In the right place: Outer Banks photographer encounters baby sea turtle

Reposted from OBX Today Outer Banks photographer Wesley Snyder spends a lot of time alone on area beaches capturing images of shipwrecks, sunrises, sunsets, the Milky Way and anything else you might find in the sand and waves. Early Thursday morning as he set out to take some sunrise shots of the grounded trawler Ocean Pursuit near […]

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UPDATED: No investigation after Outer Banks shipwreck-turned-local-attraction defaced

If you’ve never made it out to the wreck of the sailboat “Belle” at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, there’s less to see now. Outer Banks photographer Wesley Snyder, a frequent visitor to the remains of the 30-foot sailboat on the beach between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe, arrived Tuesday morning to find the familiar “Belle” […]

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Dare Board of Education calls special meeting to discuss reopening schools

The Dare County Board of Education will meet in special session on Thursday, Oct. 1, to discuss the reopening of schools. The meeting will be held at First Flight High School and will begin at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually for the general public due to COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings. Live […]

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Worker fatally injured at ‘Jug Handle Bridge’ project on Hatteras Island

A worker on the ‘Jug Handle Bridge’ project in Rodanthe was fatally injured Monday morning. Work at the project on Hatteras Island has been stopped while an investigation is underway, said Michael Swenson, spokesman for Flatiron Corp., the main contractor on the project. The worker killed was a Flatiron employee, Swenson said. No details have […]

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Ocracoke mourns Thurston the cat, ‘keeper of the light’

Thurston the cat, keeper of the Ocracoke Lighthouse, passed away this week after an illness. The gray and white lighthouse greeter was close to 20 years old. “It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to our dear lighthouse kitty, Thurston, last evening,” Ocracats, a group dedicated to the care of the island’s feral […]

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District Attorney: Prosecutors awaiting autopsy results in death of Kitty Hawk woman

Dare County District Attorney Andrew Womble issued a statement Monday regarding the death of 38-year-old Kitty Hawk resident Amanda LeeAnn Fletcher Hartleben, who died last month after being last seen with her boyfriend. “In light of the recent public scrutiny surrounding the death … I have decided to release a statement regarding the continued investigation […]

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CSU predicts five major hurricanes, ‘extremely active’ remainder to season

Colorado State University Tropical and Climate Research has issued a mid-season update on Atlantic basin tropical weather this year, and the news isn’t good. The university now estimates 2020 will have an additional 10 hurricanes, 15 named storms and five major (Category 3-4-5) hurricanes. The Atlantic has already had nine named storms and two hurricanes through Aug. […]

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