Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Jack

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

Unusual visitor: Injured puffin being treated on the Outer Banks

Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation has an unusual patient in its care — a puffin found in the woods in Buxton this weekend. The small seabird usually associated with more northern locales was found back on Rocky Rollinson Road over the weekend. Atlantic puffins are an unusual site around the Outer Banks, especially onshore. They generally […]

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Coastal Resources to hold hearing on updated building setback rules

The Coastal Resources Commission is proposing amendments to its oceanfront development setback rules. The commission’s Division of Coastal Management will hold a public hearing on these amendments from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Hyde County Community Center, 30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter. This public hearing will be simultaneously broadcast […]

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Effort On to Create NC’s First Oyster Trail

In what is envisioned as a creative blending of ecotourism, artisan markets, mariculture and the locavore, or local food, movement, North Carolina’s first oyster trail is readying its launch this spring on the Outer Banks. Prior to a stakeholder meeting at Hatteras Community Center in December, oyster farmer Katherine McGlade, owner of Slash Creek Oysters, […]

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Luke Joseph Sessler, Jr.

WANCHESE — Luke Joseph Sessler, Jr., 79, of Wanchese, NC passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Born in Syracuse, New York, on August 22, 1940, he was the son of the late Luke J. Sessler III and Mary Honor Murphy Sessler. He attended Norview High School in Norfolk, VA then worked as a mechanic for […]

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