“The Wall That Heals” Coming to Dare County in November

The Dare County Veterans Advisory Council has announced that it will host “The Wall That Heals”—a traveling, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., that tours the country along with an accompanying mobile education center—in Dare County in November 2023. Honoring the more than 3 million Americans who served in the […]

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Citizen Science Program needs volunteers to help with weather observations

Have you ever wondered how much rain fell during a recent thunderstorm? How about snowfall during a winter storm? If so, an important volunteer weather observing program needs your help! The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow network, or CoCoRaHS, is looking for new volunteers across North Carolina. The grassroots effort is part of a growing national […]

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Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations suspended Wednesday morning due to weather

The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations have been suspended due to high winds and rough conditions as of Wednesday at 8:00 a.m., per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division. Ferry service will resume once weather conditions improve. For the Ocracoke-mainland routes, the following departures have been canceled: Ocracoke to Swan Quarter 7 a.m. […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore implements response to March 13 house collapse

National Park Service employees at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) this morning began cleaning up debris associated with yesterday’s unoccupied, one-story house collapse at 23228 East Point Drive in Rodanthe, North Carolina. The proactive clean-up response is an effort to protect the Seashore’s natural resources and help ensure the safety of visitors. Almost all the […]

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Outer Banks Community Foundation Establishes Outer Banks Center for Nonprofits; Announces Plans to Relocate Offices

During its Annual Meeting today Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF) announced the establishment of the Outer Banks Center for Nonprofits, a new collaborative space that will provide flexible office space and services for nonprofits on the Outer Banks. The Community Foundation has outgrown its current location and its new facility will also benefit other local […]

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Communications restored to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands after fiber optic cable damaged

Communication services were restored at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, after a fiber optic cable was damaged, leading to a widespread phone and internet outage. The outage occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. and affected all of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. During the outage, emergency personnel was placed at each of the volunteer fire […]

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Volunteers needed for the 38th Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament on May 3-5

The Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament (OISFT) is just around the corner on May 3-5, and judges and volunteers are needed to be part of the behind-the-scenes action. “This year, we have 73 teams participating,” said OISFT Co-Chair Candis George. “It is our 38th tournament [and] would have been our 40th, but Covid shut us […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Billy Boss

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Billy Boss, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Billy Boss, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/

Lois Elaine Atkinson Smith-Acerra

March 29, 1940 – March 7, 2023 MANTEO — Lois Elaine Atkinson Smith-Acerra, 82, of Manteo, NC passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at her home after a brief illness. Born in Neptune, NJ on March 29, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Lenora Brand Atkinson and Alfred Atkinson. She lived […]

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