Elizabeth Austin Midgett

September 8, 1930 – March 31, 2021 HATTERAS — Elizabeth Austin Midgett, 90, of Hatteras, NC died Wednesday, March 31, 2021, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Kitty Hawk, NC. A native of Hatteras Island, she was born September 8, 1930, to the late Ellen Peele Austin and Luther Lathan Austin. In addition […]

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Marine Fisheries Commission amends sector allocations for southern flounder plan amendment

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted today to amend the previously adopted sector allocations for Amendment 3 to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan to gradually equalize allocations between the commercial and recreational fisheries. The commission voted to change the allocation to 70% commercial and 30% recreational in 2021 and 2022, 60% commercial and 40% […]

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SHERIFF’S BLOTTER March 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021

March 12, 2021 Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  2000 block of NC 345 Hwy, Wanchese.  TVs stolen. March 23, 2021 Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  40000 block of North End Road, Avon.  Nothing stolen. March 28, 2021 Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  24000 block of NC 12 Hwy, Rodanthe.  Firearm stolen.

Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Focus Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for Focus Grants. Focus areas include Animal Welfare, Aviation Education, Health/Wellness, and Opportunities for People with Disabilities. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 30, 2021. Aviation Education grants will be drawn from the Aviation Education Fund. Requests for $500 or less may be made through […]

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Beach Pharmacies to host COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic April 10

Hatteras Islands Beach Pharmacies will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Hatteras Village Civic Center on April 10. Please register in advance by calling either the Hatteras (252-986-2400) or Avon Beach Pharmacy (252-995-3811).  300 doses of the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available.  This is not a walk-in clinic.  You MUST register in […]

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Alternate Pamlico Sound Ferry Schedule Extended Through April 5 as Dredging Continues 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 due to continued shoaling issues in the ferry channel just outside of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor. The schedule through April 5, weather permitting, is as follows: Ocracoke to Cedar Island:  7:30 a.m., 1 […]

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