Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Warren

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

Game-changing Starlink internet technology lands on Ocracoke

By Richard Taylor After struggling with often slow or freezing internet connections following Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic, 47 Ocracoke school students and teachers will now have access to a new, cutting-edge high-speed satellite internet service. This novel pilot program — among the first in the nation — will greatly improve remote learning infrastructure, […]

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Alternate Pamlico Sound ferry schedule extended through April 12, as Dredging efforts continue in Ocracoke

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is extending the alternate schedule on Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke through April 12 due to continued shoaling issues in the ferry channel just outside of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor. The schedule through April 12, weather permitting, is as follows: Ocracoke to Cedar Island: […]

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Application period for Coastal Reserve Local Advisory Committee members opens April 5

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will conduct an application process to identify potential members for its Local Advisory Committees. Community members are needed for each of the Coastal Reserve’s ten sites: Bird Island Reserve, Bald Head Woods Reserve, Zeke’s Island Reserve, Masonboro Island Reserve, Permuda Island Reserve, Rachel Carson Reserve, Buxton […]

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Coastal Reserve to hold virtual local advisory committee meetings in April

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will hold local advisory committee meetings by web conference April 19-30, 2021. The public may join the meetings online or by phone. To join the committee meeting of interest, please click the corresponding link. Masonboro Island Reserve Apr. 19 at 3 p.m. Join meeting online   […]

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Dare County partners with Chamber of Commerce to launch OBX Safer Spot Campaign

The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services has teamed up with Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce to recognize businesses, organizations and establishments who are supporting measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, by encouraging their employees to get vaccinated. Any business, organization, or establishment which has at least 70% of their […]

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Robert Spencer Schwingel

Celebration of life update:  A celebration of life will be held for Bob Schwingel (The Village Locksmith) on Sunday, July 18th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Avon fire station.  There will be plenty of munchies and please bring your beverage of choice. I look forward to seeing our Hatteras friends.  -Robin Alwine […]

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