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Aug 21


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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.

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Seashore turtle nesting dips after back-to-back record seasons

While nest counts are closer to averages seen between 2008 and 2011 in Cape Hatteras National Seashore in, sea turtles have laid the third highest number of nests on record in northern Dare County.

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Disputed resolution on immigration splits Dare County board

Commissioner Wally Overman’s resolution cited the failure of the federal government to control illegal immigration, describing the recent wave from Central American countries as “unprecedented.”

Aug 19

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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


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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


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A night at the ballpark

Outer Banks Visions takes you to a night at the ballpark with the Outer Banks Daredevils.

Aug 1


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Home-grown tomatoes, the essence of summer

We Southerners take our tomatoes seriously. Very seriously. For us, the perfect tomato is still warm from the sun since it was just picked out of the garden at noon.

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Bonner Bridge lawsuit: Don’t believe everything you read

If you've read that a federal court "overturned" the lawsuit brought by environmental groups against state and federal agencies over their plan to replace the aging Bridge, don't believe it.

Aug 19


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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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Manteo woman dies in single-vehicle crash Wednesday night

Belinda Tillet, 43, was killed after her SUV crossed the center line of Airport Road near Daphne Lane, struck a tree and overturned. The accident happened at about 10:52 p.m.

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Dare County moves ahead with plan to widen Buxton beach

Dare County commissioners approved the next phase for rebuilding the beach in Buxton, but the engineer planning the project cautioned that obtaining permits will be an uphill battle.

Aug 19


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Gas leak closes daycare, businesses, U.S. 158 in Camden

Workers installing a sign at a shopping center Tuesday morning in Camden struck a natural gas line, forcing the evacuation of surrounding businesses, a day care and the closure of a portion of U.S. 158.

Aug 19


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Popularity of drones could lead to regulations in Nags Head

Concerned about the prospect of drones buzzing all over town, Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards has asked for draft regulations that the Board of Commissioners can consider in the future.

Aug 18


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Dare County among leaders in statewide tourism gains

A new state report says Dare County ranked fourth among the North Carolina's 100 counties for visitor economic impact at just over $953 million dollars in 2013, up almost 3 percent from the previous year.

Aug 18


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Aquarium launches $4.5 million renovation project

Planned renovations include new interactive exhibits, galleries, a new admissions area and an upgrade to the gift shop. Visitors will be able to use cell phones to interact with various exhibits.

Aug 17


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Jennette’s to close in sections for turbine maintenance

State-owned Jennette's Pier will be closed in sections Monday Aug. 18 through Friday Aug. 22 so crews can conduct routine maintenance of the pier's three wind turbines.

Aug 18


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Energy agency moves wind farm lease areas farther off OBX

A federal energy agency has pushed potential lease areas for wind turbine farms farther off the shorelines of Kitty Hawk and Bodie Island in response to requests from the town and the National Park Service.

Aug 14


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Kill Devil Hills Police Department crime blotter for July

David Anthony Fantone, 37, of Kill Devil Hills has been arrested after a safe was stolen in a break-in at the La Mexicana convenience store July 9, according to Kill Devil Hills police.

Aug 14


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Watermen’s suit claims unfair application of turtle protections

Two commercial fishing organizations contend in a lawsuit that federal and state agencies have unfairly and illegally enforced the Endangered Species Act in the protection of sea turtles.

Aug 13


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