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Jul 28


Dominion turns on its first renewable microgrid in Kitty Hawk

The same wind that will provide energy steadily blew Friday in Kitty Hawk as dozens of dignitaries and Dominion North Carolina Power officials gathered to dedicate the company’s first renewable power grid.

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Hurricane baby healthy after drama aired by Weather Channel

he Weather Channel’s on-site reporters did record one dramatic moment that catapulted an expectant mother into the national spotlight. And viewers here and across the nation were curious about how the story turned out.

Jul 25


Legislator sees non-government alternative for Currituck span

Part two of our series of bringing our readers closer to what is happening in the General Assembly based on extended interviews with local legislators Rep. Paul Tine, D-Dare and Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort.

Jul 24


High seaside adventures

Outer Banks Scene is made by kids and made for kids. Two 9 year-old cousins host the shows, and an older cousin is the director and primary cameraman. The whole thing is overseen by Daddy/Uncle Doug.

Jul 26


The new turtle rehab center

The STAR center is officially open at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and you can come see these amazing sea turtles for yourself.

Jul 11



Benefit set for young woman seriously hurt in accident

With no income coming in and the medical bills steadily adding up, Mckayla's family and friends decided to put a benefit together for her and her family to help with medical bills, travel money and other expenses.

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New surgical unit to be added to The Outer Banks Hospital

Construction of a 5,249-square-foot surgery unit addition to the Outer Banks Hospital is slated to begin in September and be completed sometime during late summer of 2015.

Jul 16


Paper! Paper! Eat all about it! Poisson en papillote

Cooking en papillote, or cooking in parchment paper is an under-appreciated technique and I want to change that.

Jul 21

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Boom was Navy; floating orbs apparently Chinese lanterns

A loud boom and floating orange orbs were the talk of the beach this morning, but we can safely confirm that UFOs are not just over the horizon. The Navy told WAVY news that the source of the boom was a training exercise offshore.

Jul 23


New formula sinks Mid-Currituck Bridge, other local projects

According to state Rep. Paul Tine, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's District 1, which covers northeastern North Carolina, will not see any projects move forward under the new ranking system.

Jul 20

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Report of speeding car leads to arrest of three on drug charges

Cameron Chad Cofflin, 21, Charleton Blake Mays, 21, and Cody Edward Steuart, 23, from the Lynchburg-area, were arrested Tuesday evening in Currituck County on alleged drug possession charges.

Jul 24


Suspected arson fire closes U.S. 158 rest area near Coinjock

The rest area operated by the North Carolina Department of Transportation on U.S. 158 in Currituck County has been closed after a fire was reported Sunday night inside the building south of Coinjock.

Jul 21


Dredge arrives for touch-up work after Arthur blows out inlet

Two weeks ago, Hurricane Arthur blew out a clog in Oregon Inlet at the navigation span of the Bonner Bridge and now, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge is working to straighten out the channel.

Jul 18


Beaumont, Bell to face off for Currituck commissioner seat

Republican Paul Beaumont will meet Horace Bell, an unaffiliated candidate, in a special election this November for the fourth district seat on the Currituck Board of Commissioners.

Jul 21


Walmart bomb threat leads to arrest of Elizabeth City man

Kitty Hawk police officers and rescue personnel were called to the Walmart at about 10:30 p.m. June 17, Chief Joel Johnson said. They searched the store after evacuating customers and employees but found nothing.

Jul 21


Indictment details new allegations in bombing range case

A new indictment against Harry Mann includes two counts of Hobbs Act violations -- extortion under color of official right and two counts of demanding, seeking and receiving bribes.

Jul 16

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Exposed houses, dune gaps complicate Kitty Hawk beach plan

With holes in dunes and houses in front of them, Kitty Hawk faces a much more complicated job of rebuilding its shoreline than other towns with beach nourishment plans in the pipeline.

Jul 15


Two arrested in Nags Head on charges related to pot sales

Police turned up marijuana, cash and a gun after searching a house in Nags Head earlier this week, the Dare County Sheriff's Office reported. The search July 16 led to charges against two people.

Jul 18

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