By Bruce Paul, www.thebigrock.com Top Dog became “Top of the World” Saturday when it landed a record-breaking 914-pound blue marlin to win the 61stannual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament. Top Dog captain Ryan Knapp of Ocean City, Md., and angler Todd Dickerson, Damascus, Md., fought their catch for more than five hours and then needed an additional […] Fishing | Full Article
The North Carolina Ferry System’s Ocracoke Express passenger ferry will be making an adjustment to its schedule on June 16. Under the new schedule, the ferry will depart Hatteras at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with departures from Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Terminal at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. “We heard from many passengers […] Local News | Full Article
The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old Canadian man from a cruise ship 100 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras Friday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 5th District command center in Portsmouth, Virginia, initially received the report via phone call from personnel aboard the cruise ship Anthem of the Seas, who stated that one of their […] Local News | Full Article
NAGS HEAD — Robert “Rob” S. Pate of Nags Head, NC left us to go to the Lord, June 12, 2019. He was born August 21, 1971 in Pensacola, FL. Rob is survived by his mother Connie R. Pate; father, Christian Pate, III; a son, Jaxson Pate; stepdaughter, Mariah Glass; sister, Tracey Pate Zimmerman; brother […] Obituaries | Full Article
NAGS HEAD — Veronica Victoria Rodriguez passed away on June 8, 2019. She was born January 1, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. Veronica is survived by her son, Bill Stafford and wife, Lynn of Towson, Maryland; her son, Ronald Stafford of the home; her brother, Wayne Colburn of the home; granddaughter, Jessica; grandson, Billy, as well […] Obituaries | Full Article
July 30, 1980 – June 9, 2019 HATTERAS — Angela Nicole Salisbury, 38, of Hatteras, NC died Sunday, June 9, 2019. Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.
June 24, 1960 – June 12, 2019 BUXTON — David Brian Stowe, 58, of Buxton, NC died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Hatteras, NC. Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.
The Dare County Board of Elections will hold two educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements on Thursday, June 27, at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room in the Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo. The seminars are free and open to the public. […] Community News | Full Article
The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded $192,000 in scholarships this spring, including over $55,000 to students from Hatteras Island, helping students from across the Outer Banks achieve their educational dreams. 30 graduating seniors from Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Manteo High School, Currituck County High School, Ocracoke School, and First Flight High School received scholarships for […] Community News | Full Article
The N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Funding Committee will meet jointly with the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Commercial Fishing Resource Fund Committee at 1 p.m. June 19 at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Washington Regional Office, 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington. The two committees are scheduled to review and vote on funding proposals from the […] Fishing | Full Article