Ernest (Rick) F. Kerber, Jr.

August 5, 1946 – September 9, 2022 NAGS HEAD — On September 9, 2022, Ernest (Rick) F. Kerber, Jr., 76, of Nags Head, NC, passed away comfortably at his home with a full moon glowing over the Roanoke Sound. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Teresa; his loving, thoughtful, and compassionate […]

Obituaries |  Full Article

Marc George Standley

November 30, 1930 – August 3, 2022 KITTY HAWK — Marc George Standley of Kitty Hawk, NC was born in Antananarivo on the island of Madagascar to French and British parents. From there, he began a successful and adventurous life: He grew up with his siblings exploring that island before moving to London to attain […]

Obituaries |  Full Article

Dina Sample Lane Etheridge

March 2, 1946 – September 18, 2022 NAGS HEAD — Dina Sample Lane Etheridge, age 76, of Nags Head, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with Dementia. Dina was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 2, 1946, to Roy Winfred Lane and Ina Brothers […]

Obituaries |  Full Article

Virtual Sea Turtle Nest Excavation scheduled for Thursday, September 22, at 6:00 p.m.

Biological science technicians from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore will excavate a sea turtle nest on Ocracoke Island on Thursday, September 22, and Outer Banks Forever will be streaming the event live on their Facebook page, starting at 6:00 p.m. During this excavation, a park biologist will dig up a recently hatched nest, count the […]

Seashore News |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Max

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

Loretta Lynn Gibbs Long

July 15, 1981 – September 13, 2022 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Loretta Lynn Gibbs Long, 41, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Born in Elizabeth City, NC on July 15, 1981, she was the daughter of Maude Midgett Gibbs and James Ray Gibbs. In addition to her parents, Loretta is survived […]

Obituaries |  Full Article

James Alfred Speener, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS — James A. Speener, Jr, 61, transitioned from this life naturally at his home in Colington, NC September 15, 2022.  Jamie, as he was lovingly known, was born in Peoria County, Illinois on March 20, 1961. After proudly serving his country in the United States Army, Jamie worked hard developing various skill […]

Obituaries |  Full Article

Wesley Jarvis Payne, Sr.

August 26, 1933 – September 17, 2022 WANCHESE — Wesley Jarvis Payne, Sr., 89, of Wanchese, NC passed away at home surrounded by family on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Mr. Payne was born in Wanchese and was a former employee of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He was the son of the late Wesley […]

Obituaries |  Full Article

Hurricane Fiona to bring dangerous rip currents and possible ocean overwash later this week

While Hurricane Fiona is expected to have no direct impacts to the Outer Banks, there will be an extended period of dangerous rip currents developing Thursday and continuing into the weekend, due to long-period large swells from the strengthening hurricane, per an update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport/Morehead City Office. In addition, some […]

Local News |  Full Article