After 37 years of operation, Beach Pharmacy on Hatteras Island is changing hands

After a 46-year career, which includes 37 years on Hatteras Island, Beach Pharmacy owner Steve Evans is retiring in 2022, but he’s transferring his built-from-scratch pharmacy business to capable and close-to-home hands. Steve has a decades-long connection to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, (which entails local legends about his efforts to stay open after hurricanes), and […]

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Jane Bradshaw Fenton

March 2, 1939 – March 16, 2022 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Jane Bradshaw Fenton of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, began the next adventure of her life on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 4:47 pm. Jane’s life began March 2, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio, when she was born to Naval Capt. Robert Hockenberry Bradshaw and […]

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‘Migration’ fuels growth in Currituck, Dare counties

UNC group releases population data from April 2020-July 2021 While new data from the University of North Carolina estimates that the state of North Carolina increased its population by 1.1% from April 2020 to July 2021, both Currituck and Dare counties grew at a more rapid rate during that period. The research, from Carolina Demography, which […]

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Reminder: Public meeting will be held on March 24 for Avon and Buxton Beach Nourishment Projects

Dare County will host a public informational meeting to discuss upcoming Hatteras Island beach nourishment projects at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Fessenden Center in Buxton. The meeting will focus on the two beach nourishment projects that will be constructed on Hatteras Island later this year—approximately 2.5 miles of shoreline in […]

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VIDEO: N.C. Aquariums and Park Service release 11 sea turtles from cold-stunned season

By Kassidy Watson-Perry Eleven of the more than sixty cold-stunned sea turtles who arrived for care at all three N.C. Aquariums in late January of this year were released back into the Atlantic on Wednesday, March 23rd. At approximately 9:30 a.m., N.C. Aquarium staff met with the National Park Service at an undisclosed location on […]

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Island Real Estate: Three predictions for the Hatteras Island real estate market for the rest of 2022

The US housing market has been on a sustained streak of rising prices, shrinking inventory, and increased demand since the spring of 2020. Hatteras Island actually lagged behind other areas “up the beach” in price increases for most of 2020, but quickly caught up in 2021. Now that we’ve had a good run, as they […]

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Shirley Mamie Parker

Shirley Mamie Kreider Parker, age 89, of Wilmington, NC died peacefully at her daughter’s Kill Devil Hills home on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Shirley was born November 19, 1932, in New Castle, Delaware, daughter of Bertha Mae Faux Kreider and Miles Martin Kreider. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her […]

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Federal funds set for northeast NC smaller dredge projects

This is the second in a special reporting series on federal infrastructure spending and North Carolina’s navigation needs. Lacking high-volume marine traffic or large ports, North Carolina’s northeast coast typically qualifies for far less federal funding to help maintain navigational channels and inlets than do the state’s southern coastal communities. But mariners in Dare and […]

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