Don’t expect a final ORV rule from the Park Service this year

The National Park Service has pushed back its target date to implement a final special regulation for off-road vehicles on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore until Feb. 15. The date has been pushed back numerous times as the Park Service, local governments, pro-access groups, islanders, and visitors try to come to terms with the contentious […]

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Veda Gray Merrill

AVON– Veda Gray Merrill, 68, died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 in aChesapeake, Va., hospital.  Mrs. Merrill, a native of Avon,was amanager for the Outer Banks Motel and a member of St. John’s UnitedMethodist Church.   She was the daughter of the lateBurgessand Amanda Gray.  She was also preceded in death by a son,Darrell“Buddy” Merrill, Jr., […]

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Ila Matson Smith

FRISCO– Ila Matson Smith (1927 – 2011) passed away peacefully, in her sleep,at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  Born inPittsburgh,Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Shields Matson and thelate Ila Elizabeth McBurney.  She is also preceded in death byherhusband, Raymond Charles Edward Smith.  A resident of HatterasIsland since 1978, she […]

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Bike the Light and Hatteras Island Community Fair combine for a crazy, fun Saturday ….WITH SLIDE SHOWS

On Saturday morning, Nov. 19, the Cape Hatteras Secondary School in Buxton was an unusually busy place. On one side of the school grounds, heavy equipment was being unloaded, and inflatable rides were being set-up, as volunteers and fair workers carried tables and chairs to the football field. And on the other side of the […]

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