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Threatened status for rufa red knot could affect Outer Banks

Another shorebird is a candidate for status as a threatened species, but some protections already in place might help safeguard the species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.

4 min

Mayor Edwards

Rumor leads to puzzling debate over sound-front zoning

A rumor that a Harris Teeter would be built in the area of town where Pamlico Jack's restaurant now stands eventually led to a town forum last week to discuss zoning along the Nags Head soundfront.

Apr 21


One-stop early voting for 2014 primaries starts Thursday

One-stop early voting for the 2014 primaries in North Carolina begins Thursday at county board of elections offices and satellite locations. The early voting period ends on Saturday, May 3.

8 min

Mark Harvey

Taxi cab driver found with severe head injury dies

Mark Harvey, the Kill Devil Hills cab driver found in the driveway of a home eight days ago in Colington Harbour, has died from his injuries, according to his family. Police still don't know exactly what happened.

Apr 20


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.

Apr 19

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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