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Dare County Land Transfers and February Building Permits

Mitchell Charles A from Bennett Chad E; 014439001, Metes & Bounds; $140,000; Vacant Residential. Quidley Nathanael J from Midgett Barry; 026233000, Metes & Bounds; $175,000; Improved Residential.


Cape Hatteras National Seashore fire is under investigation

FRISCO, N.C. (AP) — Officials at Cape Hatteras National Seashore say a suspicious fire that burned more than an acre of the national park is under investigation. National Park Service officials said they are not sure what started the fire in Frisco Friday afternoon. They said they are seeking tips o


Dare County Arts Council Announces A Call For Entry For 22nd Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Dare County Arts Council is now seeking entries for the 22nd Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. The show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of Dare County Arts Council, and is known for showcasing vibrant, eclectic artwork.


Buxton and Frisco Volunteer Fire Departments assist Cape Hatteras National Seashore rangers with controlling wildfire

A wildfire was reported at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) in Frisco at 4:26 Friday afternoon. The fire was estimated to be more than one acre in size and burning in the back-dune vegetation approximately 1/8 mile north of Ramp 48 between the Inside Road and beachfront.


Chuck Meile is Dare County’s employee of the month

Chuck Meile, electrician with the Buildings and Grounds Division of Public Works, is the March 2019 Dare County Employee of the Month. Public Works Director Shanna Fullmer presented Meile with the award at the March 4, 2019 Board of Commissioners meeting.


New search warrants reveal at least 60 guns seized from North Carolina home after Diana Keel’s disappearance

NASHVILLE, N.C. — New search warrants show at least 60 guns and three knives were seized from the Keel home after Diana’s disappearance, according to WTVD. The search warrants were tracked down by ABC11 the same day Rexford Lynn Keel was returned from Arizona to face a murder charge in his wife’s de


Man charged with rape in Dare County

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A man wanted on rape charges is in custody. Deputies with the Dare and Currituck County Sheriff's Offices arrested 25-year-old Christian Moore over the weekend.


Top 10 North Carolina Homes Literally “On The Water” You Can Rent For The Weekend

What better place to plan that relaxing get-a-way than on the water – literally. We recently discovered some daily/weekly vacation homes in North Carolina where you can just open up the back door and go fishing or dive off into the cool water.


Suspicious fire under investigation at Outer Banks, officials say

FRISCO, N.C. (WNCN) -- Authorities at the Outer Banks say a suspicious fire burned more than an acre of vegetation in dunes this week. Officials at Cape Hatteras National Seashore said the fire was reported in Frisco just before 4:30 p.m. Friday.


2019 marks 20 years since historic move of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

BUXTON, NC (WITN) - This summer will mark 20 years since the historic, hotly debated, widely watched and ultimately successful move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. A beacon of North Carolina, the National Park Service planned for years and worked for months to save the lighthouse from rising tides


Free climbing at Bodie & Cape Hatteras lighthouses

DARE Co., N.C. – The Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island lighthouses will be open for climbing from April 19 through October 14. Outer Banks locals and park visitors are welcomed by the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac for climbing of the lighthouses for free!


Bill clears the way for new COA campus on Roanoke Island

Legislation on its way to the governor for his signature will clear the way for College of The Albemarle to use state bond money to help pay for a new campus building in Manteo.


Ribbon Cutting for the new Bridge over Oregon Inlet named in honor of Senator Marc Basnight

Tuesday, April 2 at 2 p.m. South end of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. The North Carolina Department of Transportation in partnership with Dare County invites you to a ribbon cutting for the new bridge over Oregon Inlet to be named in honor of Marc Basnight. Parki


What the science tells us

There is a striking visualization of the planet earth published recently by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center using color-coded satellite images to depict the regional level of rising seas between 1992 and 2015. Orange and red water indicate higher levels — the deeper the color, the higher the leve


Gig Line: Help us help each other

The other day, a veteran friend asked me where I get subject matter for the two weekly columns I write, so I told him basically through “living life.” I was blessed to share 48+ years with my hero – my veteran husband Billy, our family, friends and most definitely the good Lord. They all make me hap


The Soundside Event Site’s next decade: What’s in store?

It’s hard to believe that almost a decade has passed since the Dare County Tourism Board and the Town of Nags Head joined forces to purchase properties that are now known as the Soundside Event Site.


Baum Point Island fire being investigated as arson

A fire early Wednesday morning on Baum Point Island sent smoke billowing into Colington Harbor. John Van Riper, Dare County Forest Ranger with the NC Forest Service, said the fire was intentionally set.


Dare eNotification site available for sign-up

Dare County residents and property owners can sign up to receive the latest news from Dare County by visiting www.darenc.com/enotify online. Users have the ability to subscribe and manage their eNotification preferences through the online system. ENotification categories include general county news,


Not Trusting FEMA’s Flood Maps, More Hurricane-Hit Cities Set Their Own Rules

This story was co-published with The Weather Channel as part of Collateral, a series on climate, data and science. In flood-prone regions of the country, a growing number of cities have lost confidence in the ability of the federal government's flood maps to recognize the increasing risks that come


Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses to open for climbing

HATTERAS, N.C. — The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing in 2019. Both will be open to the public from April 19 through October 14. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has 257 steps from the ground to the balcony level, which is equal to climbing a 12-story building. The Bo