Gary Wendell Smith

SOUTHERN SHORES — Gary Wendell Smith, 82, of Southern Shores, N.C., went to be with his Lord on May 15, 2023, after a two-month illness. Born in Baltimore, Md., on July 10, 1940, to Willard and Pauline Smith, he was a 1958 graduate of Kennard-Dale High School and a 1963 graduate of Army electronics training […]

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Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry traffic and long wait times are the focus of public meeting

Ocracoke residents heard updates on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry schedule, vendor priority passes, and new stacking lanes for the Ocracoke ferry terminal at a well-attended public meeting on Tuesday evening, May 16, at the Ocracoke Community Center. Hosted by the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association (OCBA), and live-streamed on their Facebook page, the meeting was an […]

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U.S. News and World Report ranks Outer Banks 10th best summer vacation destination in the country

May 16, 2023 | Local News | By: Sam Walker | From The: WOBX | 3

Another major publication has rated the Outer Banks as one of the best places in the United States for a summer vacation. U.S. News and World Report published its 21 Best Summer Vacations in the USA for 2023 list last week, and has placed our destination as the number 10 best in the country. Here’s what they […]

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Plan approved for new 1.6-mile-long pathway in Buxton

On Monday, May 15, National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Mark Foust signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Construct Multi-Use Pathway in Hatteras Island District environmental assessment (EA). After evaluating the potential impacts of two alternatives, NPS selected the preferred alternative: construct a multi-use pathway. Under […]

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