Gov. Cooper Extends Modified Stay-At-Home Order To Jan. 29 Amid Rising Case Counts

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen shared an update Wednesday on North Carolina’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support the vaccination effort currently underway. Governor Cooper extended North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order that requires people to be at home from […]

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Dare County Chairman to Present Virtual State of the County 2021 on Jan. 20

Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robert L. “Bob” Woodard Sr. will deliver the annual presentation, which will highlight the issues that were faced and the accomplishments that were achieved by Dare County during 2020. Viewers who tune in to the virtual presentation will learn how the county continued to provide important and high-quality services […]

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CHSS Varsity Volleyball Heading to the First Round of Playoffs on Tuesday, Jan. 12

The Cape Hatteras varsity volleyball team won Tuesday’s home conference match against Bear Grass Charter of Williamston, N.C., and is heading to the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday, January 12. Winning 3-0 over Bear Grass, Tuesday’s victory also clinched a conference win for the Hurricanes, and the upcoming January 12 game may be […]

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Long-Term Plans Ahead for Shifting Sands

From beach nourishment to channel dredging to erosion control to material disposal to shoreline preservation, sand management in coastal North Carolina communities is no longer a sporadic chore. It is an engineering challenge, a ballooning expense, a bureaucratic headache, an evolving menace. With rapidly changing coastal dynamics, it is also a necessity and, increasingly, a […]

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Feedback on Recovery Funds Requested

The public comment period ends at 5 p.m. Thursday on amendments to state action plans for communities impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence through the state Office of Recovery and Resiliency, or NCORR. The additional public comment is requested on proposed amendments to three action plans for spending U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s […]

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UPDATED with VIDEO – Rare winter visitor: Snowy owl makes a stop on the Outer Banks

It’s the rarest of feathered visitors to the Outer Banks, the Ocracoke Observer’s Peter Vankevich wrote a few years ago, and now it’s back. A snowy owl, far out if its normal northern range, has been spotted on on Pea Island this week. The large white bird was first seen on Dec. 29 on the southern end […]

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