Plans are in the works for new restroom facilities at Old Lighthouse Beach in Buxton

Multiple agencies are coming together to install new and permanent restroom facilities with outdoor showers at Old Lighthouse Beach in Buxton, one of the most popular beach accesses on Hatteras Island. Jessica Barnes of Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of the Outer Banks’ national parks, outlined the upcoming project at the Dare County […]

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Sherriann Sarsfield, Chief Operator for Rodanthe water plant, named Dare County’s Employee of the Month

Sherriann Sarsfield, who serves as chief water treatment plant operator for the Dare County Water Department at the Joseph “Mac” Midgett Reverse Osmosis Water Plant in Rodanthe, has been named Dare County Employee of the Month for July 2024. The prestigious award was presented to Sarsfield by Dare County Public Utility Director William Nash during the Dare […]

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Dare commissioners approve moving up Buxton, Avon beach nourishment projects to 2026

From SamWalkerOBXNews.com With erosion occurring more rapidly than expected off Buxton, the Dare County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to shift the next beach renourishment project to 2026. Buxton’s stretch of beach took a beating this past fall and winter from offshore hurricanes and repeated nor’easters, including one of the worst incidents of erosion since […]

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St. John UMC in Avon will host 4th Annual Bazaar on August 1 with food, music, kids’ activities, and more

The St. John United Methodist Church (UMC) in Avon is hosting a community bazaar on Thursday, August 1, starting at 7:00 a.m., and continuing until 2:00 p.m. The daylong event features kids’ activities, music, homemade meals for breakfast and lunch, and much more. The bazaar was originally scheduled for July 18 but was postponed due […]

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Board of Commissioners ban balloon releases in unincorporated Dare County

At a Public Hearing that coincided with the Dare County Board of Commissioners’ monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 16, the Board unanimously approved a ban on balloon releases in unincorporated areas of the county, which includes Hatteras Island, Roanoke Island outside the Town of Manteo, Colington, Martin’s Point, and the Dare County mainland. The details of […]

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Next Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge beach cleanup scheduled for July 18

The Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a series of beach cleanups along the oceanfront beaches of the refuge throughout the summer, and volunteers from the community are invited to attend. Those who would like to participate are asked to meet at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center—which is located at 14500 […]

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Nola Estelle Martin Gray

HATTERAS — Nola Estelle Martin Gray/ne Nola Estelle Fletcher, born in New London, Connecticut, and a long-time resident of Hatteras Village, passed away on July 2, 2024, at the age of 97. She spent her youth in Groton, CT, and later years in Norwich, CT. Nola was born on June 10, 1927. She was predeceased […]

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Joseph Andrew Rogers

Joseph Andrew Rogers, affectionately known as Andy, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. Born on August 13, 1965, to Roland and Maxine Rogers, Andy was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Andy is survived by his devoted wife, Kristi Lilley Rogers, and his two sons, Hunter (Corey) and […]

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