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Frisco Native American Museum announces a series of Native America ...

July 12, 2024 | Community News Brief

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, [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Waterways Commission alarmed that emergency ferry channel between ...

July 10, 2024 | Local News | By: Catherine Kozak | 2

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 [...] Local News |  Full Article

Island History: A spotlight on stories from the Outer Banks’ Lif ...

July 10, 2024 | Island Features | By: Jen Carlson

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 [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Marine Fisheries Division encourages anglers to donate Red Snapper ...

July 10, 2024 | Fishing

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. [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Charlize

July 9, 2024 | Community News Brief

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 https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/  

State coastal agency accepting public comments regarding NOAA’s ...

July 8, 2024 | Fishing

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management is accepting public comment on a request for review of a federal consistency submission from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Protected Resources proposing amendments to the North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule, (also known as the“speed [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Waterways Commission alarmed that emergency ferry channel between ...

July 10, 2024 | Local News | By: Catherine Kozak | 2

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 [...] Local News |  Full Article

Exterior paint removal will begin soon as Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration continues

July 2, 2024 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

Six months into an extensive restoration project, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse already looks like a different structure, thanks to a tower of scaffolding that was erected around the lighthouse in the spring. Now, residents and visitors can expect another major change in the lighthouse's appearance, as the exterior paint is scheduled to be removed in the not-so-distant future. “That part [of the project] will start in the next couple of weeks, and it should all be removed by early August,” said Lindsey Gravel, Site Quality Control Manager for the project’s contractor, Stone and Lime Historic Restoration Services. While the upcoming paint removal will likely be one of the most visible aspects of the 18-month project, behind the scenes, work continues to tackle the many details of restoring a weather-worn lighthouse to its original 1870 condition. May and June were highly active pha [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore reminds visitors of local firework ...

June 29, 2024 | Seashore News

Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitors should leave fireworks at home and attend permitted fireworks shows on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) reminds visitors and adjacent homeowners that it is illegal to detonate fireworks, or have fireworks in your possession, on all land managed by the National Park Service, including all beaches [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

New Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Pathway expected to open in late summ ...

June 4, 2024 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist

The first 1.25-mile-long phase of the new Cape Hatteras Lighthouse pathway is expected to be open to the public by late summer or early fall, 2024. “The Buxton multi-use pathway project is approximately 40% complete,” said Mike Barber, Public Affairs Specialist for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS). “There is approximately 3,500 linear feet of [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

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

July 10, 2024 | Island Features | By: Jen Carlson

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 celebration of the United States Life-Saving Stations’ 150th anniversary in the state. The following is the next of these Life-Saving Station feature articles to honor the #LegacyofLifeSaving, written by Jen Carlson for CLSS. Above and Beyond - A historic rescue by the Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills Life-Saving Stations On January 20, 1895, a barge had broken free from its towline and ended up being stranded about a mile north of the Kill Devil Hills Life-Saving Station. She was discovered, however, by th [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Island History: A spotlight on stories from the Outer Banks’ Lif ...

July 4, 2024 | Island Features | By: Jen Carlson

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 [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Wednesday morning’s SpaceX launch puts on a show over the Ou ...

July 3, 2024 | Island Features | By: Joy Crist

On early Wednesday morning, July 3, SpaceX launched a new batch of satellites to low-Earth orbit, and folks on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands were able to catch the show from multiple locations, thanks to the clear sky conditions. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying 20 Starlink satellites, including 13 with direct-to-cell capabilities, lifted off from Space [...] Island Features |  Full Article

New study finds paths to more effective short-term rental regulations

June 25, 2024 | Real Estate

Rent Responsibly and the College of Charleston have released the 2024 State of the Short-Term Rental (STR) Industry Report, the largest study of its kind exploring the STR industry and the local STR regulatory landscape across the US. Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 STR owners and property managers about their properties, operations, technology, marketing, regulations, and more. Researchers also surveyed more than 2,000 local government staff and elected officials about their communities, including their housing supplies, tourism economies, STR ordinance provisions, and policy objectives. The combined surveys yielded more than 130,000 new data points. The full report can be downloaded here. Some key findings: 94.6% of STR operators supported locally owned and operated businesses through purchases and referrals. Most STR operators (75%) catered primarily to families, followed by wel [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Causey settles again with insurance companies, another rental home ...

May 31, 2024 | Real Estate | By: Sam Walker

From SamWalkerOBXNews.com North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has reached a settlement with companies that insure rental homes, which means rates for some coverage will be jumping again for a second straight year. The Republican who is running for a third term this fall announced late Thursday he had reached an agreement with the North [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

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

July 12, 2024 | Fishing

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 N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) to engage with stakeholders, not only to inform them about the requirements, but also to ensure that the reporting process and tool(s) are robust and user-friendly. The legislation from last fall requires that any person who recreationally harvests Red Drum, flounder, Spotted Seatrout (speckled trout), Striped Bass and Weakfish (gray trout) must report that harvest to the DMF. This requi [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Frisco Native American Museum announces a series of Native America ...

July 12, 2024 | Community News Brief

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, [...] Community News Brief |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Charlize

July 9, 2024 | Community News Brief

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 https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/  

Ruth Marion Jennette

July 12, 2024 | Obituaries

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 [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Robert Carl Olerich

July 9, 2024 | Obituaries

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 [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Eugene Vincent Martof

July 9, 2024 | Obituaries

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, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

William Patrick Parker

July 9, 2024 | Obituaries

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, [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Jeannie Manger Shelton

July 5, 2024 | Obituaries

March 30, 1949 – June 20, 2024 KITTY HAWK — Jeannie Manger Shelton, 75, of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, died Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the Outer Banks Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Washington, DC, she was preceded in death by her parents, Connie F. Manger and William F. Manger; her [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Janice Carol Johnson Bateman

July 2, 2024 | Obituaries

February 22, 1942 – June 27, 2024 MANTEO — Janice Carol Johnson Bateman, 82, of Manteo, NC, passed away suddenly on June 27, 2024. She was born on February 22, 1942, in Norfolk, VA, to the late Gladys Roberts Johnson and Floyd Johnson. Janice, a loving mother and devoted grandmother, found immense joy in the [...] Obituaries |  Full Article