Governor Roy Cooper today announced new election dates to fill the seat in North Carolina’s Third Congressional District, which has been vacant since Congressman Walter Jones, Jr. passed away earlier this month. “People in eastern North Carolina need a voice in Congress,” Gov. Cooper said. “We’re moving ahead so they can choose their new representative […] Local News | Full Article
Cape Hatteras Secondary School (CHSS) of Coastal Studies is in the process of rebuilding its research oyster reef using the oyster rack method, (which entails attaching oysters to a rack before placing in the sound waters), and they need the community’s assistance to help make the operation a success. Used oyster shells are requested to […] Community News | Full Article
Photos by Don Bowers Our very own Lady Canes have done it again. For the second year in a row, Cape Hatteras Secondary School’s (CHSS) girl’s basketball team has gone undefeated to earn the title of NC 1A Conference Champions and qualify for the state playoffs. Though the team was defeated in the 4th round […] Local News | Full Article
The 2019 Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season at the Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke campgrounds will begin on Friday, April 12. Water and electric services are available at 23 camping sites at Oregon Inlet Campground. All campgrounds accommodate tents, trailers, and motorhomes up to 35 feet. Each campground also provides restrooms, potable […] Seashore News | Full Article
KILL DEVIL HILLS — Thomas Everett Baker, 76, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
Drilling opponents prepare for May meeting The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is currently expected to hold an open house meeting regarding the proposed 2019-’24 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program on May 14 at the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills. That information was shared at the Dare Board of […] Local News | Full Article
SOUTHERN SHORES — June Myers Barnes passed away peacefully on the morning of February 25, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. June was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on June 14, 1929, to the late William C. and Isabel Hope Myers.
A prescribed and intentionally scheduled burn at the Dare County Bombing Range garnered attention form northern Hatteras Island residents on Tuesday afternoon, as smoke from the Dare County mainland fire was clearly visible across the Pamlico Sound roughly 20-25 miles away. Per the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, (which also schedules prescribed burns at its […] Local News | Full Article
Numerous islanders made an impromptu trip north on Monday afternoon to be among the first to drive across the new Bonner Bridge replacement. From residents who had been involved with the replacement efforts for years, to people who took advantage of a gap in their schedule, taking a drive on the bridge was the mission […] Local News | Full Article
A project to replace the restroom facility at the Ocracoke Day Use Area was recently started by contractor APEX Construction, Inc. ( Ocean City, MD ). The new, fully accessible restroom facility is expected to be completed and reopened by mid-June 2019 . During the construction phase of the $349,000 project, portable restrooms will be […] Seashore News | Full Article