Stories by Dee Langston

Combative hearing precedes OK of new beach driving rules

Carova Beach resident Don Hufnagle had a tough time during Monday's meeting of the Currituck County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners OK'd changes to the beach driving laws by a 4-2 majority.

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Liberty Christian hosting annual Thanksgiving Day meal

The seventh annual Thanksgiving Day meal will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on November 23. Donations for the annual community gathering are always appreciated, as they help keep the abundant Thanksgiving meal free for everyone.


Dare to Scare 5k & Fun Run raises more than $3K for toy drive

More than 75 runners, many dressed for Halloween, participated in the inaugural event, hosted by the Dare County Center to raise money for its annual toy drive. The top runners were Courtney Gallop and Paul Vrhovac.

Nov 20

Currituck Cooperative Extension hires new agriculture agent

Jody Carpenter has brought a lifetime of experience in participating in Extension education programs to Currituck County, where he’s been hired as the county’s newest Cooperative Extension agriculture agent.

Nov 19

Steel Wheels to bring stellar harmonies to Forum concert

The band draws on the Blue Ridge Mountains' traditions of folk music and string bands, and will perform Nov. 18 as part of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts concert series.

Nov 15

Grant to help pay new theater educator at The Lost Colony

The Roanoke Island Historical Association has been awarded a $2,000 grant to hire a coordinator for The Lost Colony’s educational outreach programs.

Nov 15

Golf cart ready for those who need a ride at Jennette’s Pier

The new "shark cart" will be used by Jennette’s Pier's security staff to transport elderly, injured or otherwise immobile people out on the pier. You can call ahead if you need a ride.

Nov 15

Dare Arts Council adds intern to Power of Art program

Dare County Arts Council is building on its existing Power of Art program, and UNC-Chapel Hill senior Bianca Gartner has joined the arts council’s staff as an intern to assist with the program’s development.

Nov 14

Feral hogs bring damage, disease to Currituck’s Outer Banks

The USDA Wildlife Services Division has tried trapping them, hunting them from the air with a sharpshooter in a low-flying helicopter and shooting them from deer stands, which has reduced the number of hogs — at least temporarily.

Nov 13

Sassagrass concert headlines Veterans Week, Marathon

For the fifth consecutive year, Dare County Arts Council, Dare County Veterans Advisory Council and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau have partnered to promote Outer Banks Veterans Week.

Nov 5

Maritime History Conference set for Nov. 2 to 4 in Corolla

The North Carolina Maritime History Council will hold its annual conference in Corolla this year, with presentations and discussions that begin on Thursday, Nov. 2, and run through Saturday, Nov. 4.

Oct 29

OBX Sporting Events celebrates $50M economic impact

Outer Banks Sporting Events has a consistent track record of supporting the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and Dare Education Foundation through marathons and other sporting events.

Oct 22