Stories by Rob Morris

Lawsuit challenges federal approval of Mid-Currituck Bridge

The lawsuit says the project would cause significant damage to the Currituck Sound, would mean expensive tolls, and would be needed onlym 13 weeks out of the year. It also challenged the process for federal approval.

6 hrs


What is it? Work in KDH is aimed at flooding problems

Work on U.S. 158 in front of the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department and the Dare Centre started Jan. 7 and is scheduled to be finished by mid-May. Piping has been installed from W. Third Street south to the fire station,

17 hrs


One injured after van with 9 people and combine collide

A van carrying nine people and a combine collided in Motock Thursday, sending one person to the hospital with serious injuries. The crash happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of N.C. 168

Apr 19


What is it? A different kind of restaurant for the Outer Banks

Construction slowed down while crews waited for steel roof trusses to arrive, but the building at the corner of U.S. 158 and East Atlantic Street in Kill Devil Hills is finally taking shape.

Apr 20


Crash claims one life, closes N.C. 168 after fire damage in Moyock

A motorcyle rider was killed Wednesday in an accident on N.C. 168 in Moyock that sent two other people to area hospitals. The highway was still closed in both directions at 7:45 p.m. while the pavement was being checked for damage.

Apr 17


Coast Guardsman rescues woman after car veers into water

The 29-year-old driver of the vehicle was stranded after climbing through a sunroof, according Currituck County Fire and EMS Chief Ralph Melton. The car had floated for about 15 feet before starting to fill with water.

Apr 17


Southern Shores one vote away from limiting rental occupancy

It will take another vote by the Southern Shores Town Council to enact new rules that would prohibit massive houses like the two on the oceanfront that have stirred up protests and signs along roadways declaring "No! Mini-Hotels."

Apr 11


Kitty Hawk gives go-ahead for gas station, convenience store

The gas station and convenience store will total 28,000 square feet. A notable condition put on the project is adding a concrete median that would prevent left-hand turns into the facility from westbound U.S. 158.

Apr 10


Celebration honors Basnight and a legacy built to last a century

The 26-year legislator and longest-serving Senate president pro tem, has been in poor health since his resignation in 2011 and could not attend. But his family was well represented in several front rows at the festivities.

Apr 2


Teacher, husband walking with family died in Kitty Hawk accident

A man and woman who were killed Monday were walking with a group of six people along N.C. 12 when they were hit from behind by a pickup, Kill Devil Hills Police said today. A child with the group was injured.

Apr 2


Dare OKs $2.3 million purchase of Dairy Queen, mini-golf lots

An old Dairy Queen and mini-golf properties will become part of The Soundside Event Site in Nags Head after the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved Monday a purchase totalling $2.3 million.

Apr 1


Kitty Hawk Police

Two killed, child injured after being hit by truck in Kitty Hawk

The child was taken to The Outer Banks Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was released. The two adults were taken to a Norfolk Hospital in critical condition and died a short time later.

Apr 1