An interview with “Keeper James” Charlet on Oregon Inlet, local history, and his upcoming new book

James D. “Keeper James” Charlet is an authority on the US Life-Saving Service on North Carolina’s iconic Outer Banks. He contributes to local and national media, (including the Island Free Press), and hosts Keeper James Presentations TM which is a series of live programs presented by historians, historical interpreters, and performers. Charlet is also a dedicated advocate […]

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Katharine Wiley Pearce

July 26, 1931 – February 22, 2024 MANTEO — Katharine Wiley Pearce of Manteo, NC, passed away on February 22, 2024, at the age of 92. She was born on July 26, 1931, in Shawsville, MD, to the late Eva Schurr Wiley and Harold Nelson Wiley. The youngest of three girls living on a 120-acre […]

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Thomas Lee, Sr.

Thomas Lee, Sr., known to most as Tommy Lee, or Chief Lee, passed away suddenly at the age of 82 on February 19, 2024. Tommy was born in Portsmouth, VA, on October 28, 1941, to the late James Edward Lee and Margaret Minter Lee. He was an only child. He was a graduate of Woodrow […]

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Allen Martin

Daddy, Pops, Lanny, Grandaddy, Allen, and Baby were just a few of the names that family and friends called Allen Martin, whose love of life didn’t come to an end with his death. Allen passed away on February 17, 2024, at the age of 81, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his […]

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Charles Lee Wescott

September 27, 1918 – February 21, 2024 WANCHESE — Charles Lee Wescott, a 105-year-old native of Wanchese, North Carolina, departed his Earthly home in Wanchese, North Carolina, on February 21, 2024, with his family at his side. Charles was born September 27, 1918, in Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, North Carolina, the eldest child born to […]

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Dare County Youth, Adults, and Parents Are Invited To The 2024 Sailing Teams Kick Off Social

All are welcome at the 2024 Sailing Teams kick-off meeting on Feb 24th starting at 3 pm at the Outer Banks Community Foundation Building, 704 US 64, Manteo, next door to the Jumpmasters Jumpark. Kids, Youth, Adults, and Parents are invited to meet the coaches and other sailors. Our coaches will answer questions and go over […]

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Work underway to repair the Midgett House after issues from a 2017 lightning strike resurface

Sometime during the night of July 2, 2017, one of the most popular structures at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe – the 1907 Midgett House – was hit by lightning. The lightning strike made contact with the original wiring in the home, which is no longer in use, but nevertheless runs through the entire […]

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