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GOV September 26th, 2022

Murphy, Rouzer, Wittman urge NOAA to withdraw right whale vessel speed restriction proposal

Congressmen Dr. Greg Murphy, (R-NC), David Rouzer (R-NC), and Rob Wittman (R-VA) have sent a letter to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration urging them to withdraw a proposed amendment which would expand compliance of the mandatory 10-knot speed restrictions in Seasonal Management Areas. The proposal would impact 15,899 vessels throughout the Eastern Seaboard, resulting…Read More from Murphy, Rouzer, Wittman urge NOAA to withdraw right whale vessel speed restriction proposal

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Top Stories Weather September 26th, 2022

A weekend washout expected for Outer Banks, northeast N.C. from Ian

It always seems to be the “I” storm. Although we may get lucky this year. While Florida is preparing for a possible major strike on Wednesday from still-developing Hurricane Ian, northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks needs to be thinking the coming weekend is going to be a wet one from what’s left of…Read More from A weekend washout expected for Outer Banks, northeast N.C. from Ian

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BIZ TECH September 26th, 2022

Get YOU Found Digital Marketing acquires Mitro Digital Marketing

Get YOU Found Digital Marketing announces its acquisition of Mitro Digital Marketing, a web design and digital marketing firm with two North Carolina offices, one in the Outer Banks and another in Raleigh. Co-founders Ed Kuhlenkamp and Peter Raines will continue to be in charge of statewide operations from the current Get YOU Found Digital…Read More from Get YOU Found Digital Marketing acquires Mitro Digital Marketing

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GOV Top Stories September 25th, 2022

PODCAST: N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell on helping rural N.C., challenging hospital “cartel”, and his future plans

North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell was on the Outer Banks last week on a trip that included chairing the N.C. Local Government Commission meeting held in Tyrrell County on Thursday, the first by that body to ever take place outside of Raleigh. Along with explaining what the state Treasurer does and what he has done…Read More from PODCAST: N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell on helping rural N.C., challenging hospital “cartel”, and his future plans

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OBX Life Top Stories September 25th, 2022

Ocracoke Observer: Would a passenger ferry to Outfall Canal be feasible?

By Connie Leinbach, OcracokeObserver.com Stevie Wilson has a possible solution to Ocracoke’s danger of losing the north end of the island and the ferry terminal. The line for the ferry to Hatteras sometimes stretches a half mile down N.C. 12, which is a new normal since the stacking half-circle has been almost obliterated. Hurricane Dorian…Read More from Ocracoke Observer: Would a passenger ferry to Outfall Canal be feasible?

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Top Stories Visitor Economy September 25th, 2022

TheEveryMom names Outer Banks one of 10 best multigenerational family travel destinations on Earth

The Outer Banks is featured in the roundup on TheEveryMom.com “10 Amazing Destinations for Multigenerational Family Travel.” The article noted, in part, “Think boat trips with biologists searching for wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, cruises through saltwater estuaries, long days playing in the ocean, and off-road tours through the Wild Horse Conservation Easement.” It also highlighted…Read More from TheEveryMom names Outer Banks one of 10 best multigenerational family travel destinations on Earth

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VIDEO: This Week on the Outer Banks – Big fall events, TRiO Restaurant & Market

Each week, Twiddy & Co. Brand Ambassador Edward Ponton highlights a local business or group that we love as well as what else is happening “This Week on the Outer Banks”. In this week’s edition, what better way to usher in autumn than with a chilled glass of brew from TRiO Restaurant & Market plus…Read More from VIDEO: This Week on the Outer Banks – Big fall events, TRiO Restaurant & Market

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VIDEO: Monthly occupancy tax collections in Dare County topped $200 million for first time in July

For the first time ever, Dare County occupancy tax collection in a single month crossed the $200 million mark. But the record figures reflect increased prices for hotel/motel rooms and vacation rentals, rather then an increase in the number of people visiting the Outer Banks. Lee Nettles, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau,…Read More from VIDEO: Monthly occupancy tax collections in Dare County topped $200 million for first time in July

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Top Stories Weather September 23rd, 2022

VIDEO: Outer Banks avoids major problems from Fiona’s waves, rip currents still a threat

While just minimal overwash was experienced Thursday and Friday along the Outer Banks, residual waves from Hurricane Fiona will continue to create numerous rip currents and pounding shorebreak in the surf zone through the weekend. A high risk of rip currents is forecast for Saturday and Sunday along the beaches from the state line to…Read More from VIDEO: Outer Banks avoids major problems from Fiona’s waves, rip currents still a threat