Stories in "General news"

wright bridge

Overeager contractor blamed for backup on Wright Bridge

Labor Day weekend doesn't quite signal the end of the vacation season on the Outer Banks, but a contractor working on a routine inspection of the eastbound Wright Memorial Bridge must have thought so.

Sep 8


Tyrrell County school bus slides into ditch, no one hurt

A Tyrrell County school bus ran off a narrow rural road and slid into a ditch Tuesday morning, Sheriff Darryl Liverman said. Children on the bus were checked for in juries by Washington Tyrrell EMS and no one was hurt.

Sep 9

corolla fire

Corolla vacation rental destroyed by fire that started in vehicle

Fire officials say the blaze appeared to start in a vehicle parked under a three-story vacation rental on Oleander Court, and was reported around 4:30 p.m. No one was injured.

Sep 7


Currituck County Schools delayed two hours on Tuesday

Due to the potential for more heavy rain overnight, Currituck County Schools will be opening on a two-hour delay for students on Tuesday. Staff members are asked to report on their normal schedules.

Sep 8

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Police say suspect may have eaten evidence during drug arrest

A Powell's Point man was charged with destroying criminal evidence after police saw him put something in his mouth and swallow it after a traffic stop in a drug investigation.

Sep 7


Tents on the beach in Nags Head: Diplomacy or police action?

Commissioners received the ordinance they asked for addressing the growing number of tents, portable cabanas, umbrellas, chairs and other gear left overnight by tourists staking a claim on a piece of the beach.

Sep 4


Virginia couple busted in prescription drug investigation

The investigation, which was wrapped up by members of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force Sept. 3, found that the drugs were being brought into the Pirate's Cove area from Virginia, a Dare County Sheriff's Office statement said.

Sep 5

southern shores

Citizens fight town hall in Southern Shores, and win, for now

A determined and sometimes unruly crowd convinced the Southern Shores Town Council Tuesday night to take another look at plans to improve streets that include cutting down dozens of old-growth trees.

Sep 2


No one really knows what all the BOOMS are about

Wednesday was another one of those mornings where everyone, from the fifth generation native to the visitor who just pulled into a rental cottage for the first time, immediately yells, "What the heck was that!?"

Sep 3

Grifton wreck

Currituck man killed in crash Monday in Pitt County

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Clifton Wayne Harris of Harbinger died Monday in a wreck involving a tractor-trailer at the corner of N.C. 118 and Rock Road outside of the Pitt County town of Grifton.

Sep 3


Cancer survivors will dive to help launch Get Pinked! campaign

By jumping, we mean three cancer survivors leaping from a perfectly good airplane from 9,500 feet, free-falling for 30 seconds -- all to raise money and awareness of the Get Pinked! breast cancer campaign.

Aug 29


Nags Head questions plan for seismic study of continental drift

Seismic surveys will take over nearly 800 hours this month and next using 36 air guns towed by a ship, which the application said may harm 24 species of marine animals.

Sep 2