Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Emmett

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

Paper Nautical Charts Will Disappear as Waterway Maps Become Digitized

Paper nautical charts will soon be sinking into the horizon, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this month announced its plan to sunset over five years the hard copy maps of the nation’s waterways. Although NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has for years offered several digital formats for raster charts – that is, […]

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The Attempted Rescues of the Famous Outer Banks “Ghost Ship,” the Carroll A. Deering

One of maritime history’s most enduring mysteries involves the iconic names of Cape Hatteras, Diamond Shoals, Graveyard of the Atlantic, and the term “Ghost.” There has been much discussion about the possible explanations; there has been little about the actual Coast Guard rescue attempts. Much has been written and told about the famed ghost ship […]

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CHSS Staff and Students Celebrate Veterans in Annual Event…WITH VIDEO

Two weeks after the federal holiday, Cape Hatteras Secondary School (CHSS) faculty, staff, and students refused to allow Veteran’s Day to go unrecognized. In their annual Veteran’s Day event on Friday, CHSS honored local veterans and active-duty servicemen and women with sustenance, signs, and songs. Veterans were welcomed into CHSS’s cafeteria at 9:00 a.m. for […]

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Patricia Basinger Fearing

March 10, 1934 – November 20, 2019 MANTEO — Patricia Basinger Fearing, age 85, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at her home. She was the widow of Woodson Bradford (Woodie) Fearing, II, whom she married in 1967. A sixth-generation Charlottean, she was the daughter of the late Thelma Bennett Basinger Hooton and the late Julius […]

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