Sheriff’s Blotter March 2023

March 1, 2023 Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. 42000 block of NC 12 Hwy, Avon. Facebook / Ebay scam. Subject was tricked into sending money via gift cards. Under investigation. March 4, 2023 Larceny. 57000 block of NC 12 Hwy, Hatteras. Fishing rods stolen from the bed of a truck. Under investigation. March 6, 2023 […]

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Ocean overwash, strong winds forecast for the Outer Banks over Easter Weekend

There is increasing confidence that an extended period of strong north to northeasterly winds behind a stalled cold front will impact the Outer Banks over Easter Weekend, per a Friday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Marine conditions will deteriorate as winds pick up, bringing large, dangerous seas and rip currents […]

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Ray Dale Gray, Jr.

December 26, 1951 – April 2, 2023 BUXTON — Ray Dale Gray, Jr., age 71, of Buxton, NC died on April 2, 2023. Ray was the son of the late Ray Dale Gray, Sr., and Vandetta Midgett Gray. He was also preceded in death by his younger brother, William Landry Gray. Ray was a lifelong […]

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Airbnbs in rural N.C. counties rake in $370 million in 2022; Dare County tops at $71.4 million

From A new report from Airbnb shows hosts for the online short-term rental marketplace in North Carolina’s rural counties brought in more than $370 million in 2022, and income to hosts in Dare County topped the list last year. The statewide total was a more than 350 percent increase compared to pre-pandemic travel in […]

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2023 climbing season for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse unlikely as restoration project takes next steps

While the Bodie Island Lighthouse will open for climbers on April 26, a 2023 climbing season for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is unlikely, as a years-long project to restore the 1870 structure enters the next phase. The first phase of the project wrapped up in 2021, and entailed removing the interior paint to provide a […]

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