In celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Wednesday, November 13, the Dare County Department of Information Technologies GIS Division has developed a Look Back Map. The map provides users with the opportunity to explore and visually compare the changing landscape of Dare County of 1996 to 2019. GIS is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data. Dare County GIS provides a wide variety of digital mapping resources and released a variety of new mapping tools this year including a community map, a trash collection map, and a map of duck blinds. The Look Back Map in celebration of GIS Day can be accessed at https://gis.darecountync.gov/gisday/2019/. Additional mapping resources from Dare County GIS can be found at https://gis.darecountync.gov/.
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This story is being written in deep gratitude to Hatteras Island’s award-winning Island Free Press. I have known this media outlet literally from Day One. I knew its first Editor, the late-great Irene Nolan, when she was the editor of the now defunct Island Breeze. I have not only known the succeeding publisher – Donna [...] Island Features | Full Article
Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Bubba, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Bubba, 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/
Ocracoke’s Springer’s point is expanding! In May The Coastal Land Trust announced the bargain sale donation of almost two acres of private land holdings within its Springer’s Point Preserve on Ocracoke Island. Here is a highlight video with more information.
October 25, 1953 – September 21, 2020 SOUTHERN SHORES — Velina Kay “Kaci” Brennan, 66, of Southern Shores, NC died Monday, September 21, 2020, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Charleston, SC on October 25, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Kay and Mel Grennier. Kaci is survived by her husband, Johnny [...] Obituaries | Full Article
Dredging in Big Foot Slough in the Pamlico Sound is expected to clear the way for the larger sound-class ferries in the next several days. Kris Noble, Hyde County manager, said in an interview that the side caster dredge Merritt began dredging at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Cost of the project is thanks to a partnership [...] Local News | Full Article
October 12, 1943 – September 25, 2020 MANTEO — Roy Odell Phillips, 76, of Manteo, NC died Friday, September 25, 2020, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Louisville, KY on October 12, 1943, he was the son of the late Leora Vice Phillips and Worth Odell Phillips. A 1961 graduate of Perry High [...] Obituaries | Full Article
AVON — On Friday, September 25, 2020, Hatteras Island lost a dear friend and community member, a devoted father, loving husband, and caring grandfather. Peter Groom was a proud American and veteran. As the tides rise and fall, so do our emotions as we remember all of the wonderful things we love about Pete. He [...] Obituaries | Full Article
June 29, 1941 – September 12, 2020 Dianne Tillett Meekins passed away peacefully on September 12, 2020 after a six year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born June 29, 1941 in Wanchese, NC. Dianne was preceded in death by her father Jennings Bryan (Toby) Tillett and mother Zeta Daniels Tillett, and many aunts, uncles, [...] Obituaries | Full Article
The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City recently released their storm and coastal flooding summary on the impacts of Hurricane Sally and distant Hurricane Teddy to the Outer Banks The remnants of Sally affected the OBX area from September 17-18 with heavy rains and minor flooding, while distant Hurricane Teddy started to [...] Local News | Full Article
Employers and business owners have one week left to submit their responses to the Dare County Housing Needs survey. The 14-question survey, which is the result of a partnership between Dare County and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, closes on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Earlier this year, Dare County partnered with the [...] Community News Brief | Full Article
After receiving a 911 call at around 9:00 p.m., on Friday, September 25, 2020, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) Rangers worked with the U.S. Coast Guard, Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as part of a search and rescue operation to locate a 31-year-old missing woman. It [...] Local News | Full Article
Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Friday, September 25, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information. Dare County COVID-19 Case Update The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County is 529, of which there are 11 active cases among residents of Dare County. Of the [...] Local News | Full Article