Coastal researchers see potential in capturing ocean energy

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Associate professors Kenneth Granlund, left, and Matt Bryan of NC State Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering hold a coaxial turbine in this screenshot from the video...

Distant low-pressure system to impact Outer Banks

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Ocracoke beach. Photo: P. Vankevich The North Carolina Weather Forecast Office of the National Weather Service reports today (Dec. 10) that a powerful swell from...

Ocracoke Library is moving home

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Library items from its temporary home for the last two and a half years in Deepwater Theater are moved into the renovated building on...

Ocracoke Health hires new nurse practitioner, part-time doctor

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Dr. Jennifer Harrison, D.O., and Lauren Gaines, a nurse practitioner, recently joined the Ocracoke Health Center.  Photo: C. Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer With the departure of Dr....

Federal realignment of Hatteras Inlet channel is approved

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Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet Channel Re-Alignment Project Area. USACE image By Joy Crist, Island Free Press. Reprinted by permission After nearly two years, the realignment of...

Events on Ocracoke Dec. 5 to 11 — updated

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Santa arrives at the Variety Store 4:30 to 6:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 6. Sleigh rides will be available. Monday, Dec. 5Ocracoke middle school Dolphins play...

Outer Banks, northeast N.C. avoid major issues from 2022 hurricane season

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By Sam Walker WOBX; reprinted by permission While the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will be remembered for the devastation in Florida and Puerto Rico, the...

Festival Latino de Ocracoke to be held this weekend

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Ocracoke Island will celebrate its Latino community during the Fifth Annual Festival Latino de Ocracoke this weekend, Dec. 2 to 4.

Lynette Ballance Waller: 1955 to 2022

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Lynette Ballance Waller, 67, of Ocracoke, died Monday, Nov. 28, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Plymouth. Born July 11, 1955, in Portsmouth, Virginia, she...

Comments sought draft regional resilience portfolios

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The nine Council of Governments are grouped by color in this map. Graphic: NCORR The public has until Monday, Dec. 5, to comment on nine...