Chris Jones

August 27, 1952 – August 12, 2019 SOUTHERN SHORES — Chris Jones, 66, of Southern Shores, NC passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital surrounded by his family.  He was born in Elizabeth City, NC on August 27, 1952, to the late J. Linwood Jones and Callie Louise Harris Jones. Chris […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Rhonda Michelle Wilson-May

KILL DEVIL HILLS — On Sunday August 11, 2019 Rhonda Michelle Wilson-May passed away unexpectedly while at home in Kill Devil Hills, NC. “Shelly” as most knew her, was 48.  She was the daughter of the late Judy Lee Blankenship of Portsmouth, VA. Shelly leaves behind her son, Zachary Wilson and her daughter, McKenna May, […] Obituaries |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pets of the Week

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

Editor’s Blog: Sea Turtles Nest Records are Being Shattered – But Why?

This summer, coastal newspapers all around the country boasted headlines of record-breaking sea turtle nests along their local beaches. These headlines were especially prevalent in communities along the shorelines of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, which includes are our own home turf of the Outer Banks. As of the first week of August, […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

Ocrafolk School Offers Unique Fall Retreat for Lifetime Learners

October 20-25, 2019, Ocracoke Alive’s Ocrafolk School will offer an insider’s guide to Ocracoke Island designed to spark creativity and sense of community. Based at the historic Berkley Manor, inspiring instructors will guide adult participants of all experience levels through their choice of one of six specialized courses: Cooking with Island Chefs, Jewelry Making, Mind […] Community News |  Full Article

NC Sea Grant Seeks New Coastal Research Proposals

North Carolina Sea Grant is seeking research proposals to meet key needs identified by state agencies that manage natural resources. The new funding opportunity came from discussions with directors of various agencies, and review of the state’s Coastal Habitat Protection Plan. Topics include oysters, other shellfish, blue crabs and coastal habitats. “With limited funding, we recognize […] Fishing |  Full Article

Do Fish Shrink After They Die?

New research suggests anglers should think twice about keeping fish that are close to the minimum size limit. Knowing minimum size limits for the fish species you target is only half of the story. What happens to that fish after it dies in your cooler? If it’s right at the minimum size for harvest when […] Fishing |  Full Article