Geographer explains origins of Outer Banks place names

  Bodie Island, Jockeys Ridge, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Monkey Island, Nags Head, No Ache Island, Ocracoke Island – these and Outer Banks place names come with rich stories about their origins, but how many are accurate? Geographer Roger Payne made it his mission long ago to get to the truth. Payne’s interest in the […]

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Environment commission to review coastal protection plan

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission is set to review next month the draft amendment to the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan, which is revised every five years to reflect changes in the status of habitat protection in the state. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 for the Air Quality Committee, Groundwater and Waste Management Committee and Water Quality […]

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Hatteras Sailing adds high school and middle school 420 Class sailboats to the local youth sailing program

Photo Credit: Paul Almany of Fishing Bay Yacht Club

  Photo Credit: Paul Almany, Fishing Bay Yacht Club Hatteras Community Sailing adds 5 of the internationally recognized 420 Class sailboats for local high school and college athletes. Talented local youth can now be regionally, nationally, and internationally competitive in the 420 Sailing One Design Class thanks to the sponsors – Hatteras Island Air, OBX […]

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Annie L. Harris

MANTEO —  Our beloved mother, Annie Luvenia Miller Harris, age 86, died unexpectedly in Idaho while traveling on August 23, 2021. She was born May 2, 1935, to the late Allen and Adele Miller.  Annie lived in Manteo, NC. She leaves to cherish her memory eight sons; Elbert, Quinton (Grenda), James, Michael (Deborah), Benjamin, Melvin, […]

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The Long Ride

Too excited to sleep, we set out in the middle of the night. Our heavy, steel-frame, 10-speed bikes were overloaded—tents, sleeping bags, and too many clothes. But despite the weight, the first few miles seemed effortless. Soon, the city’s streetlights receded and, without headlights, we rode down the dusky center line of the rural road […]

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National Seashore events and updates for the week of August 26

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of August 19 include the following: Seashore Updates Cape Hatteras National Seashore partnered with Outer Banks Forever and the Outer Banks […]

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