Chicamacomico Banks VFD Garners Better Rating, and Better Insurance Rates for Homeowners

Results from a state insurance rating inspection conducted in November of the Chicamacomico Banks Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) were recently released, and the department received a stellar “4” rating which could positively impact homeowners’ insurance rates in the Tri-villages. The inspection, formally known as an “evaluation of the fire insurance classification,” is required on a […] Local News |  Full Article

Betty Lou Lester Walton

KILLL DEVIL HILLS — Betty Lou Lester Walton, 80, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Friday, March 1, 2019. Born in Norfolk, VA on May 22, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Molly Virginia Midgett and Lundy Earl Lester.

N.C. Board of Transportation votes to name new Oregon Inlet Bridge after Marc Basnight

At their meeting on Thursday morning, March 7, the North Carolina State Board of Transportation unanimously voted to name the new bridge across Oregon Inlet the “Marc Basnight Oregon Inlet Bridge.” The segment of the old bridge that will become a pedestrian walkway will retain the Herbert C. Bonner name. The resolution also rescinds the 1983 […] Local News |  Full Article

Down East Community Thanks Ocracoke Islanders for Help During Florence

As Hurricane Florence headed to Eastern North Carolina last September, residents from Dare County all the way down to South Carolina had their personal Category 4 level of anxiety. Although Ocracoke and points further north were largely spared, it was not the case for those to the south and communities on the mainland that dealt […] Local News |  Full Article

Volunteers Needed for Statewide Spring Litter Sweep

The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep from April 13-27. Each April and September, NCDOT calls on volunteers from across North Carolina to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches and community groups play an important role in keeping […] Island Features |  Full Article