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Joshua Caleb Atchison

May 18, 2021 | Obituaries

FRISCO — Joshua Caleb Atchison, 36, passed away of natural causes on May 16, 2021 in Norfolk, VA. He was a talented artist and a master woodworker.   Besides his parents, Joyce and James Atchison of Frisco, Josh leaves his brother Reuben Orr of Rock Hill, SC; his three sisters Twyla Orr of Gastonia, NC, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Billy

May 17, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

Adam Michael Cimino

May 14, 2021 | Obituaries

February 3, 1984 – May 13, 2021 BUXTON — Adam Michael Cimino, 37, of Buxton, NC died Thursday, May 13, 2021. Born in Waterbury, CT on February 3, 1984, he was the son of Alba Borgnis Cimino and Paul Cimino of Frisco, NC. With a great sense of humor, Adam brightened every room he entered. [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Fuel supplies slowly getting back to normal along Outer Banks

May 17, 2021 | Local News | By: Sam Walker | From The: OBX Today

Fuel inventories are getting back closer to normal following the wave of panic buying last week spurred by the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. But stations throughout North Carolina were still having trouble keeping up with demand, with GasBuddy.com’s availability tracker reporting 42 percent of the stations statewide had fuel available as of Sunday evening. Gas outages [...] Local News |  Full Article

N.C. Gov. Cooper Lifts Many COVID-19 Restrictions

May 14, 2021 | Local News

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. shared an update on the state’s COVID-19 progress. Throughout the pandemic, state officials have taken a data-driven approach and have been guided by the science in making decisions. Following yesterday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control [...] Local News |  Full Article

To reach the unvaccinated, DHHS goes grassroots

May 14, 2021 | Local News | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Voice

Recent data from the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) shows that among the county’s various communities, Stumpy Point has the lowest COVID vaccination rate — at only 20%. As part of its ongoing vaccination outreach effort, the DHHS has enlisted well-connected Stumpy Point resident Sandy Semans Ross to reach out to [...] Local News |  Full Article

Waterways Commission to discuss NCDOT proposal to move South Dock

May 13, 2021 | Local News | By: Connie Leinbach | From The: Ocracoke Observer

The Ocracoke Waterways Commission’s meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, will focus on one agenda item–the proposal by the NC Department of Transportation Division 1 to submit a South Ferry Dock relocation proposal to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The meeting will be held in the Ocracoke Community Center and will be open [...] Local News |  Full Article

Larry Ogden Receives Prestigious North Carolina Governor’s Medal ...

May 13, 2021 | Local News

Larry Ogden, president of the Hatteras Island Community Emergency Response Team (HI-CERT), has been awarded the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service. Ogden was honored for receiving the award—which is North Carolina’s highest volunteer honor—during the 2021 Governor’s Medallion Award ceremony that was held virtually from Raleigh at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, [...] Local News |  Full Article

Cape Point closes to ORVs; .25-mile pedestrian corridor opens to reach the Point

May 15, 2021 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

A protection buffer that was installed in April near Cape Point to protect three American oystercatcher eggs was expanded on May 15 to protect an American oystercatcher chick that had recently hatched, per an update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. ORV Ramp 44, which leads to Cape Point, is open to ORVs for 0.20 miles, however, Cape Point is currently not accessible for vehicles. A portion of Cape Point remains open to pedestrians via a bypass road, which is approximately a quarter-mile walk from the northern protection buffer boundary. National Park Service staff will continue to monitor the movement of the oystercatcher chick, and will make adjustments to the protection buffer accordingly. For information on current beach access status within the National Seashore, visit https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/conditions.htm. [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

ORV Ramp 32 reopens to the public, and other National Seashore upd ...

May 13, 2021 | 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 13 include the following: Seashore Updates The climbing season at Bodie Island Lighthouse began this morning. [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

NPS completes all work related to sediment management framework fo ...

May 12, 2021 | Seashore News

Today, National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Stan Austin and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Regional Director Leopoldo Miranda-Castro signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for a Sediment Management Framework Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). Alternative B, the National Park Service’s selected alternative, provides a streamlined framework [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Bodie Island Lighthouse climbing season begins, while Cape Hattera ...

May 12, 2021 | Seashore News

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is pleased to announce multiple ways to visit Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke lighthouses this year, which includes in-person visits at the Bodie Island and Ocracoke lighthouses, and new options to virtually explore the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Bodie Island Lighthouse The climbing season at the Bodie Island Lighthouse begins tomorrow, May [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

ORV Night driving restrictions go into effect May 1, and other Nat ...

April 29, 2021 | 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 April 29 include the following: Seashore Updates Night driving restrictions on ocean-side beaches begin this Saturday at [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore brings back weekly in-person progr ...

April 26, 2021 | Seashore News

After a hiatus in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore announced the return of its popular weekly seashore programs and events in its April 22 Cape Chronicle newsletter. Weekly in-person events are typically held throughout the summer season at multiple locales throughout the National Seashore on Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands. [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

A closer look at the first steps of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse r ...

April 23, 2021 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist | 3

Climbing at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse may be suspended until late summer, but when visitors return, they’ll be greeted by a fresh new interior that belies the lighthouse’s 151 years of operation. While the exterior of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is currently quiet, with a few temporary barricades set up to prevent visitors from entering [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Current TV Releases Video Highlighting Graveyard of the Atlantic

May 18, 2021 | Island Features

Current TV has released a video that highlights both the geographical region off the coast of North Carolina that is known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” as well as the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum located in Hatteras Village on the southern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The video takes viewers on an underwater tour of the Graveyard of the Atlantic, which is home to the wrecks of more than 2,000 ships that met their fate while attempting to navigate the treacherous Diamond Shoals area that stretches along the coast of North Carolina. In addition to presenting the history of the Graveyard of the Atlantic and the science of the shoals that have caused so many vessels to sink just offshore from the Outer Banks, the video also highlights the history of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and its many unique displays and resources that are offered to Outer Banks residen [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Clams Can Boost Seagrass Restoration: Study

May 7, 2021 | Island Features | From The: Coastal Review Online

by Lena Beck Coastal seagrass beds are critical parts of ecosystem function. Seagrasses are a foundation species, providing essential habitat for fish and birds, protecting against erosion and improving water quality. A study published recently in Frontiers in Marine Science called “Inclusion of Intra- and Interspecific Facilitation Expands the Theoretical Framework for Seagrass Restoration” took a closer look [...] Island Features |  Full Article

WWII Heroes Honored through British Cemetery Clean-up and Virtual ...

May 6, 2021 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

Although the annual ceremonies at the Buxton and Ocracoke British Cemeteries were canceled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, several local organizations found distinctive ways to honor the WWII British and Canadian sailors who lost their lives off of the Outer Banks nearly 80 years ago. Normally in early May, formal ceremonies are solemnly [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Real Estate: Hatteras Island Construction Update

April 12, 2021 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

The real estate news these days is dominated by the surge in residential sales, both locally and nationally, as well as the drastic reduction in the number of homes available for purchase. Driving around the island, there also appears to be a large amount of construction taking place – something we have not seen for quite a while. In this month’s article I thought it would be interesting to see how our anecdotal impressions compare to the actual statistics. One of the underlying assumptions might be that new single family building permits would follow patterns similar to undeveloped lot sales since lot sales would precede construction. The following chart shows that while -new single family detached building permits sometimes follow patterns that track with lot sales, this is frequently not the case. Interestingly, lot sales and the number of new home building permits are just about [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

In pandemic year, 2020 occupancy revenue exceeds 2019 numbers by 11%

March 12, 2021 | Real Estate | By: Mark Jurkowitz | From The: Outer Banks Voice

Some sectors of the local economy suffered a COVID pandemic recession in 2020. But that sure isn’t the case for one part of Dare County hospitality industry. The Dare County Tourism Board has just released its occupancy revenues for December 2020 and the results are clear. The pandemic year turned out to be a boom [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Is the OBX housing boom cause for concern?

March 4, 2021 | Real Estate | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Outer Banks Voice | 1

As home sales continue at unprecedented rates and housing inventories fall, the Outer Banks may be entering uncharted territory. According to the Outer Banks Association of Realtors, every community on the Outer Banks (with the exception of Colington and Ocracoke) saw double-digit gains over 2019 in the number of properties sold – with some of [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Top Dog wins 27th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open

May 17, 2021 | Fishing | By: Joy Crist

The 27th annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open wrapped up on Saturday, May 15, and Top Dog came out on top as the overall winner with five released blue marlins and a $17.127.50 payout. The Hatteras Village Offshore Open has a multiple-day fishing format and offers seven different levels in which anglers can earn cash prizes. Levels include heaviest blue marlin, daily release points, and game fish, (tuna, dolphin, and wahoo), with the overall winner scoring the most release points. The Release won the Biggest Blue Marlin title with a 574.50 lb. catch on Friday, May 14, while the First Look nabbed first place for tuna at 42.70 lbs., and the Sea Striker earned first place for dolphin at 37.9 lbs. The event was canceled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but returned in 2021 with live coverage and regular updates of the Hatteras-centered event. The Hatteras Village Offshore Open is [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Billy

May 17, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

Current TV Releases Video Honoring Longtime Dare County Community ...

May 11, 2021 | Community News Brief

Current TV has released a video that honors the life and many contributions of Outer Banks native and longtime community leader Virginia Tillett. The video, which is titled, “Virginia Tillett — A Dare County Trailblazer,” tells the unique story of Tillett, a professional educator and community leader from Roanoke Island who served the residents and [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Erick Emanuel Minerich

May 18, 2021 | Obituaries

Erick Emanuel Minerich passed away suddenly on May 16, 2021.  He was born August 1, 1928, in Somerset, Colorado, and raised on an acreage near Paonia, Colorado.  At the age of 16, he enlisted in the Navy and participated on a small flat-top aircraft carrier and minesweeper in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Sandra Louise Bamonte

May 18, 2021 | Obituaries

NAGS HEAD — Sandra Louise Bamonte of Nags Head, NC, died unexpectedly early in the morning on May 14, 2021, at the age of 80. Sandy was born in New Hyde Park, New York on January 22, 1941.  She met the love of her life in New York and together they raised four boys.  Their [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Joshua Caleb Atchison

May 18, 2021 | Obituaries

FRISCO — Joshua Caleb Atchison, 36, passed away of natural causes on May 16, 2021 in Norfolk, VA. He was a talented artist and a master woodworker.   Besides his parents, Joyce and James Atchison of Frisco, Josh leaves his brother Reuben Orr of Rock Hill, SC; his three sisters Twyla Orr of Gastonia, NC, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Adam Michael Cimino

May 14, 2021 | Obituaries

February 3, 1984 – May 13, 2021 BUXTON — Adam Michael Cimino, 37, of Buxton, NC died Thursday, May 13, 2021. Born in Waterbury, CT on February 3, 1984, he was the son of Alba Borgnis Cimino and Paul Cimino of Frisco, NC. With a great sense of humor, Adam brightened every room he entered. [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Deanna Sue Clay Broaddus

May 14, 2021 | Obituaries

July 27, 1944 – May 10, 2021 SOUTHERN SHORES — Deanna Sue Clay Broaddus, 76, of Southern Shores, NC died Monday, May 10, 2021, at her home. Born in Charleston, WV on July 27, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Geraldine Lucas Clay and Ashley Wayne Clay. Having earned her bachelor’s degree in [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Laura Bostwick

May 14, 2021 | Obituaries

WANCHESE — Laura Bostwick of Wanchese, NC died at home on May 3, 2021, at the age of 76. Born in Old Westbury, Long Island to G.H. (Pete) Bostwick and Laura Curtis Bostwick, Laura attended Green Vale School, Foxcroft School, and Hunter College in New York City. Her marriage to Robert (Bob) Benson ended in [...] Obituaries |  Full Article