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Hyde County COVID-19 cases spiked in mid-to-late August but have w ...

September 22, 2021 | Local News

The Hyde County Health Dept. released the following update for Tuesday, September 21, which provides information on the county’s current COVID-19 case count, as well as additional information on vaccinations in the county. COVID-19 cases spiked during mid to late August, but have waned somewhat during mid-September.  As of Friday, September 17, 2021 there were [...] Local News |  Full Article

177 new COVID-19 cases reported over the past week, per Dare Count ...

September 22, 2021 | Local News

Dare County released the following update for Tuesday, September 21, which provides details on recent Coronavirus cases, vaccine data, and more COVID-19 information.  Dare County COVID-19 Case Update Dare County continues to experience widespread community transmission of the COVID-19 virus and remains in the red category on the CDC’s Level of Community Transmission map. Red [...] Local News |  Full Article

Victor L. Ballance

September 21, 2021 | Obituaries

Victor L. Ballance, a native of Hatteras, the son of the late Lester and Emilia Ballance, passed away on July 24, 2021, at the age of 56.  He was residing in Encinitas California for the past several years. Victor was a waterman in all respects, he started out crabbing with his father in Hatteras as [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Hyde County COVID-19 cases spiked in mid-to-late August but have w ...

September 22, 2021 | Local News

The Hyde County Health Dept. released the following update for Tuesday, September 21, which provides information on the county’s current COVID-19 case count, as well as additional information on vaccinations in the county. COVID-19 cases spiked during mid to late August, but have waned somewhat during mid-September.  As of Friday, September 17, 2021 there were [...] Local News |  Full Article

177 new COVID-19 cases reported over the past week, per Dare Count ...

September 22, 2021 | Local News

Dare County released the following update for Tuesday, September 21, which provides details on recent Coronavirus cases, vaccine data, and more COVID-19 information.  Dare County COVID-19 Case Update Dare County continues to experience widespread community transmission of the COVID-19 virus and remains in the red category on the CDC’s Level of Community Transmission map. Red [...] Local News |  Full Article

Dare County Sheriff’s Office warns public about recently rep ...

September 17, 2021 | Local News

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has recently been contacted about several possible scams that have occurred in the Outer Banks area. Per a September 17 public service announcement from the Sheriff’s Office, in these cases, the scammers want to send individuals money through either a cashier’s check or an online payment, utilizing Outer Banks-centric marketplace [...] Local News |  Full Article

Public comment period open for project to repair the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and surrounding landscape

September 17, 2021 | Seashore News

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) is preparing a plan for a project to repair the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and surrounding landscape. The public can assist the Seashore in identifying issues, concerns and opportunities to be considered as part of an environmental assessment. The public comment period is 30 days, starting Sept. 17 and ending Oct. 17, 2021. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse repair project is necessary because there are deteriorated interior and exterior elements of the lighthouse that need repair or replacement. There are also missing character-defining features and additional modern treatments that have diminished the integrity of the lighthouse. In addition, heavy visitation to the site, combined with limited formal pedestrian walkways has resulted in patches of bare soil and an unclear circulation route along which to visit the site. Read the public scoping newsle [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Facility improvement project begins next week at Frisco Beach Access

September 10, 2021 | Seashore News

A facility improvement project at Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Frisco Beach Access is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 15. The popular beach access is located just south of Frisco, North Carolina. The $896,506 project, awarded to T.D. McGhee Co. from Wilmington, N.C., will include the following improvements at Frisco Beach Access: The existing 44-space parking [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Seashore updates and events for the week of September 6

September 6, 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 September 6 include the following: Seashore Updates Ranger-led educational programs at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Interruption in water service scheduled for several CHNS facilitie ...

August 31, 2021 | Seashore News

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) has been notified by the Ocracoke Sanitary District that water service to several Seashore facilities will be interrupted temporarily tomorrow, Sept. 1, due to a water line leak in the northern region of Ocracoke Village. Tomorrow, from 6 a.m. until late afternoon, the following Seashore facilities will not have water [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Seashore events and updates for the week of August 26

August 26, 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 August 19 include the following: Seashore Updates Cape Hatteras National Seashore partnered with Outer Banks Forever and the Outer Banks [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge has a record year for sea turtle nests

September 24, 2021 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

The 2021 sea turtle nesting season is winding down, and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, (which extends from the northern borders of Rodanthe to Oregon Inlet), recently announced that the refuge had a record-breaking year. Per a recent update from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in North Carolina, the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge recorded a total of 47 nests, including 45 Loggerhead nests and two Green Sea Turtle nests. “This is the most nests we've observed in 41 years,” stated USFWS in North Carolina in a social media update. “Special thanks to all our Turtle Patrol riders for monitoring nesting activities all season! Now is the time for hatchlings to emerge and make their way to the ocean for a long journey.” The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), which includes Bodie Island, Hatteras Island, and Ocracoke Island, is also having a strong sea turtle ne [...] Island Features |  Full Article

1913 storm thrashed ships, and a rescue led to accusations

September 9, 2021 | Island Features | By: Kipp Tabb | From The: Coastal Review Online

In a year with very few tropical systems, Hurricane Four of 1913 received barely a notice by the Raleigh office of the Weather Bureau of the United States. “While located offshore North Carolina early on September 3, the cyclone peaked with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph … and a minimum barometric pressure of 976 mbar … Hours later, it [...] Island Features |  Full Article

A Safe New Way to Sail the Sound

August 21, 2020 | Sponsored | Phillips Boatworks

Fall Sailing Tours from Avon are getting great reviews from Vacationers! For centuries people have been sailing up and down the shores of the beautiful Outer Banks. Known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” the oceanside of Hatteras Island, in particular, is not for the inexperienced sailor. I have a replica map of some of [...] Watersports |  Full Article

Dare’s occupancy and meals dollars hit record highs

September 20, 2021 | Real Estate | From The: Outer Banks Voice

The tourism dollars continue to flow into Dare County in record numbers in 2021. The July occupancy and meal revenue numbers represented “historic highs,” according to Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, who recapped the Dare County Tourism Board’s September meeting. When it comes to occupancy collections, the July 2021 figure of $159.99 million exceeded what had been the July 2020 record-breaking number of $152.25 million by 5%.  For the year to date overall, the 2021 numbers are up 54% from 2020, but that margin is skewed by the closure of Dare County to visitors for several months last year. And despite the problems that restaurants have had in finding and retaining sufficient staff this summer, the July 2021 meals collections were up significantly over the same month last year – a 49% jump to $55.98 million from $37.53 million in 2020. Again, [...] 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

Application period for CARES Act II Fisheries Relief Program closes Oct. 1

September 20, 2021 | Fishing

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding those who wish to apply for assistance from the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CARES Act II) Fisheries Relief Program that they must do so by Oct. 1. The financial assistance is available to eligible commercial fishermen and marine aquaculture operators, seafood dealers and processors, and for-hire fishing operators who can document a greater than 35% revenue loss in 2020 compared to the previous five-year average due to COVID-19. North Carolina stands to receive $4.5 million from CARES Act II to provide financial relief through direct payments to fishery-related stakeholder groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is in addition to the $5.4 million in fisheries assistance the state received from the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and distributed earlier this year.Applicants for the [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Thanksgiving Basket Program: Sponsors & Applicants Needed

September 21, 2021 | Community News Brief

The Fessenden Center & Dare County Department of Health & Human Services are looking for sponsors and applicants for the Hatteras Island Thanksgiving Basket Program. Sponsorship opportunities include monetary and basket donations. Individuals interested in making a monetary gift can mail checks to: Fessenden Center, PO Box 859, Buxton, NC 27920. Anyone interested in basket [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Angel Gift seeking sponsors, donors, and applicants

September 21, 2021 | 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.  The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services works with [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Kol

September 21, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

September 16, 2021 | Community News Brief

Current TV, in partnership with Dare County, has released a new video titled, “Essential & Workforce Housing in Dare County,” as part of its Destination Dare series for September 2021. The video addresses some of the concerns expressed by area residents and business owners regarding the lack of available housing options within Dare County for [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Dare County Video Reminds Residents of Local Substance Abuse & ...

September 16, 2021 | Community News Brief

Dare County is re-releasing a video highlighting the Saving Lives Task Force as a reminder about the resources that are available locally to those who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. In the video, Dare County Commissioner Ervin Bateman discusses the issue of substance abuse in Dare County—which has averaged 13 opioid deaths each [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

George Herbert Bowman, Jr.

September 22, 2021 | Obituaries

May 14, 1989 – September 13, 2021 MANTEO — George Herbert Bowman, Jr., 32, of Manteo, NC passed away Monday, September 13, 2021, in Manteo, NC.  George was born in Elizabeth City, NC to George Bowman Sr. and Becky Bowman. George is survived by his mother, Becky Bowman of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his father [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Victor L. Ballance

September 21, 2021 | Obituaries

Victor L. Ballance, a native of Hatteras, the son of the late Lester and Emilia Ballance, passed away on July 24, 2021, at the age of 56.  He was residing in Encinitas California for the past several years. Victor was a waterman in all respects, he started out crabbing with his father in Hatteras as [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Medora M. Kaltenbach

September 21, 2021 | Obituaries

Medora M. Kaltenbach, of Southern Shores, a retired Social Security administrator who moved to the Outer Banks more than 40 years ago and enjoyed traveling the world, playing Mahjong and depicting East Coast lighthouses in needlepoint, died Saturday (Sept. 18) at her home after a long illness. She was 88. A native of Baltimore, Md., [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Eugene Wayne Mull

September 21, 2021 | Obituaries

NAGS HEAD — Eugene Wayne Mull died of natural causes at his residence in Nags Head Sunday, September 19, 2021. A proud US Army Veteran- Eugene was 70, and born in the Northfield, Ohio area. Survivors include his sister, Loretta Mull of Manteo, NC, and his nephew and caregiver Mike Nagle (Lisa) of the Nags [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Caleb Windford Grant

September 21, 2021 | Obituaries

Much beloved son, brother, and friend April 5, 1992 — September 17, 2021 KITTY HAWK — Caleb Grant, 29, died unexpectedly and far too young on Friday, September 17, 2021, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Caleb was born on April 5, 1992, in Norfolk, Virginia to April Holland and Charles Grant. He is survived by [...] Obituaries |  Full Article