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Boatbuilder Bayliss wins $1.2 million in White Marlin Open

Aboard the Dream Time, John Bayliss boated a 78-pound white marlin on Thursday that was good for a prize of $1,290,411 at the tournament in Ocean City, Md.

Aug 11


Both sides claim victory, but Bonner replacement still stalled

While both the NCDOT and Southern Environmental Law Center claimed victory following the ruling, the bridge project is still alive but has not moved any closer to starting.

Aug 6


Man dies after jumping from Wright Memorial Bridge

A man died Wednesday afternoon after jumping from the westbound span of the Wright Memorial Bridge. Authorities are not releasing his name, pending notification of next of kin.

Aug 6

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Federal bills would name U.S. 17 and 64 a future interstate

Two roads running from Raleigh to Norfolk would be designated as a future interstate highway under bills introduced by regional lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate.

Aug 7


Nags Head police cruiser totaled in crash Saturday on U.S. 64

The officer driving the car was ticketed for a safe movement violation, after he pulled out of Cedar Island Road onto U.S. 64 and into the path of a sport utility vehicle. No one was injured in the wreck.

Aug 5


Day’s amenities can be nighttime’s hazards on local beaches

Tent frames, cabanas and volleyball nets have become enough of a problem in Nags Head that town commissioners on Wednesday will consider an ordinance that would declare unattended items trash and subject to removal.

Aug 3


Currituck once again posts lowest unemployment in the state

Currituck, Dare and Hyde counties were in the top ten for the lowest unemployment rates in North Carolina to start the summer, continuing an almost annual trend.

Aug 5


Duck given legal tool for access during beach nourishment

A bill finally passed the General Assembly last week that allows Duck to join other towns with a legal alternative if a property owner fails to give written permission to put sand on the beach.

Jul 30


Proposed state budget potential game changer at Oregon Inlet

The latest proposal to modify the state budget for the fiscal year that started July 1 includes granting the governor emergency power to kick start replacement of the Bonner Bridge and creation of Oregon Inlet State Park.

Jul 31


Currituck BBQ gets star treatment from Norfolk TV station

Currituck BBQ Company was a buzz of activity Tuesday, as Norfolk television station WTKR-3 broadcast live from the restaurant in Coinjock for over three hours during their local newscasts.

Jul 29

Inez Eymard off Avalon

What is it? Here’s the story on that strange rig just offshore

Something that resembled an offshore oil rig could be seen traveling north on June 20 and then south on Friday evening within sight of the northern beaches. We'll tell you what it is.

Jul 29


Sheila Davies will lead health division of Dare County DHHS

Davies, who is the mayor of KDH, takes over the post Oct. 13 and will serve in the official capacity of assistant Department of Health and Human Services director for health.

Jul 28