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Year-long investigation nets 23 drug arrests in Currituck

During the investigation, undercover officers bought various drugs, including heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, suboxine, and mushrooms.

Apr 12


Corps sending dredges to clear blocked Oregon Inlet channel

Just three months after a $7 million effort to clear the federal channel, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending vessels to cut through shoaling that has put depths in some areas at as little as 2 feet.

Apr 4


Body of missing kayaker is found just off Colington Harbour

Authorities said the body was found near Rhodoms Point by Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head Ocean Rescue personnel at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the vicinity of where residents first reported a man shouting for help.

Apr 9

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Two Ocean Rescue employees suspended after Corolla wreck

Two employees of Corolla Ocean Rescue have been suspended after one of the lifeguard service's trucks was found wrecked in the surf over the weekend. One of the employees has been charged in the crash.

Apr 9


Residents speak their minds at Kill Devil Hills forum

Each year, two sessions are set aside where the night’s agenda is devoted to unrestricted public comment -- no time limits and virtually no subject off limits. The first was on Monday.

Apr 8


Task force targets May 1 for report on acquiring Oregon Inlet

The Oregon Inlet Land Acquisition Task Force, created last year by the General Assembly, is studying options for obtaining the waterway and land on either side, including a purchase, condemnation or swap with the federal government.

Apr 8


Gas prices statewide are at highest level since last summer

Average prices for gasoline across North Carolina have hit their highest levels since the end of the last July, while the price on the Outer Banks has surged to above $3.60 a gallon at some stations.

Apr 9


Website: Drivers in North Carolina are nation’s 7th worst

A website that compares rates for car insurance nationwide has ranked North Carolina drivers as seventh worst in the country, tied with Missouri. Louisiana ranked worst, followed by South Carolina.

Apr 8

Update: Police identify driver killed in Currituck crash

Travis Skeeter was driving westbound when his car traveled across the center line in the 400 block of Shortcut Road, ran off the highway, struck a culvert and then a tree, according to First Sgt. Tim Crumpler.

Apr 7

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Twister tosses pickup on mainland; father and son injured

Several homes were damaged, and a father and son suffered non-life threatening injuries after their pickup truck was tossed through the air Monday by a tornado that moved across parts of Beaufort and Hyde counties.

Apr 8


Ed Goodwin named head of NCDOT Ferry Division

Ed Goodwin, the leader of Gov. McCrory's eastern office, is a former Chowan County commissioner, candidate for N.C. Secretary of State, and a 21-year veteran of Naval Criminal Investigation Services.

Apr 7


Swift removal of footbridge draws swift criticism in Manteo

On March 19, the Board of Commissioners voted to remove a footbridge along the Manteo waterfront that spanned a tiny inlet adjacent to the George Washington Creef Boathouse.

Apr 4