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Video: Early morning fire guts Wings beach store in Duck

Firefighters from multiple departments were battling a fire at the Wings store in Duck this morning. The fire was reported around 7:20 a.m. in the 1100 block of Duck Road, which was closed in both directions.



Currituck woman claims $150,000 N.C. Lottery prize

Becky Forrest of Grandy plans to use the $150,000 she won playing the lottery’s new Caesars game to pay bills and share with her family. After state and federal taxes were withheld, she received a check for $103,801.

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Easter weekend to start wet, stay cool and breezy

After a brief run of warm temperatures and dry weather on the Outer Banks, it looks like the holiday weekend will begin with rain and continue to be cool with a stiff onshore wind.

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Corolla Ocean Rescue pickup truck discovered in the ocean

The truck was submerged for some time, and equipment inside the truck, including several radios were destroyed. One of the vehicles' tires had come off the rim.

Apr 9


Some are wary of request for hotel height increase in Duck

Duck's Town Council will decide Wednesday whether to approve an amendment to the town’s zoning ordinance that would allow an increase in the maximum building height of hotels from 35 to 45 feet.

Apr 1


Man still hospitalized after plane crash; FAA on scene

One of two men injured in the crash of a small plane near the First Flight airstrip remains hospitalized in Greenville with a skull fracture as federal investigators begin to look into the incident.

Mar 25


Guess what? Rain, wind, cold temps forecast once again

Today will see temperatures top out at 39 degrees as a low pressure storm system develops off the coast of Florida before heading northeast, according to the the National Weather Service office in Newport.

Mar 24

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Two hurt in crash of small plane near First Flight airport

A small plane crashed Sunday morning near the First Flight Airport in Kill Devil Hills, narrowly missing several houses, but the pilot and a passenger appeared to have escaped with minor injuries.

Mar 23


Destroyer spill reached 35,000 gallons but impact was minimal

A Navy destroyer spilled 35,000 gallons of diesel fuel over a seven-hour period off the Outer Banks last week, but officials say the spill dissipated before it could reach shore.

Mar 17

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OBX clear, but slick roads still a problem on the mainland

The latest effects from a seemingly never ending bout of wintry weather has for the most part disappeared on the Outer Banks, but inland counties are still dealing with icy conditions.

Mar 4


Schools close early in advance of latest winter storm

Falling temperatures behind a cold front Monday are likely to turn afternoon rain into sleet and freezing rain by nightfall. Some schools will be opening on a delayed schedule Tuesday.

Mar 2

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ORV-only detour available during N.C. 12 closure in Frisco

The National Park Service said Thursday a four-wheel drive vehicle only detour will be set-up between Cape Point and Frisco when N.C. 12 at mile post 65 is closed the first weekend of March.

Feb 20