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Apr 23

Mayor Edwards

Rumor leads to puzzling debate over sound-front zoning

A rumor that a Harris Teeter would be built in the area of town where Pamlico Jack's restaurant now stands eventually led to a town forum last week to discuss zoning along the Nags Head soundfront.

Apr 21


Deep-sixed safe from Currituck BBQ found near Colington

A safe investigators have confirmed was stolen from Currituck BBQ last December was pulled from the water today near Colington. A Sheriff's Office boat with side-scan sonar was used to find the safe in about 8 feet of water.

20 hrs

Mark Harvey

No evidence found that cab driver’s death was result of assault

Investigators have found no evidence that anyone had assaulted a cab driver who died a week after suffering a serious head injury in Colington Harbour. The Sheriff's Office, however, is still asking anyone with information to step forward.

Apr 21


Happy Birthday Wilbur!

Join Outer Banks Visions for the celebration of Wilbur Wright's 147th birthday.

Apr 19


New adventure at RIFP

Join Outer Banks Visions for the grand opening of the refurbished Adventure Museum at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Apr 11


Charity Queens

The 4th annual Womanless Beauty Pageant at Kelly's raised more than $76,000 for charities chosen by the participants.

Apr 5



Let mother make decisions about her final days

Mom wants to talk about her funeral arrangements, but every time she brings this up, my sister and her husband stop her and tell her that everything will be okay and that she shouldn’t think about dying.

Apr 21

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Say cheese: The Fresh Market debuts in Nags Head

The Fresh Market opened its doors to the public Wednesday, and to welcome customers, the store cracked an 80-pound wheel of Parmesan from Reggiano, Italy to share.

Apr 15


The perfect cake: A solution for every occasion

Warning: If you make this for someone’s birthday cake, they will expect it every year. I have certain friends who always remind me when their birthday is coming up, just so I won’t forget to make this for them.

Apr 13

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More arrests made from year-long Currituck drug investigation

Currituck deputies have arrested six more suspects stemming from a massive drug-related round up that followed an investigation spanning more than a year. Earlier, 23 arrests were made.


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Failed insulator blamed for Hatteras, Ocracoke blackout

Hatteras and Ocracoke islands were plunged into a blackout for around five hours early Monday, after the failure near the temporary/forever bridge at New Inlet on Pea Island.



First Flight Foundation helps glider soar on in history

The history of the Wright brothers will live on in the N.C. Museum of History now that the full-scale reproduction of the 1911 glider soars above the atrium after years of the foyer being vacant.

Apr 20


Local views on environment, economy to be presented

The team listened to 208 Dare County residents and their suggestions for suitable measures for coastal management and the long-term health of the local economy. About 40 Hatteras Islanders participated.

Apr 20

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Pair quickly arrested after Camden bank robbery

Two Virginia Beach residents were arrested minutes after the robbery Thursday of the Towne Bank of Currituck in the village of Camden. The call came in shortly before 5 p.m.

Apr 18


Currituck woman claims $150,000 N.C. Lottery prize

Becky Forrest of Grandy plans to use the $150,000 she won playing the lottery’s new Caesars game to pay bills and share with her family. After state and federal taxes were withheld, she received a check for $103,801.

Apr 17

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Video: Early morning fire guts Super Wings beach store in Duck

Firefighters from multiple departments were battling a fire at the Wings store in Duck this morning. The fire was reported around 7:20 a.m. in the 1100 block of Duck Road, which was closed in both directions.

Apr 17

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NC State researchers calling for quiet hurricane season

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than in the past 20 years but still in line with overall averages from 1950 to the present, researchers at North Carolina State University say.

Apr 17


Six new teachers requested in Dare budget, but more needed

School Superintendent Sue Burgess said she estimates it would take 10 additional fourth- and fifth-grade teachers to ease overcrowding in the district. The budget represents a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s spending plan.

Apr 16

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge Merritt works near the Bonner Bridge. (Rob Morris)

Now only 2 feet deep, Oregon Inlet is too shallow to dredge

Even when the wind and tide are favorable, the corps's sidecaster dredge, which is designed to work in shallow water, cannot break through shoaling that has left areas of the channel at 2 feet.

Apr 14

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