Dustin William Abbott

MANTEO — Dusten William Abbott, 40, of Manteo, NC, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Dusten was born September 30, 1981, in Edenton, NC. He was the son of Ray Abbott, Sr. and Michelle Congleton. Dusten had great love for being on the water. He grew up beach fishing with the whole family. […]

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Reclaim crab pots recovered in the northeast until Feb. 18

Whole crab pots in good condition recovered in the northeast during the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s eighth annual Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project last month can now be reclaimed with proper identification. Two dozen commercial watermen and women spent several days in January retrieving lost crab pots from the sounds in the northeast and central […]

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Night Sky: Visible planets, minor meteor showers, and more highlights for February

The Other Orion Nebulae! Last month I showed you the famous Orion Nebula, but the Orion Constellation contains several other spectacular nebulae including the Flame and Horsehead Nebula! Both of these nebulae are actually composed of two distinct objects. In each case, there is an emission nebula that is partially blocked by a dark cloud […]

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State coastal commission to meet in Beaufort Feb. 10; Advisory Council to meet Feb. 9

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will meet Feb.10 at the Beaufort Hotel, 2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort. A public input and comment period is scheduled for noon. At the chair’s discretion, comments may be limited to three minutes per person. Prior to the commission meeting, the Coastal Resources Advisory Council (CRAC) will meet at 3 […]

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Registration is open for NCBBA’s 2022 Red Drum Tournament on October 19-22

Registration is currently open for the 13th Annual North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) Red Drum Tournament, which is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, October 19-22. The tournament features more than $12,000 in cash and prizes. New for 2022 is a special category for judges within the tournament. Those judges doing two (6-hour) sessions qualify […]

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Hatteras & Ocracoke ferry operations suspended; Minor sand and water on N.C. Highway 12

2:00 p.m  UPDATE: Soundside flooding has been reported in Hatteras Village, specifically for neighborhoods along Eagle Pass Road. N.C. Highway 12 remains open and accessible throughout Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands.  While no soundside flooding or ocean overwash was reported on N.C. Highway 12 with Saturday morning’s high tide, blowing sand and minor patches of standing […]

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Dare County Announces Weekend Closures and Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather

Dare County Public Works Department The Dare County Public Works Department has announced that the Manns Harbor Transfer Station and C&D Landfill as well as the Buxton Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022, due to the inclement weather that is forecast to occur. For more information, contact Dare County Public Works […]

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Current TV Releases Video Highlighting Dare County’s State-of-the-Art New Trash Compactor

Current TV, in partnership with Dare County Government, has released a video titled, “Dare County’s State-of-the-Art Trash Compactor at the C&D Landfill,” as part of its Destination Dare series for January 2022. The video highlights the brand-new compactor that was purchased by Dare County last year and made its debut in September 2021 at the […]

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