N.C. Highway 12 on Ocracoke to open to 4WD vehicles; Ferry System Announces New Schedule

The North Carolina Ferry System is announcing a change in schedule for routes serving Ocracoke Island during the recovery from Hurricane Dorian. At this time, Hyde County is only allowing residents, non-resident property owners, and personnel authorized by Hyde County Emergency Management to access Ocracoke Island. All motorists and pedestrians boarding an Ocracoke-bound ferry must […]

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Dare County Schools Recognized as a National Board Accomplished School District

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards unveiled on September 26 a program that recognizes school districts across the country that work hard to promote student learning through accomplished teaching. The National Board Accomplished Districts program will initially honor 81 districts in which at least 20% of its teachers have achieved National Board certification, encouraging teachers to […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Marian

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Marian, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Marian, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/  

Homeowners insurance rates across the region will be increasing next May

Property insurance rates will be be heading up next spring after a deal was struck between state regulators and insurance companies, with a nearly ten percent increase coming for Outer Banks homeowners.The N.C. Department of Insurance announced negotiations had been completed with the N.C. Rate Bureau on a request to raise rates for both homeowner […]

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A few Ocracoke Island restaurants gear back up with limited menus

Updated:  The Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar was open but is closed while the floors are being replaced.  Food is nourishment and Daphne Bennink, owner of the Back Porch Restaurant, is helping to nourish Ocracoke again following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Getting islanders back to work fast was key when Bennink gathered the restaurants and […]

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