Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Assist 3 Aboard Boat Taking on Water Near Oregon Inlet

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assisted three people aboard a vessel taking on water 35 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Tuesday afternoon. Watchstanders at Sector North Carolina’s command center in Wilmington received notification via VHF-FM channel 16 at 1 p.m. that the 28-foot recreational fishing vessel Clock Work was taking on […]

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County Manager Presents 2018/19 Proposed Budget

The Manager’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018/19 was presented by County Manager Bobby Outten at the Commissioners meeting on Monday evening, May 21. The proposal maintains the current property tax rate of 47 cents per $100 of valuation and provides current levels of service provided by County departments.    The proposal reflects guidance provided by […]

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OPS Completes Purchase of The Island Inn

The Ocracoke Preservation Society assumed ownership of the historic Island Inn property in early May. After several months of study and negotiations, OPS was able to purchase the deteriorating structure and its surrounding lots. Over one year ago local businessman John Giagu conceived a complex plan for a village entity to acquire and preserve the […]

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Taking it to the Next Level: Caroline Gray Signs Letter of Intent to play at UMO By SARAH ALLMAN

Cape Hatteras Secondary School’s Lady Canes basketball team excelled beyond what anyone had projected for them this past season, going undefeated in their regular season and competing at the state level. Though their success was certainly a team effort, one of the standout Lady Canes was senior captain Caroline Gray. After a record-breaking season at […]

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Early Birds Catch an Incredible Show from Virginia Rocket Launch

Islanders who were up before the dawn caught an incredible show in the night sky, courtesy of a rocket launch that occurred on Monday morning off of Wallops Island, Virginia. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifted off aboard the company’s Antares rocket at 4:44:06 a.m. from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight […]

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