Hatteras Village Civic Association to acquire Hatteras Island Ocean Center

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center, located in northern Hatteras Village, will soon be under new ownership, due to an upcoming acquisition by the Hatteras Village Civic Association. Conceived and founded by Eric Kaplan, the Ocean Center first opened in 2013. In recent years, Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia has operated the center, with students from the […]

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$1,000 reward offered for identifying person(s) responsible for stealing Avon sign

The Avon Property Owners Association is now offering a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for stealing the “Welcome to Avon” sign, per an August 4 update from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office received a report from a local Avon resident on July […]

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National Seashore biologists find rare leucistic loggerhead sea turtle during nest excavation

On July 23, the first sea turtle nest of the 2022 nesting season hatched along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS). Since then, several more nests have hatched, and park biologists have started nest excavations. During a recent excavation on July 27, a live, leucistic loggerhead sea turtle was found at the bottom of the […]

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Ocracoke passenger ferry service suspended due to mechanical issue

The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry has been suspended since July 27 due to a mechanical issue. Per the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), pre-paid passengers who made reservations are being notified and refunded. “It seems to be an electronics issue with the water jets, which control the steering on the ferry,” stated Tim Hass, […]

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Ernie Foster honored at 19th annual Carolina Boat Builders Tournament

Hatteras native and fishing icon Ernie Foster was honored at the 19th annual Carolina Boat Builders Tournament on Thursday evening, July 28, as representatives from the Dare County Boat Builders Foundation paid tribute to a local legend. Ernie Foster was a prominent fixture throughout the evening’s honorary “Captain’s Night” dinner, from the cover of the […]

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