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Nov 24


After fire, Super Wings to feature more of a small-town look

After extensive fire damage in April, reconstruction of the Super Wings in the heart of Duck is under way, and its owner says he plans to design the exterior to blend in better with the town’s small-town look.

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Risk of severe weather overnight for the Outer Banks

The National Weather Service says there is a possibility of severe weather moving across the Outer Banks late Sunday and early Monday, along with strong winds and rough seas on the coastal waters and sounds.

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Seagull Drive: One more suit settled, six cottages still in court

Nags Head has settled with yet another property owner on Seagull Drive, but legal entanglements remain for six neighboring houses that  the town declared  nuisances  five years ago.

Nov 20


Marathon events draw 5,800

(Video by Douglas Kenyon) The 9th annual TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon were the highlights of a three-day event enjoyed by runners from 50 States and eight countries. Total registered participants numbered over 5,800. The marathon is planned each year by Outer Banks Sporting Events and is one of four annual Read More...

Nov 14


John D. Bassett, Factory Man

John D. Bassett III, the central figure in Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town, was at Outer Banks Furniture this week to talk about his company.

Nov 7



Rosie has her eyes on Thanksgiving pies

The Hawthornes’ Thanksgiving dinner is an ongoing feast. There’s a beautiful, bronzed turkey, of course, and a clove-studded ham with pineapple and maraschino cherries and a brown sugar/honey glaze. Then there are the desserts.

Nov 22


Plan calls for Waterfront Shops in Duck to expand

Owner Jim Braithwaite of Allis Holdings LLC is proposing three modest shops and one smaller one to be constructed along the western side of the pond on the southern portion of the complex.

Nov 16


Josephine’s: An intimate taste of fine Italian dining

Truly a family business, Cosimo and sons, “Sonny” Girolamo Santino and “Vinny” Vincenzo Antonio, keep the kitchen bustling, while Josephine herself runs the wait staff and front of the house.

Nov 20

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Two people arrested in separate drug investigations

The two drug busts found a trafficking amount of prescription opiates as well as cocaine and Heroin. Both suspects are from Kill Devil Hills and are being held in the Dare County Detention Center.

Nov 21


Boswell confirmed as winner after Dare County recount

Beverly Boswell became the newest commissioner-elect in Dare County after a recount Thursday confirmed her win over incumbent Democrat Max Dutton. The recount extended the Republican's winning margin to 30 votes.

Nov 20


Johnson re-elected Currituck sheriff; recount shows no change

Currituck County Sheriff Susan Johnson has won another four-year term, after a recount Thursday confirmed she defeated challenger Billy Long by 78 votes in the general election.

Nov 20


Town weighs banning turns as a tactic against summer traffic

Southern Shores faces big roadblocks as it takes another run at trying to keep tourist traffic out of its neighborhoods on summer weekends. But the Town Council decided Tuesday to pursue several ideas from a recent forum.

Nov 18


Video corrected to say locals involved in 50% of accidents

The new video provided by the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition corrects the statement to say that local drivers were involved in 50 percent of the summer accidents.

Nov 20


Drive-by shooting leads to conviction and federal indictment

Royce Austin Harris of Kill Devil Hills will serve between 29 and 47 months after pleading guilty to two felony counts earlier this month, Kill Devil Hills Police said in a statement Wednesday.

Nov 19

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Avon real estate office damaged by overnight fire

Outer Beaches Realty office in Avon was heavily damaged by a fire early Tuesday at the building on Tigrone Blvd. off N.C. 12 between milepost 55 and 56 on Hatteras Island. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Nov 18

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Nothing found after threat closes Dare courthouse

The Dare County Justice Center was evacuated this morning to allow authorities to check the building after a bomb threat was called into the Superior Court Clerk's Office.

Nov 19

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M/V Cedar Island ferry crew honored for Sept. 2013 rescue

A NCDOT Ferry Division crew was honored Tuesday with the Governor's Award for Excellence in Safety and Heroism for the September 2013 rescue of two people in rough seas off of Ocracoke Island.

Nov 19


New Nags Head zoning could encourage more cottage courts

Last week, Nags Head commissioners approved a change to the town code to allow group residential development, or cluster housing, in the town’s general commercial and high-density residential districts.

Nov 11

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