Trash bins get emptied; islanders get updates on ferries, debris, temporary housing

A day after a story published about the overflowing trash bins at the Ocracoke Convenience Site, David’s Trash, with whom Hyde County has the trash hauling contract, arrived and switched out five bins. Dave Johnson, head site attendant, made the announcement Wednesday night at the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association civic affairs meeting in the Community Center. […]

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A passionate ‘State of the County’ address

“Good morning Dare County,” declared Dare County Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Woodard as he opened his State of the County 2020 presentation before a jam-packed breakfast-time crowd at Captain George’s Restaurant on Jan. 15. “Dare County, one hundred-fifty years old.” Woodard continued before turning his attention to the audience and quipping: “You don’t look […]

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James William Hollenbach

MANTEO — James “Jim” William Hollenbach, 53, peacefully passed away January 18, 2020 surrounded by loving family in his home in Manteo, NC.  Jim was born June 11, 1966 in Shenandoah, PA. Jim is preceded in death by his parents William and Charlotte (Hiney) Hollenbach; two brothers Kenneth Hollenbach and William Hollenbach Jr; and paternal […]

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Winter Arrives on the Outer Banks with an Upcoming Week of Colder Temperatures

After a long warm spell that included three consecutive days of record-breaking high temperatures, it’s finally starting to feel like January on the Outer Banks, with below-average temperatures forecasted through midweek, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Monday began on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands with temperatures in the […]

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Shirley Barnett Austin

HATTERAS — Shirley Barnett Austin, 81, of Hatteras, NC died Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Toms River, NJ on March 25, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Edna and Jarvis Barnett. Shirley’s love for children could be seen as she and her husband were foster parents […]

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‘Say Something’ tip system comes to Dare schools

Dare County Schools (DCS) has joined more than 100 other North Carolina school districts in implementing an anonymous reporting system that allows students to use a cell phone app, a crisis hotline or their desktop to relay a wide range of safety concerns to a call center. Those concerns can include everything from planned school […]

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