HATTERAS — Leon Richard Scarborough, Sr., 82, passed peacefully after a battle with cancer, in his home in Hendersonville, NC on February 7, 2019 — 3 weeks before his 83rd birthday. Born and raised in Hatteras, NC, he was the son of the late Fulton and Wilma Scarborough. He proudly served in the United States […] Obituaries | Full Article
Missing U-boats from World War II are being discovered right off the coast of North Carolina. Joe Hoyt, acting national maritime heritage coordinator and maritime archaeologist at NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, will give a talk about World War II battles of the coast at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, as part of the Science […] Hatteras Features | Full Article
Like the changing of the ocean’s tide, nothing is ever quite the same from year to year on Hatteras Island. When a business is able to stand the test of time, it is certainly an accomplishment. One business which is longstanding in the community is the Red Drum Tackle Shop in Buxton, which recently moved […] Fishing | Full Article
GARNER – Sherry Wilson Midgette, 69, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Garner United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the funeral at the church. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.
People, especially our families, ask us why we stay living here on Hatteras Island, especially as we age. They see hurricanes, medical inconveniences and all those stairs! “Is it your love of the ocean?” they ask. Well, yes, but it is really the love, internal warmth and compassion shown to us, by you, this community.
As the latest hurricane strengthened and my husband was away, my daughter Kelsey and I spent two days securing our house and boat. We evacuated with our dog, cat and snake. After that, I did suggest to Alan that we should consider moving. “How can we?” he said. “We haven’t paid back the community for all they did for us. We have to stay!” He was so right and here is why.
MANTEO – Dr. Frank Thomas (Tom) Wooten, III of Manteo, NC died at home on February 11, 2019. He was born Sept. 24, 1935 in Chadbourn, NC. Tom was the son of the late Katherine McRae Wooten and Frank Thomas Wooten, Jr. Tom graduated from Chadbourn High School in 1952 and from the McCallie School […] Obituaries | Full Article
But other projects may depend on new legislation The Dare County Commissioners took a step forward in their efforts to encourage new year-round housing developments with a Feb. 4 approval of a site plan and conditional use permit application for construction of a cluster home development in Avon. The application was submitted by OT Enterprises, […] Real Estate | Full Article
NAGS HEAD — went peacefully into the Lord’s arms on Monday, February 4, 2019. Born on October 30, 1927 in Walnut Cove, NC, Dennis was 91. He was predeceased by his father, Charlie Mabe, his mother, Pearlie Stephens Mabe, his sister, Mozelle Mabe Walker and brother, William Mabe. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Botts Mabe, his daughter, Paula Gay Mabe Johnson, his son-in-law, Larry Johnson, his stepsons, Robert Michael Greenwood and Steven Russell Greenwood, his granddaughter, Claire Taylor Johnson and grandsons, Robert Michael Greenwood, Jr. and Kyle Connor Greenwood, his sister, Lucille Mabe Harris, and brother, Charlie Mabe, Jr., many nieces and nephews and friends.
The Bonner Bridge replacement is expected to open to vehicular traffic within days, per NCDOT Public Relations Officer Tim Haas. The last step to opening the bridge entails painting the traffic lines on the roadways that direct traffic from the existing Bonner Bridge to the new bridge. “The bridge itself is ready to go,” […] Local News | Full Article
A short stretch of N.C. Highway 12 just north of Rodanthe and the S-Curves has completed a move roughly 20-30 feet to the east to make way for upcoming construction on the new Jug Handle Bridge. The temporary traffic shift, which was initiated earlier in 2019, is similar to the temporary highway relocation conducted while […] Local News | Full Article