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Rodanthe house destroyed by Atlantic Ocean

An unoccupied Rodanthe beach box lost its battle with south swells around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, May 29. ... Read more | Add your comment

testing

Results from Dare’s COVID-19 testing reported; next event open to Hyde residents

A total of 363 appointments are still available as of 4:15 on Friday, May 29 for the drive-through ... Read more | Add your comment

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Dare County’s proposed 2021 budget up for consideration next week

Dare County’s Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the manager’s proposed budget for fiscal year ... Read more | Add your comment

oyster farm

North Carolina Coastal Federation has new oyster farm demo site in Wanchese

The North Carolina Coastal Federation now has its own oyster farm demonstration site in Wanchese. The half-acre site ... Read more | Add your comment

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news

Head of North Carolina unemployment office replaced by former legislator

By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper replaced the head of the state unemployment benefits office on Wednesday with a former ... Read more | Add your comment

by Associated Press.

COVID-19

news

COVID-19 case count remains the same in Dare

At noon on May 26, the number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County is 22, the same case number for the past 12 days. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy.

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letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Questions about sand replenishment in Dare’s budget

To the Editor: Now that we are into the budget process and I see Dare County has sand replenishment in the budget, I wonder if ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:29 am

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Opinion

One on One: The wife of Jesus – The North Carolina connection

Did Jesus find a wife in North Carolina? The answer is yes. But the story is fictional, and the North Carolina connection is complicated. Sue ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:45 pm

Stan Austin

community

Stan Austin appointed NPS regional director

On May 14, 2020, the National Park Service announced the appointment of Stan Austin as regional director of the South Atlantic-Gulf, America’s most visited NPS ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:42 pm

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letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Praise for mask makers’ fundraising event

To the Editor: Hats off to the Outer Banks Mask Makers event at the Nags Head Town Hall May 2nd (featured in the Sunday May ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:34 pm

TowneBank

Business

TowneBank supports Dare County Arts Council’s digital art programs

With the support of TowneBank, Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) has launched several new digital art programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:30 pm

on the water

Cape Point closed, update on nesting shorebirds

On Saturday, May 23, Cape Point, the popular fishing destination on Hatteras Island, was closed to protect two American oystercatcher chicks. A protective buffer for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:23 am

ECU

sports

ECU Athletics cuts swimming and diving, tennis programs

East Carolina University has announced it is reducing the number of its intercollegiate athletic programs by four. The announcement was made May 21 and became ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:41 am

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sports

App State announces athletic program changes

Appalachian State University Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Tuesday that, in “response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:01 am

sports

Title IX major factor for colleges looking at sports cuts

By AARON BEARD, AP Sports Writer Financially challenged schools considering cutting sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are making difficult decisions of who ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:41 am

drones

news

In NC, testing the use of drones to drop medical supplies from sky

By MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press With a loud whir and a whoosh, a fixed-wing drone slingshots out of a medical warehouse, zips through hazy skies ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:30 am

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North Carolina bond packages resurface after veto crumbled cash plan

Borrowing money to pay for North Carolina university and school buildings, roads and other projects is getting attention again at the General Assembly after a ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:20 pm

sports

Elliott ends Busch’s winning streak, collects $100,000 bounty

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer Chase Elliott gained a measure of revenge against Kyle Busch on Tuesday night — and then let him know ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:17 pm

news

GOP govs offer states as alternative RNC convention host

By ZEKE MILLER and BEN NADLER, Associated Press Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:12 pm

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Bars could serve outdoors in bill clearing N.C. Senate panel

North Carolina bars — their doors still shuttered by executive order — could serve patrons outdoors during the pandemic in legislation that cleared a Senate ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:03 pm

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Guest Opinion

Op-Ed: Data, science should be key drivers in re-opening economy

By Michael Waldrum, MD The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in eastern North Carolina continues to rise. Although we have successfully flattened the curve ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:02 pm

testing

news

Second COVID-19 drive-through testing event set in Dare

Dare County has partnered with Mako Medical Laboratories out of Raleigh to host a second drive-through COVID-19 testing event. The event will be held on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:37 pm

accidental

news

Fatal Kill Devil Hills fire ruled accidental

The Kill Devil Hills Fire Department has reported that the investigation into the origin and cause of the Pine Grove Trail triplex fire on May ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:15 am

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news

Cooper highlights safety training program for restaurants, other businesses

Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services were joined on Friday, May 22 by North Carolina Restaurant ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:19 am

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community

Winners for 25th Annual Self-Portrait Exhibition at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery named

Adele Castillo of Mechanicsville, Va. was awarded first place in the 25th Annual Artist Self-Portrait Exhibition at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery for her acrylic ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:43 am

virtual

news

Virtual Rodanthe bridge update meeting set

State transportation officials are inviting the public to a virtual information meeting June 4 on the ongoing Rodanthe Bridge project. The meeting will be held ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:32 am

Opinion

The Bright Side: For the graduates

With graduation season fast approaching and school districts figuring out the logistics of their respective ceremonies, I wanted to take this time to share some ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:06 am

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Lifestyles

Start your very own Victory Garden

By Billy Caudle, Currituck Extension A long time ago, during World War I and World War II, people all over the country planted Victory Gardens ... Read more

by Contributed, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:20 pm

religion

Weekly Devotion – John 5:37-38

By Mike Caton John 5:37-38, And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:05 pm

tourism

news

Tourism Board awards grants, holds on COVID-19 grant for now

With Dare County Tourism Board members and staff spread throughout several different rooms of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau administrative offices as well as several ... Read more

by Philip S. Ruckle Jr., Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:42 pm

sebastian

news

New Corolla colt named Sebastian

A name has been chosen for the colt born to the Corolla wild horse herd last Monday during the tropical storm. The Corolla Wild Horse ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:31 am