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Embattled Currituck EMS chief leaving for job in Greenville

Robert Glover said in an e-mail to Currituck Fire and EMS personnel that he will step down August 1. The department is in the midst of a review of its work environment.

Jul 15


Drones capture stunning video of Nags Head fireworks

While thousands on the beach watched the aerial explosions on a near-perfect summer night, three drones equipped with cameras were taking spectacular footage of this year's fireworks show at the Nags Head Fishing Pier.

Jul 15

A kite boarder off the Jockey's Ridge access earlier this year.

Swimming advisory posted at Jockey’s Ridge soundside access

An advisory against swimming has been issued for the first time this season at the access on the Roanoke Sound in Nags Head, and a similar advisory remains at the Colington Harbour swimming beach.

Jul 10


Five years later, ban on plastic bags has become a way of life

Since 2009, more than 125 communities in the country have followed suit in banishing one of the most ubiquitous sources of litter on their streets and beaches.

Jul 10


Park Service names acting superintendent for Outer Banks

A deputy superintendent from Montana will move to the Outer Banks next month to temporarily head the area's national parks. Kym Hall, who has been with the National Park Service for 27 years, will start Aug. 4

Jul 9


Bid awarded; Mirlo Beach widening set to start next week

The company that finished Nags Head's 10-mile beach widening project ahead of schedule has won a contract to pump sand onto the shoreline at the troublesome S-curve just north of Rodanthe.

Jul 9

police car

Dare County Sheriff’s Office crime blotter for June

Thefts, break-ins and fraud are among the crimes reported to the Sheriff's Office in unincorporated areas of Dare County. More information can be found on the Dare Community Crime Line.

Jul 8


Hurricane Arthur recap: Top gust, 101 mph, damage nominal

The hurricane was the first to make landfall in North Carolina this early in the season in recorded history, dating back to 1851. The previous record was July 11, 1901. See some of the wind speeds in the area.

Jul 7


Updated Wednesday: Post-hurricane news and information

Hurricane Arthur is long gone, but some mop-up and repairs continue. We'll provide continuous updates as we get them. Check here for the latest on the Outer Banks and statewide.

Jul 5


Arthur’s gone, sun’s back again for the July 4 weekend

Daylight brought some scenes of flooding, mainly in Manteo and northern Hatteras Island, but the northern beaches quickly reopened for business and the sun began to shine by mid-day.

Jul 4


Live blog: Hurricane Arthur on the Outer Banks

Help us cover the storm and keep your neighbors up to date. Send your photos, stories and videos to Check back often for new posts.

Jul 3


For vacationers, Fourth to deliver fireworks of a different kind

Tourists on the Outer Banks took advantage of the last hours of good weather and calm seas before an unwanted guest – Arthur – delivers high winds, foul weather and dangerous rip currents beginning late Thursday.

Jul 2