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Say cheese: The Fresh Market debuts in Nags Head

The Fresh Market opened its doors to the public Wednesday, and to welcome customers, the store cracked an 80-pound wheel of Parmesan from Reggiano, Italy to share.

Apr 15


The perfect cake: A solution for every occasion

Warning: If you make this for someone’s birthday cake, they will expect it every year. I have certain friends who always remind me when their birthday is coming up, just so I won’t forget to make this for them.

Apr 13


Another view: Seismic tests are part of a solution

Seismic surveys are necessary in determining where oil and gas are underlying the Atlantic and just as importantly for siting offshore renewable projects.

Apr 13


Kitty Hawk OKs plan for addition at Hurricane Moe’s

The council signed off on a site plan Monday night with the condition that the bottom deck remain open and be used only as a waiting area in the flood-prone neighborhood. Plans call for a second-story dining area.

Apr 10


So ‘First In Flight’ is no longer good enough?

The state's commerce department apparently doesn't think "First In Flight" is a strong enough brand. So a new slogan is going to encourage more people to vacation in Ocracoke rather than Myrtle Beach?

Apr 6


Vidant commits $1 million in effort to save Pungo Hospital

Vidant Health made a surprise announcement Thursday that is a huge boost to local efforts to keep Pungo Hospital in Belhaven open, and will contribute $1 million to the plan spearheaded by Mayor Adam O'Neal.

Apr 3


Tangle of interests bogged down plans for new bridge

If one had to choose an entity that delayed the project the longest time, it would have to be the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local management of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Mar 30


Rosie goes south of the border for carnitas

Carnitas means “little meats.” For pork aficionados, carnitas are a favorite in Mexico, particularly in the Michoacan state, whose carnitas are considered the best.

Mar 30

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Chamber’s job and career fair is this weekend at Jennette’s

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and the Northeastern Workforce Development Board invite you to participate in the OBX Success Job and Career Fair Weekend Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29 at Jennette's Pier.

Mar 26


From Siberia to COA to Yale: Student is up for state award

Russian-born Yulia Vozzhaeva is on a full academic scholarship at Yale. She graduated from COA last spring with her Associate’s Degree in Arts and a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Mar 26


Ben Gallop: Surfing on the Outer Banks

Brett Barley found some fine winter surf earlier this year near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton. More photos by Ben Gallop.

Mar 25


Ask the Aquarium: What’s a triggerfish?

Triggerfish is a somewhat flat, angular, disk-shaped fish that lives in relatively shallow coastal waters, especially around reefs and rocky ledges. Some 40 species are known throughout the world’s oceans.

Mar 25