9 additional COVID-19 cases reported over the weekend, bringing Dare County total to 378

Dare County announced 9 additional positive COVID-19 test results over the weekend, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 378. The 9 additional cases consist of 2 residents and 7 non-residents, and include the following: 1) non-resident, 25-49, male, transferred isolation 2) non-resident, 25-49, male, transferred isolation 3) […]

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Robert Paul Callens, Sr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Robert Paul Callens, Sr., son of Annie Ruth Paul and Cecil Callens, was born on October 24, 1934 in Cleveland, Texas.  He spent his early years with his grandparents, Florence and Quitman Stokes Paul.  Robert moved with his mother and stepfather, Alvin T. Jaques, to Washington, DC, when he was about […]

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Clifton Elwood Austin, Sr.

HATTERAS — Clifton Elwood Austin, Sr., 85, passed away at home in Hatteras Village, NC on August 7, 2020. The son of Clifton Jones Austin and Virginia Austin Johnson, Clicky was born in Ashbury Park, NJ where his father served in the Coast Guard. Clicky graduated from Ocracoke School where he met the love of […]

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‘Extremely active’ hurricane season possible for Atlantic Basin, per NOAA update

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. Today, the agency released its annual August update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, initially issued in May. […]

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Group calling for ban of large trawlers in the sounds sues North Carolina, shrimpers

  An organization called the North Carolina Coastal Fisheries Reform Group has filed a federal lawsuit against state regulators and six of North Carolina’s largest shrimp trawl companies as part of an effort to ban trawling in the sounds on the grounds it violates the federal Clean Water Act. “The day has come. We didn’t […]

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EDITOR’S BLOG: What’s in a Name? A Closer Look at the Viral Rise of “Corncrake”

Finding a little levity in the news has been difficult in 2020, to say the least. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, a highly-charged political atmosphere, and we’ve already had nine named tropical storms or hurricanes as of the beginning of August. As such, finding “good news” stories to share can be challenging […]

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

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Friday, August 7, 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 369, 19 of which are considered active. Of the 369 cases, 207 are residents and 162 are non-residents. Three individuals […]

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