Dare County Tackling Mosquito Population After Days of Heavy Rains

After a long weekend of showers and thunderstorms that brought approximately 5 inches of rain to Hatteras Island from Thursday through Monday, Dare County Mosquito Control is actively working to get a rising mosquito population under control. Dare County Mosquito Control helps Dare County residents and visitors by suppressing mosquito populations and thereby eliminating potential […] Local News |  Full Article

Merle Stanley Johnson

October 13, 1947 – August 8, 2019 AVON — Merle Stanley Johnson, 71, of Avon, NC died Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, Tarboro. Born in Charles Town, WV on October 13, 1947, he was the son of the late Charlena Miller Johnson and Earl William Johnson. Merle graduated from Charles Town High […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Gloria Wallace Ruhle

June 11, 1931 – August 20, 2019 WANCHESE — Gloria Wallace Ruhle, age 88, of Wanchese, NC passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Born in Oceanside, NY on June 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Alice and Charles Moore Wallace. Gloria was the widow of Captain Philip H. Ruhle and was preceded […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Volunteers Needed for Statewide Fall Litter Sweep

The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep from Sept. 14-28. Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches and community groups play an important role in keeping North Carolina’s roads […] Community News |  Full Article

Families of missing boaters put out plea from Florida to N.C.

The families of two firefighters missing after a fishing trip near Port Canaveral, Florida are calling on pilots and boat captains from North Carolina to Florida for help. Justin Walker, a Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter, and Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Florida firefighter, didn’t return to port Friday evening, prompting a massive search now on its […] Local News |  Full Article

Early voting begins for special election to replace late-Rep. Walter Jones, Jr.

The district covers 17 counties from the Virginia border to Camp Lejeune, including Dare, Currituck, Hyde, Tyrrell, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Beaufort, Pamlico, Craven, Carteret, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, Onslow and the southern half of Pitt. The 17-day early voting period runs through Friday, Sept. 6. Any registered voter can cast an absentee ballot in person […] Local News |  Full Article

Dare Commissioners Set Public Hearing for Proposed Zoning Amendments to Address Housing Issues

The Dare County Board of Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing to receive input regarding four proposed zoning amendments that were presented by Planning Director Donna Creef at the Board’s meeting on Monday evening. The proposed alternatives are part of a continued effort by Commissioners to increase year-round, essential housing in the unincorporated areas of […] Local News |  Full Article

John Joseph Miller, III

NAGS HEAD —  John Joseph Miller, III, 67, of Nags Head passed away of natural causes in Norfolk Thursday, August 15, 2019. Born in Norfolk, John worked for Verizon for several years. His survivors include two sisters, Nancy Miller and Marsha Cropp both of Nags Head; and his brother, Alan Miller of Frederiksberg, VA. John’s […] Obituaries |  Full Article