The Passenger Ferry Ripple Effect and Village Safety Redux

The ongoing passenger-ferry saga has had its share of twists and turns. In March when the nearly completed Ocracoke Express failed inspections, few islanders expected service this summer. Thanks to some quick action by the General Assembly, the governor’s office, N.C. Department of Transportation and its Ferry Division, a leased boat was procured, and its […] Local News |  Full Article

NOAA Fisheries Announces Limited Openings of Red Snapper Seasons

Per the FB19-011: South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin, NOAA announced the limited opening of recreational and commercial seasons for red snapper in the South Atlantic Federal Waters, which includes coastal North Carolina. WHAT/WHEN: The recreational sector will open for harvest on the following days: July 12, 13, and 14, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – The recreational season opens […] Fishing |  Full Article

Hurricane Forum Focuses on Storm Surge, Online Forecasting Tools, and Preparation

Representatives from the National Weather Service (NWS) and Dare County came together on Tuesday evening to discuss hurricane preparation steps and online forecasting tools at a Hurricane Community Forum held in Buxton. The community forum, which attracted a solid crowd of roughly 40 attendees, was an opportunity for NWS to share hurricane information, as well […] Local News |  Full Article

With Hatteras Inlet Clear, Waterways Commission Focuses on Emergency Ferry Channel

With 48 vessels participating in last month’s 60th annual Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Release Tournament, members of the Dare County Waterways Commission on Monday applauded the absence of navigational problems during the June 23-29 event, calling it great news for the village, but also for the county’s advocacy for maintenance of Hatteras Inlet. “We […] Local News |  Full Article

Walter Potter Garrish

February 1, 1929 – July 6, 2019 OCRACOKE — Walter Garrish, son of James Daniel and Ruby Austin Garrish died unexpectedly on July 6, 2019. He was born in Beaufort, NC on 1 February 1929. He attended school on Ocracoke and later graduated from High Point College, NC. He enlisted in the Air Force on […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Rose Budd Deacon

SOUTHERN SHORES — On July 3, 2019, the heavens welcomed a “one-in-a-million” gem of a woman!  Rose was a true friend and second mother to many, far too numerous to count… a generous listener and insightful counselor, a volunteer extraordinaire who opened her heart and her home to many a friend-in-need or wayward soul (in […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Douglas Martin Ross

COLINGTON — On July 7, 2019 Douglas Martin Ross 67, died peacefully in his Outer Banks home surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born and raised in Newport News, VA. He graduated from Warwick High School in 1970 and was always proud to be called a “farmer”. Doug then attended Thomas Nelson Community College […] Obituaries |  Full Article