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Ocracoke Preservation Society Accepting Proposals for Restroom Project

April 25, 2019 | News and Business Briefs

The Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS) is requesting proposals from North Carolina licensed General Contractor firms to construct a Public Restroom Facility on the grounds of the Old Island Inn, in Ocracoke, North Carolina. The project includes the construction of a gable-roofed building approximately 30′ X 26′ which shall contain six single-user restroom facilities and a [...] Community News |  Full Article

Wash Martin, Jr.

April 22, 2019 | Obituaries

February 2, 1925 – April 21, 2019 FRISCO — Wash Martin Jr., age 94, of Frisco, NC passed away on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 from old age. Wash was born February 2, 1925 in Clinton, Hickman County, Kentucky to Newt Washington Martin and Nellie Jemima Josephine (Warf) Martin. He was born the fifteenth of [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Slow Progress on County Housing Initiative

April 18, 2019 | Local News | By: Neel Keller | From The: Outer Banks Sentinel

Half a year after the Dare County Commissioners approved a series of zoning changes aimed at encouraging the development of more reasonably priced, year-round housing, Dare Planning Director Donna Creef told them that, to date, progress toward that goal has been modest. “We have been moving slowly,” Creef said while delivering a six-month progress report [...] Local News |  Full Article

Catch the Antares Rocket Launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

April 16, 2019 | Local News | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today

Want to see a rocket launch? You’ll have a chance on Wednesday, April 17, during the daytime launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Wallops and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of the Antares rocket, carrying the [...] Local News |  Full Article

20th Anniversary Celebration of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move Planned for July 1

April 25, 2019 | Seashore News

National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to a special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move on July 1, 2019. The free event will start at 9:30 a.m. near the lighthouse. The 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move celebration on July 1st will include speeches, a question and answer session with expert panelists, artifacts from the lighthouse move, expanded interpretive ranger talks, activities for children, and free lighthouse climbing. The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Outer Banks Forever are partnering with Cape Hatteras National Seashore to make this event memorable for visitors and the local community. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse started its epic “move of the century” journey on June 17, 1999. After the lighthouse was lifted, the tower moved 2,900 feet over the course of 23 days [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Saturday’s Beach Clean-up Sweeps the Shoreline from Coquina Beac ...

April 17, 2019 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist | 1

An Outer Banks-wide beach clean-up on Saturday, April 13, generated dozens of volunteers and plenty of trash, thanks to the efforts of the National Park Service (NPS), and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA.) The two organizations effectively co-hosted the day-long event, with the NPS conducting cleanups at the Bodie Island Lighthouse, the Old [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Outer Banks Forever Celebrates National Park Week with Official Launch

April 16, 2019 | Seashore News

To celebrate National Park Week, (April 20 – 28), the new organization Outer Banks Forever will officially launch as the non-profit partner of the three Outer Banks national parks: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Outer Banks Forever is a non-profit that will provide project funding, public awareness and volunteer support to [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

NPS Commends Frisco Volunteer Frank Welles

April 12, 2019 | Seashore News

This National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019, the National Park Service commends Volunteer Frank Welles for his remarkable dedication and time spent volunteering with Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Welles is an active sea turtle nest sitter and assists with scheduling other volunteers to provide coverage at each nest. “There are many exciting reasons for volunteering [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Ceremonies Honor British, Canadian Troops Killed Off N.C. Coast

April 25, 2019 | Hatteras Features

Protecting the coast of the United States during World War II came at the ultimate cost for 63 foreign sailors. Two upcoming ceremonies will honor that sacrifice. This year will mark the 77th that representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Navy, British Royal Navy and National Park Service will come together with visitors and residents at British gravesites on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. The ceremonies, which are open to the public, are held annually near the anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Bedfordshire, with the first held in Buxton on May 9 starting at 11 a.m., and the second on Ocracoke the following day, May 10, also at 11 a.m. The Buxton ceremony honors the service of the men who lost their lives in April 1942 when the British armed tanker San Delfino was sunk by the U-203 just off Pea Island. Two of the men are buried at the British Cemetery in [...] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Real Estate: 2019 Real Estate Market Trends & Observations

April 15, 2019 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

As we enter the start of the 2019 vacation season, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the trends that we are seeing in the Hatteras Island real estate market. Last year was a flat year for the residential real estate market on Hatteras Island. Sales were down slightly, and there was no change in the median sale price from 2017. The good news is that the market recorded positive results for the first two months of 2019. No one is quite sure why the market did not continue to improve during 2018 as it had for the previous three years. Buyers continue to show a preference for residential properties priced below $300,000. In all price ranges above $200,000 - $299,999, the supply of properties exceeds buyer demand. The median sale price for residential properties in 2018 was $305,000, and the median sale price for undeveloped lots was $85,000. A total of 313 properties were s [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Dare Board Approves Rodanthe Cluster Home Proposal

April 4, 2019 | Real Estate | By: Neel Keller | From The: Outer Banks Sentinel

Project seen as part of effort to create more long-term housing Following up on their February approval of a planned cluster home development in Avon, the Dare County Commissioners continued their efforts to use recent zoning changes to encourage new year-round housing with an April 1 approval of a site plan and conditional use permit [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Sounding an Alarm on Homeowner’s Insurance

February 20, 2019 | Real Estate | By: Michelle Wagner | From The: Outer Banks Sentinel | 1

OBAR’s Willo Kelly rallies opposition to proposed 30% increase Homeowners on the barrier island portions of Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties could face as much as a 30% hike in their insurance rates under a North Carolina Rate Bureau filing, Outer Banks Association of Realtors Chief Executive Officer Willo Kelly warned an audience of about [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

New Exhibit Uncovers the Faces Behind the Local Fishing Industry

April 10, 2019 | Fishing | By: Joy Crist

A new exhibit featuring Outer Banks photographer Daniel Pullen has recently launched at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, and the series of photographs provide an insider’s look at life on our local waters that visitors rarely get to see. The exhibit, entitled “Endangered Community: The Independent Waterman Project,” stems from an ongoing and years-long project by Pullen to capture the islanders who work in the local fishing industry. Folks who have attended the annual Day at the Docks (DATD) celebration in September have likely seen a few of these photos before, (as they were showcased in recent years as a stand-alone exhibit), and the photos have made waves with members throughout the fishing community, and on a larger state-wide scale as well. In fact, on the evening of the museum’s opening reception for the exhibit, one of Pullen’s photos was also being displayed at th [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Ocracoke Preservation Society Accepting Proposals for Restroom Project

April 25, 2019 | News and Business Briefs

The Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS) is requesting proposals from North Carolina licensed General Contractor firms to construct a Public Restroom Facility on the grounds of the Old Island Inn, in Ocracoke, North Carolina. The project includes the construction of a gable-roofed building approximately 30′ X 26′ which shall contain six single-user restroom facilities and a [...] Community News |  Full Article

Donations Sought for British Cemetery Ceremony

April 10, 2019 | News and Business Briefs | From The: Ocracoke Observer

The British Cemetery ceremony and reception, scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, is seeking donations to help with landscaping the grave sites and providing food for the reception. This ceremony, organized by the War Graves Committee on Hatteras, remembers the sinking by German U-boats, of the HMT Bedfordshire, a British trawler, off the coast [...] Community News |  Full Article

Hyde County Takes the Pledge to Support the More Powerful NC Campaign

April 9, 2019 | News and Business Briefs

Hyde County Health Department and Hyde County Behavioral Health are partnering to support More Powerful NC, a public education campaign that recently launched to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and empower North Carolinians to take action to address the crisis in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities. The More Powerful NC campaign is supported by [...] Community News |  Full Article

OBITUARIES

Donna L. Ganley

April 25, 2019 | Obituaries

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Donna L. Ganley, 71, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, formerly of Upper St. Clair, PA, passed away on April 23, 2019. Born on October 20, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Ann Hudak. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Peggy Saunders Rogers

April 23, 2019 | Obituaries

November 17, 1931 – April 20, 2019 WANCHESE — Peggy Saunders Rogers, 87, of Wanchese, NC departed this life to live with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 20, 2019. She enjoyed feeding the birds, reading her bible, tending to her flowers and putting puzzles together. Peggy was preceded in death by [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Johnnie Ray Turner

April 23, 2019 | Obituaries

May 13, 1939 – April 19, 2019 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Johnnie Ray Turner, 79, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Friday, April 19, 2019. Born in Franklin, VA on May 13, 1939, he was the son of the late Hazel Perry Johnson. A Vietnam Veteran, Johnnie served his country honorably in the United States [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Wash Martin, Jr.

April 22, 2019 | Obituaries

February 2, 1925 – April 21, 2019 FRISCO — Wash Martin Jr., age 94, of Frisco, NC passed away on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 from old age. Wash was born February 2, 1925 in Clinton, Hickman County, Kentucky to Newt Washington Martin and Nellie Jemima Josephine (Warf) Martin. He was born the fifteenth of [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Peggy Saunders Rogers

April 22, 2019 | Obituaries

November 17, 1931 – April 20, 2019 WANCHESE — Peggy Saunders Rogers, 87, of Wanchese, NC departed this life to live with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 20, 2019. She enjoyed feeding the birds, reading her bible, tending to her flowers and putting puzzles together. Peggy was preceded in death by [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Tony Allen Gilnett

April 22, 2019 | Obituaries

KITTY HAWK – Tony Allen Gilnett, 64, of Kitty Hawk passed away unexpectedly April 20, 2019. He was born in the Longview Washington State area. Tony was predeceased by his parents Leo and Donna Gilnett and his sister. Tony was a retired tech lead with Century Link and was also a successful carpenter and journeyman [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Raymond “Ray” Eugene Hunter

April 19, 2019 | Obituaries

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Raymond Eugene Hunter, “Ray”, 80, of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina passed away on April 16, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Born in Boswell, Pennsylvania he was the son of the late Ralph Hunter and Aeleen Spiegel Hunter. After graduating from high school, he attended Cambria-Rowe Business School. Ray then moved [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

William Edward Lambert

April 16, 2019 | Obituaries

KILL DEVIL HILLS – William Lambert, aged 101, died peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the home he shared for over six years with his daughter, Mary Lambert, and son-in-law, Martin Keely, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He moved to Kill Devil Hills, NC, after the death of Lorraine, his beloved wife [...] Obituaries |  Full Article