Andrew Mason Berry

February 14, 1972 – April 16, 2022 MANTEO — Andrew Mason Berry, 50, of Manteo, NC died on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at his home. Born in Belhaven, NC on February 14, 1972, he was the son of Rita Berry Ballance of Manteo and the late Jimmy Webster Berry. An avid bow hunter and bass […]

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Marine Fisheries asks anglers to help with data collection during cobia season

The recreational cobia fishing season will open May 1 in North Carolina waters, and the Division of Marine Fisheries is asking anglers for help with data collection. The recreational cobia fishery is managed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), and its Cobia Fishery Management Plan identifies several data needs, including collection of size, […]

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U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet assists ferry passenger in need of medical attention

On Saturday, April 16, at 9:35 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet was notified that the dredge Ranger ran aground in Sloop channel, just north of Ocracoke Island. The station’s shallow water vessel CG24508 was redirected from their law enforcement mission to assess the incident. Once on the scene, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry Chicamacomico […]

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Voter registration deadline approaching for Primary and Municipal Elections

The regular voter registration deadline is Friday, April 22 for North Carolinians who want to vote on Primary Election Day, May 17, or by mail. The following are nine reminders for voters and prospective voters as this deadline approaches: Eligible individuals have the following options to register to vote: Existing N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ customers may […]

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Longtime educator Steve Basnight injured, his father dies in Currituck County crash

Former Hyde County Schools Superintendent Stephen Basnight was injured, and his father was killed in a two-vehicle accident near Moyock on the evening of Monday, April 18. According to accounts in the Coastland Times and Ocracoke Observer, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported that a Ford Escape driven by Stephen Basnight III, 61 — with […]

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State coastal commission to meet in Dare County April 28; Public hearings and Advisory Council meeting scheduled for April 27

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will meet April 28 at the Dare County Government Complex, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo. A public input and comment period is scheduled for noon. At the chair’s discretion, comments may be limited to three minutes per person. The Coastal Resources Advisory Council (CRAC) will meet at 2 […]

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Dredging efforts start Tuesday in Sloop Channel to relieve Hatteras Ferry congestion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredge Merritt began work on Tuesday to clear critical shoaling in Sloop Channel, just outside the N.C. Ferry Division’s Ocracoke-South Dock Terminal. The shoaling and high wind conditions were the primary factors in schedule disruptions and cancellations on the ferry route over the past weekend. “Getting this urgent dredging operation underway […]

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Dare County to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 12-14, 2022

The Dare County Public Works Department has announced that it will host a three-day household hazardous waste collection event from May 12-14, 2022, in three different locations throughout the county. During this event, Dare County residents and property owners can drop off hazardous waste for safe disposal at the following locations: Northern Beach Collection: Kitty […]

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