Marisa M.M. Smith

MANTEO — Marisa M.M. Smith passed away peacefully in Nags Head, NC September 26, 2021, at the age of 92. Born June 8, 1929, in Washington DC, she was the daughter of the late Delos H. Smith and the late Iris B. Smith.  The family was committed to establishing Marisa’s early educational foundation and sent […]

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Dangerous rip currents and powerful swells from Hurricane Sam expected this weekend

  Despite Hurricane Sam remaining well out to sea this weekend, large swells created by the category 4 storm will create dangerous and life-threatening rip currents and shore break, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Some increase in swells will start to occur on Friday, but the most […]

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Future possibilities for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse presented at public meeting

Future possibilities for restoring and rehabilitating the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse were outlined at a lightly attended public meeting on Tuesday evening, September 28, in Buxton. Led by David Hallac, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent, the meeting was an opportunity for the National Park Service (NPS) to present the three primary options to enhance […]

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“Oh deer, we missed the boat” – Video captures unusual Hatteras ferry visitors

Apparently, humans aren’t the only species that have made a late-night arrival to the Hatteras ferry, only to discover that they have missed the boat. Brian McArthur, who works nights at the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry terminal, caught a family of deer checking out the scene of the quiet, after-hours ferry docks as they examined the boat […]

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From ORVs to rising seas

Dave Hallac talks of the treasures and challenges of OBX Parks It’s been almost seven years since Superintendent David Hallac took the reins of the Outer Banks Group (OBG) of National Park Service sites. Consisting of Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), the Wright Brothers Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the sites have seen near record […]

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Number of new COVID-19 cases in Dare County has decreased for the past two weeks, per Tuesday update

Dare County released the following update for Tuesday, September 28, which provides details on recent Coronavirus cases, vaccine data, and more COVID-19 information.  Dare County COVID-19 Case Update Fortunately, the number of new COVID-19 cases has decreased for the past two weeks, however, Dare County continues to experience widespread community transmission of the COVID-19 virus […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Macey

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Macey, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Macey, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at, or their Facebook page at

The 125th Anniversary of the Famous and Remarkable E.S. Newman Rescue

On October 11, 1896, a most remarkable rescue by the most remarkable crew of the U.S. Life-Saving Station No. 17 Pea Island took place, which became a pedestal of honored U.S. Coast Guard achievements. Etheridge’s Early Years When there was suddenly an opening for Keeper of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station, a surprising thing happened. […]

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