Capt. Richard Etheridge, a slave who was raised on Roanoke Island and taught to read and write, was the nation’s first African-American keeper of a United States Life-Saving Service Station. The Pea Island Life-Saving Station, of which Etheridge was appointed as keeper in 1880, also made history as the only station with an all-black crew […] Hatteras Features | Full Article
Though the Bonner Bridge replacement is slated to open to vehicular traffic within a matter of days, a formal “grand opening” and official ribbon cutting ceremony is set for April 2, with Governor Roy Cooper among the expected guests. NCDOT Public Relations Officer Tim Haas told the Island Free Press late last week that the […] Local News | Full Article
The summit will focus on the next steps to making North Carolina the Napa Valley of oysters. The ongoing quest to make North Carolina the world’s Napa Valley of oysters will be on full display in March. Oyster growers, fishermen, government officials, lawmakers, academics and conservation interests will gather to learn more about and even […] Fishing | Full Article
KILL DEVIL HILLS — Claude Michel Dubresson passed away in his home in Colington on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He was surrounded by love and family in his favorite environment.
Mr. Dubresson was an incredible entrepreneur, friend, and above all, a man of integrity with the highest of work ethics.
The annual St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving event is returning to Turner’s High Moon Bar in Avon for the second year in the row, and there’s still time for potential shavees to sign up and raise funds for childhood cancer research grants – just by going bald. The March event, which is affectionately referred to by […] Local News | Full Article
The students pictured accepting some of the supplies are “The Young Leaders Group” at the school and this very special group of students is supervised by Ms. Kris Caroppoli. Every year the Methodist Women at Fair Haven UMC work with the Cape Hatteras Elementary School(and the CH Secondary School) to supply needed materials that the […] Community News | Full Article
By Rita Thiel Ocracoke’s Bread of Life food pantry has expanded and will officially open at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Assembly of God Church on Lighthouse Road. A prayer and dedication will kick off the celebration of this free-standing building next to the church, followed by a ribbon-cutting by Pastor Ivey […] Local News | Full Article
by Dee Langston A 38-foot juvenile humpback whale washed up on the beach near Oregon Inlet Tuesday morning. The male humpback was spotted floating off Jennette’s Pier on Monday, and again north of Nags Head later in the day. “On Tuesday morning it had landed north of Oregon Inlet, where it is now,” said […] Local News | Full Article
The news says that there are winter storm advisories, and everyone is bracing for yet another “event.” Well, no offense, but this morning I had to decide whether to wear shorts or not. I went with sweat pants, but that’s only because I didn’t want to blind anybody! We have had a handful of chilly […] Fishing | Full Article
The new Raise the Bar fitness center and gym in Avon is open for business, although an official grand opening as well as 24/7 hours of operation is on the horizon, per owner Seth Foutz. Foutz, a 20+ year chef and island resident, was one of the local members affected by the closure of the […] Hatteras Features | Full Article