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Aug 28


Chase in drug investigation ends when truck rams police car

The pursuit started when members of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force tried to stop a vehicle at about 6:50 p.m. near Old Wharf Road as part of a drug investigation,

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Taking the bounce out of bridge to resume in a few weeks

Weather delayed completing the $6.3 million project to smooth out the ride before Memorial Day, although engineers anticipated that would happen when the project started last September.

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Cristobal kicks up some wild rides in WRV surfing tournament

With area surf up from Hurricane Cristobal near Bermuda, the Wave Riding Vehicles Pro Surfing Tournament got a kick-start Wednesday near Jennette's Pier in Nags Head.



Cool cats by Gunboat

Gunboat has been turning out luxury catamarans since it moved into Wanchese two years ago. The company has been the impetus in a campaign to bring world-class racing to the Outer Banks.

Aug 22


Wicked fishing competition

The preview of Wicked Tuna: North Vs. South and the Annual Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament are rolled into one in this week's Outer Banks Visions video by Douglas Kenyon.

Aug 16


Watermelon Festival 2014

The Annual Watermelon Festival, brought to you by Kitty Hawk Kites and Food Lion, was lots of fun for the kids, and it included a crazy watermelon eating contest.

Aug 8



Hidden gem has it all for the home brewer or vintner

Tucked away in a little strip shopping center is the only “urban winery” on the Outer Banks and the only purveyor of do-it-yourself beer and wine-making equipment and materials this side of Hampton Roads.

Aug 26


Three years later, wider beach is more than holding its own

A quarterly survey issued in June shows that 97 percent of the 4.6 million cubic yards of sand pumped onto the beach from offshore dredges remains in the system out to a depth of 19 feet.

Aug 24


Made-for-TV feud is fun, but tuna rivalry’s the real deal

Thursday's preview of Wicked Tuna: North Vs. South was probably the first time a bitter feud over fisheries quotas has been transformed into swaggering entertainment.

Aug 16

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Man faces felony after hit-and-run kills European student

A 21-year-old student from Europe was killed Monday night while walking along N.C. 12 in Currituck County, and a Corolla man has been charged with felony hit-and-run in connection with the incident.

Aug 26


Granting a wish: Boy joins ranks of Coast Guard rescue crew

Over the weekend Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to welcome the newest Coast Guard rescue member, Isaac Simmons of Archdale, N.C.

Aug 26


White’s 16th-century map may have held code for safe havens

The First Colony Foundation has apparently broken a very old code embedded within map: The watercolors were likely clues for mariners and explorers to where they might safely travel and find support.

Aug 26

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One arrested after East Lake traffic stop nets cocaine and cash

An investigation into large amounts of cocaine being brought into Dare County led to a traffic stop in East Lake last week and the arrest of an Edenton man. The suspect was jailed in lieu of $70,000 bond.

Aug 25


Construction of long-awaited cell tower starts Monday

Contractors for AT&T started site work for a long-awaited cell tower aimed at filling a dead zone in Southern Shores. The company will just beat a deadline set in a conditional-use permit.

Aug 24


Longer ferry channel to become primary Hatteras route

Near constant dredging dating back to after Hurricane Irene in 2011 has failed to keep open Rollinson Channel, which is 20 minutes shorter and a straighter shot across the channel.

Aug 25

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12-year-old Virginia boy hit by car on Nags Head causeway

The child from Fredericksburg, Virginia was struck Thursday by a car while he was in the crosswalk on U.S. 64 at the Melvin Daniels Bridge. He was flown to a Norfolk hospital with serious injuries.

Aug 22


Week one high school football scoreboard

The 2014 high school football season got underway Friday night with a full slate of games across northeastern North Carolina. First Flight opened with a win on the road, while Manteo and Currituck will have to wait until Monday to play.

Aug 23


Science aims to save lives with better rip current forecasting

These powerful seaward channels accounted for at least seven deaths in North Carolina last year and on average, 100 fatal drownings annually nationwide. Scientists are using GPS to better understand them.

Aug 21


Suspect in series of sexual assaults convicted of rape in Dare

Lesiba Simon Matsoake, 40, was sentenced to 20 years for choking and raping a 26-year-old Kill Devil Hills bartender on June 10, 2003, shortly after she had taken an early-morning dip in the ocean.

Aug 21

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