DNCR Secretary Reid Wilson tours Outer Banks

Says funds for some local projects depend on budget outcome North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) Secretary Reid Wilson spent two days on the Outer Banks this week visiting DNCR’s sites while in town for this year’s Surfalorus Film Festival, which is being sponsored by DNCR’s North Carolina Aquarium and hosted by […]

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Hatteras Island Meals’ Annual Raffle returns for 2021 with some of its biggest prize packages ever

Though canceled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Hatteras Island Meal’s annual raffle has returned with a bang in 2021, featuring some of the biggest and most impressive prize packages to date, thanks to the generosity of local businesses throughout the island. Hatteras Island Meals (HIM) provides nutritious meals to elderly or homebound clients […]

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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge has a record year for sea turtle nests

The 2021 sea turtle nesting season is winding down, and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, (which extends from the northern borders of Rodanthe to Oregon Inlet), recently announced that the refuge had a record-breaking year. Per a recent update from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in North Carolina, the Pea Island National Wildlife […]

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Stolen coins returned to museum gift shop with an apology from regretful thief

On Friday, September 24, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum’s gift shop received an unusual package with no return address, and a tracking number that originated in Fruitland, Maryland. Inside, Museum Administrator Josh Nonnenmocher was surprised to find a small box of gift shop coins, a $50 dollar bill, and a letter of apology from […]

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Latest dig yields new clues at Fort Raleigh Historic Site

Archaeologists this week unearthed further evidence of late 16th century English activity near reconstructed earthworks at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, although the discoveries — mostly fragments and shadows in dirt layers — are incremental details that will inform the First Colony Foundation’s meticulous effort to reconstruct a significant science laboratory discovered decades ago. “It’s an […]

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