Snow Flurries Reported; Ferry Operations Suspended, but N.C. Highway 12 Remains Open

Though snow flurries were reported on both Hatteras and Ocracoke islands on Thursday morning, there was no accumulation on the southern Outer Banks, and N.C. Highway 12 remained open and passable as of 8:30 a.m. Some standing water and blowing sand was reported in several vulnerable stretches of N.C. Highway 12, including Pea Island and […]

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Gilbert Jerome Joseph

March 10, 1950 – January 26, 2021 MANTEO — Gilbert (Gil) Jerome Joseph of Manteo, died January 26, 2021 after a brief illness with his wife, Susan, and his son, Chris, at his bedside.   He was born March 10, 1950 to Florence and Steven Joseph just outside Pittsburgh, PA.  He served in the US Navy […]

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Operation Blessing Provides More Than $100,000 Grant to Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team for Reconstruction Efforts

The global humanitarian organization Operation Blessing (OB) has granted $104,893 to the Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team (OIRRT), to be used for local reconstruction efforts on the North Carolina island. OIRRT is a long-term recovery group established after Hurricane Dorian impacted Ocracoke Island on September 6, 2019. The storm surge was 7.5 feet, wreaking […]

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Patricia Ann Brown

February 19, 1950 – January 25, 2021 MANTEO — Patricia (Patti) Ann Trautman Brown, 70, of Manteo, NC passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021, at The Outer Banks Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Edna and Thomas Trautman and wife of the late Barton R. Brown. Patti is survived by her two […]

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Joe David Waldrep

May 18, 1951 to January 26, 2021 MANTEO — Joe David Waldrep went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 while at his residence surrounded by loved ones.  He was born May 18, 1951 to James David Waldrep and Lydia Fritsch Waldrep in Jennings, Louisiana. Survivors include a loving wife after almost […]

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North Carolina Extends Modified Stay At Home Order as Numbers Begin to Stabilize in an Effort to Continue to Slow the Spread

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced on Wednesday that North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order, requiring people to be at home from 10 pm – 5 am, will be extended. Face covering requirements and restrictions on individuals gathering in both indoor and outdoor […]

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Avon Beach Nourishment, the Future of N.C. 12, and New Dredge Highlighted in State of the County 2021 Presentation

Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chairman Bob Woodard summarized the highlights of an otherwise bleak 2020, and touched on projects that the county is focused on in the months to come, in the annual State of the County presentation on January 27. Held virtually with just a handful of Dare County Commissioners in attendance, […]

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NCDHHS Launches “Find My Vaccine Group” to Help North Carolinians Know When They Have a Spot to Take Their Shot

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched a new online tool to help North Carolinians know when they will be eligible to get their vaccine. Find My Vaccine Group walks users through a series of questions to determine which vaccine group they are in. People can then sign up to be notified when their […]

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