Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations resume

Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations have resumed starting with the 2:00 p.m. departure from Hatteras and the 2:30 p.m. departure from Ocracoke, per an update from the North Carolina Ferry System. Ferry service was suspended on Tuesday, November 8, due to high winds and rough seas, and there is a possibility of additional service interruptions later this […]

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Nominations now being accepted for 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for North Carolina’s 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. Volunteers in Dare County who have given a substantial amount of their time and talent to assist others in the community through outstanding volunteer service can be nominated for this award. Any person, group or business from the public, nonprofit sector or […]

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Metta Carawan Austin

December 29, 1936 – November 5, 2022 MANTEO – Metta Carawan Austin, 85, of Manteo, NC departed this earthly world on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at her home surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Hyde County on December 29, 1936, she moved to Dare County in the 1960s where she resided until her […]

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N.C. 12 remains open, ferry service suspended as multiple weather events impact the Outer Banks

N.C. Highway 12 remained open and passable as of 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 9, with some blowing sand and sea foam reported on northern Hatteras Island. The Mirlo Beach area north of Rodanthe, which is now bypassed by the Jug Handle Bridge, did experience some moderate flooding, and visitors are advised to avoid […]

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Dare County Board of Commissioners Declare November 7, 2022 “Election Hero Day”

The Dare County Board of Commissioners have declared today, Monday, November 7, 2022, “Election Hero Day” in an effort to show appreciation and support for Dare County Elections department staff members and precinct workers throughout the county. The decision to pass a resolution honoring the 100-plus individuals who have already played an integral role in […]

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