Stories by Rob Morris

Revised plan for new restaurant in KDH earns planners’ OK

The site plan was first rejected after the board balked at using an existing driveway as an entrance over concerns about safety. With the driveway removed, approval was quick and without discussion.

May 16


New Spectrum office building is in the works for Nags Head

Plans to replace the old cable company building on the beach road that was damaged during Hurricane Matthew show an office much more compatible with the beach look that Nags Head officials look for in new construction.

May 15


Dare, Currituck schools to stay open during Raleigh rally

Among the thousands of teachers and students expected to gather in Raleigh on Wednesday to rally for better pay and working conditions will be about four dozen from Dare and Currituck counties.

May 15


Farmers Market will open monthly in June at Dowdy Park

One of several initiatives by the Nags Head Arts and Culture Committee, the Farmer's Market opens in June and will run through October on the the second Thursday of each month.

May 10


Hanig edges out Boswell, Steinburg sails to Senate nomination

Rob Ross and Anne Petera won the Republican nominations for Dare County commissioner. A pair of incumbent Commissioners in Currituck were ousted and the county's chief deputy will likely be elected the new sheriff this December.

May 8


Hanig hangs onto lead for GOP nomination in House District 6

Currituck County Commissioner Bobby Hanig took an early lead Tuesday in his challenge of state Rep. Beverly Boswell for the Republican nomination, but the gap narrowed to a virtual tie as more votes were tallied in District 6.

May 8


Southern Shores police catch burglary suspect

David Santana Alcantar has been charged with two counts of first-degree burglary and larceny of a motor vehicle, both felonie. He also faces misdemeanor chages of damage to real poperty and larceny,

May 6


Fire stops traffic on U.S. 158 in Curituck County for 90 minutes

When fire crews responded, they had to run a hose across U.S. 158 from a fire hydrant on the south side of the highway. Police stopped traffic to prevent motorists from running over the hose.

May 5


Six pulled from boat taking on water near Bonner Bridge

Six people were pulled from a boat taking on water Friday after it ran aground near the Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet. They were taken to Pirates Cove Marine, a Coast Guard statement said. No one was hurt.

May 4


Nags Head budget proposal calls for another 1-cent in taxes

The town has been working on improving drainage, but the problem came to the fore in 2016 during Hurricane Matthew, when huge amounts of rainfall caused unprecedented flooding along N.C. 12.

May 3


Tribute offers thoughts, thanks as many mourn lost 4 year old

Prayers, tributes and a song were offered Sunday to the family of a 4-year-old New Hampshire boy who lost his life in the Kitty Hawk surf last week. He was walking with his mother when they were knocked down by a wave.

Apr 29


Early voting gets under way for local party primary races

One-stop absentee voting, or early voting, allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person on select days before Election Day, according to the Dare County Board of Elections.

Apr 19