Stories by Michelle Wagner

A new school year begins with some new faces, new programs

Dare County's three high schools will be hosting between 10 and 15 students and faculty this fall from Wuxi, China. The hope is that Dare County students will be able to visit Wuxi in the spring.

Aug 28


Teen surfer on strenuous road to recovery after spinal injury

The surfing community, and the community as a whole on the Outer Banks, responded with an outpouring of support for this young surfer, who through his years in ESA has become a role model for the younger set.

Aug 23


Owners seek conversion of old motel into a treatment center

The owners of the Buccaneer Motel and Beach Suites in Kitty Hawk want to covert the old motor court into Changing Tides Oceanfront Treatment Center, a residential facility for people recovering from substance abuse.

Aug 3


High bids will mean some juggling for Dowdy Park project

Nags Head officials had to temporarily pare down their “wish list” for Dowdy Park after bids for construction came in too steep, but commissioners will consider additional funding to put some key components back into the design.

Aug 2


What is it? Navy supply ship anchored just offshore

The USNS Robert E. Peary was sitting at anchorage almost directly off the Wright Brothers National Memorial, but the military said nothing unusual was going on with the 689-foot-long suppply ship.

Jul 21


Plan for shopping center approved by Kill Devil Hills board

The plaza will include a restaurant with up to 100 seats and two retail spaces. Project engineer John DeLucia of Albemarle & Associates, Ltd. said it hasn’t been determined what businesses would occupy the building.

Jul 13


New Kill Devil Hills retail, restaurant center is in the works

Project engineer John DeLucia of Albemarle & Associates says it hasn’t been determined what businesses would occupy the building planned for the undeveloped acre on the corner of U.S. 158 and Lake Drive.

Jul 8


America’s game: Family makes a triple play behind the plate

It started with a glove, a bat and a ball when his sons were about 7 years old. Southern Shores resident Rex Meads spent countless hours out on the baseball field with his two boys and their love of the game grew bigger.

Jul 4


First Flight team takes underwater robot to global matchup

The 2016 Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International Competition begins June 23 at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab, and team members say they have a good chance of taking away first place.

Jun 21


Harry Schiffman: Man of the Year is a force for Oregon Inlet

Since Harry Schiffman is a man who prefers to be knee deep in research or swimming laps at the YMCA, he is quick to shrug off the role he’s played in saving an inlet that is a lifeline to many.

Jun 14


Site issue holds up 7-Eleven on site near Jockey’s Ridge

A site plan for an upscale 7-Eleven at the old Shell Station site near Jockey’s Ridge is set to expire Aug. 5, but a 7-Eleven spokesperson said the corporation would seek an extension and begin construction this October.

Jun 9


Budgets call for construction, new equipment, no tax hikes

Kitty Hawk's proposed budget adds six full-time firefighter positions but eliminates 11 part-time positions. Duck's spending plan sets aside $100,000 for storm-water improvements and repaving Duck Trail along N.C. 12.

May 23