Outten proposes $112.7M budget for Dare County

No tax increase, new EMS spending in 2021-2022 plan Dare County property owners will see no increase in property taxes under the county’s proposed 2021-2022 General Fund budget of $112.7 million – a spending plan that reflects a $5.6 million increase over last year’s and includes nearly $1 million in funding for eight additional Emergency […]

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Annual Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest Program Opens for 2021

 Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of your OBX national parks, has opened its annual Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest program for the 2021 sea turtle nesting season which occurs each year between May and October. The Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest program supports projects and programs that protect and enhance Cape Hatteras National Seashore now and for future generations. […]

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Burn Ban in effect for 26 N.C. Counties; Outdoor burning discouraged on the Outer Banks

  Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits for the following North Carolina counties: Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, […]

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GETTING TO KNOW…CHUMM’s Dennis Carroll, the helping hand on Hatteras

Hatteras Island is a special place for many of our visitors and residents—an area largely untouched by development and one reminiscent of the entire region before the northern beaches were transformed by commercial and vacation accommodation development. But living there has always been a challenge — one Hatteras Islands residents readily accept. The community thrives […]

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Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week across Mid-Atlantic

The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrate National Safe Boating Week, May 22 through May 29. Memorial Day weekend is considered by many as the unofficial start to the recreational boating season. As boaters take to the water, there is an increased likelihood for search and rescue situations, mechanical failures, and accidents. The 2020 […]

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