Stories in "Breaking news"

After seven years of debate, event site starts to take shape

The first of four phases of construction is underway on the site, which was originally purchased by the town of Nags Head and the Outer Banks Tourism Board with visions of a convention center and possibly a hotel.



State ruling reduces coastal homeowners insurance rates

Outer Banks homeowners will get a rare break on the cost of coverage under a ruling by the state insurance commissioner that rejected a statewide increase and questioned how insurers calculate potential losses from hurricanes.

Dec 19


Risk to Bonner Bridge may lead to stricter limits on navigation

The Coast Guard said new rules allowing quick action were necessary because vessels routinely run between unprotected pilings south of the marked channel, which is essentially closed because of shoaling.

Dec 17


Surprise hearing set for Monday in Summerfield murder case

A surprise hearing has been scheduled for Monday in the case of Nathan Summerfield, who is accused of stabbing and strangling the mother of his child in 2012 during a July Fourth vacation on Hatteras Island.

Dec 13


Summerfield pleads guilty, will serve at least 30 years in prison

Nathan Summerfield will serve a minimum of 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to one count of second-degree murder and two kidnapping charges in the 2012 killing of Lynn Jackenheimer.

Dec 15


Coastal storm’s overwash, sand close N.C. 12 on Hatteras

After a windy end to the weekend across the region, a strong low pressure system southeast of Cape Hatteras will intensify to start the work week and bring typical nor'easter conditions with periods of rain and continued high surf.

Dec 7


Wind gusts could hit 50 mph from coastal storm Sunday

A strong low pressure system is forecast to run up the coast during the next few days, producing familiar nor'easter conditions -- high winds, heavy surf and possibly some flooding.

Dec 6

Severe Wx Risk 112314

Risk of severe weather overnight for the Outer Banks

The National Weather Service says there is a possibility of severe weather moving across the Outer Banks late Sunday and early Monday, along with strong winds and rough seas on the coastal waters and sounds.

Nov 23


Dutton files a challenge; recount will be Thursday in Dare

Dare County Commissioner Max Dutton, thought to be a winner election night only to have the outcome reversed after an official canvass, filed paperwork Monday for a recount of votes in his race against Republican Beverly Boswell.

Nov 17

Radar 5pm

Tornado watch has been cancelled after storms diminish

A Tornado Watch for all counties in eastern North Carolina has been cancelled, after thunderstorms have diminished and moved offshore ahead of a cold front crossing the state this evening.

Nov 17


Closing in on a decade, marathon is now a November tradition

It doesn’t seem like nearly a decade has passed since local entrepreneur Mike Kelly and a hardy band of volunteers ran the first race to raise money for local charities and inject visitor dollars into an otherwise sluggish time of the year.

Nov 6


GOP candidates notch big early leads in Currituck County

Results of early voting in Currituck County show Republicans leading in all races except Sheriff. The results are based on a little over 3,500 votes, or about 20 percent of the 17,704 ballots cast, according to the state Board of Elections.

Nov 4