Outer Banks coastline is new home for complex ocean-observing system

  Massachusetts-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists and engineers are on their way to deploy test moorings off the coast of Nags Head to better understand conditions before relocating the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s Pioneer Array ocean-observing system, which most recently was collecting data about 75 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. The science team headed […]

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Paul Marshall Dunn

April 1, 1953 – February 15, 2023 BUXTON — Paul Marshall Dunn, 69, of Buxton, NC died Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on April 1, 1953, he was the son of Claire M. Dunn and the late Stephen F. Dunn Paul attended Brevard Community College […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore is now hiring for several positions, and more National Seashore updates for the week of Feb. 23

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News and events for the National Seashore for the week of Feb. 23 include the following: Seashore Updates The Parker’s Creek parking area on Ocracoke Island is scheduled to be closed from Feb. […]

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Target in Kill Devil Hills to open on April 2

“Opens April 2.” A red banner with white lettering and the trademark Target logo, newly displayed on the storefront of the Outer Banks’ first Target, heralds the much-anticipated and fast-approaching first day of business for the store. The approximately 80,000-square-foot store, located at 1901 N. Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills, has been undergoing an […]

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Outer Banks Leave No Trace Virtual Workshop will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Want to learn more about how you and your partners can promote the Outdoor NC Leave No Trace principles before, during, and after visitors come to your outdoor spaces? Then join the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau for a two-hour interactive session with Leave No Trace staff on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. EST. From their 25 years of […]

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Dare County is first in state to ask lawmakers to raise tobacco age to 21

At the Feb. 6 county commissioners’ meeting, by a vote of 5-1, Dare County became the first county in the state to adopt a resolution formally asking the North Carolina General Assembly to raise the age of tobacco sales to 21. Entitled a “Resolution Requesting North Carolina General Assembly to Pass Legislation to Protect Our […]

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Webinar to focus on best landscape plants for NC coast

Deciding which plants to use for a foundation, privacy hedge, groundcover or other landscaping project can be a challenge. Landscapers and property owners can now register for a free one-hour presentation in March on the best plants to choose for landscaping projects in coastal North Carolina. Webinar organizers say that plants that we often see growing in the […]

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