Some Vandalism, Violations Reported at National Seashore During Government Shutdown

As the federal government shutdown affects the cleanliness and responsible use of National Parks throughout the country, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is apparently not immune to spates of vandalism or park violations. A January 17 social media post by the Outer Banks Preservation Society (OBPA) outlined some of these recent violations, and called […] Seashore News |  Full Article

Wesley Boyd Rimmer

Wesley Boyd Rimmer, 36, of Kinnakeet, NC, left his loving family and friends to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 14, 2019. He leaves behind his loving mother April Rimmer of Kinnakeet, and father Franklin Rimmer of Virginia Beach. “The Aunts” Donna Funkhouser and her husband Danny, Ame Virgo, and Joni […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Sheriff’s Office No Longer Issues Releases on Drug Arrests

According to Sheriff Doug Doughtie, there are a significant number of drug-related crimes and arrests occurring in Dare County. What’s different now is that there is not as much information about them since the sheriff’s office no longer issues press releases when a significant drug arrest is made. Until recently, that office had produced and […] Crime Report |  Full Article

Robert Norman Pokelwaldt

SOUTHERN SHORES — Robert Norman Pokelwaldt of Southern Shores, NC passed away peacefully on January 14, 2019. He was born in North Tonawanda, New York on August 11, 1936, to Norman and Charlotte Pokelwaldt. He had a successful business career and enjoyed work as much as play.

Ina Faye Clark Reid

AVON — Ina Faye Reid of Avon, NC, daughter of Hilton and Lula Powell Clark, passed away peacefully at Peak Resources- Outer Banks, Nags Head, North Carolina on January 8, 2019. She is predeceased by her parents, four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her long-time companion Cecil Stanley Williams, Jr.

UPDATE: Was there really an earthquake off Virginia Beach?

Tuesday’s magnitude 4.6 earthquake off the Virginia coast may not have been a true temblor at all. There are no fault lines or tectonic plates near the quake’s epicenter, recorded at 6:30 p.m. 162 miles east of Virginia Beach. The U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday didn’t yet have enough information to “characterize it as an […] Local News |  Full Article

With South Ferry Channel Clear, Waterways Commission Turns Their Attention to the New Outer Banks Dredge

To the relief of Hatteras Inlet mariners, the new year is starting with clear passage on the South Ferry Channel and pending dredge work at the breakwater in Hatteras village, resolving two stubborn problems and providing an upbeat backdrop for the changing of the guard at the first 2019 meeting of the Dare County Waterways […] Local News |  Full Article