What they’re saying about federal grant for Alligator River bridge replacement project

Reaction has poured in following Tuesday’s announcement that a $110 federal grant has been awarded to help pay for a replacement of the nearly six decades old drawbridge that carries U.S. 64 over the Alligator River. The N.C. Department of Transportation says a new two-lane, fixed span bridge located north of the current Lindsay C. Warren […]

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Lookout Lighthouse ferry dock closed due to storm damage

The ferry dock at Cape Lookout Lighthouse sustained substantial damage during the most recent winter storm and will be closed to the public until repairs are complete. Until that time, park visitors should not use the dock for any purpose, Cape Lookout National Seashore officials said Tuesday. Because the dock closure prevents ferry services from […]

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Replacement for bridge over Alligator River to begin by 2025 thanks to $110M federal grant

The primary link between the Outer Banks and the rest of North Carolina will soon be getting a major improvement thanks to a federal grant that was announced Tuesday. In a statement from Governor Roy Cooper, a $110 million federal Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation has been awarded to help […]

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Sheriff’s Blotter December 2022

December 7, 2022 Larceny. 100 block of Joclar Lane, Roanoke Island. Utility trailer stolen from a vacant lot. Under investigation. December 7, 2022 Larceny. 100 block of Soundview Drive, Colington. Medication and jewelry missing from a residence after a house party. Under investigation. December 14, 2022 Larceny. 1000 block of Colington Road, Colington. A mini […]

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OBX Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer boating skills, seamanship course in January & February

Registration is now open for the OBX U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Boating Skills and Seamanship Course” course that will be held January 24, 26, 31 and February 2, 7, 9, 2023 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Southern Shores Fire Department. If you are serious about boating as an owner, worker, visitor of a boat […]

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Jazania Polly Herbert O’Neal

November 11, 1937 – January 1, 2023 RODANTHE — Jazania Polly Herbert O’Neal, 85, of Rodanthe, NC died Sunday, January 1, 2023, at her home. A native of Rodanthe, she was born November 11, 1937, to the late Nora Midgett and John E. Herbert, Sr. Along with her husband Arval, Jazania was the owner and […]

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Karen Sue Kraft

September 9, 1942 – December 29, 2022 WAVES — Karen Sue Kraft, 80, of Waves, NC died Thursday, December 29, 2022, at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC. Born in Big Beaver, PA on September 9, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Marie Freed Kunkle and John Kunkle. Karen spent her career […]

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VIDEO: 2022 features progress and celebration for the N.C. Ferry Division

2022 was a year of celebration and progress for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division, as it marked 75 years of service to Eastern North Carolina. With 22 ferries and eight regular routes from Knotts Island to Southport, NCDOT’s Ferry Division provides safe, reliable and efficient transportation across the region’s rivers, inlets and sounds. […]

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