Stories by Russ Lay

Political promises and personal attacks rarely meet reality

No one really believes a budget hawk like Rep. Walter Jones is a metaphorical dance partner of an old school, West Coast liberal like Nancy Pelosi. And no one would disagree with broad pledges that usually go unfulfilled.

May 18


Residents near Jockey’s Ridge receive ‘explosive’ Army letter

The letters are part of a process involving numerous sites that had been used for military target practice during World War II. The Corps is required to inform residents of potential hazards, no matter how insignificant the threat.

May 13


So. Shores group wants answers to water-quality questions

It's been six years since the state eliminated testing the water off the Southern Shores Civic Association's Soundview Park. The group has found bacteria levels still considered unsafe and is pressing for solutions.

May 7


Creole For Kidz! coming to Dare County schools this fall

Created in 2000, Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco is a high-quality multicultural performing arts program centered on the history and evolution of the unique American roots music genre known as Zydeco.

May 4


Unaffiliated voters could swing local, state GOP primary results

If unaffiliated voters decide to exercise their legal right to vote in the Republican primary between now and Tuesday, the political landscape in November could be radically different from what many local pundits are expecting.

May 1


Low-cost dog and cat vaccine clinic this Sunday in Nags Head

The low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats, sponsored by the Coastal Humane Society, will be at the Animal Hospital of Nags Head on Sunday, April 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Apr 19


Surprise party celebrates Schuster’s championship at Augusta

A national title deserves a celebration, and Rooster's Southern Kitchen in Kill Devil Hills provided the venue Thursday night for a crowd of over 100 -- testimony to Katherine Schuster's talent and personality.

Apr 13


Surprise party celebrates Schuster’s championship at Augusta

A national title deserves a celebration, and Rooster's Southern Kitchen in Kill Devil Hills provided the venue Thursday night for a crowd of over 100 -- testimony to Katherine Schuster's talent and personality.

Apr 13


Body image film Embrace returns to OBX on April 24

Luxury Lingerie and Beauty Boutique and Outer Banks Hotline will present a special, free screening of the documentary film Embrace at R/C Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Apr 9


Cottages at Kilmarlic: Millionaire status not required to invest

A new community in the Kilmarlic subdivision, four miles from the Wright Memorial Bridge, offers down-to-earth prices and a longer rental season due to a unique target audience - golfers looking to play different courses over multiple days.

Apr 9


Homebuilders group says lumber tariffs are raising home prices

Rising lumber prices have already increased the price of an average single-family home by $6,388 since January 2017, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. Some of the increases are due to tariffs on Canadian lumber.

Apr 8


Ross, Tillett join Elms, Warnecki on Dare Board of Elections

Clerk of Court Dean Tolson administered the oath of office. Donna Elms (R), Virginia Tillett (D), Carole Warnecki (R) and Sandy Semans Ross (D). Members were appointed last week by the new Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.

Apr 6