What’s on the line? Spotted seatrout, aka ‘speckled trout’

The spotted seatrout’s name gets me a bit confused. One of the common nicknames for this species is “speckled trout.” To me, the term “speckled trout” is another name for the eastern brook trout, which is found in the freshwater reaches of the mountainous region of North Carolina. Though these two share a nickname, it […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Cleo

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

Edward Ross Wagner, III

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Edward Ross Wagner, III was born November 11th,1955 on a marine base in Oceanside, CA. Ross passed away on November 24th, 2021. Preceding him in death are his parents, Edward Ross Wagner Jr. and Ava (Spears) Vecchioni. Ross is survived by a sister Katrina Wilcox, husband Mark and their extended family, […]

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Burn ban issued for all North Carolina counties due to hazardous forest fire conditions

Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide effective at 5 p.m. today until further notice. “It is fall wildfire season in North Carolina, and we are seeing wildfire activity increase due to dry conditions,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve […]

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Sonya Lee Blivens Young

March 6, 1982 – November 23, 2021 Sonya Lee Blivens Young passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. She was born in Elizabeth City, NC on March 6, 1982, and was proud to call the Outer Banks home. A vivacious young woman, she would light up the room with her crisp blue eyes and […]

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