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 […]

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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 […]

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South Ferry Channel Clear, Waterways Commission Turns 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 […]

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Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Recorded Off Virginia Beach and Felt on the Outer Banks

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 4.7 earthquake in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast Tuesday evening. The quake occurred at 6:30 p.m. nearly due east of Virginia Beach, about 219 miles east southeast of Ocean City, Md. A USGS “shake” map shows the earthquake was felt from Delaware through the Outer Banks, […]

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Parents Urged to Use their Best Judgement as Flu Season Sweeps Through Hatteras Island

The month of January has brought multiple reports of colds and flus affecting adults and children alike throughout Hatteras Island, and parents are urged to use caution while the flu season is seemingly in full swing. Keith Parker, the Digital Communications and Middle School Director for Dare County Schools, reports that while there’s no concrete […]

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February Food and Nutrition Benefits to Be Issued Early Because of Federal Shutdown

Because of the federal shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has instructed states to issue February’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits by Sunday, January 20. Benefits would normally be available to families between the 3rd and 21st of February. Once February’s FNS funds are distributed, they will be available for use. Participants should be […]

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Dare County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Announces Availability of Funds

The Dare County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) announces the availability of $88,429.00 for 2019-2020. Use of these funds requires a 30% local match. The JCPC will consider proposals for Youth: Mentoring Services, Parent/Family Skill Building, Vocational Skills, Tutoring/Academic Enhancement, Resolution/Community Service, Teen Court, Psychological Assessments, Counseling, Home Based Family Counseling, Substance Abuse Treatment, Sexual […]

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