Jeffrey Regan Thornton

August 20, 1947 – February 2, 2024 NAGS HEAD — Jeffrey Regan Thornton, born on August 20, 1947, in Accomack County, VA, peacefully passed away on February 2, 2024, in Nags Head, NC. He was 76 years old. Jeff dedicated nearly 50 years of his life as a technician for United CoolAir Corporation in York, […]

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Coastal Flood Watch in effect starting Tuesday; Ocean overwash and soundside flooding possible

A period of gale force-northerly winds is expected from Monday night through Wednesday morning, 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. Minor to moderate coastal flooding of 2-3 feet above ground level (and localized overwash) is possible […]

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Sheriff’s Blotter January 2024

January 16, 2024 Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. 47000 block of Buxton Back Road, Buxton. Facebook scam resulting in the victim sending a scammer $1,300. January 16, 2024 Larceny. 200 block of Thicket Lump Drive, Wanchese. Fishing equipment stolen from a boat. Under investigation. January 22, 2024 Larceny. 58000 block of NC 12 Hwy, Hatteras. […]

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Sharon Lee Peele Kennedy

February 9, 1956 – January 26, 2024 BUXTON –Born February 9, 1956, Sharon Lee Peele Kennedy, a lady known for her beautiful smile and her passion for life, passed peacefully at her home in Buxton on January 26, 2024, with her beloved sons by her side and surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was preceded […]

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REMINDER: Starry Nights, a celebration of stargazing, returns to Hatteras Village on Saturday, February 3

Starry Nights, a celebration of stargazing on one of the darkest stretches of the East Coast, is returning to Hatteras village after a four-year hiatus on Saturday, February 3. The afternoon and evening event, (which will be held at multiple spots along southern Hatteras Island), is sponsored by the Hatteras Village Civic Association and is […]

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After months of uncertainty, Avon’s 4th of July Fireworks Show will go on for 2024

The Avon Property Owners Association (APOA) recently announced that despite longstanding fears that the annual Independence Day fireworks display in Avon would be canceled due to a lack of funds, the show will go on as scheduled in 2024. “After a season of uncertainty, two stories in the Island Free Press, and many meetings held […]

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