Irene Gaskins Basnett

FRISCO — Irene G. Basnett, 84, passed away on January 1, 2022. She was recently predeceased by her husband Howard Wayne Basnett. She was born on September 2, 1937, to the late Loranzy and Lola Foster Gaskins. Irene is survived by her son, Charlie H. Barnett and wife Donna Barnett, her daughter, Debbie Adam and […]

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Michael Wade Berry

March 7, 1986 – December 26, 2021 MANTEO — Michael Wade Berry, 35, of Manteo, NC died Sunday, December 26, 2021. Born in Elizabeth City on March 7, 1986, he was the son of Brenda Gail Berry McMurran  and Willie McMurran. Michael attended Manteo High School and played basketball throughout his youth with Dare County […]

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Nettles Appointed to North Carolina Travel & Tourism Board of Directors

At its December meeting, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) appointed Lee Nettles to serve as its representative on the NC Travel & Tourism Board of Directors. The North Carolina Travel & Tourism Board advocates the sound development of the travel and tourism industry in North Carolina. Created in 1991, the board advises […]

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Soundside flooding reported on Friday morning

Minor to moderate soundside flooding was reported on Friday morning in several locations along Hatteras Island, including Hatteras, Frisco and the Tri-villages, per multiple reports. N.C. Highway 12 had standing water in these locations, but was open and passable throughout Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands. “Deputies on Hatteras Island report water on the roadway in Salvo […]

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For the first time ever, Cape Hatteras National Seashore had more than 3 million visitors in 2021

For the first time in recorded history, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) had more than 3 million visitors in a single year, with a total of 3,099,113 million visitors reported as of November 30, 2021. The visitation totals for December 2021 are expected within the next week or two, but even without December’s visitors […]

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Bridge will bypass Pea Island, but refuge access to remain

Sometime soon, possibly before spring, the 2.4-mile “jug handle” bridge bypassing the troubled S-curves just north of Rodanthe will open to traffic, and after it does, folks will still be able to access the national wildlife refuge here. The bridge, with a projected 100-year lifespan, is seen as the only practical solution to maintaining the […]

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