Community Foundation Accepting Applications for COVID Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofits for a fifth round of COVID Rapid Response Grants, as well as applications from any nonprofit for any type of charitable project benefiting the Outer Banks. During this cycle, the Community Foundation is especially encouraging grant proposals from groups addressing childcare and remote learning […]

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Hyde Seeks FEMA Grants to Raise 114 Homes

Ocracoke Island has long been famous for its charming cottages with front porches and flowers in tiny yards, tucked alongside narrow, tree-shaded roads winding through the village. But there’s nothing charming about being slammed with 7 feet of flood water. In the wake of the devastation in September 2019 from Hurricane Dorian, Hyde County is […]

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Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 will likely become Tropical Storm Isaias tonight; Elevated surf and rip currents expected this weekend

Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Isaias tonight, per a Wednesday evening update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City Office. Some weakening is possible due to land interaction tomorrow, with the potential for re-strengthening after landfall being monitored closely by the NWS and the National Hurricane Center. […]

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Dianne C. Avery

SOUTHERN SHORES — Dianne C. Avery, 68, passed away July 23, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. Surviving Dianne is her husband of 50 years, Wayne Avery; her two sons, Scott and John Avery; four grandchildren, Patrick, Kinsley, Dustin and Caleb; three sisters, Rosemary, Marion and Elizabeth; and other extended family members and close […]

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Jonathon Allen Midgett

May 26, 1982 – July 22, 2020 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Jonathon Allen Midgett, 38, of Kill Devil Hills NC went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He was born at the Edenton, NC hospital on May 26, 1982: a true native to our local community. From a young age, […]

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