Work to begin soon on Washington Baum Bridge; No daytime lane closures through Sept. 15

Drivers will soon notice crews working on the underside of the Washington Baum Bridge on U.S. 64, (locally known as the “Pirate’s Cove Bridge”), later this month, as a $21.3 million bridge rehabilitation project begins. The project, awarded to the Freyssinet USA company of Sterling, Va., will improve the rideability of the bridge and lengthen […]

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Marine Fisheries Division encourages anglers to donate Red Snapper carcasses to science

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will collect Red Snapper carcasses from recreational fishermen during the upcoming Red Snapper-mini season. The division has set up five temporary freezer locations, in addition to the ten carcass collection locations available throughout the year, where recreational fishermen can take their Red Snapper carcasses. The temporary locations are: Bridge […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Rufus

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

Buxton Beach Nourishment project resumes

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that the dredge Ellis Island—which suspended dredging operations on Saturday, July 2, 2022, due to the development of Tropical Storm Colin—resumed dredging along the shoreline in Buxton at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2022. Click here to view the Buxton project map, which shows the section of […]

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Betty Jo Boutot

Betty Jo Boutot, of Fort Meyers, Florida., Formerly of the Outer Banks of North Carolina passed peacefully in her sleep January 10, 2022, at the age of 79- just 17 days shy of her 80th birthday! She was born on Jan. 27, 1942, in Creswell, NC to Joseph H. and Elizabeth F. Woodley. Betty Jo […]

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