All that smoke is from ‘good fire’ – It’s marsh burning season again on Outer Banks

While there are no immediate burns scheduled for Pea Island, early March marks the beginning of the prescribed burning season on the Wildlife Refuges of the Outer Banks. Story from SamWalkerOBXNews.com. It’s once again prescribed burning season in North Carolina, as every year in late winter and early spring, intentional fires are set in marshlands and […]

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Massive internet outage across the Outer Banks and northeastern N.C. reported on Friday

From SamWalkerOBXNews.com Government offices, schools, and businesses across eastern North Carolina and on the Outer Banks were affected by an internet outage for Brightspeed and Lumen customers that lasted for more than four hours on Friday. “While doing a routine infrastructure update, we experienced an outage that impacted the eastern part of North Carolina,” according […]

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Questions for the Candidates: Dare Commissioner District 2 – Christian Thomas Hayman, Robert L. “Bob” Woodard, Sr.

As a service to voters ahead of the 2024 party primaries in North Carolina, SamWalkerOBXNews.com has asked each of the candidates running in Dare and Currituck counties to answer a series of questions on various issues. Primary Day in North Carolina is set for Tuesday, March 5. To be as fair as possible to each […]

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N.C. earns a C in Surfrider’s annual State of the Beach report

From SamWalkerOBXNews.com The Surfrider Foundation has released its seventh annual State of the Beach Report, which grades 30 states and the territory of Puerto Rico on comprehensive laws and policies to protect our nation’s beaches from coastal erosion, sea level rise, and poorly planned development. Founded in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit organization […]

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In one door and out the other at NC Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue Center

From SamWalkerOBXNews.com It was like a revolving door on Friday at the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue Center. After discharging 18 rehabilitated sea turtles to be released into the 72 degree-plus ocean waters well offshore, another 21 were brought into the STAR Center as a result of being cold stunned […]

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Task force on Outer Banks housing issues holds first meeting

From SamWalkerOBXNews.com At the opening meeting of a newly-formed task force created to address the continuing lack of housing held on Thursday, a significant shift in messaging was agreed on by the panel of roughly 20 representatives from local government agencies and various sectors of the Outer Banks business community. The inaugural gathering at the […]

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