Stories by Rob Morris

Sherry Kay Huffstetler Harris fo Engelhard, Sept. 27

Sherry Kay Huffstetler Harris, 61, of Engelhard died Sept. 27 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Born in Gastonia she was the daughter of the late Barbara Underwood Huffstetler and Alden Price Huffstetler.

Oct 10


Hurricane Michael: Tropical storm watch for the Outer Banks

A tropical storm watch went up for the Outer Banks up to Duck this evening for the possibility that Hurricane Michael will still be generating strong winds and heavy rain when it arrives here at the end of the week. At 8 p.m., the storm was rated as a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds […]

Oct 9


Wary of loose management, town bans ride-share scooters

Mayor Ben Cahoon raised questions Wednesday's about the business practices of companies that place fleets of the scooters in areas with no notice and make them available through smart-phone applications.

Oct 4


Henrietta Elizabeth MacIntyre of Kill Devil Hills, Oct. 2

Henrietta Elizabeth MacIntyre, 95 of Kill Devil Hills passed away Oct. 2 She was born Pittsburgh, the daughter of Joseph and Sophia Lukas. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald B. MacIntyre; and her brothers and sisters.

Oct 3


New website includes a guide to this year’s local elections

The Voter Guide provides biographical information on candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, the state Senate and House and candidates for offices in Dare County, and their answers to several questions of local interest.

Sep 27


Gaston Lionel Saunders of Wanchese, Sept. 23

His family was his passion: Whether sitting on the sidelines during football season and up in the bleachers during basketball supporting his son Darren or sitting through a six-hour dance recital for his precious Gussie.

Sep 25


Harris Havard of Annapolis, Sept. 21

For the past 18 years, Harris served as chairman of the Joseph E. and Marjorie B. Jones Foundation, which supports non-profit charities in the D.C. Metro area. He was one the owners of Avon Pier throughout the 70s and 80s.

Sep 25


Swimmer still missing in Duck after search over the weekend

Duck Surf Rescue, Duck Fire and Police and Dare County EMS units were sent to the beach access at Acorn Oak Avenue at 7:43 a.m. after a call for a swimmer in distress, according to a statement from the town.

Sep 22


Colleen Thi Le of Elizabeth City, Sept. 13

The best daughter anyone could ask for, Colleen was also a devoted mother. She was a loving sister, niece, cousin, friend and an animal lover. Colleen loved her family and friends unconditionally and accepted them as they were.

Sep 21


Storm damage in Dare County added up to around $502,000

Hurricane Florence's turn to the south left Dare County relatively unscathed with minor damage adding up to $502,000. A report by the county assessor showed that $440,000 of the damage was to houses.

Sep 21


Repairs to N.C. 12 on Ocracoke will take till end of week

Access to Ocracoke Island by way of the Hatteras ferry route will be delayed indefinitely after road crews found damage to N.C. 12 from surf and surge generated by Hurricane Florence.

Sep 20


Here’s what you can expect when you get to the Outer Banks

Keep in mind that local people who evacuated just returned yesterday and many of them are the workers who take care of your needs. So try to be patient. And welcome back.

Sep 16