Stories by Author: Sam Walker

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Top Stories Weather October 3rd, 2022

UPDATED: Winds and waves starting to increase along the Outer Banks with latest nor’easter

UPDATED, Monday 8:30 a.m.: Remnants of Hurricane Ian have combined with another low pressure system and will linger offshore, with northerly winds increasing as we move through the day on Monday. Waves along the oceanfront will build to 8-to-12 feet, and push water into soundside areas of southern Hatteras Island and Ocracoke. The forecast of…Read More from UPDATED: Winds and waves starting to increase along the Outer Banks with latest nor’easter

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BIZ GOV Top Stories October 2nd, 2022

Shellfish growers will need state approval to build floating structures

By Trista Talton, CoastalReview.org Shellfish growers are not going to easily get government approval to place floating structures on which they can do their work in their lease areas. State officials earlier this month determined that floating platforms in shellfish lease sites will be the exception, allowable only through a variance approved by the North…Read More from Shellfish growers will need state approval to build floating structures

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Top Stories Weather October 1st, 2022

UPDATED: Hatteras breaks 82 year old record for rainfall, dangerous surf conditions continue along Outer Banks

UPDATED, Saturday 7 a.m. Other than a stray shower this morning, the rain and wind have departed the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina. For now. All roads are open, but drivers should be mindful of areas with standing water throughout the region and sand that may have been blown onto N.C. 12 on Hatteras…Read More from UPDATED: Hatteras breaks 82 year old record for rainfall, dangerous surf conditions continue along Outer Banks

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Top Stories Weather September 30th, 2022

VIDEO: Coast Guard rescues four from sailboat now grounded on Oregon Inlet’s north shore

An unoccupied 30-foot catamaran named the Katalyst grounded yesterday afternoon near the north end of Oregon Inlet. Prior to the grounding at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, four people were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. The National Park Service is consulting with the U.S. Coast Guard and working with the owner to have the vessel…Read More from VIDEO: Coast Guard rescues four from sailboat now grounded on Oregon Inlet’s north shore

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Top Stories Work September 29th, 2022

Outer Banks, northeastern N.C. unemployment up slightly in August, down more than one percent from 2021

Unemployment rates across North Carolina went up slightly between July and August, including on the Outer Banks, as some jobs started to be scaled back with the end of the high visitor season. But local jobless figures showed a more than one percent improvement from the previous year. Dare and Currituck had the region’s lowest…Read More from Outer Banks, northeastern N.C. unemployment up slightly in August, down more than one percent from 2021

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GOV Top Stories September 29th, 2022

N.C. to receive $109 Million over five years in federal funds for electric vehicle charging stations

North Carolina will receive an estimated $109 million over five years from the Federal Highway Administration for the development of electric vehicle charging stations locally along U.S. 64 and U.S. 17, and other major highways in the state, as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. “Electric vehicles are growing in popularity and demand, and we…Read More from N.C. to receive $109 Million over five years in federal funds for electric vehicle charging stations

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GOV September 28th, 2022

Ocracoke Express passenger ferry carries over 25,000 in first season for state-owned vessel

The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry ended its 2022 seasonal service on Wednesday, due to the bad weather forecast to impact the Outer Banks. The passenger ferry service had been scheduled to end Friday. With the remnants of Hurricane Ian expected to pass to the west, a stalled front offshore, and a strong high pressure system…Read More from Ocracoke Express passenger ferry carries over 25,000 in first season for state-owned vessel

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BIZ September 28th, 2022

OBX Chamber Business After Hours at Elizabethan Gardens on October 6

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business After Hours at The Elizabethan Gardens on Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. They are located at 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo. This is an opportunity for businesses to network in the community. “Fanciful and elaborate gardens were designed to entertain Queen Elizabeth…Read More from OBX Chamber Business After Hours at Elizabethan Gardens on October 6

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VIDEO: “WOBX LIVE” at Music on the Green in Downtown Elizabeth City

In case you missed it, we launched WOBX LIVE at the Music on the Green Fall Music Festival in Downtown Elizabeth City on September 24, 2022. Special thanks to our guests Debbie Malenfant from Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc, Dana Rabon from Harbor Centre & the Waterworks Building + Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce, Corrina…Read More from VIDEO: “WOBX LIVE” at Music on the Green in Downtown Elizabeth City

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Weather September 27th, 2022

Swimming advisory issued for Colington Harbour’s soundside beach

An advisory against swimming was posted today at a soundside site in Colington, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisory is for an area at the Colington Harbour swim beach at the end of Colington Drive…Read More from Swimming advisory issued for Colington Harbour’s soundside beach