WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA?
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- Ocracoke pony herd welcomes its newest addition–Hazelnut was born Feb. 4 at about 10 a.m. and is the 17th member of the Ocracoke Pony herd. Her mother is Sacajawea, a mare from Shackleford Banks who joined the Ocracoke herd in 2010, and her father is Rayo, a direct descendant of the original Ocracoke ponies. Hazelnut was named by the Volunteers-In-Park, who work with the Ocracoke ponies. Born on a chilly February morning, she will not stray far from her mother’s side for at least six months and will join the rest of the herd sometime in the late summer of 2015. (OBvoice)
- CURRITUCK — The state agency that helps protect historic sites in North Carolina has advised state transportation officials that it, too, has objections to designs for a new Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry welcome center. In the months prior, DOT reportedly told the Historic Preservation Office that the county had approved the design when actually only the site plan was approved, county commissioners said in December. (TheDailyAdvance)
- A Currituck County woman was scammed out of $700 last weekend by someone impersonating a Dare County law enforcement officer on the phone–local sheriff departments have warned in recent weeks of the scam where callers ask for payment of a fine, tax or some other money owed and ask for credit card or other identity information. The Poplar Branch resident was told to get a pre-paid credit card to pay a bogus fine for missing jury duty. Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said deputies call about court appearances or to schedule appointments to serve papers but never to collect money or ask for a credit card. Similar scams have been reported in other counties, usually with the caller claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service demanding payment for a bogus tax bill. (OBvoice)