Ernie Foster honored at 19th annual Carolina Boat Builders Tournament

Hatteras native and fishing icon Ernie Foster was honored at the 19th annual Carolina Boat Builders Tournament on Thursday evening, July 28, as representatives from the Dare County Boat Builders Foundation paid tribute to a local legend. Ernie Foster was a prominent fixture throughout the evening’s honorary “Captain’s Night” dinner, from the cover of the […]

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Moving ahead with superintendent search, Dare Ed Board seeks to survey community

During a July 28 special meeting, the Dare County Board of Education unanimously approved the vacancy announcement for the district’s superintendent position. The announcement will be posted on Aug. 1 and will have an initial open application period of 30 days, with the possibility of extending that window an additional 15 days if necessary. With […]

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Daytime lane closures possible as Cape Hatteras Electric continues work on the Rodanthe Bridge

Intermittent daytime lane closures are possible on the newly opened Rodanthe Bridge in the next few weeks, as work continues to connect electric, phone, and internet transmission lines onto the new structure, per an update from Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC). “Our work to install the conduit and hanger system under the Rodanthe ‘Jug Handle’ […]

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Buxton beach nourishment project expected to be complete by mid-to-late September.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. announced on Thursday that the dredge Liberty Island has returned to Dare County to resume the Buxton beach renourishment project. On Thursday morning, July 28, the Liberty Island returned from a brief stay in Norfolk, Virginia, for repairs, maintenance, and refueling. Pumping operations resumed in front of Ocean Drive at 11:11 a.m. and […]

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Jug Handle Bridge opens to the public

The Jug Handle Bridge officially opened to traffic on Thursday, July 28, after several delays that prolonged its expected completion in the spring of 2022. The first southbound vehicles began moving across the structure at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, and northbound lanes were opened at 12:20 p.m. The opening of the Jug Handle Bridge was originally postponed due to a […]

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Chief Engineer for Mars helicopter to speak at Wright Brothers National Memorial on National Aviation Day, August 19-20

Wright Brothers National Memorial is proud to welcome Dr. J. “Bob” Balaram, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to help celebrate National Aviation Day on Aug. 19 and 20, 2022. Dr. Balaram is the originator of the concept that became NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, and served as its chief engineer during its development, test, and operations. […]

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