Tropical Depression 15 forms off of N.C.; High risk of rip currents in effect for Tuesday

Tropical Depression 15 has developed off the coast of eastern North Carolina and is expected to pass offshore tonight, before moving quickly out to sea and potentially strengthening into Tropical Storm Nana, per a Monday afternoon update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. Increased swell from Tropical Depression 15 will […]

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Hattie Hayman Forbes

March 11, 1939 – August 24, 2020 WANCHESE — Hattie Hayman Forbes, 81, a native of Wanchese, NC died Monday, August 24, 2020, at Sentara Nursing Center in Barco, NC. Born March 11, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Emma Barnett Hayman and Jefferson Davis Hayman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded […]

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Richard Wayne Gray

January 10, 1944 – August 28, 2020 WANCHESE — Richard Wayne Gray, 76, of Wanchese stepped into eternity Friday, August 28, 2020, at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Born on January 10, 1944, to Richard Hilton and Mildred Austin Gray, Wayne was raised by his grandparents Richard Hooper and Daisy Pugh Gray of Wanchese. […]

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Division of Marine Fisheries, Wildlife Resources Commission release striped bass stock reports

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission this week released two recently completed striped bass assessment reports. The Albemarle Sound-Roanoke River benchmark assessment and the Central Southern Management Area Stock Report are posted also on the Division of Marine Fisheries‘ website. These reports represent a joint effort between the two agencies, and a working group […]

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Night Sky: Jupiter, minor meteor showers, and other highlights for September

Do these look like planets to you? This is M27, the Dumbbell Nebula. First observed by Charles Messier in 1764, it was the first planetary nebula ever discovered. William Herschel coined the name “planetary nebula,” because M27 resembled his newly discovered planet, Uranus. Herschel’s son, John, thought it looked like a dumbbell. M27 is 1,400 […]

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