Night Sky: Two major meteor showers are on the horizon, and more highlights for December

Dark, clear skies mean great star viewing in December! This is NGC 2237, the Rosette Nebula. It’s a huge emission nebula with a bright star cluster located at the center. The cluster (NGC 2224) was discovered in 1690 by John Flamsteed, but it took over 100 years before the surrounding nebula was identified. The stars […]

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Irene Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund gets closer to $25,000 goal, but help is needed to reach this milestone

The Island Free Press (IFP) is pleased to announce that the Irene Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund, started through the Outer Banks Community Foundation, was a huge success in its inaugural year. The scholarship fund is close to its first goal of $25,000, but it needs the community’s help to reach this milestone before the year’s end, […]

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N.C. State to present disaster recovery information hub findings Dec. 1

This past spring, researchers from N.C. State University’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management gathered insight from Ocracoke community members related to developing a virtual information hub for disaster recovery efforts. This virtual information hub could help Ocracoke and other coastal communities better respond to future disasters and crises such as hurricanes and pandemics. […]

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NOAA announces revised commercial, recreational allocations for summer flounder, scup, black sea bass

NOAA Fisheries approved changes to the commercial and recreational allocations for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. The previous commercial and recreational allocations for all three species were set in the mid-1990s based on historical proportions of landings (for summer flounder and black sea bass) or catch (for scup) from each sector. The Council […]

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National Park Service approves plan to repair Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

On Monday, Nov. 28, National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Mark Foust signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Repair and Landscape Improvement Project environmental assessment (EA) at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The purpose of the project includes the following: (1) rehabilitate the interior and restore the […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Pawlee

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

Paula Elizabeth Dunstan

Paula Elizabeth Dunstan of Soundside Road, Nags Head was called home on November 26, 2022.  She was born in Norfolk, the youngest of four daughters, to The Reverend William G. Pulling and Margaret Hammond Pulling.  Paula retired from a successful career in the automotive business and then settled in Nags Head where she continued to […]

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