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OBX Life August 11th, 2022

N.J. man catches new state record Cubera Snapper off Hatteras

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified a new state record Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus). Thomas M. Madsen of Byram, N.J. caught the 58-pound, 8-ounce fish offshore of Hatteras on August 3, breaking the previous state record that weighed 58 pounds and was caught offshore of Beaufort Inlet in 2016. Madsen’s fish measured 49.5…Read More from N.J. man catches new state record Cubera Snapper off Hatteras

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OBX Life Out & About August 11th, 2022

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree in Ocracoke slated for Oct. 28-29

Ocracoke Island will celebrate colonial life in the 1700s with a living history encampment and the Battle of Ocracoke on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, on the Berkley Manor grounds. As it did last year, the festival will focus on history, colonial life and family fun. Festival goers will be encouraged to eat…Read More from Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree in Ocracoke slated for Oct. 28-29

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BIZ GOV August 11th, 2022

Dwayne Naylor named next CEO of LGFCU and Civic FCU

The Boards of Directors of Local Government Federal Credit Union and Civic Federal Credit Union have announced the appointment of Dwayne Naylor as the next Chief Executive Officer of LGFCU and Civic, respectively beginning January 2023. LGFCU and Civic are sister Credit Unions chartered to serve the unique needs of local government in North Carolina….Read More from Dwayne Naylor named next CEO of LGFCU and Civic FCU

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Out & About TECH August 11th, 2022

Youngest male to attempt solo flight around the world scheduled to stop on Outer Banks

If weather holds and barring any mechanical or pre-logistical issues, Mack Rutherford is expected to land at the First Flight Airstrip on Saturday at 2 p.m. Check the First Flight Foundation page on Facebook for the latest. EARLIER STORY The Rutherfords of Belgium are a family of flight. Sam Rutherford and Beatrice DeSmet are the…Read More from Youngest male to attempt solo flight around the world scheduled to stop on Outer Banks

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GOV OBX Life August 10th, 2022

Park Service taking comment on making Oregon Inlet harbor a No Wake Zone

From Aug. 18 through Sept. 1, 2022, Cape Hatteras National Seashore invites public input on a proposal to establish the Motts Creek No Wake Zone, which would encompass the harbor that includes the U.S. Coast Guard’s Station Oregon Inlet and the Seashore’s marina, boat ramps and kayak launch near Oregon Inlet. A public meeting is…Read More from Park Service taking comment on making Oregon Inlet harbor a No Wake Zone

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OBX Life Real Estate August 10th, 2022

Island Free Press: Hatteras Village Civic Association to acquire Hatteras Island Ocean Center

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center, located in northern Hatteras Village, will soon be under new ownership, due to an upcoming acquisition by the Hatteras Village Civic Association. Conceived and founded by Eric Kaplan, the Ocean Center first opened in 2013. In recent years, Hampton-Sydney College in Virginia has operated the center, with students from the…Read More from Island Free Press: Hatteras Village Civic Association to acquire Hatteras Island Ocean Center

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Community August 9th, 2022

History for Lunch at Museum of the Albemarle: Chowanoke history from 1584 to now

The Museum of the Albemarle will host our monthly History for Lunch on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 12 p.m. The Chowanoke Nation was the largest of the Algonquian nations in North Carolina.  The English encountered them in 1586-one year before the arrival of the Lost Colony and 21 years before the settlement of Jamestown. …Read More from History for Lunch at Museum of the Albemarle: Chowanoke history from 1584 to now

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OBX Life August 8th, 2022

Ocracoke Observer: Ocracoke inspires books of all kinds

By Connie Leinbach, Ocracoke Observer A place with a spectacular landscape and colorful history is bound to attract writers of all stripes and Ocracoke certainly does that. During the height of the pandemic, I decided to tackle several recently published books about the island that have come to our attention. These were sent to us…Read More from Ocracoke Observer: Ocracoke inspires books of all kinds