Online searches of Avon as a vacation destination for summer 2023 jump 274%

The Hatteras Island village of Avon has seen one of the highest increases in online searches in the world as a 2023 summer vacation destination. According to a new report from HomeToGo, the marketplace with the world’s largest selection of vacation rentals, its 2023 Spring/Summer Travel Trends reveals which trends are heating up and how travelers are […]

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Our number one priority is workforce housing

In wide-ranging State of the County, Woodard criticizes “naysayers” battling local housing projects In a roughly one-hour State of the County presentation, Dare County Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard alternated between exhortations and congratulations. But he seemed at his most passionate when talking about the county’s frustrating quest to generate several hundred units of essential and […]

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Gordon Murray Pinckney

Gordon Murray Pinckney, age 68, a beloved husband, brother, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Gordon is survived by Patricia (Bertron) Pinckney, devoted wife for nearly 40 years. Also survived by brother Michael F. Pinckney; nephews Devin M. and Collin R. (and wife Lisa) Pinckney; sister Anne Hensel; Joanne (Bertron) Mooney and […]

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National Seashore partners with Dare County Library Speaker Series, and more CHNS updates for January

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands in their latest Cape Chronicle newsletter. News items and events related to the National Seashore for January include the following: A total of 19 new or updated educational panels have been installed over the past two […]

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Hatteras Islanders provide insight for the Visitors Bureau’s Long-Range Tourism Management Plan

Roughly 30 Hatteras Islanders attended a Tuesday meeting hosted by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau (OBVB) that aimed to gather feedback and insight for an upcoming Long-Range Tourism Management Plan. The plan, (which is in the stakeholder engagement phase), will help guide future tourism-related growth and development in Dare County for years to come. The […]

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Samaritan’s Purse thanks the Hatteras Island community for a successful “Operation Christmas Child”

Generosity throughout contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Across the U.S., the project collected over 9.3 million shoebox gifts in 2022. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2022, the ministry is now sending nearly 10.6 million shoebox gifts to children […]

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Dare County Fessenden Center closes at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday due to weather

The Dare County Fessenden Center in Buxton has announced an early closure for Wednesday, January 25, due to adverse weather conditions. The facility will close at 5 p.m. In addition, all pickleball and basketball practices scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled. For more information, click here or contact the Dare County Parks and Recreation Department […]

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Courtland H. Grimm, Jr.

February 10, 1946 – January 22, 2023 AVON — Courtland H. Grimm, Jr. (Courty) passed peacefully in his sleep on January 22, 2023.   He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jane, their two loved sons, Courtland David (wife Stacey) and Edward Blake Grimm and one loved grandson, Courtland Jacob Grimm. Born February 10, […]

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