National Weather Service resumes rip current and beach condition forecasts for 2021 season

The National Weather Service (NWS) has resumed the Surf Zone Forecast for the 2021 summer season, which includes information on rip current risks, current UV index, water temperatures, beach conditions, and more, per a recent update from the NWS Newport / Morehead City office. The public can access the one-stop and interactive website via, […]

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Shirley Daniels Wright Webber

March 14, 1935 – April 11, 2021 MELBOURNE, FL — Shirley Daniels Wright Webber, 86, of Melbourne, Florida, formerly of Jarvisburg, North Carolina died peacefully at her home on April 11, 2021 with her loving daughters, JoAnn Wright Jaunich and Donna Wright Donovan and her husband, David Everett Webber, by her side. A native of […]

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Outer Banks Chamber highlights “Explore, Eat, Shop, Stay Local” with a fun campaign promotion

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce has introduced the new “EXPLORE, EAT, SHOP, STAY, LOCAL” campaign for 2021.  While the OBX has experienced an early influx of visitors to the area the Chamber wants to keep the focus on local spending. “Dollars spent locally circulate throughout the region and cotinue to help all our businesses […]

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Division of Marine Fisheries urges fishermen to promptly complete license/permit renewals for FY 2022

The Division of Marine Fisheries will begin mailing renewal packets for fiscal year 2022 commercial and for-hire fishing licenses and permits this week and is asking fishermen to complete and return the applications without delay. Division offices have been closed to the public since March 2020 to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, and the […]

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Carol Lynn Wilkinson

SOUTHERN SHORES — Carol Lynn Wilkinson, 67, of Southern Shores died peacefully at home Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Born in Raleigh NC, she was predeceased by her parents James and Eva Wilkinson. She loved her music, books, and going out to eat with her close friend Judy Danner. She is survived by her brother James […]

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Dare Schools in line for $7.5M in federal funds

Money for staff, programs to remedy COVID ‘learning gap’ The Dare County School District is slated to receive an estimated $7.5 million in federal dollars aimed at student learning losses caused by the COVID pandemic – funding that Superintendent John Farrelly says the district intends to put directly toward hiring teachers as well as the […]

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