N.C. reaches settlement on rental property insurance rate increase

  State Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced a settlement has been reached with insurance companies that will allow rates to increase an average statewide of 9.9 percent for rental properties starting in June. Last August, the North Carolina Rate Bureau requested a statewide average 42.6 percent rate hike for dwelling policies spread over two […]

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U.S. Court of Appeals rules for Dare County in COVID closure case

A Jan. 25 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled against plaintiffs who were seeking compensation from Dare County for denying non-resident property owners access to their homes during the 45-day COVID closure in 2020. The Court of Appeals, by a unanimous 3-0 decision, affirmed a September 2020 dismissal […]

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Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival returns Feb. 24-25; Tickets still available for Fin, Feather and Bourbon event

After a two-year hiatus, the Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival (HVWF) will land on Hatteras Island once again on February 24-25, 2023. The festival will kick off Friday evening with the delicious Fin, Feather, and Bourbon event. Small plates featuring seafood and waterfowl, presented with exquisite artistry, will be accompanied by select bourbons, wines, and beer. […]

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Essential housing, I-87, economic tier restructuring among top local priorities for 2023 General Assembly session

Northeastern North Carolina’s delegation at the N.C. General Assembly met with leaders of four counties to discuss priorities for this legislative session at a forum on January 18 hosted by the Currituck Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Twiddy and Company. The forum came one week before work began in earnest in the 2023-24 legislative […]

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Phyllis Marie Daley Lints

March 4, 1965 – January 26, 2023 MANTEO — Phyllis Marie Daley Lints, 57, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, January 26, 2023, at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Phyllis formerly worked at Mcdonald’s and Subway in Manteo. She is survived by her boyfriend, Terry Douglas; and her daughter, Ashley Daley. A memorial service […]

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April Rose Gray Rimmer

April 1, 1955 – January 29, 2023 AVON –April Rose Gray Rimmer, 67, of Avon, NC died Sunday, January 29, 2023, at her home. A native of Buxton, she was born April 1, 1955, to the late Barbara Joan Gray and Theodore Boyd Gray. April was preceded in death by her son, Wesley Boyd Rimmer. To […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore has third busiest year on record with 2,862,844 visitors in 2022

While 2021 was a record-breaking year for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 2022 was a popular year on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands as well, with one of the highest numbers of visitors in recent history. Per statistics from the National Park Service, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) received a total of 2,862,844 visitors in […]

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N.C. Ferry Division receives $1.3 million federal grant to improve Manns Harbor shipyard

The North Carolina Ferry Division has received a $1.3 million grant to improve conditions in the paint facility at the North Carolina State Shipyard in Manns Harbor. The grant, from the U.S. Federal Transit Adminis​tration’s Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program, provides capital, planning, and operating assistance to ferry services that serve rural communities. “The […]

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