4 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, bringing Dare County total to 390

Dare County announced 4 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Friday, August 14, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 390. The 4 additional cases consist of three non-residents and a resident, and include the following: 1) non-resident, 50-64, female, transferred isolation 2) non-resident, 25-49, female, transferred isolation […]

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Red, White and Blue Freedom Surf Fishing Tournament will be held in October of 2020

Though a number of upcoming fishing tournaments around the Outer Banks have been canceled or postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Frank & Fran’s Fisherman’s Friend in Avon recently announced that they will be hosting a Red, White and Blue Freedom Tournament this fall, from October 22 through 24. Registration for the tournament opened on […]

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EDITOR’S BLOG: What’s in a Name? A Closer Look at the Viral Rise of “Corncrake”

Finding a little levity in the news has been difficult in 2020, to say the least. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, a highly-charged political atmosphere, and we’ve already had nine named tropical storms or hurricanes as of the beginning of August. As such, finding “good news” stories to share can be challenging […]

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Ocracoke Passenger ferry resumes operations; Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry returns to normal schedule

The Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicular ferry, as well as the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry, resumed full service on Thursday after the departure of Hurricane Isaias, per an update from the N.C. Ferry Division. Hyde County’s re-entry restrictions were lifted for visitors on Wednesday, however, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry had to run on a reduced schedule in order to […]

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Isaias makes landfall as Category 1 Hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach; Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning still in effect

A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are still in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, as Isaias continues to move north through N.C., per a Tuesday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS). Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph winds near Ocean Isle […]

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Storm surge of 2-4 ft. above ground still possible; County officials advise that residents complete final preparations

There were no major changes to the projected path of Isaias as of Monday evening, and tropical-storm-force winds are expected to reach the Outer Banks this evening, (with the potential to bring ocean and soundside flooding), per the most recent update from Dare County Emergency Management, and the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead […]

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Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch issued ahead of Isaias, per Sunday Evening NWS Update

After multiple days of uncertainty, confidence is now high about the eventual timing and intensity of Tropical Storm Isaias, per a Sunday evening update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. LOCAL FORECAST FOR HATTERAS AND OCRACOKE ISLANDS Storm surge and oceanfront erosion remain a concern for both Hatteras and Ocracoke […]

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Confidence increases in track, intensity and timing of Isaias; Coastal flooding possible for Outer Banks

Confidence has increased in the track, intensity and timing of Isaias, and the Outer Banks will continue to see increased swell and a high risk of rip currents today, per a Sunday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. Soundside storm surge and oceanfront erosion is a possibility for […]

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