Reminder: Virtual Rodanthe Bridge Project Update will be Held at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 2

State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual project update meeting Dec. 2 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project. The bridge, which is currently under construction and nearing completion on the Outer Banks, is a long-term transportation solution for parts of N.C. 12 vulnerable to flooding. The […]

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Researchers eye alternative energy to power state ferries

North Carolina’s ferry system has a fleet of 21 vehicle ferries, making it either tied with Washington as the largest state system in the country or the second largest — it really depends the measuring stick — and researchers are now looking at how to more sustainably power those vessels’ near-constant runs. “(Washington is) the […]

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Mark Franklin Wentz

COLINGTON — Mark Franklin Wentz, 79, of Colington, NC passed away peacefully November 29, 2021, in Chesapeake, VA after a short battle with an illness. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. Born in Hampton, VA on April 21, 1942, Mark was the son of the late Mark Wentz, Sr. and Clara […]

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Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson Appointed to FEMA Regional Advisory Council

Dare County has announced that Gracia Szczech, the regional administrator for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV, recently selected Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson to serve on the region’s Regional Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC is tasked with advising the regional administrator on numerous emergency management issues, such as identifying impediments to […]

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Hatteras Island residents encouraged to fill out Coastal Resilience Questionnaire

Earlier in the year, Dare County was awarded financial assistance from the state to perform a risk and vulnerability assessment on Hatteras Island, and to develop a portfolio of planned and prioritized projects. As part of this program, island residents are currently being encouraged to share their input and insight via a recently launched Dare County […]

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