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Oct 31

Differences and depth offer intriguing choices for Congress

With 20 years under his belt in the 3rd Congressional District, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones holds a distinct advantage in his campaign for re-election. But Marshall Adame, his Democratic challenger, has plenty of depth in his own right, offering broad experience as a U.S. Marine and State Department adviser. Despite their party labels, Read More...

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Testing identifies source of red plume near Oregon Inlet

Single-celled organisms found in a water sample belong to a group of ciliated protozoans, and large colonies of the species have been known to change ocean water to a brick red color.

13 hrs


Antares: The frightening rocket explosion from the front line

Nags Head freelance writer and photographer Ed Beckley and his wife, Bobbie, were shuttled with other media close to the launch pad forTuesday's liftoff of a supply craft bound for the International Space Station.

Oct 29


The Duck Jazz Festival

Singer René Marie headlined this year's Duck Jazz Festival. Outer Banks Visions takes us for a sampling of the Oct. 12 event.

Oct 24


Pumpkins and park dreams

Outer Banks Visions takes us to the Nags Head Elementary School Pumpkin Faire and to the site of the future Dowdy's Park. Nags Head officials want your opinions on what the park should include.

Oct 18


Walk down Psychopath

Join Outer Banks Visions for a frightful foray down Psychopath, The Lost Colony's Halloween scare-fest on Roanoke Island

Oct 10



Monster mailers are making my house a political landfill

There appears to be no escape from the cascade of political fliers filling our mailboxes this election season, and they continue to grow and breed. In the beginning, there were postcards, which tend to give you that warm, wish-you-were here feeling.

13 hrs

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Take a break from politics and plunge into this story

Tired of political mailers, advertising and news stories about the upcoming elections? So read the following story and watch the video for some good news that benefitted a great cause.

Oct 29


Rosie’s recipes: Bialy, sustenance with a story

Bialys are found wherever there is a significant Jewish population. A small round yeast bread, a bialy is a cousin of its more famous relative, the bagel. A bialy doesn’t have a hole.

Oct 26

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Man sentenced to more than 200 years in rape case

More than three years after his arrest, Rayborn Joseph Durand has pleaded guilty to 24 sex-related charges, included eight counts of first-degree rape and eight counts of first-degree sex offense.

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Elon Poll: Hagan holds lead in final stretch of Senate race

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a steady lead over her Republican challenger with Election Day just days away, according to the latest Elon University Poll.

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Not yet! Wind, rain, chilly temps in the weekend forecast

Winds gusting to gale force from the northwest Saturday could bring soundside flooding to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, the coldest temperatures of the season for the entire region and snow in the mountains.

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Red algal bloom delays release of rehabbed sea turtle

Barnacle was to be released off Coquina Beach Wednesday but will remain at the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation center on Roanoke Island until the algae dissipates or is confirmed as non-toxic.



Space station supply rocket explodes seconds after launch

An Antares rocket set to resupply the International Space Station exploded seconds after liftoff Tuesday from NASA's Wallops Island launch facility on the the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Oct 28


Drugs in Dare County top concern for both Sheriff candidates

Incumbent Republican Sheriff Doug Doughtie faces a challenge from a former deputy with 30 years of experience in this year's election for the top law enforcement officer in Dare County.

Oct 27


Area’s first four-year degree program ready for more students

ASPIRE offers four different business degrees: Business Administration, Organizational Administration, Financial Accounting and Marketing. Business Administration is by far the most popular,

Oct 26


Head-on crash ties up traffic for hours on Wright Bridge

A head-on collision Friday evening on the Wright Memorial Bridge, which is reduced to one lane in each direction on the eastbound span, sent one driver to the hospital and backed up traffic for hours.

Oct 26


Here’s where to cast early votes in Currituck and Dare counties

Early voting started today at 367 sites across North Carolina. Registered voters can cast ballots at any early voting site in their county of residence from Oct. 23 through Nov. 1.

Oct 23


Planning Board gives Bermuda Bay hotel idea a thumbs down

Kill Devil Hills planners split 3-2 Tuesday night in deciding not to endorse an amendment to the town’s zoning ordinance that could eventually pave the way for a hotel and conference center in Planned Unit Developments.

Oct 21

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