Ocracoke Strong kitchen continues to fill a need; outside groups welcome

Almost two months after Hurricane Dorian inundated the island, a lot of Ocracoke islanders still rely on the free meals provided by many friends at the Ocracoke Strong kitchen in the Community Center. In addition to those provided by the Salvation Army and the Baptists on Mission, cooked meals began spontaneously a few days after […]

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Jerri Ann Smith Hopkins

September 6, 1940 – October 30, 2019 MANTEO — Jerri Ann Smith Hopkins passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, while sitting amidst the flowers in her garden at her cherished historic home, Cricketwood in Manteo, NC.  Jerri was born to parents Waymon and Noble Smith and had one sister, Jane (previously deceased).  She graduated […]

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Hatteras Island Hosting Three Trunk-or-Treat Events on Halloween Night

Hatteras Island’s youngest candy connoisseurs will have ample opportunities to fill their bags on Halloween night, thanks to three Trunk-or-Treating events that are taking place throughout the island. These community events are being held in the villages of Rodanthe, Avon, and Hatteras, and everyone is welcome to attend. All three events begin at 5 p.m. […]

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Hatteras Island erosion prompts 10,000 feet of new power cable to Ocracoke

Tideland Electric Cooperative plans to begin work next month to install nearly 10,000 feet of additional submarine cable to Ocracoke due to rapid erosion of the south end of Hatteras Island. Tideland Electric’s “Pole Road” at Off Road Vehicle Ramp 55 on Hatteras is home to the cooperative’s poles and lines that connect Tideland’s delivery […]

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Ocracoke Curfew Lifted; Recovery Center Operations Extended on Ocracoke Island

The Hyde County Board of Commissioners has lifted the Ocracoke curfew that has been in place since Hurricane Dorian on September 6. Ocracoke re-entry restrictions are still in place and access to Ocracoke will remain limited to residents, property owners, and approved vendors and contractors. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has received approval to extend operations in […]

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Loss of the Bounty, A Personal Recollection

Loss of the Bounty, A Personal RecollectionLate October 2012: My wife and I carefully monitored Hurricane Sandy as she approached our home on Hatteras Island for some time, as hurricanes typically move slowly. The decision to stay or evacuate is always difficult and involves key factors and some best guessing: How strong is it? Sustained […]

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Storm Debris Removal Complete in Avon and Tri-Villages; Final Pass Planned for Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras on Nov. 1

Storm debris removal has been completed in all areas of unincorporated Dare County except for the villages of Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras. Completed areas include Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Colington Harbour, Martin’s Point, Wanchese, unincorporated areas of Roanoke Island outside of Manteo town limits, East Lake, Manns Harbor and Stumpy Point. In an effort to […]

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