Thomas Cooper McKimmey III

November 26, 1937 – May 29, 2022 MANTEO — On Sunday, May 29, 2022, Thomas Cooper McKimmey III, of Manteo, passed at his home. Tom Mac as he was known by most everyone, lost his long battle with cancer.  His suffering is no more, and he has reached the end of the game on earth. […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Elmo

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

National Park Service and Koru Village, Inc. enter 10-year lease agreement for the Avon Fishing Pier

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) is pleased to announce that the National Park Service has signed a 10-year lease with Koru Village, Inc. to provide for the continued maintenance of the Seashore’s Avon Fishing Pier, located in Avon, N.C. The lease begins tomorrow, June 1. The National Park Service received multiple proposals in response to […]

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Schools Supt. Farrelly’s retirement announcement comes amid controversy

By Michelle Wagner and Mark Jurkowitz Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly’s May 25 announcement that he would retire after the 2022-2023 school year came amid controversy over him sending a Cease-and-Desist letter to a former teacher who, at several board of education meetings, cited his leadership as a primary cause of district staff retention […]

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Alene Brown Rhodes

We are celebrating the life of Alene Brown Rhodes who passed away May 26, 2022 peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. Alene was born September 1, 1927 in Bertie County to Rupert Brown and Nova Lowe.  She graduated high school, worked as a telephone operator, and then met her husband, Carl Peace Rhodes, […]

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John Michael McGuire

On Friday, May 27th, 2022, John Michael “Mike” McGuire embarked on his final road trip his way.  He lived his life by his mantra – “My way or the highway” all the way to the end. Mike was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on February 5th, 1951, to John Samuel McGuire and Ophelia Elizabeth “Boots” Eley. […]

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Recent shoaling highlights shallow-draft navigation woes

  No matter how incessant the public frustration or how desperate the pleas from mariners to fix clogged harbors, impassable channels or eroded shorelines, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is struggling to address worsening problems in coastal North Carolina, especially on the Outer Banks. Recently, a wicked nor’easter wreaked havoc in Oregon Inlet, choking […]

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