Stories in "General news"


Week one high school football scoreboard

The 2014 high school football season got underway Friday night with a full slate of games across northeastern North Carolina. First Flight opened with a win on the road, while Manteo and Currituck will have to wait until Monday to play.

Aug 23


Science aims to save lives with better rip current forecasting

These powerful seaward channels accounted for at least seven deaths in North Carolina last year and on average, 100 fatal drownings annually nationwide. Scientists are using GPS to better understand them.

Aug 21


Suspect in series of sexual assaults convicted of rape in Dare

Lesiba Simon Matsoake, 40, was sentenced to 20 years for choking and raping a 26-year-old Kill Devil Hills bartender on June 10, 2003, shortly after she had taken an early-morning dip in the ocean.

Aug 21

Airport Road Daphne Lane

Manteo woman dies in single-vehicle crash Wednesday night

Belinda Tillet, 43, was killed after her SUV crossed the center line of Airport Road near Daphne Lane, struck a tree and overturned. The accident happened at about 10:52 p.m.

Aug 21


Seashore turtle nesting dips after back-to-back record seasons

While nest counts are closer to averages seen between 2008 and 2011 in Cape Hatteras National Seashore in, sea turtles have laid the third highest number of nests on record in northern Dare County.

Aug 20


Disputed resolution on immigration splits Dare County board

Commissioner Wally Overman’s resolution cited the failure of the federal government to control illegal immigration, describing the recent wave from Central American countries as “unprecedented.”

Aug 19


Dare County moves ahead with plan to widen Buxton beach

Dare County commissioners approved the next phase for rebuilding the beach in Buxton, but the engineer planning the project cautioned that obtaining permits will be an uphill battle.

Aug 19


Gas leak closes daycare, businesses, U.S. 158 in Camden

Workers installing a sign at a shopping center Tuesday morning in Camden struck a natural gas line, forcing the evacuation of surrounding businesses, a day care and the closure of a portion of U.S. 158.

Aug 19


Popularity of drones could lead to regulations in Nags Head

Concerned about the prospect of drones buzzing all over town, Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards has asked for draft regulations that the Board of Commissioners can consider in the future.

Aug 18


Dare County among leaders in statewide tourism gains

A new state report says Dare County ranked fourth among the North Carolina's 100 counties for visitor economic impact at just over $953 million dollars in 2013, up almost 3 percent from the previous year.

Aug 18


Aquarium launches $4.5 million renovation project

Planned renovations include new interactive exhibits, galleries, a new admissions area and an upgrade to the gift shop. Visitors will be able to use cell phones to interact with various exhibits.

Aug 17

The Voice Podcast: Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014

You can hear Voice newscasts every weekday morning on Max Radio of the Carolina’s stations Beach 104, 94.5 WCMS, 99.1 The Sound, Classic Rock 104.9 & 92.3 and Q-Country 99.3. Start Sam Walker’s podcast by clicking on the start arrow below. And check back each day. Thanks for listening.

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