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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 Dare County district.

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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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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


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

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Rods, roadsters on parade

Join Outer Banks Visions for the 7th annual First Flight Cruisers Shamrock Car Show during Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade weekend for a look at some seriously cool cars.

Mar 27



Kitty Hawk OKs plan for addition at Hurricane Moe’s

The council signed off on a site plan Monday night with the condition that the bottom deck remain open and be used only as a waiting area in the flood-prone neighborhood. Plans call for a second-story dining area.

Apr 10


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


Another view: Seismic tests are part of a solution

Seismic surveys are necessary in determining where oil and gas are underlying the Atlantic and just as importantly for siting offshore renewable projects.

Apr 13

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Man charged in vandalism of century-old Frisco gravestones

An investigation into the vandalism of several gravestones found in a dumpster last month has led to the arrest of a Frisco man on a misdemeanor charge, the Dare County Sheriff's Office says.

Apr 15


Controlled burn on Bodie Island scheduled for this week

Weather and conditions permitting, the burn unit will consist of about 2,220 acres along either side of N.C. 12 north of the intersection with Old Oregon Inlet Road, the National Park Service says.

Apr 15


Weekend backups once again plague Wright Memorial Bridge

The weekend before Easter was a rough one for motorists on the Wright Memorial Bridge, which is still down to just one lane in each direction. Problems created backups on Saturday and Sunday.

Apr 13

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Sheriff’s Office releases 911 tape of weekend cab incident

A 911 caller said a cab driver found critically injured in Colington Harbour over the weekend appeared to have run into a parked Jeep. But investigators still don't know if the severe head imjury was caused by the collision.

Apr 14


Latest Nags Head Police Department Crime Report

Among the incidents: Two assaults were reported in the 2300 block of Croatan Hwy. In one case, a male subject was struck in the head by an unknown suspect with a glass bottle.

Apr 15


State to seek Interior chief’s take on Oregon Inlet acquisition

State officials plan to sound out the U.S. Secretary of the Interior on the possibility of acquiring Oregon Inlet and land on either side as a step toward corralling the unruly waterway.

Apr 13


Temps to plunge 30 degrees with latest in a familiar pattern

One more day of some sun and warm air will be with us before a radical shift in the weather will usher in rain, thunderstorms, wind and 30-degree nosedive in temperatures.

Apr 14


Jones, Hagan, Burr urge meeting on permits for Buxton beach

While Dare County has secured funding to move forward with the project, a meeting with the Department of the Interior is aimed at beginning the permitting and engineering process.

Apr 13

Man leads police on chase from Nags Head to Columbia

A Triangle-area man was arrested early Saturday in Tyrrell County after allegedly leading police on a high speed chase along U.S. 64 that started in Nags Head.

Apr 13

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Year-long investigation nets 23 drug arrests in Currituck

During the investigation, undercover officers bought various drugs, including heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, suboxine, and mushrooms.

Apr 12

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