Stories in "General news"


Last vestige of 2003’s First Flight Centennial is coming down

Demolition of the Pavilion began on Sept. 22 with the removal of interior lights and other items in the structure at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, a National Park Service statement said.

Oct 6

Man from New York state drowns in Southern Shores

A 38-year-old Binghamton, N.Y. man died Friday after he was pulled from the surf in Southern Shores. A report from Police Chief David Kole said Nathan E. Kruser was in distress about 150 yards from shore at 10:55 a.m.

Oct 6


Rental house burns to the ground in Corolla’s Pine Island

An oceanfront rental in the Pine Island section of Corolla was destroyed by a fire early Monday, not far from where three houses burned down two years ago. The cause is not yet known.

Oct 6


Legislative hopefuls weigh in on roads, schools and energy

On the same night the Corolla Civic Association hosted the two contenders for the district attorney's race, the group also invited all four candidates for the General Assembly.

Oct 7


Outer Banks Hospital says it is prepared to deal with Ebola

Anyone presenting to the hospital, its Urgent Care Center or a Vidant Medical Group practice with flu-like symptoms will be asked if they have traveled to West African countries.

Oct 6


Residents offer ideas on Southern Shores cut-through traffic

Residents were asked to address two problems: vehicles using neighborhood streets to bypass backed-up motorists on U.S. 158 and N.C. 12, and slow-moving traffic on N.C. 12 as it passes through the town.

Oct 3


Man-of-wars make rare appearance on Outer Banks beaches

Between 20 and 30 of the venomous Gulf Stream dwellers have washed up in Corolla, and handfuls have sporadically been spotted on beaches south into Nags Head.

Oct 3


Federal appeals court overturns portions of N.C. voter ID law

Civil rights groups and the U.S. Justice Department challenged the law, which also requires voters to show specific identification starting with the 2016 presidential election.

Oct 2


Town’s fire-fighting headquarters to be named for late chief

On Wednesday, the Board of Commissioners agreed that the building opposite Town Hall on U.S. 158 should become Douglas A. Remaley Fire Station 16. Remaley died suddenly last month.

Oct 2


Expert urges Dare to focus on youth potential, not problems

Jeff Linkenbach said misconceptions about social issues such as underage drinking, physical and sexual assault, smoking and drug abuse can pigeonhole communities into believing that things are getting worse.

Oct 1


District Attorney contestants pitch for votes in Corolla forum

As voters go the polls this election cycle, one race will give them a rare opportunity -- a contested race for District Attorney in the 1st Judicial District, which includes Currituck and Dare counties.

Sep 30


Fisheries Chairman Paul Rose of Moyock dies suddenly

Paul Rose, the chairman of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. The Moyock resident was a commercial crabber, pound netter and fish dealer who ran Paul Rose Seafood.

Sep 25