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The project to replace a culvert pipe under N.C. 12 in Frisco was finished Saturday evening, and the road reopened to traffic less than 24 hours after the work started.
A tugboat was on the scene around noon working to free the boat so that it could make its way back to Ocracoke and let passengers off, said Tim Hass, spokesman for the North Carolina Ferry Division.
Mark Hodges, a graduate of Ferrum College with a degree in business management, said in his announcement that the magistrate appointment has been called by others “the clerk in waiting."
But instead of the sleet and freezing rain of recent weeks, the region will see a more classic nor'easter that is forecast to blow for almost three days and kick up surf as high as 15 feet.
Dare schools are on a three hour delay, but schools on the mainland are closed because of an overnight glaze of freezing rain and sleet. Ice left some roads slick Monday night as temperatures dipped toward lows forecast to be in the 20s.
When District Attorney Frank Parrish passed away last September, it fell upon Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to appoint a new prosecutor. On Nov. 18, the governor appointed R. Andrew Womble, then District 1 Public Defender.
Admission at the aquarium will go up slightly less than $3. Fees for each age category increase by $2.95. The adult charge will be $10.95; ages 62 and up to $9.95; and children, ages 3-12, to $8.95.
State Rep. Thom Tillis joins a field of six other candidates seeking the GOP nomination in the May primary. The filing period for this year's elections ends Friday at noon.
Doubling some commercial fishing license fees would help pay for a state monitoring program under a proposal endorsed last week by the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission.
The National Park Service site in Kill Devil Hills was the most visited museum or historic attraction on the Outer Banks, while five attractions in Dare County were ranked in the top 20 across North Carolina.
Good vegetation has declined while bad plants thrive. The water quality is questionable, and it may or may not be too shallow or too salty, but no one can say exactly what’s going on because little long-term data exists.
Analysts say an increase in violence in the petroleum-producing nations of Venezuela and South Sudan is to blame for higher crude oil prices, and the increases aren't done yet.