Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports more than 1.6 million visitors as of July 31, 2022

With 443,905 visitors recorded in July, (following the second-busiest June ever with a total of 424,206 visitors), the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another banner year for visitation in 2022. Per statistics from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, CHNS recorded a total of 1,631,665 visitors for the first seven months of […]

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Thomas Christopher Meyers Sr.

Thomas Christopher Meyers Sr. affectionately known as Capt’n Tom, Owner of Eastern Metal Works, Inc., passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning, August 28th, at the age of 65, at his home in Wilmington, Nc with his significant other of 18 years Karyn Sykes. Tom is survived by his 2 Children Thomas “TJ” Meyers […]

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Gurney Lee Collins III

Gurney “Lee” Collins, III was born in Goldsboro, NC on June 3, 1957, to Gurney and Judith Collins.  On Friday, September 2, 2022, at 65, Gurney left to take a well-deserved surf trip to paradise…where there is no pain and the waves are perfect all the time. As a child, he was an explorer, full […]

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Alfreda Buckner Stanley

May 8, 1948 – August 30, 2022 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Alfreda Buckner Stanley, 74, of Kill Devil Hills, NC gained her wings on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Craven County, NC on May 8, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Elizabeth Mercer Buckner and Luther […]

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Sheriff’s Blotter August 2022

August 4, 2022 Larceny by Employee.  46000 block of NC 12 Hwy, Buxton.  Employee stealing from the business.  Under Investigation. August 5, 2022 Forgery and Uttering.  26000 block of NC 12 Hwy, Waves.  Subject purchased items with counterfeit money.  Under investigation. August 7, 2022 Robbery with Dangerous Weapon.  400 block of Airport Road, Roanoke Island.  […]

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Hurricane season continues bucking forecasts; Tropical Storm Danielle forms in North Atlantic

While forecasters called for above-average tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic basin, the first three months of the 2022 hurricane season has been one of the quietest in recent history. There has been an uptick in activity over the past few days, with Tropical Storm Danielle forming in the far North Atlantic and two other areas […]

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Insurance companies ask for another large rate increase for policies covering rental properties

Insurance companies that cover rental and investment properties are asking state regulators for a significant increase in premiums for dwelling policies on the Outer Banks and in northeastern North Carolina spread over the next two years. The North Carolina Department of Insurance received the dwelling insurance rate filing from the North Carolina Rate Bureau on […]

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