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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.