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Dec 19


Risk to Bonner Bridge may lead to stricter limits on navigation

The Coast Guard said new rules allowing quick action were necessary because vessels routinely run between unprotected pilings south of the marked channel, which is essentially closed because of shoaling.

Dec 17

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Ideas for easing chronic traffic jams get a hearing in Currituck

Currituck Commissioner Paul O’Neill said the purpose of the meeting was to brainstorm short-term and mid-term solutions to alleviate some of the traffic problems in lower Currituck, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores and Duck.

Dec 16


Nags Head chief returns to work after town investigation

Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley has returned to his job after an after an internal review found no reason to keep him on paid leave following a domestic dispute last month, the town said in a statement Monday.

Dec 15


An incredible Christmas house

Jiim Poulos has been decorating for Christmas for 45 years. The scene near the end of Ocean Acres Drive in Kill Devil Hills is simply incredible.

Dec 12


A canned goods challenge

A unique idea leads to a fun-filled night at the Hilton Garden Inn as area chefs compete for the title of "King of Canned Goods"

Dec 6


Wags ‘n Whiskers Gala

Five nonprofits benefit from the Gala: Coastal Humane Society, Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Friends of Feline - Cape Hatteras Island, Friends Of Pooh and the Outer Banks SPCA. It was held at Pamlico Jack's. Enjoy the food from Kelly's Entertainment, the music with Soul One, an awesome Silent Auction and a night to remember.

Nov 28



Pok’s Art Asia Fusion Kitchen: An artistic spin on flavor

The Pok’s Art menu is a sampling of Asian Fusion cooking. Vietnamese, Thai, Korean as well as Hawaiian and Japanese food styles are at play, maintaining balance among the flavorings of savory, salt, sour and sweet.

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Infant twins ‘win’ Jingle Bell 5K fun run and fund raiser

The annual event is not a race, but a fun run, even though the fast cats battle it out for first place and a hand-carved Outer Banks driftwood Santa Claus donated by the Bobbie Shop of Nags Head.

Dec 17


Lodge’s future unknown after sale to Virginia Beach firm

The weathered but quaint Beacon Motor Lodge has been sold to a Virginia Beach company, leaving local residents and loyal customers uncertain of what will become of the seaside inn at milepost 8.5.

Dec 2

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A Christmas-season tradition delivers sweet pieces of history

About a thousand people converged on Manteo Airport Sunday to witness the Candy Bomber, and experience what it must have been like in post-World War II Germany, when survival depended on such food drops.

Dec 15


In guilty plea, Summerfield claims sleep drug led to slaying

Nathan Summerfield, 29, apologized to Lynn Jackenheimer’s family in Dare County Superior Court, as well as to his parents and son, before being taken away to prison. He was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years.

Dec 15


Senate passes defense bill that includes changes to ORV plan

The U.S. Senate passed the $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act Friday with a package of public lands bills that includes significant changes to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Off-Road Vehicle Plan.

Dec 13


Repairs to concrete, steel supports on tap for Bonner Bridge

The two projects, costing just over $1.2 million, will be for repairs to the underside of the bridge deck and to replace steel support braces on the south end of the span.

Dec 11

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Lifeguard service for Corolla in new hands for next four years

Currituck County commissioners voted last week to make a change in lifeguard services on the beaches of Corolla, switching providers for the first time since the service started almost a quarter-century ago.

Dec 11

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College credit fast track can save families thousands of dollars

Hal Moore's figures he has saved as much as $40,000 in college costs because his two daughters are taking advantage of dual enrollment, earning college credit while still in high school.

Dec 11

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Red knot’s status elevated, raising specter of more restrictions

The rufa red knot, a shorebird that migrates along the Eastern Seaboard, became a protected species under the Endangered Species Act Tuesday when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service elevated its status to threatened.

Dec 10


Remains of humpback whale wash up in Corolla, then Duck

What remained of a badly decomposed juvenile humpback whale washed up off Corolla on Friday, then was swept away by the nor'easter, only to turn up Monday five miles to the south in Duck.

Dec 9

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Outer Banks takes a beating from stubborn coastal storm

Top sustained winds Sunday at the Army Corps of Engineers Research Pier in Duck was 41 mph, 32 mph at Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo and 24 mph at Billy Mitchell Field in Frisco.

Dec 8


Two held in Thanksgiving shooting that killed Plymouth man

Two Tyrrell County men have been arrested on murder charges in connection with a shooting death Thanksgiving night. Kizmel Norman of Plymouth was killed, Tyrrell County Sheriff Darryl Liverman said.

Dec 8

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