Jean Hardy Dexter

NAGS HEAD — Jean Hardy Dexter, born August 18, 1927, in Midland MI, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 23, 2021. A stay-at-home mother in her early years after marriage, she was an artist at heart and pursued pottery and painting, using both acrylics and (her favorite) watercolors. She was a member of […]

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More rain does little to reduce Outer Banks, northeast N.C. drought

Despite another round of rainfall over the past week, the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina remain in the clutches of severe drought. There were no changes in the update published by the N.C. Drought Monitor on Thursday. Around 0.5 to 0.75 inches of rain fell in eastern North Carolina from a fast-moving coastal storm […]

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Occupancy, meals collections continue to smash records

(Dare County Tourism Board) The monthly Dare County Tourism Board recap of occupancy and food collections is getting to be something of a broken record. And the recently released October data were no exception. As Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Executive Director Lee Nettles points out during the recap, the October 2021 numbers mark the 17th straight […]

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Gypsy moth infestation spreads along Outer Banks; treatments set for 2022

More gypsy moths has been found in more locations along the Outer Banks, with the state planning to treat the affected areas in late spring of 2022. The invasive species feeds on the leaves of more than 300 species of trees and shrubs, predominantly oaks and hardwoods. When areas become heavily infested, trees may be […]

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NCDMF to hold listening session, advisory committee meetings on Draft Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold an online listening session about the Draft Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3 on Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. The listening session prefaces three Marine Fisheries Commission advisory committee meetings where public comment will be accepted. NCDMF Listening Session Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Jan. 5 at […]

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