Edna Earle Coddington Schultz

November 19, 1933 – March 29, 2024 Edna Earle Coddington Schultz, 90, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2024. Edna Earle lived in Richmond, Virginia, until moving to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where she spent over 30 years. She moved to Hatteras in 2021, where her daughter, Donna, cared for her until a higher level of […]

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Barbara Elaine Becker

January 14, 1949 – March 29, 2024 KITTY HAWK — Barbara Elaine Becker, of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, passed away on March 29, 2024, at the age of 75. She was born on January 14, 1949, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and lived in Luxembourg for 30 years before choosing the Outer Banks as her home in […]

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Alvin Chester VanCuren

October 26, 1932  –  March 11, 2024 KITTY HAWK — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, grandad, great-grandad, and the founder of the $0.99 breakfast on the Outer Banks Alvin Chester VanCuren of Kitty Hawk, NC, died peacefully on March 11, 2024. A native of Olean, New York, […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Frisco Campground reopens for 2024 season

The National Park Service’s Frisco campground reopened for the 2024 season on Saturday, March 30, per an update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS). Hatteras Island’s other seasonal CHNS campground, the Cape Point Campground in Buxton, remains temporarily closed due to flooding of low-lying campsites from the recent heavy rains. The Frisco and Cape […]

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Night Sky: the Pons-Brooks Comet, a partial eclipse, and more highlights for April

Watch Out for the Devil Comet! This is the Devil Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks on the night of March 11. It’s called the Devil Comet because it tends to change its shape and brightness rather abruptly! Some researchers believe this is caused by volcanic eruptions which release internal gases from its core. Currently, the Devil Comet is […]

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Jean Sawyer Newsome

August 5, 1948 – March 27, 2024 KILL DEVIL HILLS — Jean Sawyer Newsome, age 75, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away on March 27, 2024. She was born in Durham, NC on August 5, 1948. Jean was a longtime employee at the Nags Head Ben Franklin, where she dedicated her time and efforts. […]

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Homecoming: Portsmouth Island descendants set to gather

From CoastalReview.org Now uninhabited and listed on the National Register of Historic Places and part of Cape Lookout National Seashore, the 250-acre Portsmouth Village established in 1753 was the largest settlement on the Outer Banks by 1770. As the former port town’s bustling industry declined and the Civil War forced islanders to leave, the island’s […]

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