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Differences and depth offer intriguing choices for Congress

With 20 years under his belt in the 3rd Congressional District, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones holds a distinct advantage in his campaign for re-election. But Marshall Adame, his Democratic challenger, has plenty of depth in his own right, offering broad experience as a U.S. Marine and State Department adviser. Despite their party labels, Read More...

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Testing identifies source of red plume near Oregon Inlet

Single-celled organisms found in a water sample belong to a group of ciliated protozoans, and large colonies of the species have been known to change ocean water to a brick red color.

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Antares: The frightening rocket explosion from the front line

Nags Head freelance writer and photographer Ed Beckley and his wife, Bobbie, were shuttled with other media close to the launch pad forTuesday's liftoff of a supply craft bound for the International Space Station.

Oct 29


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Boat under down-range trajectory halts Wallops rocket launch

The first nighttime launch of an Antares Rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore was postponed to Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:22:38 p.m. with a window of about 10 minutes.

Oct 25


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Man dies after lighting truck on fire and driving into law office

Currituck County authorities said a man died after he lit bales of hay on fire in the back of his pick-up truck and drove through the doors of a Moyock law office Friday evening.

Oct 17


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UPDATE: Man dead after fire engulfs Moyock law office

Currituck County authorities said a man died after he lit bales of hay on fire in the back of his pick-up truck and drove through the doors of a Moyock law office Friday evening.

Oct 17


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Hurricane swells to reach coast after rain, rough surf today

A weather system pulling Hurricane Gonzalo out to sea is expected to draw heavy rain and wind over the region today. Both will churn up high seas and rip currents along the Outer Banks during the next 48 hours.

Oct 15


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Fay to stay offshore, but system behind it worth watching

Subtropical Storm Fay, generating top winds of up to 60 mph, is forecast to turn north toward Bermuda in the next few days, but the National Hurricane Center is watching another system behind it that could come closer to the U.S.

Oct 10


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Lunar tide contributes to road overwash on Hatteras Island

Saturday's high surf coupled with higher than normal lunar tides led to flooding on the southside of the temporary bridge over the inlet cut by Hurricane Irene on Pea Island and at motels on the north end of Buxton.

Oct 6


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Some coastal areas saturated with up to 8 inches of rain

Radar estimates show the heaviest rainfall totals stayed just offshore of the Outer Banks Wednesday from the latest coastal storm system. But Hatteras and Ocracoke islands both took a soaking for the second time in less than a week,.

Sep 25


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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.

Sep 18


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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