First-ever Ocracoke Working Waterman’s Festival will be held in October 2023

Ocracoke Preservation Society is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Ocracoke Working Waterman’s Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum. Join the Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS) in celebrating Ocracoke heritage with its rich history and continuing tradition of working on the […]

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Current TV Releases Video Highlighting E-bike Safety, Rules and Regulations

Current TV has released a new video that discusses the recent rise in the popularity of electric-assisted bicycles—also known as “e-bikes”—throughout Dare County, as well as the current rules and regulations regarding the operation of e-bikes. The video also shares several ways Dare County residents and visitors can stay safe while utilizing this popular new […]

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‘It takes a village;’ Outer Banks Buddies will provide new connections for Hatteras Island’s youth and elderly

Hatteras Island is home to a wealth of nonprofit organizations that do a world of good for the local community, but the new-in-2023 Outer Banks Buddies is providing a new kind of service for residents, modeled after the national “Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America” program. Whitney Dempsey is a lifelong Hatteras Islander who works […]

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Officials urge residents to prepare now for hurricane season

As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, April 30-May 6, state and weather officials are encouraging residents to learn about and prepare for hurricane season. The National Weather Service and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety are teaming up to bring a hurricane safety campaign to state residents ahead of hurricane season, which begins June […]

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Water quality swimming advisory issued for sound-side site in Dare County

An advisory against swimming was posted today at a sound-side site in Dare County, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisory is for Sandy Bay sound-side access near Frisco along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Test results of water […]

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Gary Shane Austin, Sr.

June 27, 1933 – April 30, 2023 HATTERAS — Gary Shane Austin, Sr., 89, of Hatteras Village, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 30, 2023, after his year-long battle with lung cancer and heart disease, surrounded by his loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy. He was preceded in death by […]

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U.S. marine fish stocks show improvements in 2022

May 2, 2023 | Fishing | From The: WOBX

NOAA has released the 2022 Status of Stocks report, providing a snapshot of the more than 490 fish stocks managed by NOAA Fisheries. Maintaining sustainable fisheries contributes significantly to the U.S. economy, provides important recreational opportunities and helps meet the growing challenge of increasing the nation’s seafood supply. In 2022, U.S. fisheries data revealed that […]

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