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Beverley Jane Omohundo Harding

June 2, 2020 | Obituaries

February 23, 1930 – June 1, 2020 FRISCO — Beverley Jane (Omohundo) Harding, 90, went home to join her Heavenly Father on June 1, 2020. She was born February 23, 1930 in NW Washington DC, the daughter of the late Charles S. and Helen Omohundro. After raising her family and working for Montgomery Country Public [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras School’s Class of 2020 will have a Drive-In Ceremo ...

May 28, 2020 | Local News

The Board of Education met on Thursday afternoon in a special meeting and unanimously approved a recommended high school graduation plan for Dare County Schools’ graduating seniors. The plan includes both a “Drive-in” ceremony between June 1 and 12 and an opportunity for a traditional July ceremony, if conditions warrant the ability to safely hold traditional ceremonies while protecting the health and safety [...] Local News |  Full Article

Couple files class-action lawsuit seeking damages for Outer Banks ...

June 2, 2020 | Local News | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today | 3

A Virginia couple has filed a class-action lawsuit against local governments on the Outer Banks seeking damages for out-of-town property owners denied access to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The suit in the U.S. District Court of Eastern North Carolina was filed May 15 by Joseph and Linda Blackburn of Richmond, Virginia, who [...] Local News |  Full Article

Ferry Passengers Are Observing Guidelines

June 1, 2020 | Local News | By: Jennifer Allen | From The: Coastal Review Online

Officials are reporting good compliance with public health recommendations among passengers traveling aboard vessels in the state Ferry Division’s fleet. Jamie Kritzer, assistant director of communications for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, told Coastal Review Online Wednesday that ferry usage was in the thousands for routes to and from Ocracoke Island over the Memorial [...] Local News |  Full Article

Gov. Cooper Extends Moratorium on Utility Cut Offs, and Implements ...

May 30, 2020 | Local News

Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 142 to extend the prohibition of utility shut-offs and implement a moratorium on evictions. The Order goes into effect today with the Governor’s signature. “North Carolinians need relief to help make ends meet during the pandemic,” said Governor Cooper. “Extending housing and utility protections will mean more people can stay [...] Local News |  Full Article

National Seashore Updates for the Week of May 29

May 28, 2020 | Seashore News

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities, closures or cancellations, and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of May 29 include the following: Seashore Updates On Memorial Day at 5:30 a.m., staff found a dead loggerhead sea turtle south of Ramp 49 in Frisco. It is likely that the sea turtle died from a vehicle collision during a time of day when vehicles are prohibited from being on the beach. The Seashore is actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information that may help determine the circumstances and events that led to the death of the nesting loggerhead are asked to contact the Dare County Community CrimeLine or the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB). ISB Tip Line: call or text [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore to Open Campgrounds, More Visitor ...

May 13, 2020 | Seashore News

For the purpose of staying healthy while following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and Dare and Hyde County public health authorities, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are increasing recreational opportunities on May 22. Park lands remain accessible, [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Cape Hatteras National Seashore campgrounds, restrooms should be o ...

May 8, 2020 | Seashore News | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today | 2

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac on Thursday said the park service hopes to have seashore campgrounds and restrooms open by Memorial Day weekend. The news came as U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt stopped by Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and Cape Hatteras on Thursday in a tour of national parks and [...] Seashore News |  Full Article

Dare County Arts Council Announces a Call For Entries for 23rd Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

June 2, 2020 | Island Features

Dare County Arts Council is seeking entries for the 23rd Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show, which will now be held in July. The Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show usually opens in May, but had to be rescheduled due to Covid-19. “We are elated that we are still able to bring the Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show to the community this year,” said Dare County Arts Council staff member Louise Sanderlin. “With that being said, there have been quite a few changes put in place to ensure the show can go on in a safe and responsible way.” Artists wishing to participate in this year’s exhibition can find a prospectus online at DareArts.org/molliefearingshow and at the DCAC Gallery. Please note that there is a new protocol for artwork drop-off to reduce pedestrian traffic inside the DCAC Gallery. Artists can sign up for a specific day and time to drop off their artwork online at DareArts.org [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Ocrafolk Festival seeks a poster for this year’s festival that w ...

May 19, 2020 | Island Features | From The: Ocracoke Observer

So what if we can’t have our 2020 Ocrafolk Festival?  We can still have fun! What Is It?: Ocracoke Alive is having a poster contest for the 2020 Ocrafolk Festival that Wasn’t. Prizes: Top Cash Prize $400. Other Prizes Include Special Treats from Ocracoke Island (Gift Certificates from Island Businesses and more!) Deadline for entries: June 3 Viewing [...] Island Features |  Full Article

Ray Gray Classic Draws Big Crowds and Big Support for Surf Club WI ...

April 29, 2019 | Watersports | By: Sarah Rich

The Cape Hatteras Secondary School Surf Club was out in full force at the first annual Ray Gray Classic at the old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site on Sunday, and the inaugural event attracted a big crowd of spectators and surfers. The club’s teacher-sponsor, secondary school teacher Clayton Tiderman, formulated the event after multiple requests from [...] Watersports |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Real Estate: The impact of Covid-19 on the real estate market

May 11, 2020 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

As you might expect, the most frequently asked question that my Realtor colleagues and I are hearing these days is – “What impact are the COVID-19 related restrictions having on the Hatteras Island real estate market?” This article is intended to provide some insights into the answers to this question. To begin the discussion, we first need to identify which restrictions are having the most significant ramifications for the island’s real estate market. I think there would be very little disagreement if the restrictions on non-resident property owner and visitor access to Dare County were pinpointed as the most important factors influencing the day to day conduct of the real estate business. To establish a common understanding of the time frame that we are analyzing, non-resident visitor entry into Dare County was prohibited on March 17. Three days later on March 20, non- resident [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Hatteras Island Real Estate: Protecting your funds during a real ...

March 2, 2020 | Real Estate | By: Tom Hranicka

Each year, real estate agents are required to take eight hours of continuing education classes in order to maintain their active broker licenses. The first four hours usually focus on topics that the North Carolina Real Estate Commission considers currently important. The second half of the training offers information on elective subjects. This year, one [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Outer Banks property owners shocked by tax revaluation, but expert ...

February 28, 2020 | Real Estate | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today

Many Dare County property owners got a shock when they received their seven-year tax revaluations this week. Property assessments for some went up as much as 80 and 90 percent, sparking worries about what coming real estate tax bills might look like. The alarm, local real estate experts say, is unwarranted. At least right now. [...] Real Estate |  Full Article

Island Fishing: Early Summer Fishing Report

June 3, 2020 | Fishing | By: Rob Alderman

The weather still remains tricky at times, which continues to frustrate anglers, but when they can fish, the fishing is good. The Hatteras offshore fleets have been catching gapher dolphin, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, some wahoo, a few blue marlins, and a couple of sailfish this past week. The inshore boats have been catching bluefish, Spanish mackerel, big drum, cobia, and speckled trout. It’s nice to see more and more reports coming in, now that there are more people to hire the fleets. The offshore boats leaving out of Oregon Inlet have caught nice numbers of yellowfin tuna, gapher dolphin and big eye tuna, while the inshore boats have caught cobia, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, schoolie stripers, drum and sheepshead. The speckled trout fishing from Oregon Inlet to Nags Head and Wanchese has been phenomenal. Lots and lots of specks being caught by boaters, kayakers and waders. It [...] Fishing |  Full Article

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Bretta

May 28, 2020 | Community News Brief

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Bretta, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Bretta, 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, Felix

May 22, 2020 | Community News Brief

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Felix, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Felix, 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/

Robert Daniel O’Connell

June 3, 2020 | Obituaries

November 14, 1975 – May 29, 2020 SOUTHERN SHORES — Robert Daniel O’Connell, 44, of Southern Shores, NC died Friday, May 29, 2020. Born in Richmond, VA on November 14, 1975, he was the son of Daniel O’Connell of Southern Shores, NC and the late Sandra Gene Hamlin. In addition to his father, Robert is [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Connie Mae Burton Selby

June 3, 2020 | Obituaries

April 9, 1939 – May 30, 2020 MANTEO — Connie Mae Burton Selby, 81, of Manteo, NC died at her home on May 30, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Milton Selby and the daughter of the late Cora Mae McClease Burton of Manteo and Daniel Burton of Currituck, NC. She [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Beverley Jane Omohundo Harding

June 2, 2020 | Obituaries

February 23, 1930 – June 1, 2020 FRISCO — Beverley Jane (Omohundo) Harding, 90, went home to join her Heavenly Father on June 1, 2020. She was born February 23, 1930 in NW Washington DC, the daughter of the late Charles S. and Helen Omohundro. After raising her family and working for Montgomery Country Public [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Algie Russell Campbell, Jr.

June 1, 2020 | Obituaries

MANTEO — Algie Russell Campbell, Jr. was born November 18, 1941 to Algie and Ruth Campbell of Spartanburg, SC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Clemson University in 1963 and received his Master’s in Education from Old Dominion University.  During his time at Clemson, he was in the ROTC and after graduation joined [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

John Marvin Sasser, Jr.

June 1, 2020 | Obituaries

NAGS HEAD —  John Marvin Sasser, Jr., 90, passed away on May 29, 2020.   He was born on May 28, 1930 to John Marvin & Mae Sasser in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  Besides his parents John was predeceased by his two sisters, Annie Lucy & Mae Joyner. John graduated from Benvenue High School where he [...] Obituaries |  Full Article

Horace Waymac Midgett III

June 1, 2020 | Obituaries

December 5, 1968 – May 30, 2020 WANCHESE – Horace Waymac Midgett III, 51, of Wanchese, NC died Saturday, May 30, 2020. Born in Pasquotank County on December 5, 1968, he was the son of the late Viola O’Neal Midgett and Horace W. Midgett, Jr. Horace was a people person often referred to has a [...] Obituaries |  Full Article