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Apr 25

red knots

Threatened status for rufa red knot could affect Outer Banks

Another shorebird is a candidate for status as a threatened species, but some protections already in place might help safeguard the species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.

23 hrs

Mark Harvey

Sheriff: Cab driver’s cause of death was a medical condition

Witnesses who called provided enough information for investigators to verify that Harvey had driven into Colington to pick up his sister and was alone up until the time he was found April 13, a Sheriff's Office statement said.

2 hrs

Mayor Edwards

Rumor leads to puzzling debate over sound-front zoning

A rumor that a Harris Teeter would be built in the area of town where Pamlico Jack's restaurant now stands eventually led to a town forum last week to discuss zoning along the Nags Head soundfront.

Apr 21


Happy Birthday Wilbur!

Join Outer Banks Visions for the celebration of Wilbur Wright's 147th birthday.

Apr 19


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



Theatre of Dare wraps up season with ‘Dixie Swim Club’

Theatre of Dare will close its 23rd season with The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Jamie Wooten and Nicholas Hope. Four performances are scheduled for May 1 to 4 at the College of The Albemarle Campus in Manteo.

9 hrs


Let mother make decisions about her final days

Mom wants to talk about her funeral arrangements, but every time she brings this up, my sister and her husband stop her and tell her that everything will be okay and that she shouldn’t think about dying.

Apr 21

fresh market

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

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One-stop early voting for 2014 primaries started Thursday

One-stop early voting for the 2014 primaries in North Carolina begins Thursday at county board of elections offices and satellite locations. The early voting period ends on Saturday, May 3.

23 hrs


Deep-sixed safe from Currituck BBQ found near Colington

A safe investigators have confirmed was stolen from Currituck BBQ last December was pulled from the water today near Colington. A Sheriff's Office boat with side-scan sonar was used to find the safe in about 8 feet of water.

Apr 22

Mark Harvey

No evidence found that cab driver’s death was result of assault

Investigators have found no evidence that anyone had assaulted a cab driver who died a week after suffering a serious head injury in Colington Harbour. The Sheriff's Office, however, is still asking anyone with information to step forward.

Apr 21

police car

More arrests made from year-long Currituck drug investigation

Currituck deputies have arrested six more suspects stemming from a massive drug-related round up that followed an investigation spanning more than a year. Earlier, 23 arrests were made.

Apr 22

power poles

Failed insulator blamed for Hatteras, Ocracoke blackout

Hatteras and Ocracoke islands were plunged into a blackout for around five hours early Monday, after the failure near the temporary/forever bridge at New Inlet on Pea Island.

Apr 22


High volume of winter catches closes spring red drum season

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries calculates that red drum landings between Sept. 1 and Nov. 23 totaled 260,866 pounds, exceeding the annual harvest limit by 10,866 pounds.

Apr 20


First Flight Foundation helps glider soar on in history

The history of the Wright brothers will live on in the N.C. Museum of History now that the full-scale reproduction of the 1911 glider soars above the atrium after years of the foyer being vacant.

Apr 20


Local views on environment, economy to be presented

The team listened to 208 Dare County residents and their suggestions for suitable measures for coastal management and the long-term health of the local economy. About 40 Hatteras Islanders participated.

Apr 20

police car

Pair quickly arrested after Camden bank robbery

Two Virginia Beach residents were arrested minutes after the robbery Thursday of the Towne Bank of Currituck in the village of Camden. The call came in shortly before 5 p.m.

Apr 18


Currituck woman claims $150,000 N.C. Lottery prize

Becky Forrest of Grandy plans to use the $150,000 she won playing the lottery’s new Caesars game to pay bills and share with her family. After state and federal taxes were withheld, she received a check for $103,801.

Apr 17

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