Guest Column: Outer Banks Featured in Educational Video with Local Authority

This story is being written in deep gratitude to Hatteras Island’s award-winning Island Free Press. I have known this media outlet literally from Day One. I knew its first Editor, the late-great Irene Nolan, when she was the editor of the now defunct Island Breeze. I have not only known the succeeding publisher – Donna […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Bubba

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

Velina Kay “Kaci” Brennan

October 25, 1953 – September 21, 2020 SOUTHERN SHORES — Velina Kay “Kaci” Brennan, 66, of Southern Shores, NC died Monday, September 21, 2020, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Charleston, SC on October 25, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Kay and Mel Grennier. Kaci is survived by her husband, Johnny […]

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Roy Odell Phillips

October 12, 1943 – September 25, 2020 MANTEO — Roy Odell Phillips, 76, of Manteo, NC died Friday, September 25, 2020, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Louisville, KY on October 12, 1943, he was the son of the late Leora Vice Phillips and Worth Odell Phillips. A 1961 graduate of Perry High […]

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Peter Alan Groom

AVON — On Friday, September 25, 2020, Hatteras Island lost a dear friend and community member, a devoted father, loving husband, and caring grandfather. Peter Groom was a proud American and veteran. As the tides rise and fall, so do our emotions as we remember all of the wonderful things we love about Pete. He […]

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Dianne Tillett Meekins

June 29, 1941 – September 12, 2020 Dianne Tillett Meekins passed away peacefully on September 12, 2020 after a six year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born June 29, 1941 in Wanchese, NC.  Dianne was preceded in death by her father Jennings Bryan (Toby) Tillett and mother Zeta Daniels Tillett, and many aunts, uncles, […]

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Dare County Employers Have One Week to Submit Responses to Employee Housing Needs Survey

Employers and business owners have one week left to submit their responses to the Dare County Housing Needs survey. The 14-question survey, which is the result of a partnership between Dare County and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, closes on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Earlier this year, Dare County partnered with the […]

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