Night Sky: Geminids Meteor Shower, Visible Planets, and Other Highlights for December

November offered great views of nebulae! This is the Flame (lower left quadrant) and the Horse Head Nebulae (upper right quadrant) and a couple of small reflection nebulae! The main star in this shot is Alnitak.  It’s the easternmost star in Orion’s belt. With a visual magnitude of +1.7, it’s easy to see with the […]

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Coast Guard Rescues 4 From Demasted, Disabled Sailboat 100 Miles Off NC

Coast Guard crews returned four mariners to shore Wednesday, after their sailboat was demasted in a storm more than 100 miles off Cape Lookout. Rescue Coordination Center Norfolk received a satellite emergency distress notification Monday night. Later that evening, an Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules airplane crew located the 55-foot Beneteau Oceanis sailboat and […]

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Some Unresolved Blackout Business

Sixteen months after a week-long power outage plunged Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands into darkness during the heart of tourist season, Dare County and PCL Construction are still sparring over an unresolved claim. The ill-timed blackout occurred when power lines were accidently severed by PCL Construction workers conducting replacement work on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. […]

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Hatteras Island Real Estate: A Profile Of Development On Hatteras Island


In the course of meeting many prospective buyers and sellers over the years, my real estate colleagues and I are asked a wide range of questions. Two of the more recent inquiries were – “When did significant amounts of residential development occur on the island?” and “How built-out is Hatteras Island?” These conversations often develop […]

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