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Crews need to hustle to finish Manteo school wing on time

Unforeseen glitches have left construction of the Manteo Elementary addition about a month behind schedule, but school officials say contractors are working hard to make up the time.

Oct 20


Motive for Moyock arson/suicide still under investigation

Authorities have identified the man who Friday evening lit his truck on fire and drove into the offices of a law firm in Moyock, killing himself and heavily damaging the building, but they have still not determined why he did it.

Oct 20

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Arrest made after gun in shooting traced to Frisco break-in

One woman has been arrested and another suspect is awaiting extradition from Virginia after authorities traced a gun involved in an accidental shooting in Hampton to a vehicle break-in on Hatteras Island five months ago.

Oct 20

Live translator on line

Digital interpreter helps courts move closer to justice for all

The T3 HD contains a video and audio monitor that connects a state-certified translator from the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Court (AOC), with the live courtroom proceedings from Dare County.

Oct 17


After grant, every Dare school will now have a resource officer

Kitty Hawk Elementary School is set to receive a school resource officer by Jan. 1, making it the final school in Dare County to have one in its hallways. Southern Shores received a federal grant to hire the officer.

Oct 17


Federal agencies to manage lightship sunk by sub in 1918

Diamond Shoal Lightship No. 71, the only American lightship to be sunk by enemy action during World War I, will be managed by NOAA with help from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Oct 9

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No urgency apparent in erecting Southern Shores cell tower

Minimal preliminary work has been done at the site where a much-anticipated cell tower is slated to be erected in Southern Shores, and it is still unknown when the project will be completed.

Oct 12


Forum features Currituck candidates for commissioner, sheriff

Contenders for seats on the Currituck County Board of Commissioners and for Currituck County sheriff exchanged views at a recent forum held by the Corolla Civic Association.

Oct 14

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Bicyclist dies in accident along N.C. 168 in Moyock

he North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Michael Anothony Reese of Moyock was killed in the accident, which happened at 8:17 p.m. on N.C. 168 near Hardees 1.4 miles south of the state line.

Oct 10

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First Flight homecoming back on track after vandalism stir

School administrators are close to identifying the students responsible for spray painting "Seniors" in the stands of the First Flight High School football field and homecoming activities will go on as scheduled.

Oct 10


Local girl makes good on the greens, is headed for Augusta

Katherine Schuster dreams of winning the U.S. Drive, Chip and Putt Championship in her age/gender group, slated for April 5 at fabled Augusta National Golf Club during Masters Week.

Oct 9


Last vestige of 2003’s First Flight Centennial is coming down

Demolition of the Pavilion began on Sept. 22 with the removal of interior lights and other items in the structure at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, a National Park Service statement said.

Oct 6