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NC Wildlife warns that aquarium moss balls may contain invasive zebra mussels

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is warning anyone who has recently purchased aquarium moss balls that they may contain an invasive species of mussel called the zebra mussel and should be carefully… Full Story >>

Cape Hatteras National Seashore seeks public input on plan for improvements at Oregon Inlet Marina

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore invites public review and comment on a Site Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) for improvements at Oregon Inlet Marina (also known as Oregon Inlet Fishing Center).… Full Story >>

Marlene A. Slate of Carova Beach, February 28

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Marlene A. Slate, 88, of Carova Beach, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Born in Brattleboro, Vermont, on July 3rd, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Ulrich… Full Story >>

Elbert M. Bishop, Jr. of Coinjock, February 24

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Elbert Muncie Bishop Jr., age 96, of S. Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC, died Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Born in Bath, NC on May 27th, 1924… Full Story >>

Grandy fire sends four to hospital

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Update at 1 p.m.: Lower Currituck Fire and Rescue Chief Vernon Hart says there is currently no update on the condition of the four people who were taken to the… Full Story >>

Dare County now accepting vaccine registration requests for Phase 3: Front Line Essential Workers.

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Dare County Department of Health & Human Services We are now accepting vaccine registration requests for Phase 3: Front Line Essential Workers. Make your request online at www.darenc.com/Register4Vaccine Full Story >>

In Kitty Hawk, a debate over a beach access

Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice
During its March 1 meeting, the Kitty Hawk Town Council voted 4 to1 to approve a survey of Hurdle Street, an undeveloped “paper” street that the town is eyeing as… Full Story >>

Misty Gayle Owens of Harbinger, March 4

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Misty Gayle Owens, 43, of Harbinger passed away unexpectedly at home on March 4, 2021.  Misty was born in Elizabeth City, NC. Misty leaves behind, her son, Ethan Owens, whom… Full Story >>

Jug Handle Bridge 63% Complete; Opening Date Slated for Late 2021 or Early 2022

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By Joy Crist | Island Free Press  The 2.4 mile-long Jug Handle Bridge is 63% complete as of March 4, with a projected opening date of late 2021 or early… Full Story >>

New COVID Alert Map highlights dramatic change

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The new COVID-19 County Alert map released on March 4 by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services illustrates how much difference a month makes. On Feb. 4,… Full Story >>

Branson Gray Everette of Kill Devil Hills, February 16

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Branson Gray Everette, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend, passed away unexpectedly and accidentally on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at his home in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Gray was… Full Story >>

Prescribed burn along Rte. 64 on Friday

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(NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services) The N.C. Forest Service plans to conduct a 700-acre prescribed burn on Friday, March 5 along Rte. 64, inbound to Nags Head, on… Full Story >>

Basnight Bridge will close on Monday from 8-8:30 a.m. to undergo Survey Scan 

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NCDOT The N.C. Department of Transportation will be performing a high-resolution scan of the N.C. 12 Marc Basnight Bridge in Dare County on March 8, which will require a 30-minute… Full Story >>

MES educator Shelawn Burton named ‘School Hero’

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 (NC Education Lottery) For the last 20 years, the driving force behind the success of the After-School Enrichment Program at Manteo Elementary School has come from the radiant, positive… Full Story >>

Lost Colony Auditions Announced

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(Roanoke Island Historical Association) The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) has announced the dates for the local Outer Banks auditions for the 2021 season of The Lost Colony. Associate Producer for The… Full Story >>

Is the OBX housing boom cause for concern?

Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
As home sales continue at unprecedented rates and housing inventories fall, the Outer Banks may be entering uncharted territory. According to the Outer Banks Association of Realtors, every community on… Full Story >>

Colorful clouds from Wallops

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NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility A three-stage suborbital sounding rocket was launched in the afternoon on March 3 for the Department of Defense from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia that… Full Story >>

NC marks one year since first COVID case

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March 3, 2021 marks exactly one year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in North Carolina. Since then, the state has officially reported more than 860,000 cases (it’s… Full Story >>

Case against defendant in LeeAnn Fletcher killing continued until May 3

Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
The office of First District DA Andrew Womble confirmed today that the second-degree murder case against John (Jay) Tolson in the killing of LeeAnn Fletcher has been continued until May… Full Story >>

Women Warriors: Past, Present, Future Exhibit

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Features Portraits of Thirty-Six Outer Banks Women Dare County Arts Council announces a special art exhibit created by fine art portrait photographer Anne Snape Parsons featuring thirty-six Outer Banks women. … Full Story >>

What’s Up: March 2021 Skywatching Tips from NASA

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration What are some skywatching highlights in March 2021? Look for Mars close to the Pleiades in the first couple of weeks… Full Story >>

Temporary Road Closure for West Old Cove Road March 4th

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A section of West Old Cove Road, approximately 200′ south of the intersection of W. Danube St. and W. Old Cove Rd., will be closed on March 4th, 2021 due… Full Story >>

Seashore Updates from Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Cape Chronicle newsletter Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Cape Chronicle e-Newsletter provides brief, timely, and newsworthy content throughout the year. In this issue, learn about the SS… Full Story >>

Currituck Board advances revised Moyock project

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Flora Farms plan would add 277 housing units By Matthew Zabierek | Outer Banks Voice A new development that would bring 277 new housing units to Moyock moved one step… Full Story >>

William J. Sigmund of Elizabeth City, February 28

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William J. Sigmund, 82, Elizabeth City, NC, died February 28, 2021 at his home.  He was born May 11, 1938 in Johnstown, PA to the late Gaza D. Sigmund and… Full Story >>