Dare Commissioners expected to act on balloon release ban for unincorporated areas of county

From OuterBanksVoice.com After Kill Devil Hills became the fifth Dare County municipality to enact a balloon release ban on July 8, the focus shifts to unincorporated Dare County as the county commissioners take up a ban measure at their July 16 meeting. Prior to taking any action on the measure, the commissioners will hold a […]

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New recreational, commercial harvest reporting requirements delayed to Dec. 1, 2025

New harvest reporting requirements for recreational and commercial fisheries have been delayed by one year and will now become effective on Dec. 1, 2025. The N.C. General Assembly recently passed Session Law 2024-45, which, in part, amends legislation from last fall that would have implemented the harvest reporting requirements on Dec. 1, 2024. This extension will allow the […]

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Ruth Marion Jennette

January 11, 1947 – July 2, 2024 Ruth Marion Jennette, 77, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at home surrounded by family and friends. Ruth was born January 11, 1947 in Fall River, Massachusetts to William Horace McMillian and Irene Blanche McMillian. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, and the love of […]

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Frisco Native American Museum announces a series of Native American presentations

Frisco Native American Museum announces a series of Native American presentations by Jeannie and Mike Cranford, Tsalagi (Cherokee). Long-time supporters and volunteers of the museum. The Cranfords attend powwows, demonstrations, and lectures sharing Native topics. Wednesday July 17th please join them for “All about Regalia” (what natives wear for special events) from 11am to 11:45, […]

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Island Free Press wins seven North Carolina Press Association Awards for journalism, including Public Service Award

The North Carolina Press Association (NCPA) recently announced the winners of its annual contest for journalism across the state, and the Island Free Press (IFP) was honored with seven awards for work published between March 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024, which included the NCPA’s special Public Service Award. The Public Service Award is given […]

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Waterways Commission alarmed that emergency ferry channel between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe is not navigable

Published jointly with Coastal Review If there is a hurricane on the Outer Banks that renders Hatteras Island’s only highway impassable, the emergency channel between Rodanthe to the Dare County mainland at Stumpy Point currently would not be accessible for ferries to provide supplies or evacuations. “This needs to be very clear to our county […]

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