Ocracoke restaurants, stores will begin earlier Sunday alcohol sales this weekend

With the Hyde County commissioners’ passage Monday night of the “Brunch Bill” ordinance, Ocracoke restaurants and retail outlets will need less time on Sundays to watch the clock before alcohol sales may begin. After Gov. Roy Cooper signed the “Brunch Bill” into law Friday, June 30, municipalities around the state began to enact ordinances ratifying […]

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Surfing Scientists Develop Wave Forecast Tool

Surfing and science has always been a relationship of convenience, if not necessity. But when surfers are scientists who are wizards at interpreting ocean data, the art of finding good waves can be transformed into scientific certainty – or close to it. A new surf-prediction model developed by a partnership of two coastal scientists and […]

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Request Approved for Improvements to Support a NCDOT Hatteras-Ocracoke Passenger Ferry

The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a plan submitted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to construct improvements to support a Hatteras-Ocracoke Passenger Ferry. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was recently signed by Stan Austin, the Director of the Southeast Region of the National Park Service, completing the National Environmental […]

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After Lightning Strike, Funds are Needed to Restore the Midgett House at the Chicamacomico Historic Site

Sometime during the night of Sunday, July 2, one of the favorite structures at the Chicamacomico Historic Site in Rodanthe – the 1907 Midgett House – was hit by lightning. The lightning strike connected with the original wiring in the home, which is not in use, but which still runs through the structure. From there, […]

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 Getting Crafty on Hatteras Island

By JENNIFER MEEKINS By JENNIFER MEEKINS Hatteras Island is well known for its exuberant art culture. Of course, with the mesmerizing sunrises, sunsets, and endless natural inspirations, who would think otherwise? Whether you are an artist, hobbyist, or someone yearning to dabble into the artistic waters, there are options for you on Hatteras Island. There […]

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