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HATTERAS

NC 12 on Hatteras Island to reopen at 5 p.m., NCDOT advises ‘extreme caution’

NCDOT has announced that NC 12 between the Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe on Hatteras ... Read more | Add your comment

OCRACOKE

NC 12 on Ocracoke back open, ferry service resumes

NC 12 on Ocracoke has reopened to traffic. Sand and water remains on the roadway, so NCDOT advises ... Read more | Add your comment

NC 12

Overwash causes closure of parts of NC 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke

Overwash from Sunday morning’s high tide has caused the closure of NC 12 in Pea Island National Wildlife ... Read more | Add your comment

season

Running out of storm names, Atlantic season goes Greek

By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer The Atlantic’s record-breaking “crazy” hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday ... Read more | Add your comment

news

North Carolina’s unemployment rate falls to nearly half of lockdown’s peak

North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped markedly in August, according to state figures, falling to nearly half the record rate during the spring at the height ... Read more | Add your comment

by Associated Press.

cheers

school

COA to hold Cheers to 60 Years virtual celebration

The College of The Albemarle Foundation will hold a virtual “Cheers to 60  Years” celebration on Saturday, October 3 from 6-7 p.m. The public is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

SHOOTING

crime

Arrest made in Saturday shooting on Knotts Island

The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office has reported that just before 1 a.m. on September 19, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of West Blackfoot ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:14 pm

married

Columnist

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Should we get married or just live together?

by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty: My question is about benefits and getting married. I am a ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:24 am

meat

Guest Opinion

Guest Opinion: Upswing in direct purchasing brings challenges for small meat processors

By Johnathan Hladik One of the great benefits of living in a rural community is our ability to enjoy food grown locally. Families appreciate easy ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:17 am

JARVIS

Schools

Jarvis named to COA Board of Trustees

College of The Albemarle has announced its newest Board of Trustees member, Selina Jarvis. She represents District 2 on the Currituck County Board of Commissioners. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:57 am

COVID

news

Regional COVID-19 case count update

On Thursday, Sept. 17, Dare County Department of Health and Human Services announced four positive cases of COVID-19 linked to residents and staff members at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:25 am

art contest

community

Virtual art contest for kids focuses on finding joy

While many families are balancing virtual learning and adjusting to an unusual school year, the Albemarle Rural Planning Organization (ARPO) and the Institute for Transportation Research and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:59 am

sports

Maui Invitational moving to North Carolina during pandemic

The Maui Invitational is moving to the mainland during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the premier preseason tournaments on the college basketball schedule, the Maui ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:27 am

sports

N.C. State parents cleared to attend Saturday football game

By Bryan Anderson and Aaron Beard, Associated Press North Carolina State University said Friday it has received permission from the state to allow up to ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:25 am

news

Permit for water treatment system issued for Chemours site

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for a water treatment system at the Chemours Fayetteville Works site to remove so-called forever ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:12 am

oyster reef

on the water

Plans for 15 additional acres of oyster reef construction in Pamlico Sound underway

Baby oysters and many coastal species will soon have a new home in the Pamlico Sound. The North Carolina Coastal Federation, in partnership with the N.C. Division of Marine ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:47 am

duck town coucil

news

Duck Town Council reviews promotions and contracts

If the September 2 Duck Town Council meeting had a theme, it might have been promotions and contracts. In opening the regular session meeting, Mayor ... Read more

by Philip S. Ruckle Jr., Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:27 am

mascots

news

Mascot name change presentation brought to Dare Board of Education

At the Dare County Board of Education meeting September 8, petitions with 12,759 signatures were presented requesting that mascots at Manteo High and Manteo Middle ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:18 am

Guest Opinion

Guest Opinion: Gutting patent protections won’t cure COVID-19

By Adam Mossoff To ensure that coronavirus vaccines and treatments are “available at a price affordable to all people,” Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and several other ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:30 pm

community

Homecoming for Rodanthe and Salvo Methodist churches planned

Members of the Fair Haven and Clark’s Bethel United Methodist churches welcome those interested to join them Sunday, Sept. 27 for a homecoming celebration. The ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:27 pm

SERVICE

letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Reader says postmaster general ‘determined to destroy the service’

To the Editor: In 1860, the Pony Express broke the record for delivery of the mail – 1966 miles in 10 days. Now it takes ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:23 pm

flooding

news

Dare County warns about coastal flooding and NC 12 impact

Portions of the Outer Banks — particularly Hatteras Island — are expected to experience coastal flooding, high winds, storm surge, beach erosion and strong rip ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:46 am

ALABAMA

news

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative linemen travel to Alabama to assist with Hurricane Sally damage

Early Friday morning, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative linemen, from left, Harley Morris, Josh Austin, Jonathan Vernesoni and Robbie Easley departed Hatteras Island for Summerdale, Alabama, ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:10 am

sports

UNC graduate DB Wolfolk ruled academically ineligible

North Carolina graduate defensive back Myles Wolfolk has been ruled academically ineligible for the 12th-ranked Tar Heels. Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe said Thursday that Wolfolk ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:53 am

sports

NC State hosts Wake Forest in Wolfpack’s delayed debut

By Aaron Beard, AP Sports Writer North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its original opening game ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:02 pm

sports

Charlotte, No. 12 UNC game canceled due to 49ers quarantine

By Aaron Beard, AP Sports Writer This weekend’s game between No. 12 North Carolina and Charlotte has been canceled after the 49ers announced contact tracing ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:49 pm

news

UPDATED: Body found in Virginia believed to be missing North Carolina man, suspect charged

A Virginia man has been charged with murder after authorities in southside Virginia found the body of a North Carolina man who went missing over ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:39 pm

DREDGING

Hyde

NCDOT: Bigfoot Slough dredging tentatively scheduled for next week

According to information from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tentatively scheduled to begin a dredging effort in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:28 pm

PLAN A

school

Cooper: North Carolina can elementary schools move to Plan A in October

Effective Oct. 5, public school districts and charter schools across the state can choose to implement Plan A for elementary K-5 schools. Plan A permits ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:02 pm

BERTIE COUNTY

news

ARHS reports additional COVID-19 related death in Bertie County

Albemarle Regional Health Services stated on Thursday afternoon, September 17 that it has received notification confirming an additional death associated with COVID-19 in a Bertie ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:25 pm

WEATHER

news

Unsettled weather visits Outer Banks

Eastern North Carolina will experience impacts from the remnants of post Tropical Cyclone Sally Thursday and Friday, reports the National Weather Service. Tropical moisture ahead ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:33 pm