Susan Marable Pope

October 17, 1948 – July 10, 2024 KITTY HAWK — Susan Marable Pope, age 75, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on July 10, 2024. Susan was born on October 17, 1948, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Alford Marable and Caroline Tuck. Susan is survived by her siblings, Leon Marable (Gail), June Milligan […]

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First-ever guided tours of Little Kinnakeet provide an inside look into Avon’s own 1874 Life-Saving Station

The summer of 2024 marks the first time that the public can explore the inner workings of the Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving Station, thanks to the launch of weekly Friday tours that are part of a year-long 150th anniversary celebration. In 1874, the first seven Life-Saving Stations (LSS) were constructed along the North Carolina coastline, from Currituck […]

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Frank Manuel Balladares

May 31, 1956 – July 10, 2024 NAGS HEAD — Frank Manuel Balladares, 68, of Nags Head, NC, passed away on July 10, 2024, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Born on May 31, 1956, in Bluefields, Nicaragua, he was the son of the late Lidia Alfaro Balladares and Francisco Balladares. He settled on the Outer […]

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Dare County Library announces new Online Learning Platform for Adults

The Dare County Library has announced that it now offers patrons access to a new online learning platform called “Gale Presents: Udemy,” which is designed to help adults improve work-related skills and develop personal interests through thousands of on-demand courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design and personal development. Gale, a global provider of research and […]

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Dare commissioners to vote on moving up Buxton, Avon beach widening to 2026

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

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Buxton Civic Association pushes for a new wave of community action to clean up Buxton Beach

The Buxton Civic Association (BCA) held its monthly public meeting on Thursday, July 11, and urged attendees to keep the momentum going by continuing to demand action at Buxton Beach. An initial email and letter-writing campaign was launched in March, and the BCA is hoping that a second wave of letters, emails, phone calls, and […]

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A serendipitous day at Keeper James’ book signing in Rodanthe

My wife Linda Molloy and I have done a great number of programs and book signings all over eastern North Carolina, and particularly our home Outer Banks, but one of our all-time favorite venues is the Island Convenience store in Rodanthe, very close to our home. We know them well and appreciate the Midgett/Caldwell family […]

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