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Drowning victim was on annual getaway after maple sugaring

Seven years ago, Dale Wentworth of North Brookfield, Mass. suffered injuries in a motorcycle wreck that seemed unsurvivable. But eventually, after-effects of the crash would play a role in his death June 6 in the ocean off Ocracoke.

Jun 16


Peggy A. Ellis of Grandy, June 12

All who knew Peggy knew she loved Nascar and watching the Baltimore Orioles play. She was an Eastern Shore girl who loved the ocean and enjoyed steamed crabs. Peggy was adored and loved by all who knew her.

Jun 15


‘Freedmen, Surfmen, Heroes’ returns to the Aquarium

Freedmen, Surfmen, Heroes, designed to bring attention to the history of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Life-Savers, was presented at the Aquarium last year, and at all elementary schools in Dare County during the school year.

Jun 14


Bray honored for 30 years of service to conservation district

For three decades, Bray was a dedicated volunteer conservationist who continuously sought to improve and protect Dare County’s soil and water. He also implemented many outreach programs,

Jun 14


Enjoy Thursday evening tea with the Queen at The Lost Colony

The nation's longest-running outdoor drama is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Queen Elizabeth I. Enjoy tea and sweets with members of the Queen’s Court, then meet Her Royal Highness prior to the Thursday performance.

Jun 14


Margaret Desmond, formerly of Kitty Hawk, May 24

To know Peggy was to love Peggy. She was a loving and caring soul who treated everyone she met as a friend. Her incredibly unselfish and giving nature made everyone feel as though they were family.

Jun 14


Outer Banks Catch recipe: A Carolina delicacy, local style

It is hard to find a real seafood lover who doesn’t count the months down until they can enjoy soft shell crabs. For those who want to prepare it themselves, here is Beth Bailey's awesome recipe.

Jun 13


C. Marc Creecy, formerly of Duck, May 19

He attended St Mary’s College in Maryland, leaving to pursue his talents in carpentry on the Outer Banks, where he worked and resided for over 30 years, mostly in Duck, returning to Virginia Beach in 2007.

Jun 11


William ‘John’ Hilliard of Grandy, June 3

He served in the US Air Force as a Captain during the Vietnam War and was stationed at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA as an Intelligence Officer. He was an avid hunter and loved his family dearly. He moved to the Outer Banks with his family in 1986 from Northern Virginia.

Jun 9


Video: Another key milestone reached on new Bonner Bridge

The final long piling was driven into the bottom of Oregon Inlet last week, as construction proceeds on the new bridge. Single-lane closures during weekdays will continue through the summer on the old bridge.

Jun 9


Travis B. Thomas of Southern Shores, June 4

Following his military retirement, he and his wife, Phyllis K. Miller, moved from Northern Virginia to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he enjoyed a 23-year career as a real estate broker.

Jun 8


William Whitfield Roberts of Nags Head, June 4

A carpenter by trade, William was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4506 and the Horseshoes in the Hood League. He loved to be at the beach or Avon Pier fishing and enjoying time with family and friends.

Jun 8