North Carolina Reports Record-High Number of Daily COVID-19 Cases

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported on its COVID-19 dashboard today the highest one-day number of COVID-19 cases. NCDHHS is closely monitoring hospital capacity and is urging North Carolinians to gather safely, get vaccinated and boosted, and wear a mask indoors in public places. Statewide, 18,571 positive tests for COVID-19 were reported, 60% […]

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Robert Marcel Chavoustie

April 22, 1924 – December 30, 2021 KILL DEVIL – Robert Marcel Chavoustie, 97, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Thursday, December 30, 2021, at The Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Watertown, NY on April 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Dorothy Mason Chavoustie and Marcel Chavoustie. Robert served his country honorably […]

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Nettles links Dare County tourism boom to COVID

Visitors Bureau boss also says current visitor levels not ‘sustainable’ As occupancy and meals revenues continued to soar in Dare County, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Executive Director Lee Nettles says the COVID-19 pandemic has played a significant role in those record-shattering numbers. But he also acknowledged the need for more gradual tourism growth, noting that […]

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Beatrice Grubbs Robbins

February 13, 1942 – December 18, 2021 NAGS HEAD — Beatrice Grubbs Robbins, 79, of Nags Head, NC went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. A native of Manteo, she was born February 13, 1942, to the late Beatrice Midgette and George Lewis Midgett. A charter […]

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Night Sky: The Quadrantids meteor shower, the Pleiades star cluster, and other highlights for January

January is a great month for the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula On just about any clear night in January, the Pleiades will be visible in the eastern skies about an hour after sundown. M45, the Pleiades, is probably my favorite star cluster. With a visual magnitude of +1.1, it’s very easy to spot with […]

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Mary Elizabeth Quidley

June 4, 1957 – December 16, 2021 KITTY HAWK — Mary Elizabeth Quidley, 64, of Kitty Hawk, NC, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at The Outer Banks Hospital. She was born in Elizabeth City, NC, on June 4, 1957, to Mary Karolyn Whitfield Quidley and the late William (Bill) Johnston Quidley. Mary […]

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Nags Head police seek information on hit-and-run in KFC/Taco Bell parking lot

The Nags Head Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two individuals from surveillance photos at a Whalebone Junction fast food restaurant. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, a hit and run occurred in the parking lot of KFC/Taco Bell on South Virginia Dare Trail. The photos have date/time stamps […]

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