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New animals add to the experience for aquarium visitors

In the eight weeks since the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island welcomed visitors back to experience up-close ... Read more | Add your comment

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Shop Local 2020

Be sure to shop local this year! Whether Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or any day of the ... Read more | Add your comment

mask mandate

Cooper revamps North Carolina mask mandate, maintains occupancy limits

By Bryan Anderson, Associated Press/Report for America North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Monday with ... Read more | Add your comment

chicamacomico

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station cancels this week’s festivities

In light of North Carolina’s most recent Executive Order 180, the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Season’s End Festivities have ... Read more | Add your comment

news

Offer made on county-owned Buxton Harbor property; Avon Harbor has commission attention

A purchase offer has been received for the remaining Dare County-owned property at Buxton Harbor. On Nov. 16, county manager Robert L. Outten reported to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy.

oyster dressing

Food

Give holiday table local flavor with oyster dressing

This recipe for classic oyster dressing from North Carolina’s Sea Grant is sure to bring flavor to your Thanksgiving table. Fresh oysters are available from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Contributed.

news

North Carolina Senate Democrats pick leadership for session

Democrats in North Carolina’s state Senate have returned four lawmakers to leadership positions for the upcoming session after the GOP defended its majorities in both ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:31 pm

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crime

One dead after shooting at North Carolina chicken plant

One person is dead after an early morning shooting at a poultry processing plant, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said Wednesday. The Duplin County Sheriff’s ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:22 pm

SMALL BUSINESSES

Guest Opinion

Guest Opinion: Small businesses need our support

By Gregg Thompson  Small businesses aren’t as glitzy as the banks and retails chains that are based here, but they’re what drives North Carolina’s economy. ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:12 am

sports

Conferences join forces on virus testing procedures for refs

By Doug Feinberg, AP Basketball Writer Debbie Williamson is used to the challenges of putting together the officiating puzzle. Whether it’s assigning officials to specific ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:51 pm

COLLABORATION

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Reader views governors in wind collaboration as ‘embarrassingly misinformed’

To the Editor: Fact oriented readers will view a recent Coastland Times article announcing collaboration among North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland governors, concerning offshore wind, ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:20 pm

mashed potatoes

Food

Mashed potatoes: Master this side dish staple

Mashed potatoes can be a perfect side dish, capable of being paired with meats, poultry and fish. Few meals wouldn’t benefit from the addition of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:01 pm

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news

Mask requirements tightened statewide

North Carolina COVID-19 numbers are rising and warnings from the state have taken on an increased urgency. On Monday, Nov. 23, North Carolina Governor Roy ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:25 pm

COLLABORATION

letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Property owner empathizes with letter writer’s tax assessment plight

Theresa Schneider, Publisher: It was most interesting to read Dorthy & Russell Rutan’s Letter to the Editor in Coastland Times November 11 edition. I could ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:38 am

DRUG CHARGES

crime

North Carolina man gets 14 years on multiple drug charges

A Shallotte man was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison on multiple drug charges for which he pleaded guilty in May, federal prosecutors said. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:18 am

HEALTH

Business

Some employers sending workers shopping for health coverage

By Tom Murphy, AP Health Writer Instead of offering one or more options, some companies are turning health insurance shopping over to employees. A federal ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:07 am

POLICE

crime

North Carolina man convicted in 2017 heroin death

A North Carolina man has been convicted of providing heroin in 2017 to a man who died of an overdose. The Raleigh-based federal prosecutor’s office ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:44 pm

hunting stand

news

North Carolina teen killed in Mississippi hunting stand accident

A North Carolina teen died when his hunting stand shifted and he fell onto his rifle barrel, Mississippi authorities report. Justin Lee Smith, 17, of ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:08 pm

COLLABORATION

letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Letter draws response from Southeastern Wind Coalition

To Coastland Times Editors and Readers, We appreciate Susan Vazquez’s letter to the editor (11/18) questioning offshore wind development and how the projected jobs and ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Monday, November 23, 2020 12:16 pm

kill devil hills

news

Kill Devil Hills Planning Board approves application to build Cook Out; two SAGA site plan reviews tabled

By the end of the November 17 regular Kill Devil Hills Planning Board meeting, only one of three agenda items saw any action taken. In ... Read more

by Philip S. Ruckle Jr., Monday, November 23, 2020 11:44 am

gas

news

Weekly gas price update for North Carolina leading up to Thanksgiving

North Carolina gas prices have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.90 per gallon Monday, November 23, according to GasBuddy’s daily ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:48 am

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on the water

Cape Lookout: Scientists study cause of endangered whale calf’s death

The National Park Service says scientists are trying to discover the cause of death of a whale calf belonging to “one of the rarest marine ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:09 pm

TITLE IX

school

ECSU awarded $126k Governor’s Crime Commission grant to support Title IX resources

By Robert Kelly-Goss, Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City State University has been awarded a $126,000 grant by the Governor’s Crime Commission to support efforts ... Read more

by Contributed, Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:01 pm

sports

Blocked field goal helps NC State hold off No. 21 Liberty 15-14

By Aaron Beard, AP Sports Writer For the second time this season, No. 21 Liberty found itself lining up for a late field goal to ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:59 pm

cooper

Business

Cooper sees chances for new jobs post-pandemic

By Adam Wagner, The News & Observer, AP Member Exchange Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday that North Carolina could stop the spread of the coronavirus ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:56 pm

thanksgiving

Food

Experts offer turkey tips for Thanksgiving rookies

By Candice Choi, Associated Press After Christopher Hughey tweeted that he’s tackling his first Thanksgiving turkey this year, the advice started rolling in. Brine it. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:37 pm

news

Juvenile housed in NCDPS detention facility dies from apparent suicide

A juvenile committed through the juvenile justice system to the custody of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice and housed at Mecklenburg Jail ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:17 am

Artrageous

community

Dare County Arts Council presents Artrageous digital art show

Dare County Arts Council has announced that the Artrageous: Remotely Reimagined Digital Art Show is now live at DareArts.org/virtualartrageous. Presented by PNC Bank, the Artrageous ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:53 am

COVID

news

State and local COVID-19 case update

In North Carolina, trends for COVID-19 are increasing in new cases, hospitalization and percent of positive tests. On Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, the state posted ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:07 am

registering

column

Social Security Matter: Ask Rusty – About ‘registering’ for Social Security and Medicare

by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty: I have a big 65th birthday coming up mid-March and would like ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:05 am

POLICE

crime

Shooting suspect caught near Kinston after days on the run

A North Carolina man accused of shooting a deputy and another man, and evading law enforcement for more than two days, was shot multiple times ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:52 am