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Piers of the Outer Banks: Nags Head Fishing Pier

The sign at the entrance to Nags Head Fishing Pier reads: “The Happiest People in the World Pass ... Read more | Add your comment

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Kitty Hawk Town Council hears about youth fishing tournament; Perry will not run for re-election

During a brief Kitty Hawk Town Council meeting Monday, May 3, council members approved a consent agenda, heard ... Read more | Add your comment


Chuck Lansing named Dare County Schools Principal of the Year

First Flight High School Principal Chuck Lansing has been named 2021-22 Principal of the Year for Dare County ... Read more | Add your comment


J-1 visa workers ‘not going to be a solution for the community this year’

You don’t have to travel far around the Outer Banks to see “Help Wanted” signs dotted up and ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lane closures due to cross pipe replacements this week in East Lake

Maintenance crews from the North Carolina Department of Transportation along with Creswell Bridge Construction will be replacing three failed crossline pipes this week along U.S. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Presentation of Homecoming Court caps off Spirit Week at Cape Hatteras Secondary

At Cape Hatteras Secondary School, 2021 Spirit Week finished with a presentation of this year’s Homecoming Court and the awarding of the Spirit Stick. Tapped ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy.


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ESA holds regional surfing competition at Jennette’s Pier

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA), the largest amateur surfing association in the world, held the Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:19 am


Weekly Devotion – John 10:24

By Mike Caton John 10:24, “The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:15 am

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North Carolina man hooks $1 million scratch-off prize

After catching a few small spots and croakers while fishing Thursday, Jasper Person of Jacksonville stopped to play the lottery on his way home and hooked a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:11 am


NC bill exempts lawmakers, others from concealed gun limits

By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press Elected politicians in North Carolina who hold concealed weapons permits — including General Assembly members — would be allowed ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:03 am



States push jobless from virus recession to return to work

By Wilson Ring, Associated Press Eduardo Rovetto is hoping the state of Vermont’s reinstated requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:56 am



North Carolina man accused of sex crimes facing new charges

A North Carolina man charged by authorities earlier this year with taking indecent liberties with a child is facing new charges after victims from years ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:52 am



Nash County woman snags $200,000 prize from scratch-off ticket

Mary Brantley of Spring Hope found herself the winner of a $200,000 Double Cash Doubler prize, according to a press release from the North Carolina ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:43 pm

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Elizabeth City man arrested in Kill Devil Hills on firearm and drug charges

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has reported that on Friday, May 7, 2021 at around 10:09 p.m., a DCSO deputy working the Beach District conducted ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:57 am

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Kill Devil Hills public forum encourages community dialogue

After a short regular meeting April 28, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners opened up public forum to hear from community members. “We are ... Read more

by Summer Stevens, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:00 am


Retention bonus for Home Health and Hospice workers approved

On May 3, 2021, Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to offer a retention bonus to Home Health and Hospice employees if the board ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Monday, May 10, 2021 10:54 am



Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Can I claim my Social Security now and switch to spouse benefits later?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens      Dear Rusty: I am 62 and have been a homemaker for much of ... Read more

by Theresa Schneider, Monday, May 10, 2021 9:03 am



Weekly North Carolina gas update: Prices have gone up

North Carolina gas prices have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.71 per gallon Monday, May 10, according to GasBuddy’s daily ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 8:33 am


Brief power outage set for four villages on Hatteras Island

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative has posted an Outage Notice for Tuesday, May 11, 2021 for Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon. A five-minute outage is set ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 8:04 am



Inmate in federal prison in North Carolina convicted of participating in mutiny

A federal jury convicted a federal inmate housed at the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina (“FCI Butner I”) with participating in a mutiny inside ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 8:02 am



Maggie Easley named Outer Banks Hospital Employee of the Month for April

Maggie Easley, staff nurse at Outer Banks Medical Group Family Medicine, Avon, is The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group’s April 2021 Employee of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:20 pm



As vaccinations drop, North Carolina officials consider offering perks

By Bryan Anderson, Associated Press/Report for America At a time when fewer and fewer North Carolinians are coming in for a COVID-19 vaccine, state health ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:16 pm


North Carolina officials searching for stolen radioactive tool

North Carolina officials are looking for a tool with radioactive materials that was stolen in Durham. The Department of Health and Human Services warned Thursday ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:07 pm

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Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Village Realty’s Duck location

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Village Realty in Duck. Richard Hess, chairman of the Chamber board and Realtor ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 pm



COVID-19 testing calendared for Monday in Manteo

Vidant Health continues to encourage community members to get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms. Vidant is offering COVID-19 testing pop-ups at various locations ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:00 pm



Dare school board meets Tuesday

The Dare County Board of Education meets in special and regular sessions on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at First Flight High School. The special closed session ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:56 pm


Local law firm recognized with Attorney General’s Cup in Legal Feeding Frenzy

The law firm of Rose Harrison Gilreath & Powers, P.C. of Kill Devil Hills was recently awarded the Attorney General’s Cup as the 2021 Legal ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:05 am



Las Vegas man pleads guilty to role in multi-million dollar North Carolina Medicaid fraud

A Las Vegas, Nevada man pleaded guilty April 22 to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and aggravated identity ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:47 am



Former North Carolina police chief indicted on 88 felony counts in evidence theft case

A former North Carolina police chief who resigned last month amid an investigation into missing evidence has been indicted on 88 felony counts, authorities announced ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:38 am

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Gig Line: Please mark your calendars!

In conjunction with the Dare County Saving Lives Task Force, the Dare County Health & Human Services and the Dare County Veterans Advisory Council, a ... Read more

by Marsha Brown, Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:27 am


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Guest Column: Nine steps for turning your idea into a business

By Kim Preston You have a great idea for a new small business. Congratulations! Now, what do you do to turn that idea into a ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:12 am