Murphy, Rouzer, Wittman urge NOAA to withdraw right whale vessel speed restriction proposal

Congressmen Dr. Greg Murphy, (R-NC), David Rouzer (R-NC), and Rob Wittman (R-VA) have sent a letter to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration urging them to withdraw a proposed amendment which would expand compliance of the mandatory 10-knot speed restrictions in Seasonal Management Areas. The proposal would impact 15,899 vessels throughout the Eastern Seaboard, resulting in 121,061 […]

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Help a Dog’s Heart Program Launched by Coastal Humane Society and Outer Banks Community Foundation

The Coastal Humane Society is excited to announce a generous grant of $5000 has been awarded by the Outer Banks Community Foundation to subsidize our new program Help a Dog’s Heart.  This program will provide free heartworm testing at our 2022-2023 Vaccination Clinics and offer assistance with heartworm prevention medication and treatment. Heartworms are parasitic […]

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Mary McClease Conway

MANTEO — Dare County native Mary McClease Conway surrendered her soul to God peacefully at her daughter’s home in Georgia September 22, 2022. She was 98 years loved on this earth and was the daughter of the late Cora and George McClease of Manteo, NC.  Mrs. Conway was also predeceased by her beloved husband, Linwood […]

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David M. Copeland

David M. Copeland passed away on September 24, 2022, in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. He was born on April 16, 1966, in Riverhead, New York. The family moved to Bedford, Virginia in 1974. David graduated from Liberty High School, where he was an avid tennis and soccer player. He worked at Chilli Peppers in […]

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Confidence increasing that the Outer Banks will see heavy rains, possible flooding from Ian this weekend

While confidence is increasing that Hurricane Ian will tack to the west of the Outer Banks, indirect impacts are still expected over the weekend from this storm, and particularly heavy rains and the potential for coastal flooding, per a Tuesday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City. Ian has strengthened to a hurricane […]

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First-Ever Fall in Love Festival on October 2 will benefit Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation

A new Avon-based festival featuring live music, regional artists, and food vendors is being launched on Sunday, October 2, with proceeds going to a very worthy local organization – the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF). The Fall in Love Festival will be held on Sunday evening at Kavon Park, (next to the Avon Pier and […]

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NC’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center will visit Ocracoke on Oct. 13

On October 13, tourism-related businesses in Hyde County – and surrounding counties – will have an opportunity to meet with Visit North Carolina staff to learn about the organization’s research, marketing, public relations, international tourism, sports, RetireNC and Outdoor NC programs, and other services. Visit North Carolina’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center (TRAC) will be held […]

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Dare Ed Board reviewing 22 superintendent candidates

In the latest update on the search for a permanent successor to former Dare Schools Superintendent John Farrelly, the Dare County Board of Education is reviewing the 22 applicants for the position, although there is no word on whether the list has been winnowed down. Following Farrelly’s sudden resignation, announced in May, the board quickly […]

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