NCDHHS Reports Highest One-Day Increase of COVID-19 Positive Tests; More than 4,000 Cases Reported

  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state’s highest one-day number of COVID-19 cases with 4,296 new cases reported. The record-high day follows several days of increasing trends in new cases, the percent of tests that are positive and hospitalizations. The weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Summary report released today on the number […]

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Ronnie O’Neal

October 2, 1943 – November 16, 2020 RODANTHE — Ronnie O’Neal, 77, of Rodanthe, NC surrounded by family and friends, passed away at home on November 16, 2020. A native of Rodanthe, he was born October 2, 1943, to the late Ethel R. Midgett and Fred D. O’Neal, Jr. In addition to his parents, he […]

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Virtual Celebration Planned for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s 150th Anniversary

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Wright Brothers National Memorial will virtually commemorate three important anniversaries next month, which includes the 150th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The special events will all be available to watch on social media and Dare County’s CURRENTtv. On December 16, 2020, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, in partnership with the […]

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North Carolina Coastal Federation is currently accepting applications for “on-water” cleanup assistance

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is currently accepting applications for “on-water” cleanup assistance relating to its annual Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project. This project is open to commercial watermen and women in North Carolina. This project is funded by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Commercial Resource Fund Committee and the Funding Committee for the N.C. […]

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Division of Marine Fisheries seeks shrimp advisers

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, representatives of non-government organizations, and other interested parties to sit on a Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee. The committee will join the division in a workshop over several days in Spring 2021 to develop Amendment 2 to the N.C. Shrimp […]

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For the third time in history, October Visitation to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore tops 200,000

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) hosted 259,618 visits* last month, up 37.58% from October 2019. This was the second-busiest October on record, trailing only the 288,705 visits recorded in October 2003. Only three times in its history has the Seashore hosted more than 200,000 visits in October. Top 5 Highest October Visits by Year 2003: […]

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Anthony Irving (Tony) Sylvester

December 7, 1927 – November 14, 2020 SOUTHERN SHORES — A three-time Emmy Award winning television anchorman in Washington, D.C. whose long life included the ups and downs of local celebrity in numerous places, great loves and great loves lost, Anthony I. Sylvester died November 14, 2020 in Southern Shores, his North Carolina home for […]

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