Reviving the Commission for Working Watermen in Dare County

By JOY CRIST Editor’s Note:  The Commission for Working Watermen reorganization meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 is cancelled due to the possibility of bad weather associated with Hurricane Florence. On Thursday, September 13, a meeting will be held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center at 7 p.m. to discuss the reorganization […]

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Night Driving Reopens, and other National Seashore Updates for the Week September 7

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates related to beach driving and recreational activities on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Changes related to the National Seashore for the week of September 7 include the following: Night driving will be allowed on certain beach routes starting September 15. Daily beach access and ocean safety […]

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Emergency Management Urges Public to Pay Attention and Plan as Florence Continues Tracking West

Dare County Emergency Management (DCEM) is closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Florence and is asking residents, property owners and visitors to keep an eye on the storm’s path over the weekend.   As Florence continues to move west, rough surf and dangerous rip currents are expected beginning this weekend.  While it is too early […]

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Though Florence’s Track is Uncertain, Increased Rip Current Risk is Expected this Weekend

Though the eventual path of Hurricane Florence is still unknown, beach-goers should expect to see a higher risk of rip currents beginning over the weekend. “One thing we’re confident in, in terms of impacts, is an increased threat of dangerous rip currents and rough surf,” said Lead Forecaster for the National Weather Service Newport / […]

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Highlights from the September 4 BOC Meeting

The Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a number of Outer Banks-related issues and achievements at their September 4 meeting in Manteo. Topics which pertained to the island and / or the local community included the following: Reestablishment of Dare County Commission for Working Watermen Following a request at the Board’s last meeting, Commissioner […]

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