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Hundreds gather to witness release of two sea turtles at Coquina Beach

A crowd of about 300 people gathered at Coquina Beach Wednesday morning to witness the release of two ... Read more | Add your comment

fasciation

Fascinating fasciation: Roanoke Island garden experiences rare phenomenon

Gardens have long been regarded as breathtakingly beautiful sanctuaries full of life and abundance. Cared for tenderly by ... Read more | Add your comment

trail

Kitty Hawk trail connector a team effort

Speaking to a small crowd gathered at Kitty Hawk Park on a recent sunny and beautiful Thursday morning, ... Read more | Add your comment

helicopter

Bodies of two missing men from reported helicopter crash recovered

The bodies of two missing men from a reported helicopter crash have been located, according to the Tyrrell ... Read more | Add your comment

SCHOLARSHIP

community

R. Wayne Gray scholarship fund established at Outer Banks Community Foundation

A new scholarship fund will help students who graduate from College of The Albemarle and who transfer to a four-year college or university. The R. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

softball

sports

Dare County Babe Ruth Softball teams excel in state tournament

Approximately 90 girls participated in Dare County Babe Ruth Softball this spring on eight teams. The 8U, 10U and 12U Dare County Babe Ruth All-star teams ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

golf classic

community

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Classic set for August at Duck Woods Country Club

Southern Bank presented a check earlier this month to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Northeast NC as the title sponsor for this year’s FCA ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:04 pm

Guest Opinion

Guest Opinion: 50 years ago, NC played a historic role in securing voting rights for young Americans; let’s continue that legacy today

By Bob Phillips It was 50 years ago this month that North Carolina became the final state needed to ratify the 26th Amendment to the U.S. ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:58 pm

exhibit

community

New bicycle exhibit opens at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park has invited the public to visit its latest traveling exhibit, North Carolina History on Two Wheels, open now through September 14, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:04 pm

firearm

crime

North Carolina man sentenced to five years in prison, three years of supervised release for firearm charge

A Chadbourn man was sentenced July 20 to 60 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 5:21 pm

interstate

crime

Two men dead after interstate shooting in North Carolina

Two men have been found shot to death inside a car on an Interstate 85 exit ramp, police in North Carolina said. The shooting happened ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:35 pm

hospital

news

Major North Carolina hospital systems to require staff to get COVID-19 vaccine

By Bryan Anderson, Associated Press/Report for America The North Carolina Healthcare Association announced on Thursday that several of the state’s largest hospital systems will require ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:25 am

sports

sports

North Carolina high school sports oversight revamp clears another panel

Legislation to replace the North Carolina High School Athletic Association with a new commission to administer interscholastic sports advanced through another Senate committee on Thursday. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:10 am

house fire

news

Firefighters rescue multiple children from North Carolina house fire

Six children were rescued from a North Carolina house fire that investigators blamed on a clothes dryer, firefighters said Friday. The Charlotte Fire Department says ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:39 am

grant

community

Outer Banks Community Foundation grant deadline nears

Nonprofits are encouraged to apply for funding for their projects, programs, infrastructure and other needs, through the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Community Enrichment Grants Program. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:18 am

crime

Cooper announces reward for information on Guilford County murder

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday, July 21 that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:26 am

column

Memories and Musings: Decision Paralysis

By Gene Gallelli Once upon a time (don’t worry this isn’t a fairy tale) what to have for breakfast didn’t make me anxious. Why? Because ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:08 am

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crime

North Carolina man sentenced to over 17 years in prison for soliciting minors for photos

A North Carolina man who used social media to solicit minors in Virginia to send him sexually explicit photographs and videos in exchange for gifts ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:31 am

settlement

news

Opioid settlement: North Carolina’s share could be $750M

The state of North Carolina and scores of local governments could receive $750 million combined from a $26 billion proposed national settlement with several opioid ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:22 am

cooper

news

Cooper moves to end North Carolina’s statewide mask mandate

By Bryan Anderson, Associated Press/Report for America North Carolina health officials and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced that they will eliminate the statewide ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 24, 2021 5:59 am

interstate

crime

Uber driver charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting customer in North Carolina

An Uber driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a customer earlier this year, according to a North Carolina sheriff’s office. A news release from ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 10:56 am

prize

news

Convenience store stop for gas, hot dog and scratch-off tickets yields $200,000 prize for North Carolina man

While getting gas for his lawn mower on Tuesday, Samson Wooten of Rose Hill picked up a hot dog and lottery tickets and got a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 8:41 am

firearm

crime

North Carolina man sentenced to over 17 years in prison for stabbing detention center guard

An Ahoskie man was sentenced July 21 to 210 months in prison for assaulting a guard at the Franklin County Detention Center with a 6-inch metal shank ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 8:22 am

religion

Weekly Devotion – John 11:32

By Mike Caton John 11:32, When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 23, 2021 8:08 am

plastic

community

Outer Banks Woman’s Club seeks community participation in plastic bag collection effort

The Environment Community Service Program of the Outer Banks Woman’s Club has set the goal of recycling 500 pounds of plastic bags by December 1, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:03 am

news

Former North Carolina Rep. Melanie Goodwin remembered as a trailblazer

Colleagues of the late North Carolina Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin remembered her Wednesday as a trailblazer for women in public service who accomplished much during ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:23 am

firearm

crime

North Carolina man sentenced to 10 years in prison for ammunition charge

An Edenton man was sentenced July 21 to 120 months in prison for felon in possession of ammunition, according to a press release from the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:12 am

paul mann

school

COA receives donation from Paul Mann Custom Boats, Inc.

Paul and Robin Mann of Paul Mann Custom Boats donated a handcrafted conference table to the College of The Albemarle Foundation. The table, made of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:18 pm

students

school

GED students and new citizens celebrate program completion at BCCC

A group of eight students took a big step as they received their GED (or high school equivalency (HSE) diplomas) from Beaufort County Community College last month. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:50 pm

overton

community

Willie Mae Overton celebrated for 60 years with Elizabeth City hospital

Willie Mae Overton has lived through Jim Crow and survived COVID-19 to become the longest serving employee of both Sentara Albemarle Medical Center and Norfolk, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:41 pm

COLUMN

letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Reader responds to guest column

To the Editor: Responding to Guest Columnist Gary Pearce’s Guest Column entitled “What Boris Johnson Can Teach Democrats.” Mr. Pearce, your column is a total hoot, coming from a ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:28 pm