Fish Study Finds Stock Estimates May Be Off

by Robert Michelson A new study from North Carolina State University and other partners finds that, for several species of oceanic sport fish, individual fish that are caught, released and re-caught are more likely to be caught again than scientists anticipated. “The findings raise some interesting questions for policy makers tasked with preserving sustainable fisheries. The short version is […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Jasper

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

Billy Conrad Beasley

April 4, 1942 – December 6, 2020 COLINGTON — Billy Conrad Beasley, 78, of Colington, NC passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 6, 2020. A native of Colington, he was born on April 4, 1942 to the late James Lewis Beasley, Sr. and Minnie Lee Gamiel Beasley. Billy leaves behind the best […]

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OBX Sea Turtle Rescue Hosts Online Auction

Supporters of the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, or N.E.S.T., can bid on a range of items from restaurant gift certificates to unique art pieces during the nonprofit organization’s virtual fundraising auction. The online auction began Saturday, Dec. 5, and ends Saturday, Dec. 12. Some items will only be available for local pickup and will be marked. N.E.S.T., […]

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Dare Board okays $814K in Tourism Impact Grants, including $342,640 for Hatteras Pathway

Money earmarked for seven different projects Meeting on the morning of Dec. 7, the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved the expenditure of $814,640 in Tourism Impact Grant (TIG) Awards earmarked for seven projects ranging from building restrooms for the Manteo Town Common Project to range improvements at the Outer Banks Gun Club. As explained […]

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Jessica Leigh Musick

May 11, 1987 – December 2, 2020 SOUTHERN SHORES — Jessica Leigh Musick, 33, of Southern Shores, NC died Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at her home. A native of Dare County, she was born May 11, 1987, to Carol Seto Musick and Roger Lee Musick, Jr. of Southern Shores. Jessica was devoted to her family […]

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Bobby Joe Hall

November 7, 1945 – December 4, 2020 SOUTHERN SHOERS — Bob Hall, 75, of Southern Shores, NC passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 4, 2020 in the arms of his loving wife. He was born in Martinsville, Virginia on November 7, 1945 to the late William J Hall and Earle Turner Hall. Bob […]

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Autopsy: Fort Bragg soldier beheaded at Cape Lookout National Seashore

A severed head washed up at Cape Lookout National Seashore in May is among the only physical evidence authorities have of what happened to a 21-year-old Army paratrooper who went missing on a beach camping trip with friends. Enrique Roman-Martinez, 21, was camping with fellow soldiers from Fort Bragg when he vanished May 22. On […]

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