Waterways Commission makes recommendations to county board By IRENE NOLAN

By IRENE NOLAN By IRENE NOLAN Dare County’s  Oregon Inlet and Waterways Commission voted unanimously at Monday night’s meeting to ask the Board of Commissioners to pursue both a long-term and short-term solution for clearing out clogged channels in Hatteras Inlet. Several dozen Hatteras islanders, mostly boat captains, attended the commission meeting for yet another […]

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Newly established ORV corridor allows for continued Cape Point access

Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials established an off-road vehicle corridor near Cape Point at 7 a.m. this morning to allow drivers to bypass a handful of American oystercatchers that are engaged in nesting behavior. This is the first time that the seashore has used the new buffer regulations for bird-nesting activity. The regulations were enacted […]

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Thomas Francis Smigiel

RODANTHE — Thomas Francis Smigiel,age 81, of Rodanthe and formerly of Richmond, Va., died on Monday,April 11, 2016 in Nags Head.  He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., onOct. 6, 1934 to the late Thomas Martin and Mary Bubeck Smigiel.   Tom was an electrician for many years at  Defense Supply CenterRichmond and retired from civil […]

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NPS honors volunteers at Outer Banks parks

During National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group celebrates the volunteers who work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. This past year these volunteers donated a total of 19,856 hours. Last year, the 251 Outer Banks Group volunteers donated numerous hours […]

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