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

October 3rd, 2022  · Top Stories  · Weather
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

Shellfish growers will need state approval to build floating structures

October 2nd, 2022  · BIZ  · GOV  · Top Stories
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

In-person and virtual meetings scheduled with updates on Red Wolf Recovery Program

October 1st, 2022  · GOV  · Top Stories
In-person and virtual meetings scheduled with updates on Red Wolf Recovery Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting in-person and virtual public informational meetings to provide information on the Red Wolf Recovery Program. Meet the Service’s Red Wolf Team, learn more about the Red Wolf Recovery Program, and engage directly with your questions. The sessions will take place in-person and virtual meeting in October. Both…Read More from In-person and virtual meetings scheduled with updates on Red Wolf Recovery Program

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

October 1st, 2022  · Top Stories  · Weather
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

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

September 30th, 2022  · Top Stories  · Weather
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

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

September 29th, 2022  · Top Stories  · Work
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

Duck Jazz Festival Presented by PNC Bank line-up, events set for Oct. 6-9

September 29th, 2022  · Out & About  · Top Stories  · Visitor Economy
Duck Jazz Festival Presented by PNC Bank line-up, events set for Oct. 6-9

The Duck Jazz Festival presented by PNC Bank returns to Duck Town Park with live jazz music featuring regional, national and international artists, Oct. 8-9, 2022. This annual event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public thanks to generous support from presenting sponsor PNC Bank, grant organizations and sponsor support from local businesses. The…Read More from Duck Jazz Festival Presented by PNC Bank line-up, events set for Oct. 6-9

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

September 29th, 2022  · GOV  · Top Stories
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

New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

September 28th, 2022  · OBX Life  · Top Stories
New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

After years of hard work, Americans deserve to retire in a place that offers both a high quality of life and a wide variety of cultural and entertainment activities. To help people decide, market research firm TOP Data has conducted an in-depth analysis to determine which states are the best to retire. To decide, is…Read More from New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

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

September 27th, 2022  · BIZ  · Multimedia  · Out & About  · Top Stories  · Visitor Economy
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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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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GOV Top Stories October 1st, 2022

In-person and virtual meetings scheduled with updates on Red Wolf Recovery Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting in-person and virtual public informational meetings to provide information on the Red Wolf Recovery Program. Meet the Service’s Red Wolf Team, learn more about the Red Wolf Recovery Program, and engage directly with your questions. The sessions will take place in-person and virtual meeting in October. Both…Read More from In-person and virtual meetings scheduled with updates on Red Wolf Recovery Program

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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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Out & About Top Stories Visitor Economy September 29th, 2022

Duck Jazz Festival Presented by PNC Bank line-up, events set for Oct. 6-9

The Duck Jazz Festival presented by PNC Bank returns to Duck Town Park with live jazz music featuring regional, national and international artists, Oct. 8-9, 2022. This annual event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public thanks to generous support from presenting sponsor PNC Bank, grant organizations and sponsor support from local businesses. The…Read More from Duck Jazz Festival Presented by PNC Bank line-up, events set for Oct. 6-9

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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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OBX Life Top Stories September 28th, 2022

New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

After years of hard work, Americans deserve to retire in a place that offers both a high quality of life and a wide variety of cultural and entertainment activities. To help people decide, market research firm TOP Data has conducted an in-depth analysis to determine which states are the best to retire. To decide, is…Read More from New survey ranks North Carolina 8th best state to retire

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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