State of the County 2023 focuses on five key topics, including housing, beach nourishment, and maintaining inlets

Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robert L. “Bob” Woodard Sr. delivered the annual State of the County presentation at Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. The event—which was able to be held in person rather than virtually for the first time since January 2020 due to COVID-19—was […]

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New N.C. education program to advance shoreline protection is underway

A collaborative effort to protect North Carolina shorelines is underway. North Carolina Sea Grant, East Carolina University, and Carteret Community College are working together to develop a framework for coastal protection design and siting, as well as living shoreline training courses and a certification program, Sea Grant announced Thursday, January 25. The National Oceanic and […]

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Miss Katie arrives in Hatteras village for her first Hatteras Inlet dredging event

Dare County’s own dredge, the Miss Katie, arrived in Hatteras village on Thursday, January 26, in order to conduct a maintenance dredging event in Hatteras Inlet’s Connector Channel over the next few days. “The dredge is there, and it’s supposed to start working this morning,” said Dare County Waterways Commission Chairman Steve “Creature” Coulter. “We […]

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New, longer turn lanes under construction at Bodie Island Lighthouse/Coquina Beach intersection on N.C. 12

  Improvements to an intersection along N.C. 12 on Bodie Island are underway to add longer and new turn lanes, with crews scheduled to pave the Coquina Beach/Bodie Island Lighthouse Road intersection over the weekend. Crews from Barnhill Construction have been been working since late fall on adding a northbound right turn lane into Coquina […]

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Barbara “Barb” Shimpach

RODANTHE — Barbara “Barb” Shimpach, 79, of Rodanthe, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City on January 24, 2023. Barbara was born in November 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. In her early twenties, she married James “Jim” Shimpach. They moved to Huntington, West Virginia, where she was a homemaker […]

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Irma Scarborough Forbes

March 21, 1953 – January 23, 2023 WANCHESE — Irma Scarborough Forbes, 69, of Wanchese, NC, passed away peacefully at her home on the evening of January 23, 2023, surrounded by her family. Irma was born on March 21, 1953, to Marvin Edward Scarborough of Wanchese, and Nora Meekins Scarborough, previously of Hatteras, NC. She […]

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Juanita Faye Burke

April 8, 1940 – January 25, 2023 MANTEO — Juanita Faye Burke, 82, of Manteo, NC died Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at her home. Born in Jamestown, TN on April 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Elsie Jane Wright and Marvin A. Smith. Juanita attended school at God’s Bible College in Cincinnati, […]

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