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National Park Service announces programs and hours of operation fo ...

November 22, 2021 | Seashore News

The majority of National Park Service (NPS) facilities on the Outer Banks are open during Thanksgiving week, per a recent update from the NPS in its Cape Chronicle Newsletter. Hours and programs at popular park facilities, (including facilities within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers Memorial), are [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Marine Fisheries Commission selects Shrimp management options and ...

November 20, 2021 | Fishing

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission selected their preferred management options for the draft Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 during their November business meeting. The goal of the shrimp plan amendment is to further reduce bycatch of non-target species and minimize ecosystem impacts. The commission selected options to permanently close all trawling in crab sanctuaries; [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore requests the public’s help i ...

November 20, 2021 | Seashore News | 3

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) has requested the public’s help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for stealing beach safety signs and additional National Park Service property, per a recent update from CHNS. “Over the last couple [of] weeks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore employees have noticed that several signs have been taken from Buxton Beach [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Number of new COVID-19 cases increased this past week to 109, per ...

November 16, 2021 | Local News

Dare County released the following update for Tuesday, November 16, which provides details on recent Coronavirus cases, vaccine data, and more COVID-19 information.  The number of new COVID-19 cases and the percent of positive tests to total tests both increased this past week. Dare County continues to experience widespread community transmission of the COVID-19 virus [...] Local News |  Full Article

New sign at Salvo Community Cemetery aims to educate

November 23, 2021 | Seashore News | From The: Coastal Review Online

  Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff recently installed an educational panel at the Salvo Sound Access, also called Salvo Day Use Area, in an effort to help visitors understand the importance of the nearly 150-year-old cemetery that is eroding into the Pamlico Sound. The sign gives a brief history of the community and asks visitors to respect the small Salvo Community Cemetery established in 1872, at Salvo Day Use Area, south of the villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo on the Outer Banks. “The cemetery is unique, and provides a tangible way to connect visitors and residents to the history of the Outer Banks. Additionally, there have been ongoing concerns about individuals not respecting the cemetery, and the hope is that the context provided in the sign will help people realize how important the site is and to be respectful,” said Outer Banks Group Chief of Interpretation [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

National Park Service announces programs and hours of operation fo ...

November 22, 2021 | Seashore News

The majority of National Park Service (NPS) facilities on the Outer Banks are open during Thanksgiving week, per a recent update from the NPS in its Cape Chronicle Newsletter. Hours and programs at popular park facilities, (including facilities within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers Memorial), are [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore requests the public’s help i ...

November 20, 2021 | Seashore News | 3

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) has requested the public’s help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for stealing beach safety signs and additional National Park Service property, per a recent update from CHNS. “Over the last couple [of] weeks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore employees have noticed that several signs have been taken from Buxton Beach [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

New text alert service launched by Cape Hatteras National Seashore

November 10, 2021 | Seashore News

The public can now sign up to receive a variety of text alerts from Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers National Memorial, per a recent update from the CHNS. Text alerts may include park operational updates, conditions, information on educational programs, and more. “This new communications tool [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Outer Banks’ national parks awarded “Open OutDoors for Kids” ...

October 21, 2021 | Seashore News

Last month, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial were collectively awarded an Open OutDoors for Kids grant of $7,400 from the National Park Foundation. The goal of the grant program is to provide K-12 students, educators and families with access to national parks around the country through [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

30th Annual Hatteras Village Christmas Parade will be December 11

November 27, 2021 | Island Features

The Hatteras Village Christmas Parade, which is celebrating its 30th year in 2021, will be held on Saturday afternoon, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. The parade includes cash prizes for first, second, and third prize winners, as well as an additional prize for the most festive golf cart. Entries are currently being accepted for the annual Hatteras Village Christmas Parade, and any organization or group is welcome to sign up, and can do so by emailing hatterasevents@yahoo.com, or by scanning the QR code in the image below. The parade first originated in 1991 with local fire trucks and emergency vehicles, a handful of impressive floats, a mini horse, and a grand finale of Santa Claus riding high on a boat. Immediately a big hit with residents and participants alike, there has been a parade almost every year since the original 1991 event, with the exception of post-Isabel 2003, (when there was [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Hatteras Sailing launches invitational sailing team

June 16, 2021 | Watersports | By: Meg Phillips

Coaches create invitational sailing team for Hatteras Island Youth The Hatteras Sailing Organization together with its coaches agreed to launch an invitational sailing team. The Hatteras Sailing Organization is made up of local sailors, parents, and community leaders committed to investing time and resources in growing the sport of sailing on Hatteras and also training up a [...] Watersports |  Full Article

A Safe New Way to Sail the Sound

August 21, 2020 | Sponsored | Phillips Boatworks

Fall Sailing Tours from Avon are getting great reviews from Vacationers! For centuries people have been sailing up and down the shores of the beautiful Outer Banks. Known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” the oceanside of Hatteras Island, in particular, is not for the inexperienced sailor. I have a replica map of some of [...] Watersports |  Full Article

OBAR Leadership Elected During Annual Meeting

November 17, 2021 | Real Estate

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) elected their 2022 Board of Directors at their Annual Meeting.  OBAR's 2022 Board of Directors is: President: Doug Brindley, Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales President-Elect:  Natalie Painter, Coastal NC Realty Group Immediate Past President: Lori Brooks, Coastal NC Realty Group Treasurer: Heather Cater, Coast Realty Secretary: Jennifer Wilson, Sun Realty Tourism Director: Gray Berryman, Carolina Designs Realty Property Management Director: Brook Sparks, Coast Realty 2022-2023 Director at Large: Ashley Contristan, Keller Williams Outer Banks 2022-2023 Director at Large: Kim Endre, Twiddy & Co. 2022-2023 Director at Large: Shelley O'Grady, Joe Lamb Realty 2021-2022 Director at Large: Christi Bryant, Keller Williams Outer Banks 2021-2022 Director at Large: Amber Dawson, The Outer Banks Real Estate Co at eXp Realty 2021-2022 Director [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Willo Kelly Receives RCE Designation from National Association of ...

November 10, 2021 | Real Estate

Willo Kelly, CEO of the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® is being honored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) with the REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, which recognizes exceptional efforts made by the REALTOR® association executives. Willo Kelly is one of only 525 REALTOR® association executives who have achieved this mark of excellence.  [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Marine Fisheries Commission selects Shrimp management options and approves CHPP

November 20, 2021 | Fishing

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission selected their preferred management options for the draft Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 during their November business meeting. The goal of the shrimp plan amendment is to further reduce bycatch of non-target species and minimize ecosystem impacts. The commission selected options to permanently close all trawling in crab sanctuaries; to prohibit trawling in Bogue Sound and its tributaries except for the Intracoastal Waterway; and prohibit trawling in the Carolina Yacht Basin, except for the Intracoastal Waterway. However, it did not go forward with proposed regional area closures that would have prohibited trawling in most estuarine waters except for Pamlico Sound. The commission also chose management options to: Eliminate the four quarts (heads on) and two and one-half quarts (heads off) recreational creel limit for cast nets in areas cl [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Skippy

November 15, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week Layla

November 8, 2021 | Community News Brief

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

Current TV Releases Video Highlighting Dare County Library’s “ ...

November 8, 2021 | Community News Brief

Current TV, in partnership with Dare County Government, has released a video titled, “Your Next Great Read,” as part of its Destination Dare series for November 2021. The video highlights a unique program offered by the Dare County Library in which patrons provide information about their preferences for reading materials, such as their favorite genres, [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Maurice Phelps “Phelpie” Edmondson

November 23, 2021 | Obituaries

MANTEO — Maurice Phelps (“Phelpie”) Edmondson, 85, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, at his residence.  Phelpie was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina.  He retired from Dare County and Coastal Redi-Mix.  Phelpie was the Dare County Public Services Director and was instrumental in the construction of the Public Works Complex, the Dare County Animal [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

George Phillip Nelson

November 23, 2021 | Obituaries

December 16, 1940 – November 20, 2021 SOUTHERN SHORES — George Phillip Nelson, 80, of Southern Shores, NC, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, November 20, 2021, after a decade-long battle with vascular dementia. Born December 16, 1940, in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of the late Florence and Henry Nelson. George [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Ronald L. Kline

November 19, 2021 | Obituaries

SALVO — Ronald L. Kline, 69, passed away November 17, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Ron was born in Beaver Falls, PA on March 8, 1952, to the late William and Betty Kline. Ron was also preceded in death by his wife, Glenn; his son, Matthew Kline; his brother William Kline, Jr.; and [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Manuel S. Medeiros, Jr.

November 19, 2021 | Obituaries

Manuel S. “Manny” Medeiros, Jr. a nuclear power engineer, an Outer Banks investor since 1969 and a full-time Outer Banks resident since 1986, passed away on November 17, 2021.  Born in Little Compton, R.I. in 1934, he received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering in 1956 from what is now known as the University of [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Edith P. Williams

November 19, 2021 | Obituaries

NAGS HEAD — Edith Paige Perry Williams loved to laugh and to try to lift the spirits of others. Her rich sense of humor and faith in Christ carried her through many trying and difficult circumstances during her lifetime. Edith passed away during the morning of November 16, 2021, as a consequence of renal failure. [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

John Burton Vick

November 19, 2021 | Obituaries

John Burton Vick or “JB” as he was best known, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on November 16, 2021. He was surrounded by his family and listening to his favorite gospel hymns. JB grew up in Red Oak, North Carolina. He was born July 9,1930 to his parents- Irene and Levy Vick. [...] Obituaries |  Full Article