NCDOT to suspend most construction projects during the Fourth of July Holiday

The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily halt most construction activities along major highways early next week to keep traffic flowing for holiday travel. Construction on interstates, U.S. and key N.C. routes will be suspended from the morning of July 3 through the evening of July 5 to reduce anticipated congestion. Some projects will continue with work […]

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Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation and local students team up for Creating for a Cause

Hatteras Island is full of some amazingly talented artists, and especially our students. Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation board members decided to give these artists a chance to be seen. They started their first student outreach program with the help of Cape Hatteras Secondary School art teacher, Justin Paxton. “Artists Creating for a Cause” challenged both […]

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Mary Jane Scarborough

AVON — Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and Kinnakeeter, Mary Jane Scarborough, joined hands once again with her husband in heaven, June 29, 2023.  She was born in Avon, NC to Ervin Farrow, Sr. And Mabel Farrow Meekins on September 9, 1936. Later a step-father, Reginald Meekins, entered her life.  Besides Mary’s beloved husband and […]

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Outer Banks lifeguards, emergency officials, National Weather Service discuss beach safety headed into peak season

From As the Outer Banks rolls into the height of the summer season, representatives from the various lifeguard and emergency service agencies in Dare County and the National Weather Service held a press conference to offer tips on how to make a day at the beach a safe one. Entitled “Outer Banks Beach Safety […]

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Hatteras Island now has three weekly markets during the summer of 2023

Visitors and residents who love discovering the talents of Hatteras Island’s artists now have three opportunities every week to experience what the local arts scene is all about. With the new-in-2023 Tri Villages Market, and the return of the Avon Farmers Market and Old Trent Market, the island is brimming with shopping activity Tuesdays through […]

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$500,000 available for eastern NC nonprofits through the North Carolina Community Foundation

Eastern North Carolina nonprofits supporting education, health and human services can apply for competitive grants from the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment beginning June 30. This opportunity will provide a total of $500,000 in funds from the endowment established at the North Carolina Community Foundation in 2015. Grants awarded to nonprofits will range from $25,000 to $50,000. 2023 […]

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Marine Fisheries Division encourages anglers to donate Red Snapper carcasses to science

The N.C Division of Marine Fisheries will collect Red Snapper carcasses from recreational fishermen during the July 14-15 Red Snapper mini-season. The division has set up four temporary freezer locations, in addition to the eleven carcass collection locations available throughout the year, where recreational fishermen can take their Red Snapper carcasses. The temporary locations are: […]

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Dare County Schools seek to tackle hiring challenges

Options from hardship loans to health insurance on the table Ideas ranging from tuition and training reimbursements and district-paid health care to hardship loans were floated at the first meeting of the Recruitment and Retention Committee, comprised of three Dare County Schools (DCS) Board of Education members and four DCS staff. At its June 22 […]

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