Dianne Tillett Meekins

June 29, 1941 – September 12, 2020 Dianne Tillett Meekins passed away peacefully on September 12, 2020 after a six year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born June 29, 1941 in Wanchese, NC.  Dianne was preceded in death by her father Jennings Bryan (Toby) Tillett and mother Zeta Daniels Tillett, and many aunts, uncles, […]

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Dare County Employers Have One Week to Submit Responses to Employee Housing Needs Survey

Employers and business owners have one week left to submit their responses to the Dare County Housing Needs survey. The 14-question survey, which is the result of a partnership between Dare County and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, closes on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Earlier this year, Dare County partnered with the […]

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Dare County provides details on its active COVID-19 cases, and two recent hospitalizations, in Friday’s update

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Friday, September 25, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information. Dare County COVID-19 Case Update The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County is 529, of which there are 11 active cases among residents of Dare County. Of the […]

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Diane Marie Douglas-Steyn

KILL DEVIL HILLS — It is with great sadness, the family announces Diane Marie Douglas-Steyn passed away peacefully the morning of Tuesday, September 22, 2020 surrounded by love of family. Diane will be remembered by her husband, two children, mother, two sisters, three brothers, predeceased father, numerous coworkers, friends, and everyone touched by her amazing […]

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After pitching in with reopening N.C. 12, NPS works on beach access clean-up after the storm

As N.C. Highway 12 was battered by ocean overwash for nearly a week, crews from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) worked day and night to try to remove the inundation of saltwater and sand, and to reopen the highway as quickly as possible. Luckily, they also had a little help. The National Park […]

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In the right place: Outer Banks photographer encounters baby sea turtle

  Outer Banks photographer Wesley Snyder spends a lot of time alone on area beaches capturing images of shipwrecks, sunrises, sunsets, the Milky Way and anything else you might find in the sand and waves. Early Thursday morning as he set out to take some sunrise shots of the grounded trawler Ocean Pursuit near Oregon Inlet, he […]

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