Sheriff’s Office sets up secure ‘meeting place’ for online transactions

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has just established a safe and secure “meeting place” for residents who are conducting transactions with individuals they have met online. With the rise of commonplace sales via online platforms — such as eBay, Craigslist and Facebook-based yard sales — more and more people are meeting virtual strangers to complete […]

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Weather Service citizen science program needs Outer Banks volunteers

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow network, or CoCoRaHS, is looking for new volunteers across North Carolina. The grassroots effort is part of a growing national network of home-based and amateur rain spotters with a goal of providing a high density precipitation network that will supplement existing observations. CoCoRaHS (pronounced KO-ko-rozz) came about as a result […]

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Park Service offers plan to address flooding in Cape Point area

Epic rainfall since September has left the area around Cape Point, one of the most beautiful fishing and camping spots in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, inundated with water and inaccessible to all but determined pedestrians. “It’s totally unacceptable that a national campground has sat under water for six months,” said Bob Eakes, owner of […]

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Ocracoke vies for ‘best beach in America’

Ocracoke will be featured in two national magazines this summer, Coastal Living and Southern Living and is included in two “best beaches” contests. Coastal Living magazine has included Ocracoke Island in its first-ever Beach Madness Bracket, “The Best Beach in America 2016.” The island also was part of a recent USA Today poll about the […]

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