Better Beach Data Goal of DUNEX Project

It should be no surprise to science lovers on the Outer Banks that an ambitious and potentially breakthrough coastal project that kicked off this month is centered here at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Field Research Facility, long a hive of scientific innovation and invention. The site, informally known as Duck Pier and officially as […]

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Governor Signs State Disaster Declaration, Opening the Door for State-Funded Individual Assistance

On Thursday, Governor Roy Cooper signed a state disaster declaration for counties that suffered damages from Hurricane Dorian, making additional assistance available to residents on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. “Today’s state disaster declaration will help North Carolinians recovering from Hurricane Dorian get vital assistance necessary to recover,” said Governor Cooper. With the signing of the […]

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Potential Tropical Cyclone Nestor Could Bring 10-12 ft. Seas and Coastal Flooding This Weekend

Potential Tropical Cyclone #16, which may become Tropical Cyclone Nestor, may bring heavy rains, high winds, and minor coastal flooding to the Outer Banks beginning this weekend, per a Friday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. The storm is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast on Saturday, and […]

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Timothy Clay Harris

May 10, 1966 – October 14, 2019 FRISCO — Timothy Clay Harris, 53, of Frisco, NC died Monday, October 14, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Born in Elizabeth City, NC on May 10, 1966, he was the son of the late Lorene Miller Harris and Jordan Clarence Harris, Jr. Clay was a […]

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Dare County on Track to Complete Dorian Debris Removal by October 31

Per a Thursday morning update, Dare County debris contractor, Southern Disaster Recovery, is anticipating that all Dorian-related debris removal throughout unincorporated Dare County should be completed by October 31. Updates for Hatteras Island specifically include the following: Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo Crews are working to complete vegetative, construction and demolition debris removal. No new debris should […]

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Life Saving Church launches Adopt an Ocracoke Family

By Rita Thiel Another resource has begun from which Ocracoke families can fill their immediate and future needs. Ocracoke families can sign up for Adopt-an-Ocracoke-Family and Ocracoke Island friends (on or off the island can “adopt” them. These sponsors will help provide Ocracoke families suffering from Hurricane Dorian losses with immediate needs and future needs. […]

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Waterways Commission Makes Post-Dorian Plans to Address South Ferry Channel, and Reviews South Ferry Dock Project

At Tuesday night’s Dare County Waterways Commission meeting, commissioners met to hear from representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) about the state of Hatteras Island’s surrounding waters. It was the first time the commission has convened since Hurricane Dorian tore […]

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