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Nov 27


Free speech: Christians occupy the full political spectrum

It strikes me as odd that people on both sides of the liberal/conservative divide appear overly eager to control, or even censor, what others choose to say, watch or read.



Dispute leaves Oregon Inlet Fishing Center lease up in the air

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center will be operated under an extended contract for another year while the National Park Service re-evaluates terms that were rejected in October by the center’s board.

Nov 25


Pilot program for waterfowl blind sign-ups earns good reviews

A pilot program that allows hunters to sign up for waterfowl blinds when they apply for permits is earning high marks. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission implemented the program last fall on three game lands.



Marathon events draw 5,800

(Video by Douglas Kenyon) The 9th annual TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon were the highlights of a three-day event enjoyed by runners from 50 States and eight countries. Total registered participants numbered over 5,800. The marathon is planned each year by Outer Banks Sporting Events and is one of four annual Read More...

Nov 14


John D. Bassett, Factory Man

John D. Bassett III, the central figure in Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town, was at Outer Banks Furniture this week to talk about his company.

Nov 7



After fire, Super Wings to sport a more small-town look

After extensive fire damage in April, reconstruction of the Super Wings in the heart of Duck is under way, and its owner says he plans to design the exterior to blend in better with the town’s small-town look.

Nov 23


Trees trump rational debate over regional roads wish list

Over the years, Southern Shores citizens have usually managed to find ways to get things percolating. If it's not a clash over the town manager, it's infighting over the fire department.

Nov 24


Rosie has her eyes on Thanksgiving pies

The Hawthornes’ Thanksgiving dinner is an ongoing feast. There’s a beautiful, bronzed turkey, of course, and a clove-studded ham with pineapple and maraschino cherries and a brown sugar/honey glaze. Then there are the desserts.

Nov 22

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Motorists will need to factor foul weather into holiday plans

Hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday will mean battling weather as well as the heaviest traffic of the year, especially for motorists heading toward the north and west.

Nov 25

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Seat-belt campaign planned on N.C. highways this week

Law enforcement officers across the state will be out day and night during the Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which began Monday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 30.

Nov 25


Police looking for leads in suspected arson of business

At about 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, Nags Head police and fire crews responded to a storage area for Albemarle Landscaping at 2224 Lark Avenue in the north end of town.

Nov 24


Seagull Drive: One more suit settled, six cottages still in court

Nags Head has settled with yet another property owner on Seagull Drive, but legal entanglements remain for six neighboring houses that  the town declared  nuisances  five years ago.

Nov 20

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Two people arrested in separate drug investigations

The two drug busts found a trafficking amount of prescription opiates as well as cocaine and Heroin. Both suspects are from Kill Devil Hills and are being held in the Dare County Detention Center.

Nov 21


Boswell confirmed as winner after Dare County recount

Beverly Boswell became the newest commissioner-elect in Dare County after a recount Thursday confirmed her win over incumbent Democrat Max Dutton. The recount extended the Republican's winning margin to 30 votes.

Nov 20


Johnson re-elected Currituck sheriff; recount shows no change

Currituck County Sheriff Susan Johnson has won another four-year term, after a recount Thursday confirmed she defeated challenger Billy Long by 78 votes in the general election.

Nov 20


Town weighs banning turns as a tactic against summer traffic

Southern Shores faces big roadblocks as it takes another run at trying to keep tourist traffic out of its neighborhoods on summer weekends. But the Town Council decided Tuesday to pursue several ideas from a recent forum.

Nov 18


Video corrected to say locals involved in 50% of accidents

The new video provided by the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition corrects the statement to say that local drivers were involved in 50 percent of the summer accidents.

Nov 20


Drive-by shooting leads to conviction and federal indictment

Royce Austin Harris of Kill Devil Hills will serve between 29 and 47 months after pleading guilty to two felony counts earlier this month, Kill Devil Hills Police said in a statement Wednesday.

Nov 19

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