Melissa Taylor Shearin

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Melissa T. Shearin, 54, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2023, after a courageous journey through ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Missy, as she was best known, was at her Kill Devil Hills, NC home surrounded by everyone she loved.  Missy was born and raised in Roanoke Rapids, NC. She was the […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Maddox

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Maddox, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Maddox, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at, or their Facebook page at

2024 Marine Fisheries license sales/renewal period begins today

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries began renewing commercial fishing, seafood dealer, and for-hire licenses and permits today. The Division has mailed renewal packets to current license and permit holders that include an application and a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope. Renewals may be completed by mail, dropbox, or in person by appointment. Drop boxes and appointments […]

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Margaret “Peggy” Lee Ames Ward

Margaret “Peggy” Lee Ames Ward, 76, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died peacefully on December  9 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. She was born to J. Lewis and Margaret Ames on June  18, 1946, raised in Massapequa, NY, lived in Alexandria, VA, and was currently residing in Corolla, NC.  After graduating from Massapequa […]

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State coastal commission to meet in Manteo April 26; Advisory Council meeting scheduled for April 25

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will meet April 26 at the Dare County Government Complex, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo. A public input and comment period is scheduled for noon. At the chair’s discretion, comments may be limited to three minutes per person. The Coastal Resources Advisory Council (CRAC) will meet at 3 […]

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Brief power outage scheduled for Tuesday morning in Avon and the Tri-villages

The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) will require a brief planned power outage on Tuesday, April 18, in order to continue work on the transmission system. Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands will be served by limited diesel generators during this work. The power outage scheduled for Tuesday is as follows: Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, and Avon will experience a […]

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