Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports more than 2.6 million visitors as of October 31, 2022

With 230,135 visitors recorded in October, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another busy year in 2022, with total visitation close to record-breaking 2021. Per statistics from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, CHNS recorded 2,633,001 visitors for the first ten months of the year, or from January 1 through October […]

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Maxine Scarborough Thomasson

February 2, 1933 – November 16, 2022 Maxine Scarborough Thomasson, born February 2, 1933, passed away on November 16, 2022, at age 89. She was surrounded by her loving husband of almost 67 years, Larry, daughters, and other family members. Maxine was a native of the Outer Banks, spending her youth in Kinnakeet Village, and […]

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Newest member of N.C. Ferry System fleet, M/V Salvo, arrives in Manns Harbor

The newest addition to the North Carolina Ferry System fleet arrived Thursday morning at the NCDOT Shipyard in Manns Harbor. The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $22.85 million contract in 2018 to Gulf Island Shipyards of Houma, Louisiana, for construction of two new River Class ferries that can transport 40 vehicles. The M/V Salvo, […]

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Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund provides more than $22,500 in grants for local teachers

The Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF) recently distributed $22,568.33 to local teachers for projects at the Cape Hatteras Elementary and Cape Hatteras Secondary Schools, while receiving a new influx of donations from local fundraisers and organizations. During their Fall Grant Cycle, HIYEF funded ten different projects which included several out-of-state field trips, a Veterans’ […]

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Reminder: NCBBA’s last Adopt-A-Highway event of 2022 will be held on November 19

The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will have its fourth and season-ending Adopt-A-Highway clean-up for 2022 on Saturday, November 19. For the Adopt-a-Highway clean-up, volunteers will meet at the ORV Ramp 4 parking lot at 7:30 a.m., where NCBBA members will hand out grabbers, reflection vests, gloves, and garbage bags, and provide a route […]

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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station announces Thanksgiving Week special events for 2022

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is hosting its annual wave of festivities during Thanksgiving week, and the historic Rodanthe site has several events for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Scheduled events during Thanksgiving week at the Life-Saving Station include the following: On Tuesday, November 22, at 2:00 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to go back in time […]

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Patricia Gaved Taylor

December 22, 1939 – November 16, 2022 AVON — Patricia Gaved Taylor, 82, of Avon, NC died Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at her home where she enjoyed the peace of the ocean view for so many years. Born in Chester, England on December 22, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Agnes Elizabeth Norris […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pets of the Week

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