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Currituck fast-tracks walking path along deadly stretch of road

Currituck County commissioners voted Monday to speed up construction of a 10-foot wide bike and pedestrian path along 2 miles of N.C. 12 between Albacore Street and Schooner Ridge Road in Corolla. The stretch is in the same area where a 21-year-old Bulgarian student was struck and killed last month while walking at night on Read More...

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Voice debate to feature Dare candidates for commissioner

The Outer Banks Voice will hold a candidates forum on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Kill Devil Hills Meeting Hall at the town's municipal complex. The forum will start at 7 p.m. and is expected to last two hours. It is open to the public.

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Compromise in the works to get Bonner replacement moving

The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Southern Environmental Law Center are working toward a compromise that would allow work to begin on the stalled project to replace the aging Bonner Bridge.

Sep 15


Tropical Storm Edouard forecast to stay far out at sea

Projections of its track show it curving north into the central Atlantic, several hundred miles from the East Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is forecast to become Hurricane Edouard.

Sep 11


More rain is forecast on top of totals reaching 5 inches so far

More heavy rain Monday in addition to the downpours at the end of the weekend brought totals to 3 to 5 inches in many areas of northeastern North Carolina, the National Weather Service says.

Sep 8


Loss of trees for Southern Shores road work draws protests

When plans came to a vote by the Town Council at its Aug. 5 meeting, residents of the areas objected. Town officials cite root damage to roadbeds and trees in the town’s right-of-way.

Sep 1


Another day of dangerous surf forecast for the Outer Banks

As Hurricane Cristobal gains strength well offshore, it will continue to send swells to the coast and help create another day of hazardous surf. Shore breakers of 6 to 8 feet are expected.

Aug 26


Brisk wind, hurricane swells are creating dangerous surf

Continuing northeast winds will combine with swells from Hurricane Cristobal to churn up dangerous surf and rip currents at least through Tuesday, the National Weather Service says.

Aug 25


High surf, rip currents to linger Wednesday as storm pulls out

Waves along the Outer Banks are expected to reach up to 8 feet as Tropical Storm Bertha passes offshore about halfway between Cape Hatteras and Bermuda.

Aug 5


McCrory says he will go along with $21.1 billion state budget

The first-term Republican from Charlotte said Friday he will sign the state budget that was approved over the weekend by the General Assembly. It includes a 7 percent average raise for teachers.

Aug 3


Bertha stirs up high surf, rip currents along the Outer Banks

Tropical Storm Bertha is forecast to pass well offshore of the Outer Banks by midweek but could generate swells of about 8 feet as it heads northeast. Top winds were 70 mph today.

Aug 3


System nearing the Caribbean becomes Tropical Storm Bertha

The storm is heading west-northwest at 20 mph and is forecast to pass near Barbados Friday afternoon, the Hurricane Center reported. Bertha is not expected to intensify much.

Jul 31