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Apr 19


Outer Banks Visions: Happy Birthday Wilbur!

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

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Video: Early morning fire guts Wings beach store in Duck

Firefighters from multiple departments were battling a fire at the Wings store in Duck this morning. The fire was reported around 7:20 a.m. in the 1100 block of Duck Road, which was closed in both directions.

Apr 17


Easter weekend to start wet, stay cool and breezy

After a brief run of warm temperatures and dry weather on the Outer Banks, it looks like the holiday weekend will begin with rain and continue to be cool with a stiff onshore wind.

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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


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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


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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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.



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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NC State researchers calling for quiet hurricane season

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than in the past 20 years but still in line with overall averages from 1950 to the present, researchers at North Carolina State University say.

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 district. The budget represents a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s spending plan.

Apr 16

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


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


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

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