Ocracoke volunteers receive Governor’s Volunteer Service award

John and Rauna Conner don’t like the limelight, but the spotlight shone on them recently when they were among six recipients of the North Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. The Conners, who live in both Ocracoke and Buxton and who founded Conner’s Supermarket in Buxton, were honored for their efforts in providing meals to displaced […]

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Night Sky: Perseid Meteor shower, nebulae views, and more highlights for August

This is M27, the Dumbbell Nebula. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. The name “Dumbbell” is credited to John Herschel, (son of William Herschel). He thought it looked like the double-headed shot commonly used for hunting, which are called “dumbbells.” M27 is a good target to find with a pair of binoculars. On […]

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Funeral Homes is hosting a 20th Anniversary Patriot Day Celebration on Sept. 11

To honor our First Responders, Firemen, Law Enforcement, and our Military personnel who gave their lives for their fellow man and our country, Twiford Funeral Homes is hosting a 20th Anniversary Patriot Day Celebration on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 12:00 noon at the Sam A. Twiford Veteran Park, Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, […]

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Per recent survey, Dare County parents overwhelmingly want mask decisions left to them

From OBX Today Dare County parents overwhelmingly want school officials to leave decisions on mask wearing to them, according to a school division survey released Thursday. The survey about mask requirements was conducted this week and received over 1,500 parents/guardian responses and 375 staff responses, schools officials said in an email to parents Thursday. Among […]

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