American Red Cross Grant Funds Help Outer Banks Repair and Prepare

The Outer Banks Community Fund completed work on a grant funded by the American Red Cross. The grant was designed to assist families in need following Hurricane Dorian, and to provide the Community Foundation with resources to review and improve its disaster response process. The grant funded a part-time Disaster Relief Coordinator, who supported existing […]

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Stephen Holmes Novak

Stephen “Ookla” Holmes Novak, age 50 of Nags Head, NC and previously of New Bern, NC died Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  He was born May 25, 1971, in New Bern, NC to the late David Winchell Novak and Ann Holmes Novak.  He graduated from New Bern High School, studied religion […]

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Reminder: Virtual Rodanthe Bridge Project Update to be Held Sept. 2

State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual project update meeting Sept. 2 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project. The bridge, which is currently under construction on the Outer Banks, is a long-term transportation solution for N.C. 12. The N.C. Department of Transportation is raising the highway […]

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Marine Fisheries Commission approves 2021 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan for public review

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted Thursday to approve the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan 2021 Amendment for public comment and advisory committee review. The overarching goal of the CHPP is long-term enhancement of coastal fisheries through habitat protection and enhancement efforts. The 2021 Amendment contains a suite of recommendations focused on achieving this goal. The […]

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John Edward Burch, Jr.

November 30, 1942 – August 25, 2021 WANCHESE — John Edward Burch, Jr., 78, of Wanchese, NC passed away at The Outer Banks Hospital early on the morning of Wednesday, August 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edward Burch, Sr., and Irene Burch.  John is survived by his wife, Susan […]

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