Cape Hatteras National Seashore prepares for Hurricane Isaias; Ocracoke Campground closing Saturday morning

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) is closely monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Isaias. As of this evening, regional forecasts show that the storm is likely to impact the Outer Banks starting Monday, August 3. On Ocracoke Island, Hyde County announced a mandatory visitor evacuation starting at noon today. The Ocracoke Campground will close at 10 a.m. […]

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Jeffery Lee McComb

January 25, 1948 – July 23, 2020 KITTY HAWK — One of Jeffery Lee McComb’s final text messages to his son, just a week before his passing exclaimed, “Great race! Wow, what an ending!” Followed shortly by, “That’s the kind you want to be at.” For those who knew and loved Jeff, he could just […]

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Amanda LeeAnn Fletcher Hartleben

July 28, 1981 – July 25, 2020 KITTY HAWK — Amanda LeeAnn Fletcher Hartleben, 38, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Saturday, July 25, 2020. A native of Dare County, she was born on July 28, 1981, to Mary Ann Seto Fletcher and Mark Lafayette Fletcher. LeeAnn will always be remembered as a selfless mother, daughter, […]

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Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness ahead of Hurricane Isaias for N.C. and Mid-Atlantic boaters

The Coast Guard urges boaters throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic area to make preparations for Hurricane Isaias. The impacts of Hurricane Isaias are expected along the Mid-Atlantic area later this weekend. Hurricanes can be unpredictable and can cause gale-force winds sooner than anticipated. The Coast Guard is advising the public of these […]

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Dare County provides details on its active COVID-19 cases, and recent fatality, in Friday’s update

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Friday, July 24, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information. The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County is 347, 40 of which are considered active. Of the 347 cases, 197 are residents and 150 are non-residents. The majority […]

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William Harrison “Harry” Williams

William Harrison “Harry” Williams, age 66, of Elizabeth City, NC departed this earthly plane, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home. Born in Buxton, NC on April 10, 1954 to Leona Meekins Williams and the late Herscal Peele Williams, Sr., he was the husband and soul mate of Dewanna Austin Williams. Harry had a passion […]

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N.C. Ferries assisting with Ocracoke Island Mandatory Evacuation; NCDOT posts revised ferry schedule

As Hurricane Isaias approaches the North Carolina coast, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is assisting with the evacuation of all visitors and residents from Ocracoke Island. Hyde County has issued a mandatory evacuation order for island visitors beginning at noon today and for residents tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. Only residents, homeowners or […]

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