Stories by Dee Langston

Surfalorus Film Fest features tribute to Mickey McCarthy

The Surfalorus Film Festival, now in its sixth year of bringing an eclectic mix of surf films to the Outer Banks, returns Thursday, Sept. 21 and will run through Saturday, Sept. 23.

10 hrs


Voter registration events set for Currituck, Dare counties

Currituck and Dare counties will recognize National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 26, with registration events at various locations in both counties.

Sep 19


‘Joyful, accomplished’ 3rd-grade teacher named Dare’s best

The 2017-18 honoree is Katie Blanchard, who got her start as an educator by volunteering in a third-grade classroom while a senior in high school.

Sep 19


Currituck sees almost 5 percent increase in visitor spending

Tourism is on the uptick in Currituck County, where domestic visitors spent almost $154.2 million in 2016, up 4.9 percent from 2015. Corolla resort areas and Carova's wild horses are the biggest draws.

Sep 7


Lower Currituck VFD ‘Hawgs and Dawgs’ postponed to Sept. 9

The date for Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire Department's "Hawgs and Dawgs" has been changed. It will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Outer Banks Harley Davidson in Harbinger.

Aug 31


Occupancy permit issued for 24-bedroom house in Carova

Will Elizabeth Letendre be able to keep it? Lawsuits involving the project have ping-ponged through various levels of the court system since 2014, and the game isn’t over yet.

Aug 22


Solar eclipse, while not total, will still be impressive here

The Outer Banks will experience close to 90 percent coverage of the sun. Parties are planned at Jockey's Ridge State Park, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and the Currituck public library in Barco.

Aug 20


Nor’Banks Sailing & Water Sports to build bigger venue in Duck

Jon Britt, the owner of Nor’Banks Sailing and Water Sports in Duck, plans to demolish the old building and build a new one, which will include a second-floor restaurant.

Aug 13


Exercise your group’s smarts at OB-XSCAPE Rooms

Each of OB-XSCAPE Rooms’ four themed escape rooms provide a real-life adventure game in which participants are figuratively locked in a room and must solve a series of puzzles to get out.

Aug 11


Currituck joins Brunch Bill bunch with 5-2 vote

Currituck County joined its neighbors in approving the sale of alcohol beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, voting 5-2 Monday evening to adopt the state's new “Brunch Bill.”

Aug 8


Virginia Dare’s 430th birthday brings special events to Lost Colony

Celebrate the 430th birthday of the first child born in the New World with The Virginia Dare Faire, followed by a special performance of The Lost Colony featuring five local babies.

Aug 3


Hatteras Blackout: Lost vacations, memories and tempers

With their plans altered after the evacuation of Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Friday morning, some vacationers are taking the glitch in stride, while others say they’ll never return.

Aug 1