Two dredges tackle Buxton Beach nourishment; Project is 45% complete

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that the dredge Ellis Island has returned to Dare County to assist the Liberty Island with the Buxton beach renourishment project. On Tuesday morning, August 2, the Ellis Island resumed dredging operations in Buxton after 10 days of work on the Town of Nags Head’s beach renourishment project. The Ellis Island used the landing point […]

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Sheriff’s Blotter July 2022

July 4, 2022 Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  700 block of Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Roanoke Island.  Vehicle window was broken and nothing was stolen.  Evidence collected.  Under Investigation. July 5, 2022 Common Law Robbery.  13000 block of US 64 Hwy, East Lake.  Wallet stolen from a person during a dispute.  Victim declined to prosecute. […]

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Earl E. Dunmire

November 22, 1937 – July 30, 2022 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Earl E. Dunmire, age 84, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away peacefully after a brief illness at The Outer Banks Hospital, on July 30, 2022. He was the beloved husband of his wife, Merry for 33 years. Earl is also survived by his […]

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Dare Board approves $422K opioid settlement plan

Funding includes fentanyl testing strips, naloxone distribution During its Aug. 1 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a proposal that determines how the county plans to spend the roughly $422,000 it will receive from the national $26 billion opioid litigation settlement for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. This initial allocation, which will be […]

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Calling All Bakers (and Chefs): Enter the Ocracoke Fig Festival Bake-Off!

Join in the Fun at the 9th Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival, which is happening this weekend from Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, August 6. This year, there are four Award Categories for the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival Bake-Off: Traditional Ocracoke Fig Cake Recipe (You can find the traditional recipe in local cookbooks, or at Traditional […]

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