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USCG Finds Federal Fisheries Violations on Five Recreational Fishi ...

July 17, 2019 | Local News

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch found five recreational vessels fishing for highly migratory species without Federal Fisheries Permits, a violation discovered during the routine boarding process over the weekend near Oregon Inlet, N.C. Recreational fishing in federal waters without the appropriate permit violates the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Fishermen found in violation of this [...] Local News |  Full Article

Saunders (Sandy) Payne Gray

July 16, 2019 | Obituaries

December 15, 1949 – July 12, 2019 AVON — Sandy went to be with the Lord, Friday July 12, 2019, with his loving wife Jackie, by his side. Sandy was the son of the late Saunders Payne Gray and Minnie Bird Gray of Kinnakeet, he was preceded in death by his beloved son, Chaps Gray, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Dare County Urges Hatteras Island Residents to Complete Flooding S ...

July 16, 2019 | Local News

Dare County Emergency Management is asking residents in towns and communities throughout Hatteras Island to complete a survey about flooding. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will be used to explore ways to enhance citizen alerting and notification during weather events. The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GB8RBJM through Friday, July [...] Local News |  Full Article

Community Grants Available for Area Nonprofits

July 15, 2019 | News and Business Briefs

The Currituck-Dare Community Foundation, Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund and NC Coastal Research and Environmental Education Fund are currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofits that serve needs in the local community. Applications are available online beginning June 28.The deadline for applications is noon July 30. Visit this page for information about applying.  Click here for more information [...] Community News |  Full Article

Coast Guard Asks Boaters to Stay Within Safety Zone at Old Bonner ...

July 15, 2019 | Local News | By: Sam Walker | From The: OBX Today

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet is seeing an uptick in charter and recreational vessels violating the current Code of Federal Regulations safety zone in place for the demolition of the old Bonner Bridge. Vessels are cutting through the center span and other spans, not following the navigational buoy system, the Coast Guard says. These phased [...] Local News |  Full Article

Mildred Midgette Burrus

July 15, 2019 | Obituaries

July 5, 1934 – July 12, 2019 BUXTON — Mildred Midgette Burrus, 85, of Buxton, NC died Friday, July 12, 2019, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. A native of Buxton, she was born July 5, 1934, to the late Annie Brown Gray Midgett and Warren Robinson Midgett. A member of Lighthouse Assembly of God, Milly [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Seismic Firm Moves to Override NC Decision

July 18, 2019 | Local News | By: Mark Hibbs | From The: Coastal Review Online | 1

A company recently denied state permits to conduct seismic surveys for oil and natural gas off the North Carolina coast is appealing to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to override the decision. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management found in June that WesternGeco’s proposal to conduct geological and geophysical surveys [...] Local News |  Full Article

USCG Finds Federal Fisheries Violations on Five Recreational Fishi ...

July 17, 2019 | Local News

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch found five recreational vessels fishing for highly migratory species without Federal Fisheries Permits, a violation discovered during the routine boarding process over the weekend near Oregon Inlet, N.C. Recreational fishing in federal waters without the appropriate permit violates the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Fishermen found in violation of this [...] Local News |  Full Article

Dare County Urges Hatteras Island Residents to Complete Flooding S ...

July 16, 2019 | Local News

Dare County Emergency Management is asking residents in towns and communities throughout Hatteras Island to complete a survey about flooding. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will be used to explore ways to enhance citizen alerting and notification during weather events. The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GB8RBJM through Friday, July [...] Local News |  Full Article

Coast Guard Asks Boaters to Stay Within Safety Zone at Old Bonner ...

July 15, 2019 | Local News | By: Sam Walker | From The: OBX Today

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet is seeing an uptick in charter and recreational vessels violating the current Code of Federal Regulations safety zone in place for the demolition of the old Bonner Bridge. Vessels are cutting through the center span and other spans, not following the navigational buoy system, the Coast Guard says. These phased [...] Local News |  Full Article

Ocean Safety Cards Coming to Local Businesses, Visitors’ Centers

July 19, 2019 | Seashore News

Ocean safety information cards and stickers are being distributed to visitors’ centers and local businesses throughout the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to increase awareness about dangerous ocean conditions, and the text-based alert system that helps keep the public informed about current risks. The cards and stickers were created through a partnership of Outer Banks Forever, Dare County, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Wesley's Way Foundation, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and includes quick sign-up info for the Outer Banks-wide alert system. In the summer of 2018, Dare County Emergency Management established a text-to-join beach alerts group which allows anyone to subscribe by simply texting “Join OBXBeachConditions” to 30890. Subscribers receive beach-related National Weather Service alerts, which are issued 24 hours a day for the Outer Banks, and users may also rece [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Improvements Made to Avon Fishing Pier

July 2, 2019 | Seashore News

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore recently made structural improvements to the Avon Fishing Pier. The $59,865 project was awarded to Seres Engineering & Services LLC from Charleston, South Carolina. As part of the project, Seres Engineering & Services LLC installed eight new cross brace members between existing pilings under the pier house. The cross bracing [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Lighthouse Move Celebration Will Be Live-streamed; Additional Deta ...

June 28, 2019 | Seashore News

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) recently announced the details for the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move Celebration on July 1, which will also be live-streamed for off-island lighthouse fans at Outer Banks Forever’s Facebook page. At 9:30 a.m., Bett Padgett, (past president of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society), will kick [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

A Beachcomber’s View: A Closer Look at Wampum

July 17, 2019 | Island Features | By: Kristin Hissong

Throughout the centuries, people have collected treasures off the coastal shores that the ocean leaves behind with the ever-changing tides. Storm surge and shoaling are some of the ways these treasures have found their way from the vast depths of the sea to our sandy shorelines. The earliest Native American inhabitants of Hatteras Island also participated in beachcombing. A popular item to collect for coastal natives were colorful shell fragments which they would craft into beads called wampum. Wampums beads are made from broken pieces of whelk and clam shells which can be found all along our beaches. The more appealing and commonly used of the two types of shells were the purple and white swirly pieces of the quahog clam. The early Native Americans had a very high appreciation for this naturally occurring but rare color, and to celebrate its rarity, they produced thousands of small, cyl [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Mojo Receives the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine

June 20, 2019 | Island Features | From The: Outer Banks Sentinel

Liberty Christian Fellowship in Colington recently honored one of its long-time members during a special Sunday morning service. Senior Pastor Scott Hobbs had asked local blues musician Bill “Mojo” Collins to perform a couple of worship songs as special music during the service. Collins chose to perform his original work “Love Divine” that was written [...] Island Features |  Full Article

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

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: Vacation Home Operating Expenses

June 17, 2019 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

Purchasing a second home on Hatteras Island usually involves a number of different motivations. The decision usually starts with a basic desire to establish a more permanent relationship wit the island and to have a place in which to create lasting memories for the family. At some point, the investment aspects of the purchase come into the picture. This article is intended to summarize the typical monthly operating expenses associated with ownership of a vacation home. Electric service is provided through the Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative. The expense will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of the house and the amenities that are offered. Water service is available either centrally through the Dare County Water Department or through the use of individual wells. Central water service is most common, and the cost will again depend on the size of the cottage and the pre [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Homeowners with Damage from Hurricane Matthew Have Until May 31 to ...

May 13, 2019 | Real Estate

Eligible North Carolinians whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew have until May 31 to apply with ReBuild NC for help with repairs or rebuilding. The help comes from single-family housing recovery programs available through the state’s Hurricane Matthew Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding.   To date, North Carolina has awarded [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Government Affairs Director Hired

May 9, 2019 | Real Estate

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) and the Outer Banks Home Builders Association (OBHBA), after conducting extensive interviews, are excited to announce that a new shared Government Affairs Director (GAD) has been hired. Porter Graham joins both Associations from Washington, DC where he was the Veteran’s Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Robert Latta (OH-05). [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

How to Select the Best Grill for the Outer Banks

May 3, 2019 | Sponsored | Ace Hardware

Summer is just around the corner, and for Outer Banks locals and visitors with taste, this means it’s the official start of grilling season. The Outer Banks is the perfect spot for grilling aficionados. The abundance of fresh local seafood tastes better over the coals, (or wood, or gas burner, or smoker), and a portable [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

NOAA Fisheries Announces Limited Openings of Red Snapper Seasons

July 11, 2019 | Fishing

Per the FB19-011: South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin, NOAA announced the limited opening of recreational and commercial seasons for red snapper in the South Atlantic Federal Waters, which includes coastal North Carolina. WHAT/WHEN: The recreational sector will open for harvest on the following days: July 12, 13, and 14, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – The recreational season opens at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 12, 2019, and closes at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 15, 2019. July 19 and 20, 2019 (Friday and Saturday) – The recreational season opens again at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 19, 2019, and closes at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 21, 2019. The commercial sector will open for harvest at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 8, 2019, and will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2020, unless the commercial annual catch limit is met or projected to be met befor [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Community Grants Available for Area Nonprofits

July 15, 2019 | News and Business Briefs

The Currituck-Dare Community Foundation, Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund and NC Coastal Research and Environmental Education Fund are currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofits that serve needs in the local community. Applications are available online beginning June 28.The deadline for applications is noon July 30. Visit this page for information about applying.  Click here for more information [...] Community News |  Full Article

Community Foundation Awards More Than $36,000 in Grants

June 28, 2019 | Community News | By: Donna Barnett

From finding forever homes for senior pets to restoring history, thanks to the generosity of Outer Banks Community Foundation donors, a variety of local nonprofits are now prepared to augment their impact on the community. When Community Foundation board members met in early June, they awarded nearly $37,000 in Community Enrichment and Special Focus grants [...] Community News |  Full Article

OBITUARIES

Stephen Walter Marynowicz

July 18, 2019 | Obituaries

NAGS HEAD — Stephen Walter Marynowicz, 83, completed his trip life trip on July 13, 2019. Stephen was born to Stephen and Thora (Robinson) Marynowicz in Philadelphia, PA on November 4, 1935. He graduated from Haddon Heights High School in Haddon Heights, NJ and served as a YN3 in the US Naval Reserve. Stephen spent [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Saunders (Sandy) Payne Gray

July 16, 2019 | Obituaries

December 15, 1949 – July 12, 2019 AVON — Sandy went to be with the Lord, Friday July 12, 2019, with his loving wife Jackie, by his side. Sandy was the son of the late Saunders Payne Gray and Minnie Bird Gray of Kinnakeet, he was preceded in death by his beloved son, Chaps Gray, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Mildred Midgette Burrus

July 15, 2019 | Obituaries

July 5, 1934 – July 12, 2019 BUXTON — Mildred Midgette Burrus, 85, of Buxton, NC died Friday, July 12, 2019, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. A native of Buxton, she was born July 5, 1934, to the late Annie Brown Gray Midgett and Warren Robinson Midgett. A member of Lighthouse Assembly of God, Milly [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Christine Melvinia Scarborough Gray

July 11, 2019 | Obituaries

February 24, 1937 – July 10, 2019 AVON — Christine Melvinia Scarborough Gray, 82, of Avon, NC died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center. A native of Hatteras Island, she was born February 24, 1937, to the late Leona Williams and Ignatious Scarborough. A member of St. John United Methodist Church, Christine was [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Walter Potter Garrish

July 9, 2019 | Obituaries

February 1, 1929 – July 6, 2019 OCRACOKE — Walter Garrish, son of James Daniel and Ruby Austin Garrish died unexpectedly on July 6, 2019. He was born in Beaufort, NC on 1 February 1929. He attended school on Ocracoke and later graduated from High Point College, NC. He enlisted in the Air Force on [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Rose Budd Deacon

July 9, 2019 | Obituaries

SOUTHERN SHORES — On July 3, 2019, the heavens welcomed a “one-in-a-million” gem of a woman!  Rose was a true friend and second mother to many, far too numerous to count… a generous listener and insightful counselor, a volunteer extraordinaire who opened her heart and her home to many a friend-in-need or wayward soul (in [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Douglas Martin Ross

July 9, 2019 | Obituaries

COLINGTON — On July 7, 2019 Douglas Martin Ross 67, died peacefully in his Outer Banks home surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born and raised in Newport News, VA. He graduated from Warwick High School in 1970 and was always proud to be called a “farmer”. Doug then attended Thomas Nelson Community College [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Omie Jennings Tillett

July 8, 2019 | Obituaries

March 9, 1929 – July 5, 2019 WANCHESE — Omie Jennings “Sportsman” Tillett, 90, of Wanchese, NC crossed the bar on Friday, July 5, 2019. A native of Dare County, he was born March 9, 1929, to the late Theresa Wescott and Hiram Gregory “Sambo” Tillett. Along with his father and brother, Tony, Omie pioneered [...] Obituaries |  Full Article