Project underway to replace oceanside boardwalk across from Ocracoke Pony Pens

A project is underway to replace the existing wooden boardwalk and viewing platform that is located across N.C. Highway 12 from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Ocracoke Pony Pens on Ocracoke Island. Heritage Contracting of Chesapeake, Virginia, (in a partnership with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore), is constructing the new boardwalk and viewing platform using […]

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New webcam installed at Bonner Bridge Pier

A new webcam was recently installed at the entrance to the Bonner Bridge Pier, located at the south end of Oregon Inlet, per an update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS). New images from the webcam are uploaded approximately every 15 minutes to Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Bonner Bridge Pier webpage at (Due […]

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Jug Handle Bridge opening delayed for pavement marking repairs

The anticipated opening of the Rodanthe ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge in Dare County is being delayed, because pavement markings installed earlier this week do not meet N.C. Department of Transportation specifications for quality or reflectivity. Flatiron, the prime contractor, after consultation with NCDOT, has elected to seek a new subcontractor to replace the substandard markings and re-stripe the bridge […]

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Smart Kids R Safe Kids presented to Dare County 1st and 2nd Grade Students

A Bright Ideas Competitive Grant Award from the North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch awarded to Dare County Department of Health & Human Services enabled over 500 first and second grade students in Dare County to learn about beach and water safety this Spring. The children participated in an assembly-style program, entitled “Smart […]

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Karen Basnight

July 5, 1952 – June 3, 2022 MANTEO — Karen Basnight, 69, of Manteo, NC died on June 3, 2022. She was born on July 5, 1952, and preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Holmes Basnight and Maxine Ballance Basnight. After graduating from Manteo High School, she attended Durham Institute of Barbering and returned […]

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