Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pets of the Week

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA rabbits that are the pets of the week, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on these rabbits, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at, or their Facebook page at

Editor’s Blog: Sea Turtles Nest Records are Being Shattered – But Why?

This summer, coastal newspapers all around the country boasted headlines of record-breaking sea turtle nests along their local beaches. These headlines were especially prevalent in communities along the shorelines of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, which includes are our own home turf of the Outer Banks. As of the first week of August, […]

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Ocrafolk School Offers Unique Fall Retreat for Lifetime Learners

October 20-25, 2019, Ocracoke Alive’s Ocrafolk School will offer an insider’s guide to Ocracoke Island designed to spark creativity and sense of community. Based at the historic Berkley Manor, inspiring instructors will guide adult participants of all experience levels through their choice of one of six specialized courses: Cooking with Island Chefs, Jewelry Making, Mind […]

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NC Sea Grant Seeks New Coastal Research Proposals

North Carolina Sea Grant is seeking research proposals to meet key needs identified by state agencies that manage natural resources. The new funding opportunity came from discussions with directors of various agencies, and review of the state’s Coastal Habitat Protection Plan. Topics include oysters, other shellfish, blue crabs and coastal habitats. “With limited funding, we recognize […]

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Do Fish Shrink After They Die?

New research suggests anglers should think twice about keeping fish that are close to the minimum size limit. Knowing minimum size limits for the fish species you target is only half of the story. What happens to that fish after it dies in your cooler? If it’s right at the minimum size for harvest when […]

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Robert C. Allman

KILL DEVIL HILLS — On August 7, 2019, the heavens welcomed Robert C. “Otto” Allman.  Robert is survived by his daughters Lauren (Steven) Rickard, Cheryl Black, and Kelly (Ron) Allman-Maiorana, his grandchildren Steffani, Megan, Austen, and Evyn, and his great granddaughter, Danielle, along with his nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, June. He is […]

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Dixie Joan Holland Hodges

December 13, 1934 – August 5, 2019 NAGS HEAD — Dixie Joan Holland Hodges, 84, of Nags Head, NC died Monday, August 5, 2019, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Washington, DC on December 13, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Tela Virginia Parker and Chesley Gwaltney. Dixie spent her career […]

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Robert Eugene Harrelson

November 15, 1951 – July 26, 2019 SALVO — Robert Eugene Harrelson, 67, of Salvo, NC died Friday, July 26, 2019, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Whiteville, NC on November 15, 1951, he was the son of the late Nellie Odessa Bass and Henry Elmore Harrelson. […]

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