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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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.