Occupancy Tax Board further discusses village tram proposal

Following a working session of the Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board meeting Wednesday about Hyde County’s request for operating money for a village tram in conjunction with passenger ferry service in 2018, county officials will schedule some community meetings in March about this proposal. Hyde County is seeking $146,000 to pay for first-year operations for three […]

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Hatteras Inlet Tasks

Several Hatteras Island-specific matters were discussed at the February 20th Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Meeting, and the conversation continued for the Dare County Salary Study and ensuing county-wide pay adjustment as well. The two issues directly tied to Hatteras Island were the pending merger of the Salvo and Chicamacomico Fire Departments, as well […]

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Ephraim O’Neal

 By SUSAN WEST (Editor’s note:  Hatteras Island writer and historian, Susan West remembers Ephraim “Eph” O’Neal who died on February 17, 2017.) Ephraim “Eph” O’Neal was a true Hatterasman –a scholar of the sea, humble about his accomplishments, and fiercely proud of his family and his hometown. “I’ve never been one to place much stock […]

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Umphlett announces resignation from Dare County Board

February 21, 2017 | Local News | By: Russ Lay | From The:

Dare County Commissioner Margarette Umphlett will resign from the county’s governing body effective March 31. The surprise announcement came at the end of the Board of Commissioner’s meeting Monday. Reading from a prepared statement, Umphlett, fighting back tears, thanked her fellow board members for their friendship and support during her time on the board. While […]

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