Marine Fisheries Division requests donation of red snapper carcasses and catch reporting

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will collect red snapper carcasses from recreational fishermen during the upcoming red snapper season. Also, new gear requirements for the snapper-grouper fishery will go into effect shortly after the red snapper season opens. The division has set up four new freezer locations, in addition to the seven carcass collection […]

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New Flood Map Tool Available for Dare County

The Dare County Department of Information Technologies GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Division has released a new flood map tool for Dare County. The web application allows users to drag a layer across the map and visually switch between the previous flood maps from 2006 and the newly adopted flood maps. The tool is available here The updated […]

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Phyllis Wise Hooper

December 16, 1928 – June 22, 2020 SOUTHERN SHORES — Phyllis Wise Hooper completed her earthly life of 91 years on June 22, 2020 at her home in Southern Shores. Married to Dwight Hooper for 63 years, she is survived by her four children Betty, Buddy, David, and Mike plus two grandsons, Jamie and David […]

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‘Operation Dry Water’ sober boating campaign begins Friday

If you’re planning on boating over Fourth of July weekend, be prepared for increased enforcement from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. The commission’s law enforcement division’s “Operation Dry Water” runs from July 3-5. During the annual campaign, enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and promote public awareness to deter impaired operation of vessels. In North […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Astrid

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