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Jun 17


Man who locked himself in camper taken into custody safely by Dare Deputies

Man who locked himself in camper taken into custody safely by Dare Deputies

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office released this report on the afternoon of June 17. Full story


After repairs, Ocracoke Express passenger ferry to resume service on June 18

The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry, which has been out of service in recent days, will resume its regular schedule tomorrow, Tuesday June 18, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Full story


Wild Horse Fund sadly announces that Junior had to be euthanized

(Corolla Wild Horse Fund) | We are heartbroken to share that last Tuesday, June 11, we euthanized Junior due to severe colic.  Full story

 
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Spotted on Ocracoke: Purple Martins find affordable housing

By Peter Vankevich | Ocracoke Observer
From early spring into late summer, a small, dark, pointed winged bird can be seen darting to and fro in search of its sustenance — flying insects. They are Purple Martins (Progne subis), and they have an amazing history of co-existence with people dating back centuries. Full story


As USACE plans more work in Buxton, questions persist over scope of that work

By Kip Tabb  | Outer Banks Voice
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced on June 13 that it will perform additional testing for contaminants in the soil at the former Buxton Naval station. Full story



Mojo rocks the house at the Pioneer

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
After 60 plus years of blues, rock and roll and a few other genres, a heart attack five years ago and two new hips recently, Mojo Collins, at 81, still knows how to rock the house. And he put that on full display on the night of June 15 at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo. Full story


Outside Straight Lines exhibit opens at Dare Arts

By Mary Ellen Riddle   |  Outer Banks Voice
Heartfelt messages are shared at Dare Arts in Manteo with the opening of the Outside Straight Lines exhibit on June 7 that features the work of artists from the LGBTQ+ local and northeastern North Carolina communities. Full story



20-year-old pedestrian dies in KDH accident

The Town of Kill Devil Hills released this report on June 14 about a fatal accident between a vehicle and pedestrian. Here is the information. Full story


Pea Island Preservation Society to host Sounds of Freedom – Juneteenth Celebration on June 19th

Please join us at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, June 19th at the Cookhouse Museum to hear the Sounds of Freedom as sung by our beloved Roanoke Island native Tshombe Selby.  Full story


Corps of Engineers plans more work at Buxton site 

Says 'more comprehensive investigation' of contaminated area needed
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct geophysical work to identify any potential fuel distribution components remaining at the Buxton Naval Facility, a Formerly Used Defense Site property located within Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Dare County, North Carolina, as soon as late June, or early July 2024. Full story



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