North Carolina to move into Phase 3 of COVID-19 restrictions on Friday

North Carolina will cautiously ease some restrictions while continuing safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, as the state’s metrics remained stable in September, per a Wednesday announcement from Governor Roy Cooper. “Our top priority remains getting children back to in-person learning. This month marks a major shift for many families now and in […]

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NPS Outlines the Preferred Option for Future Sediment Management in Public Meetings Held This Week

The National Park Service held informational webinars this week to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 20-year sediment management framework for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), and to solicit the public’s feedback on the preferred plan for future beach nourishment, dune restoration, and breach repair projects. “This is a very dynamic […]

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Cidney Phillips Webster

Cidney Phillips Webster born in West Chester PA on November 23, 1937 went to heaven on September 25, 2020. She made Hatteras Island home in 1979. Preceded in death by her father William Phillips and mother Amelia Jones, a son Terry Webster and daughter Jackie Fulghum. Left behind to cherish all the wonderful memories and […]

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William John Murphy

December 13, 1926 – September 28, 2020 MANTEO — William John Murphy, 93, of Manteo, NC died Monday, September 28, 2020, at his home. Born in Lawrence, MA on December 13, 1926, he was the son of the late Edna Harty Murphy and William T. Murphy. Bill was a World War II veteran having served […]

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Dare County Sheriff’s Office reminder: Stealing campaign signs is illegal

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office says it has received reports of political signs being stolen from public and private properties — and they’d like to remind folks that’s illegal. “Under G.S. 136-32 (e) it is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully […]

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OBX home sales boom in midst of pandemic

The Outer Banks real estate market is hot. It’s part of a national trend, but what is happening locally goes beyond the strong national trend. What realtors with experience in the Outer Banks market and longtime observers of local conditions are seeing exceeds anything they have seen before. “It’s been absolutely nuts,” said Jeff Scott, […]

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UPDATED: Antares rocket launch at Wallops Flight Center rescheduled for Thursday

The launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket originally set for tonight from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9:38 p.m., due to poor weather forecasts for the next few days. The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of […]

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Dare County provides details on its active COVID-19 cases, and recent hospitalization, in Tuesday’s update

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Tuesday, September 29, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information. The total COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 547, of which there are 15 active cases among residents of Dare County. Of the 547 cases, 295 are residents […]

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