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Chase in drug investigation ends when truck rams police car

The pursuit started when members of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force tried to stop a vehicle at about 6:50 p.m. near Old Wharf Road as part of a drug investigation,

22 hrs


After pedestrian death, Currituck says paths are in the works

Meanwhile, the driver accused in a hit-and-run Monday night in Corolla is out on bond. A Corolla Ocean Rescue official said Peter Luke Jr., 37, was fired from his job as a lifeguard lieutenant for reason unrelated to his arrest Tuesday.

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Taking the bounce out of bridge to resume in a few weeks

Weather delayed completing the $6.3 million project to smooth out the ride before Memorial Day, although engineers anticipated that would happen when the project started last September.

17 hrs


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

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Booms are one thing, but what were those bright orbs?

Reports are that a loud boom or series of booms last night were Navy exercises, but numerous people on the Outer Banks also reported seeing bright orbs rising above the ocean at about the same time.

Jul 23

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Navy exercises the cause of loud boom over Outer Banks

The Navy said the loud boom heard Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. over the Outer Banks was related to training exercises, WAVY-TV reported.

Jul 22


Dozens of ocean rescues start off the week on local beaches

Lifeguards along the Outer Banks had to pull dozens of swimmers out of powerful rips currents Monday after heavy surf and east winds over the weekend made conditions dangerous for beach-goers.

Jul 22