On The Line: False Albacore

by Robert Michelson The name false albacore triggers an immediate reaction from local fishermen – fun! This species of tuna-like fish puts up an amazing fight once hooked, but by prolonging the battle, you may also greatly reduce its survivability back in the sea. This species is easy to identify from its closest cousin, the bonito. […]

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NCDOT Awarded First-Ever Waiver for Drone Bridge Inspections

Drones are the N.C. Department of Transportation’s newest tool in maintaining the safety of the state’s bridges and other infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday approved a waiver that allows NCDOT to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems beyond visual line of sight while conducting bridge inspections. This approval is part of North Carolina’s participation in […]

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Dare County provides details on its 13 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday in latest update

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Friday, October 2, 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 560, of which there are 19 active cases among residents of Dare County. Of the […]

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N.C. Begins Resilient Communities Program

Officials announced Thursday a new initiative to help the state prepare for the affects of climate change while reducing damages from future disasters such as hurricanes, flooding and wildfires. The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency, or NCORR, in the Department of Public Safety, N.C. Division of Coastal Management, or DCM,  in the Department of Environmental Quality […]

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6 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, bringing Dare County total to 560

Dare County announced 6 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Friday, October 2, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 541. The 6 additional cases consist of 2 residents and 4 non-residents, and include the following: 1) non-resident, 25-49, female, transferred isolation 2) non-resident, 25-49, female, transferred isolation […]

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Donna Lynn Ritchie O’Neal

July 15, 1967 – September 30, 2020 NORFOLK — Donna Lynn Ritchie O’Neal, 53, originally of Ocracoke, NC, passed away on the morning of September 30, 2020, in Norfolk, VA. Donna was a graduate of Ocracoke School. She was a kind soul who would always do anything to help anyone. She was full of laughter […]

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PreK-5 students to return to classroom full time; 6-12 will return part time

At a special Oct. 1 meeting, the Dare County Board of Education unanimously voted that beginning on Oct. 26, PreK-5 students will begin full-time in-school learning. Grades 6-12 will begin on that same date with a hybrid model consisting of two cohorts — one group which will be in the building on Mondays and Thursdays, […]

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