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May 25

NOAA predicts above-average Atlantic hurricane season, 6-10 hurricanes

On May 24, NOAA released this prediction of a hurricane season likely to be a busy one. Full story

Dare COVID cases rise significantly last week 

DHHS Director Davies says serious disease remains rare By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice After weeks of steady, but relatively slow growth in the number of COVID cases in Dare County, the latest numbers reported by the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on May 24 show a significant increase. Full story

Diane Wehner and Maggie Dawson: Keeping soccer kicking for kids

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice For local moms Diane Wehner and Maggie Dawson, organizing a spring soccer league for nearly 400 Dare County children each year has become something of a calling. Full story

Identity of cyclist killed in Kitty Hawk released

UPDATE: On the afternoon of May 23, the Kitty Hawk Police Department provided additional details about the accident that took the life of a cyclist on May 20. Full story

Elizabeth City man killed in crash, second driver hospitalized

Update: This May 23 fatal accident between two Ford Super Duty trucks has claimed the life of 48-year-old Elizabeth City resident Kenneth Hudson Jr., while the driver of the other truck, 18-year-old Moyock resident Tessa Henry, has undergone surgery in Norfolk General Hospital, according to information from Trooper Ryan Homer of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Full story

Cooper’s draft budget includes $600K for Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station

By Sandy Semans Ross | Outer Banks Voice The Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station may get an added boost in Governor Roy Cooper’s draft budget. The governor’s proposal for FY 2022-2023 includes $600,000 to finish the rehab on the building and move it to a more secure place. Full story

At press briefing, Dare Ocean Rescue officials warn about big holes on beaches

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice Signaling the seriousness of the problem, Dare County Ocean Rescue officials held a joint May 20 press conference at the Ocean Bay Boulevard Beach Access to spread awareness about the dangers that digging large holes in the sand can pose to beachgoers and first responders, as well as sea turtles. Full story

Oregon Inlet currently unnavigable to vessels

On Friday, May 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District issued this release about shoaling at the Oregon Inlet. Full story

‘The impacts of tourism are both positive and negative’ 

Lee Nettles on plans to manage OBX’s exploding visitor business By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice According to its Executive Director Lee Nettles, the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is embarking on a number of initiatives at this moment. Full story

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