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Special Olympics

Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics

By Summer Stevens About a dozen community members plunged into the icy-feeling Atlantic last Tuesday, February 23 to ... Read more | Add your comment

beach nourishment

Public meeting addresses Avon beach nourishment

On Wednesday evening, Feb. 24, Dare County held an online public meeting about beach nourishment for Avon. The ... Read more | Add your comment

community foundation

Outer Banks Community Foundation honors 2020 champions, elects 2021 board

The Outer Banks Community Foundation announced its 2020 Champion Award recipients, elected five board members and celebrated $1.8 ... Read more | Add your comment

bobcat

Bobcat on the refuge

Most people know the bobcat’s (Lynx rufus) name originated from the fact it has a short (bobbed) tail ... Read more | Add your comment

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More federal coronavirus relief funds debated by NC House

North Carolina legislators are working on how to distribute more money from the federal government’s most recent coronavirus relief package. House Republicans have unveiled legislation ... Read more | Add your comment

by Associated Press.

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on the water

Commercial striped bass opens in Albemarle Sound Management Area

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-16-2021 opens the harvest of striped bass taken for commercial purposes in the Albemarle Sound Management Area and sets the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

climate change

column

You Decide: How can we address climate change?

By Dr. Mike Walden The Biden Administration has identified addressing climate change – specifically, global warming – as one of its top priorities. Indeed, they ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:11 am

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NC Senate approves bill allowing concealed handguns at more churches

Churches that meet on private school campuses in North Carolina could allow members or visitors to carry concealed handguns if they’re otherwise permitted in legislation ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:59 am

crime

Cooper announces reward for information on Wilson County murders

Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday, February 26 that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:54 am

surf safari

community

First OBX Skate Safari set for March

The Northeast NC Fellowship of Christian Athletes has announced the First Annual OBX Skate Safari set for the weekend of March 26-28, 2021. FCA is joining Camp Radiant and Pizza & Jesus to offer ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:38 am

right whale

on the water

Endangered right whale found dead off South Carolina coast

A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale was found dead over the weekend off the coast of South Carolina, more than four months after it ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:11 am

Guest Opinion

Guest Opinion: The FDA can help patients with rare diseases

By Bob Sanders When I was just 18 years old, I was diagnosed with hypoparathyroidism, a rare disease that causes seizures, extreme fatigue and other ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:54 am

fellowship

community

Manteo Rotary Club presents fellowship to horticulturist

Manteo Rotary Club member Skip Morgan and his wife Linda recently presented Rachel Veal with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Veal is a horticulturist at the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:01 am

bank

crime

North Carolina man sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for robbing bank

A Raleigh man was sentenced February 16 to 151 months in prison for committing a bank robbery against the BB&T Bank located at 3000 Duraleigh Road in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:28 am

bank

crime

Federal jury convicts North Carolina man of narcotics and firearms offenses

A federal jury convicted a Jacksonville man February 8 on  charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one (1) kilogram or more ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:30 am

crime

Governor announces reward for information on murder on Halifax County

On Friday, February 26, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 3:55 pm

guest column

Guest Column: Was Senator Burr’s vote revenge or statesmanship?

By Gary Pearce Maybe Senator Richard Burr’s “guilty” vote in Donald Trump’s trial was revenge on Trump for Trump getting revenge on him. Or maybe ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Monday, March 1, 2021 2:55 pm

soundside event site

news

Future of Soundside Event Site discussed

Dare County Tourism Board’s Soundside Event Site Advisory Ad Hoc Committee members held a virtual meeting Wednesday to discuss design options for a multi-use facility ... Read more

by Philip S. Ruckle Jr., Monday, March 1, 2021 11:48 am

FILMING

news

NPS issues interim rules for filming in park areas

On Feb. 22, the National Park Service announced interim guidance, in response to Price v. Barr, regarding the management of filming in park areas. Under ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:38 am

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Manteo commissioners approve permit for new athletic field house at Manteo High School

The Manteo Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit at Manteo High School for the plan to build a new athletic field house. The ... Read more

by Gregory Clark, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:06 am

gas prices

news

Weekly North Carolina gas price update

North Carolina gas prices have risen 7.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.54 per gallon Monday, March 1, according to GasBuddy’s daily ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:29 am

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crime

North Carolina man receives 13 years in federal prison for drug distribution

Miguel Angel Ramos, 31, from Wilmington, was sentenced February 17 in Federal District Court in Raleigh. Ramos was sentenced to a total of 156 months ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:19 am

crime

Cooper announces reward for information about Wilson County murder

Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:11 am

news

North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander announces retirement

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety today announced the retirement of Colonel Glenn M. McNeill Jr., State Highway Patrol commander, on Friday, February 26. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 9:57 am

crime

Cooper announces reward for information on Hoke County murder

Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday, February 26 that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 2:33 am

video

community

New video conference capabilities for students at the Hyde County Davis Center

Improved video connection just got closer for Hyde County students. Beaufort County Community College has completed installation of computers with webcams and speakers for students ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:44 pm

Dare County

community

Dare County employee receives 25-year service pin

Shanna Fullmer, director of the Dare County Public Works Department, was recognized with a service pin presentation at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting held Feb. 1. Fullmer received a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:34 pm

bank

crime

North Carolina sentenced to federal prison for dealing heroin

A Henderson man was sentenced earlier this month to 144 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, according to a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:20 pm

community

Food Bank of the Albemarle announces Employees of the Year

Pamela Rouson, agency relations manager, and Michael Wood, warehouse worker and driver, were selected as the Food Bank of the Albemarle’s Employees of the Year ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 28, 2021 4:56 pm

Pizzeria

Business

Kill Devil Hills pizzeria shows appreciation for essential workers

Slice Pizzeria has been delivering pizzas to essential workers and first responders to thank them for their service. Among the Slice stops was Roanoke Island ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 28, 2021 4:49 pm

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crime

Man sentenced to prison, ordered to pay restitution for health care fraud

A Bethesda, Md. man was sentenced February 9 to 18 months in prison for health care fraud. In addition to the prison term imposed, he was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 28, 2021 4:39 pm