Officially, Ocracoke still has zero confirmed COVID-19 cases

Hyde Health has confirmed that the one COVID-19 case on Ocracoke listed on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 dashboard website is incorrect. Melissa Sadler, the nursing supervisor for the department, said today (Aug. 17) that this case was of someone who got tested on Ocracoke but lives elsewhere. When that happens, Hyde […]

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Jennifer Lynn Forest

MANTEO — Jennifer Lynn Forest, 40, passed away in her home in Manteo, North Carolina on August 15, 2020. Jennifer was born in Williston, North Dakota to Connie J. Forest of Jarvisburg, NC and Michael D. Forest of Peerless, Montana. In addition to her parents, Jennifer is survived by her four sons: Larry Dale Carter, […]

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UPDATE: Remote Learning Sites Accessible After Glitch Fixed in Sign-In Portal

The NC Department of Public Instruction received reports this morning that teachers and students were having problems logging-in to NCEdCloud. The vendor-provider of the NCEdCloud Service confirmed that the product experienced a degradation in service this morning. The vendor will provide an explanation of the root cause once it has identified the source. In the […]

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N.C. House Speaker Moore visits Ocracoke

With no fanfare, NC General Assembly House Speaker Tim Moore visited Ocracoke on Wednesday. When asked how he was doing, after having lunch at Howard’s Pub, he replied, “I’m on Ocracoke, it couldn’t be any better.” Coming down Hatteras Island, Moore (R-Cleveland) boarded the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry along with Jed Dixon, deputy director of […]

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Rev. R. D. Smith, Sr.

MIDDLEBURG, FL — Rev. R. D. Smith, Sr., husband of 67 years to Margaret Edna Leake Smith, was born on October 1, 1932 in Lonaconing, MD and departed this life on Friday, August 14, 2020 at the age of 87 in Middleburg, FL. He was the son of the late Edgar Mortimer Smith, Sr. and […]

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Toni Irene West

March 9, 1953 – August 15, 2020 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Toni Irene West, 67, of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina passed away peacefully on August 15, 2020. Some people only walk this earth for short time, and her departure reminds us that angels are watching over us. Toni was born in the District of […]

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Powerschool, Canvas systems crash on first day of school in North Carolina

The statewide online system used to store and manage student information crashed on the first day of classes for North Carolina public and charter schools, where more than two-thirds of kids are going virtual only. The NCEdCloud, which hosts the Powerschool and Canvas systems, went down sometime after 8 a.m. Parents… The state is experiencing […]

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Jeffrey’s Seafood and Hatteras Village Featured in Video for New National Geographic Series on Storms

Local seafood market Jeffrey’s Seafood in Hatteras village had a starring role in a recently released promotional video for “A Gathering Storm,” a new six-episode series on the National Geographic Channel. Per the show’s synopsis, “A Gathering Storm” is a major global series which features a unique view of the planet’s fiercest storms, through the […]

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3 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday, bringing Dare County total to 393

Dare County announced 3 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Saturday, August 15, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 393. The 3 additional cases are all non-residents, and include the following: 1) non-resident, 18-24, female, transferred isolation 2) non-resident, 25-49, male, transferred isolation 3) non-resident, 50-64, male, […]

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