Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Roger

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

Feds close Atlantic mackerel season because of overfishing

The National Marine Fisheries Service has closed the entire Atlantic mackerel fishery in federal waters through the end of the year. The service, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and informally known as NOAA Fisheries, has prohibited vessels from fishing for or landing more than 5,000 pounds of Atlantic mackerel per trip in […]

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Pirate jamboree on Ocracoke to focus on living history

Kevin Duffus wants Blackbeard Pirate Jamboree attendees to realize that the event is celebrating history, not criminals. Duffus, an award-winning North Carolina historian, is the founder of the event, which will take place Oct. 29 and 30 on Ocracoke, the place where the famous Blackbeard met his demise at the hand of British Royal Navy […]

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‘I think we are going to see increases here’

New FEMA flood insurance system means bigger local premiums Effective October 1, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has implemented a new rating system called Risk Rating 2.0 to determine how much policyholders must pay in premiums. And while the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hails the new rating system as a more equitable one […]

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For NC 12 Task Force, one big challenge is Ocracoke South Ferry Terminal

As the NC12 Task Force continues to address how to keep open the only road connecting Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands with the rest of the world, consensus is growing within the group that short-term and temporary fixes will not solve the problem. At its Oct. 14 meeting in the Dare County Administration building, the working […]

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