Waterways Commission focuses on future Hatteras Inlet, Avon, and emergency ferry route projects

With crisis conditions in Hatteras Inlet becalmed for the time being, members of the Dare County Waterways Commission are keeping a keen eye on the horizon to forestall planning kinks while turning its attention elsewhere to long-discussed projects in Avon Harbor and the Stumpy Point emergency ferry harbor. During a low-key commission meeting on May […]

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Daniel Martin Dickens

August 14, 1987 – April 27, 2023 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Daniel Martin Dickens, known to all as Dan, passed away on April 27, 2023, in Kill Devil Hills, NC at the age of 35. Born on August 14, 1987, in Dearborn, Michigan, Dan touched the lives of countless individuals with his kindness, warmth, infectious […]

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Hatteras Island Ocean Center announces its 2023 Summer Programming Schedule

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center recently announced its line-up of summertime programs, which begin on Monday, May 29, 2023. All programs repeat weekly throughout the summer months, and provide insight into the landscape and natural environment of Hatteras village and miles beyond. This is the first year that the Hatteras Island Ocean Center is operating […]

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Surf or Sound Realty expands with new Hatteras village office

On Tuesday, May 9, Surf or Sound Realty officially opened its third office in the heart of Hatteras village, with representatives from Surf or Sound Realty, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, and the local Hatteras Island community in attendance. The new property management and real estate office may look familiar to Hatteras village regulars, […]

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Annual Buxton and Ocracoke Ceremonies to honor WWII sailors will be held on May 11 and May 12

Two annual ceremonies are returning in 2023 to honor the World War II British and Canadian sailors who lost their lives off the Outer Banks 81 years ago. In mid-May, representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Navy, British Royal Navy, and National Park Service will come together at the British cemeteries […]

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Julia Cathryn Carroll

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Julia Cathryn “Cathy” Carroll of Kill Devil Hills, NC has earned her wings and was called away to Heaven peacefully after a short illness from cancer on April 29, 2023.  She is now flying high!  Cathy was born March 21, 1933, in Guthrie Oklahoma to John A. Carroll and Ethel Julia […]

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Island Fishing: Another Reason to Get Hooked . . . The Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

The Adventure Begins After strategically packing a two-door Jeep Wrangler with fishing gear for me and my fishing buddy, Kathryne (Kat) Buckley, we began our trek to Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry, an hour-and-a-half journey. Directed to Lane 8, we watched as cars, panel trucks, motorcycles, and RVs disembarked and embarked. While waiting our turn, we enjoy friendly […]

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OCEARCH’s shark research expedition off of Ocracoke a success

OCEARCH, a non-profit organization that conducts research on sharks around the globe, has just completed its 45th ocean research expedition – Expedition Northbound – which took place off the coast of Ocracoke Island. “Our data shows that prior to their spring migration north, many white sharks use the productive continental shelf waters around the Outer […]

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