Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Grace

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Grace, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Grace, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at, or their Facebook page at

Coast Guard Fifth District Commander thanks the Outer Banks community for their support

The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the following “Thank You” to the Outer Banks community from its commander for the Fifth Coast Guard District, Rear Admiral Laura M. Dickey. For more than 150 years, the Coast Guard has stood ready to rescue those in peril along the North Carolina coast. Recently, the Outer Banks community […]

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Doris O’Neal Gard

January 25, 1928 – November 2, 2020 NAGS HEAD — Doris O’Neal Gard 92, of Nags Head went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2020. She was born in Rodanthe on January 25, 1928 to Prochorus “Lee” O’Neal and Rowena (Midgett) O’Neal. She was a proud Chicamacomioer. She was a devoted Christian, wife, […]

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UNC Gets $3.5M to Study Extreme Weather

University of North Carolina researchers have been awarded a $3.5 million grant to study extreme weather events using an interdisciplinary approach, which is to combine methods, insights and data from natural and social sciences, geosciences and engineering, to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies for future storms and flooding. As storms become more frequent and intense, […]

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Lonnie Douglas Merrell

September 22, 1969 – October 23, 2020 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Lonnie Douglas “Whitey Whitman” Merrell, 51, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away unexpectedly on October 23, 2020. A native of the Outer Banks, Doug was the son of the late June Gray Perry and Rupert Parker Perry. Doug leaves behind two children, Sarah […]

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