Distant swell from Hurricane Sam will bring dangerous swimming conditions, despite the sunny weekend weather

Distant swell from Hurricane Sam will bring powerful surf, (including a high risk of rip currents), to all Outer Banks beaches this weekend, including Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. While the overall weather for the weekend includes sunshine and highs near 80, […]

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Commentary: The Preservation of American Treasures; What to do about the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Lens

By John M. Havel The following is a personal commentary by John M. Havel, who is a Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Researcher and a Board Member of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, on the future restoration of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The lighthouse is undergoing a restoration, which includes the potential re-installment of the original 1850s […]

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Edna Midgette Daniels

June 21, 1937 – September 30, 2021 WANCHESE — Edna Midgette Daniels, 84, of Wanchese, NC died Thursday, September 30, 2021, at her home. A native of Waves, she was born June 21, 1937, to the late Maggie Toler Midgette and Jesse James Midgette. Edna retired after many years as a cafeteria manager with Dare […]

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Carl Carlton Greene, Jr.

June 8, 1944 – September 29, 2021 MANTEO — Carl Carlton Greene, Jr., 77, of Manteo, NC died Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at his home. Born in Richmond, NY on June 8, 1944, he was the son of the late Mary Farcas and Carl Carlton Greene. He is survived by two children, Carl Carlton Greene […]

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Comment period opens, public hearing scheduled for various marine fisheries rules

The N.C.  Marine Fisheries Commission is accepting public comment on proposed amendments and re-adoption of 109 rules under a state-mandated periodic review schedule. Most of the rules pertain to artificial reefs in state ocean waters, shellfish leases, shellfish and crustacea public health protections, and marking requirements for certain commercial fishing gears.  Several rules contain only […]

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