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Sep 2


Residents object to tree cutting for Southern Shores road work

When plans came to a vote by the Town Council at its Aug. 5 meeting, residents of the areas objected. Town officials cite root damage to roadbeds and trees in the town’s right-of-way.

10 hrs


Sea turtles enjoy freedom again with help from some friends

Two turtles were released by staff at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and a third that was tangled in a rope attached to a bucket was freed by Coast Guard and National Park Service personnel.

6 min


After pedestrian death, Currituck says paths are in the works

Meanwhile, the driver accused in a hit-and-run Monday night in Corolla is out on bond. A Corolla Ocean Rescue official said Peter Luke Jr., 37, was fired from his job as a lifeguard lieutenant for reason unrelated to his arrest Tuesday.

Aug 29


OBX Pro Surf Competition

Outer Banks Visions presents a video about the 2014 OBX Pro Surf Competition at Jennette's Pier. Music is "No Pain, No Gain" by The Kyoto Connection, "RollerSkate" by Jahzaar, and "Gypsy Song" by The Freak Fandango.

Aug 30


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



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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Cancer survivors will dive to help launch Get Pinked! campaign

By jumping, we mean three cancer survivors leaping from a perfectly good airplane from 9,500 feet, free-falling for 30 seconds -- all to raise money and awareness of the Get Pinked! breast cancer campaign.

Aug 29


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,

Aug 28


Taking bounce out of bridge will 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.

Aug 28

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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


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.

Aug 27


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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