NCHSAA says start of school sports delayed

In the wake of Governor Roy Cooper’s Aug. 5 announcement that North Carolina would remain in its “Safer-at-Home” Phase Two of re-opening, North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Commissioner Que Tucker, issued the following Aug. 6 statement indicating that any timetable for starting high school sports remains uncertain. “At his press conference on Wednesday, […]

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Chairman Bob Woodard provides an update on COVID-19 efforts as the Outer Banks approaches the height of hurricane season

Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard provides an update on the work being done to keep the community as healthy and safe as possible as we near the height of the hurricane season during COVID-19. Chairman Woodard reminds the public to stay prepared and stay vigilant, and discusses ways to remain healthy during […]

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Community Foundation Awards $65,000 in Grants To Help Local Families with Childcare, Remote Learning

In its fifth round of COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants, the Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded more than $65,000 in emergency funding to local nonprofits. The grants will help families in Dare County afford childcare and tutoring during the COVID-19 school closures. “Our schools are starting in 10 days with remote learning, which will safeguard […]

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Loraine Lang Wilkinson

FRISCO — Loraine Lang Wilkinson of Frisco, born July 18,1960, passed away on August 2, 2020.  A native of Norfolk, VA, she moved to Frisco NC in 2002 and always said she was not leaving the island. She worked with the Quidley family at Sonny’s Restaurant in Hatteras for 10 years. She loved her job […]

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CSU predicts five major hurricanes, ‘extremely active’ remainder to season

Colorado State University Tropical and Climate Research has issued a mid-season update on Atlantic basin tropical weather this year, and the news isn’t good. The university now estimates 2020 will have an additional 10 hurricanes, 15 named storms and five major (Category 3-4-5) hurricanes. The Atlantic has already had nine named storms and two hurricanes through Aug. […]

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Ocracoke Passenger ferry resumes operations; Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry returns to normal schedule

The Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicular ferry, as well as the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry, resumed full service on Thursday after the departure of Hurricane Isaias, per an update from the N.C. Ferry Division. Hyde County’s re-entry restrictions were lifted for visitors on Wednesday, however, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry had to run on a reduced schedule in order to […]

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3 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, bringing Dare County total to 363

Dare County announced 3 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Wednesday, August 5, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 363. The 9 additional cases consist of 2 residents and 1 non-resident, and include the following: 1) resident, 25-49, male, home isolation 2) non-resident, 65 older, female hospitalized […]

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