Questions for the Candidates: Dare Commissioner District 2 – Christian Thomas Hayman, Robert L. “Bob” Woodard, Sr.

As a service to voters ahead of the 2024 party primaries in North Carolina, has asked each of the candidates running in Dare and Currituck counties to answer a series of questions on various issues. Primary Day in North Carolina is set for Tuesday, March 5. To be as fair as possible to each […]

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Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations resume on Wednesday morning

12:00 P.M. UPDATE: The Ocracoke-mainland routes, (Cedar Island and Swan Quarter), have resumed normal ferry operations as of noon on Wednesday.  Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry operations have resumed for Wednesday starting with the 9:00 a.m. departure from Hatteras and the 11:00 a.m. departure from Ocracoke, per an update from the North Carolina Ferry System. Ferry service was suspended […]

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Overwash reported with Wednesday morning’s high tide; Additional coastal flooding remains possible through Thursday

Minor to moderate ocean overwash was reported after Wednesday morning’s approximate 4:45 a.m. high tide on several stretches of N.C. Highway 12, particularly northern Pea Island at the “Canal Zone” just south of the Basnight Bridge where dunes were compromised, northern Buxton, and northern Ocracoke Island. “NC12 remains open and passable after high tide, with […]

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Island History: A spotlight on stories from the Outer Banks’ Life-Saving Service

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station (CLSS) is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, as one of the seven original Life-Saving Stations to be built in North Carolina in 1874. As such, the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and Historic Site in Rodanthe will be sharing stories about the seven 1874 Outer Banks stations in the months ahead, leading […]

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N.C. Highway 12 remains open after Tuesday afternoon’s high tide; Coastal flooding possible through Thursday

N.C. Highway 12 is open and passable after Tuesday afternoon’s approximate 4:00 p.m. high tide, however, some blowing sand and foam were reported on the roadway in multiple spots along Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, and caution is advised. The prolonged period of gale-force northerly winds will continue through Wednesday morning, with gusts up to 45-50 […]

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William Rowland Thorp

It is with great sadness that the family of William Rowland “Will” Thorp of Kitty Hawk announces his passing on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at the age of 62 years after a brief yet brave battle with thyroid cancer. A visionary restaurateur, master storyteller, caring mentor, and loving husband and father, Will was born July […]

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Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey rejects insurance companies’ average 42.2% rate hike request

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said “No” to the insurance companies’ average 42.2% proposed increase in homeowners’ insurance rates, with Dare and Hyde Counties facing as high as 45.1% for beach areas and 33.9% for other inland areas. “I haven’t seen the evidence to justify such a drastic rate increase […]

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Coastal Flood Warning in effect; Wind gusts of 45-50 mph expected along the Outer Banks

A period of gale-force northerly winds is expected through Wednesday morning, Feb. 7, resulting in a threat for minor to moderate coastal flooding along the Outer Banks, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Coastal flooding of 2-3 feet above ground level (with localized ocean overwash) is possible from Duck to […]

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All Ocracoke Island ferry operations suspended Tuesday morning due to deteriorating weather conditions

The Hatteras-Ocracoke, Ocracoke-Swan Quarter, and Ocracoke-Cedar Island ferry operations have been suspended as of Tuesday morning, February 6, due to deteriorating weather conditions, per an update from the North Carolina Ferry System. The last departure for the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route will be from Ocracoke at 9:00 a.m. Operations will resume once weather conditions improve. To get notified […]

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