Cape Hatteras National Seashore receives 2.6 million visits for first time in over 15 years

Last year, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) received 2.6 million recreational visits for the first time since 2003. Since 2015, the Seashore has experienced a yearly increase in visitation compared to the previous year. 2019 visitation was 0.60% higher than visitation in 2018. Recreation Visits by Year: 2019: 2,606,632 2018: 2,591,056 2017: 2,433,703 2016: 2,411,711 […]

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Hilda Frizzelle Rogerson

Mrs. Hilda F. Rogerson took her place beside her Savior February 2, 2020 at her daughter’s Kill Devil Hills, NC home after a long battle with dementia. Hilda was born in 1931, and raised in Farmville, NC- the daughter of Earl and Kathleen Frizzelle, both deceased. Hilda has also reunited with her husband of 60 […]

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Celebrating 150 Years of Dare County in 2020

This year marks Dare County’s Sesquicentennial—its 150th anniversary! Throughout 2020, the County will proudly celebrate its history, people, nature, businesses, culture, and services.  On February 3, 1870, the North Carolina General Assembly joined parts of Currituck, Hyde, and Tyrrell counties to form a new county in order to bring government functions closer to the people. Due […]

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ECSU research team to study effect of hurricanes on mental health

An Elizabeth City State University research team is studying the effects of hurricanes on mental health throughout coastal North Carolina. ECSU’s Dr. Kulwinder Kaur has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help fund the study, which will include “vulnerable populations in coastal North Carolina,” the university said in a […]

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William C. “Billy” Gray

January 15, 1928 – January 30, 2020 MANTEO — William C. “Billy” Gray, 92, died January 30, 2020 at Spring Arbor Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills. He was born January 15, 1928, in Norfolk, Virginia and was the son of Minnie Miller Gray and Joseph Curtis Gray, who preceded him in death. Also preceding […]

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Henderson Leigh Pace, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Henderson Leigh Pace, Jr. 92, passed away after a long illness, at Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills, NC, Saturday, February 1, 2020. Born December 6, 1927, Leigh was the son of the late Leigh and Adelaide Pace of Rocky Mount, NC. Leigh was raised in Franklin, […]

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