Island History: A spotlight on stories from the Outer Banks’ Life-Saving Service

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station (CLSS) is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, as one of the seven original Life-Saving Stations to be built in North Carolina in 1874. As such, the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and Historic Site in Rodanthe will be sharing stories about the seven 1874 Outer Banks stations in the months ahead, leading up to the official October […]

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Marine Fisheries Division encourages anglers to donate Red Snapper carcasses to science

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Marine Fisheries will collect Red Snapper carcasses from recreational fishermen during the July 12 Red Snapper mini-season. The division has set up three temporary freezer locations, in addition to the 12 carcass collection locations available throughout the year, where recreational fishermen can take their Red Snapper carcasses. […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Charlize

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on this pet, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at, or their Facebook page at  

Robert Carl Olerich

April 10, 1941 – July 3, 2024 MANTEO — Robert Carl Olerich, 83, of Manteo, NC, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born on April 10, 1941, in Wall Lake, IA, he was the son of the late Jessie Erickson Olerich and Edward Olerich. Robert served his country honorably […]

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Eugene Vincent Martof

May 22, 1949 – June 24, 2024 MANTEO — Eugene Vincent Martof, 75, of Manteo, NC died Monday, June 24, 2024, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Sharon, PA on May 22, 1949, he was the son of the late Rose Stypula Martof and Edwin John Martof. Eugene is survived by his granddaughter, […]

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William Patrick Parker

March 17, 1947 – July 7, 2024 SOUTHERN SHORES — William Patrick Parker, 77, of Southern Shores, North Carolina, passed away on July 7, 2024. He was a native of Isle of Wight County, Virginia and the son of the late Albert Staley Parker and Cleo Powell Parker. Patrick is survived by his loving wife, […]

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Register now for the 15th Annual North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) Red Drum Tournament

The 15th annual North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) Red Drum Tournament is scheduled for October 23 to October 26, 2024, and tournament organizers state that the 500 available spots are already filling up fast for this popular annual event. “So far, we have more than doubled the number of anglers already signed up compared […]

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