2023-2026 Ocracoke re-entry permits now available for residents and property owners

Ocracoke Island re-entry permits are now available for residents and property owners for the 2023-2026 timeframe. The Hyde County Emergency Services Department issues re-entry permits when emergency conditions limit general access to Ocracoke Island, such as in the event of a hurricane. Re-entry permits are now issued to be valid for several years. To make […]

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N.C. Department of Agriculture seeking input on 2023 spongy moth control activities in Dare County

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting a public discussion of proposed treatments of the destructive spongy moth in Dare and Currituck counties after seeing an increase in reproducing populations from 2021 to 2022. Spongy moth, (Lymantria dispar) formerly known as gypsy moth, is an invasive insect that can cause tree defoliation […]

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Division of Marine Fisheries conducting survey of charter boat, head boat, and guide service operators

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is conducting a survey of for-hire operators that work in coastal waters of the state. Charter boat, head boat, and guide service operators should expect to receive the survey soon. The survey will ask questions about fishing habits, perceptions, income, and expenditures. The information gathered in the survey will […]

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Neil Stapelman

February 29, 1936 – February 19, 2023 NAGS HEAD — Neil Stapelman, 86, of Nags Head, NC (formerly of Brooklyn, NY) passed away on February 19, 2023. Son of Abraham and Sarah Stapelman, he is predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Cohen. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-eight years, Janet, children Eric Stapelman, […]

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Dare County seniors may qualify for assistance with legal services

The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Division of Social Services has received funding from the Older Americans Act Title III to help eligible residents 60 years and older with essential legal guidance and services. The funding will provide qualifying seniors with assistance to attain legal services to secure important documents such as […]

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Occupancy, meals tax collections in Dare County up nearly 6 percent in 2022, setting new annual record

  Although December 2022 saw a drop in occupancy and meals collections when compared to the record set in 2021, the two key indicators of Dare County’s visitor economy again established new records and rose by nearly six percent over the entire year. In a report to the Dare County Tourism Board at their Feb. […]

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