CHEC Brings Electric Vehicle Charging to Avon

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) has partnered with North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, its power supplier and state association, to install an electric vehicle charging station at the Avon Pier parking lot on Hatteras Island. Part of an expanding statewide cooperative charging network, the DC Fast Charge station is now available for public charging. “Hatteras Island […]

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Samuel William Pledger

MANTEO — Samuel William Pledger, age 76, of Manteo, NC went to his Heavenly Home on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Born on December 2, 1943 in Portsmouth VA, he was the son of Floyd Richard Pledger and Edna Ruth Gaskins Pledger. He is survived by his wife Rita Lewark-Pledger of the home.  Also left to […]

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Dottie Ann Whited Erwin

October 20, 1934 – December 6, 2019 KITTY HAWK — On October 20, 1934 in Waverly, West Virginia, Dottie Ann Whited was born. She later moved to Nitro, graduated from high school and traveled to Washington, DC to work for the FBI. In 1956, she dated Ensign Charles H. Erwin who was attending Navy Air […]

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Christmas Bird Counts for Ocracoke and Portsmouth islands set

At the end of each year, Ocracoke and Portsmouth islands are among the thousands of areas that participate in the nationwide Christmas Bird Counts that runs from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5. The dates will be Sunday, Dec. 29, for Ocracoke and Monday, Dec. 30, for Portsmouth. The resulting data becomes part of the longest […]

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Suicide, overdose rates among Dare health concerns

2019 assessment reflects some economic worries Some aspects of life in Dare County get glowing reviews in a survey reported in the county’s 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, an analysis conducted in counties across the state every three years to determine potential gaps that may require attention and resources. Indeed, a solid 72% of those […]

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Pole Road Project to Improve Electric Service to Ocracoke Island Begins in January 2020

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has issued a Special Use Permit to Tideland Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) for a project that will improve the reliability of electric service to Ocracoke Island by replacing an overhead pole line with an underground cable along Pole Road in Hatteras, North Carolina.  The project is expected to begin in […]

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Study Eyes Onshore Risks of Offshore Drilling

Drilling for oil off the North Carolina coast would pose a substantial threat to the environment onshore, according to a newly released study by an environmental research group. Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center’s Offshore Drilling, Onshore Damage delves into a series of possible adverse impacts offshore drilling would have on land well beyond […]

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NCDOT Says Jug Handle Bridge is 24% Complete at Community Meeting

NCDOT representatives answered questions and provided an update on the Jug Handle Bridge at a well-attended community meeting in Rodanthe on Thursday night. The 2.4-mile Jug Handle Bridge will stretch from the southern portion of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to northern Rodanthe, and will bypass the S-Turns section of N.C. Highway 12, which […]

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Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational surpasses $140,323 in donations to HIYEF

On December 3, REAL Watersports CoFounder Trip Forman presented the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund Board of Directors with a check for the money raised during the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational. This year’s HIYEF donation was given in recognition of Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, a tireless community advocate. REAL chose to make this year’s donation […]

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Lawrence William Metscher

February 8, 1957 – November 8, 2019 NAGS HEAD — Lawrence William Metscher, 62, of Nags Head, NC died Friday, November 8, 2019, at The Outer Banks Hospital. Twiford Funeral Home, Outer Banks is assisting with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at