Westervelt Family creates fund for Ocracoke students

The Outer Banks Community Foundation proudly announces the Dr. Frederic B. Jr. and Ernestine H. Westervelt Scholarship Fund, a tribute to the enduring connection of the Westervelt family with the Ocracoke community. Dr. Westervelt’s career included 30 years at the University of Virginia in the field of nephrology. His role in establishing early dialysis programs […]

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RWS Civic Association to host Speaker Series on human trafficking with Outer Banks Hotline advocate on Feb. 15

On Thursday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m., the Rodanthe Waves Salvo (RWS) Civic Association will be hosting its second speaker for its 2024 Speaker Series. Steve Vanover, an advocate for the Outer Banks Hotline, will explain what human trafficking looks like in North Carolina and how easily people can be pulled into it.  Human trafficking […]

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N.C. Ferry System makes temporary schedule changes on several routes

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry System will be realigning schedules on several routes in February and March to devote more resources to its spring and summer schedules. The changes will affect lesser-traveled departures on the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach, Bayview-Aurora, Currituck-Knotts Island, Swan Quarter-Ocracoke, and Cedar Island-Ocracoke routes between Feb. 6 and March 25. The […]

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Wright Brothers Monument to receive condition assessment from Feb. 5-8

Contractors from Quinn Evans and Terracon will conduct investigative work from Feb. 5-8 on the Wright Brothers Monument to assess the monument’s condition. The assessment will inform the development of a Wright Brothers National Memorial project to address water intrusion and general maintenance needs for the 91-year-old structure. The Wright Brothers Monument is a 60-foot-tall granite monument that sits atop Big Kill Devil […]

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Friday is the last day for public comments on proposed homeowners insurance rate increase of up to 45.1% for the OBX

Earlier in January, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that the North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) filed a rate filing with the North Carolina Department of Insurance asking for an average statewide increase in homeowners’ insurance rates of 42.2%, with Dare and Hyde Counties facing as high as 45.1% for beach areas and 33.9% for other […]

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N.C. earns a C in Surfrider’s annual State of the Beach report

From SamWalkerOBXNews.com The Surfrider Foundation has released its seventh annual State of the Beach Report, which grades 30 states and the territory of Puerto Rico on comprehensive laws and policies to protect our nation’s beaches from coastal erosion, sea level rise, and poorly planned development. Founded in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit organization […]

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Island History: The attempted rescues of the famous Outer Banks Ghost Ship, the Carroll A. Deering

One of maritime history’s most enduring mysteries involves the iconic names of Cape Hatteras, Diamond Shoals, Graveyard of the Atlantic, and the term “Ghost.” There has been much discussion about the possible explanations; there has been little about the actual Coast Guard rescue attempts. Much has been written and told about the famed ghost ship […]

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