2022 Shellfish lease application period ends Aug. 1

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding potential shellfish lease applicants that the 2022 application period ends Aug. 1. The division accepts shellfish bottom lease and water column applications annually from March 1 through Aug. 1. The applications must be either postmarked or dropped off at the Division Headquarters Office at 3441 Arendell Street, […]

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Avon beach nourishment will continue north towards the pier; Liberty Island dredge will arrive after July 4

Contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that, due to the significant amount of progress that has been made since the project began in Avon on Sunday, June 19, 2022, beach nourishment operations have not been paused in order to begin work in Buxton. After evaluating the project schedule, the company has decided to allow the […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Jojo

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

N.C. Ferry System announces summer photo contest to commemorate its 75th anniversary

Shutterbugs rejoice! The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry System is holding a summertime photo contest to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. The contest will run through Thursday, Sept. 22. Submissions will be judged by representatives from the Ferry Division and the NCDOT Communications Office. Winners will be selected in the following categories: Ferry Memories – Have a photo […]

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Teresa Marie Coffey O’Neal

April 5, 1962 – June 23, 2022 OCRACOKE — Teresa Marie Coffey O’Neal died June 23, 2022, at her home in Ocracoke, North Carolina, with her husband by her side. Teresa was born on April 5, 1962, in Hollywood, California to James Lawrence “Larry” and Mary Angie Rohde Coffey.  Teresa grew up in Southern California […]

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Erma Queen Gaskins Scarborough

October 13, 1932 – June 24, 2022 AVON — Erma Queen Gaskins Scarborough, 89, of Avon, NC died Friday, June 24, 2022, at her home. A native of Hatteras Island, she was born on October 13, 1932, to the late Clara Fithian and Horace Treadwell Gaskins. Erma was a member of St. John United Methodist […]

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