Stories in "General news"

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New Inlet soundside access reopens on Pea Island

A popular launching spot for kayakers and fisherman, the access is just south of the temporary bridge over the inlet cut by Hurricane Irene in 2011. It will probably close again when construction of a new bridge resumes.

Nov 9


GOP to assume majority on Dare Board of Commissioners

For only the second time in a century, Republicans will hold a four-member majority on the Dare County Board of Commissioners as a result of Tuesday's election.

Nov 4

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Burger King in Kill Devil Hills robbed at knifepoint

At about 6:30 a.m. Friday, the man brandished a black-handled knife with a 3- to 4-inch blade and forced his way into the restaurant. He demanded cash, then left the store on foot in an unknown direction,

Nov 7


Gas prices continue to fall, but for how much longer?

Prices on the Outer Banks are down to an average of $3.17 for regular unleaded, but on the mainland and the rest of North Carolina they are around $2.89. The average U.S. price has dropped below $3 for the first time in nearly four years.

Nov 5


Potential new managers looking at Nags Head nursing center

Three companies have shown an interest in taking over Colony Ridge, the skilled nursing center in Nags Head that came close to shutting down a few years ago in a dispute over renewing the current management's lease.

Nov 4


Here are the full results from around the state and region

Results of Tuesday's General Election are unofficial until they are certified. County canvasses are Oct. 14 and Oct. 18 is the last day to file a protest. The state canvass is Oct. 25.

Nov 5

FV Fine Tuna in Oregon Inlet

Commercial fishing boat runs aground in Oregon Inlet

The F/V Fine Tuna from Wanchese ran aground Monday just east of the Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet sometime before 10 a.m. Low tide at the inlet was 10:42 a.m., with the next high tide at 4:40 p.m.

Nov 3

Temp bridge flooding

Pea Island temporary bridge flooding fix in the works

The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to raise the approaches to the temporary bridge on Pea Island over the breech cut by Hurricane Irene in the coming weeks to help address problems with ocean overwash flooding.

Oct 31

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Police dog helps collar break-in suspects in Colington

Dare County Sheriff’s Deputy David Saffell and his K-9 partner Rico patrolling in the Colington community Oct. 25, when Saffell noticed two people who appeared to be trying to get into the vehicle.

Oct 31


Testing identifies source of red plume near Oregon Inlet

Single-celled organisms found in a water sample belong to a group of ciliated protozoans, and large colonies of the species have been known to change ocean water to a brick red color.

Oct 30


Antares: The frightening rocket explosion from the front line

Nags Head freelance writer and photographer Ed Beckley and his wife, Bobbie, were shuttled with other media close to the launch pad forTuesday's liftoff of a supply craft bound for the International Space Station.

Oct 29


Ocean algal bloom generates interest, but not concern — yet

Dr. Richard Stumpf, NOAA scientist at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, said Tuesday that based on the color of Monday’s tide, a number of algal blooms could be the culprits, some of which are harmless.

Oct 28