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Buxton fire claimed lives of four, county confirms

Four people are confirmed to have died in the large structure fire that broke out in the early ... Read more | Add your comment

structure FIRE

Coast Guard confirms family of active duty member unaccounted for in Buxton fire

Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Capt. Matt Baer released a statement late Friday afternoon regarding ... Read more | Add your comment

structure FIRE

Four people unaccounted for after early morning structure fire in Buxton

According to Dare County Emergency Management, four individuals remain unaccounted for after a large structure fire broke out ... Read more | Add your comment

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Object on Buxton beach determined to be live military ordnance

UPDATE: Detonation will be delayed until later Friday. Time will be updated when information available. Cape Hatteras National ... Read more | Add your comment

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community

Telling a life story through art: The Don Bryan retrospective at Ghost Fleet Gallery

An exhibition and sale of works by Don Bryan will be on display and available for sale at the Glenn Eure Ghost Fleet Gallery, located at 210 E. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

PLANNING BOARD

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Manteo Planning Board paves the way for COA project, but questions remain

The Manteo Planning Board has voted to recommend the town adopt changes to the zoning ordinance that would pave the way for a planned College ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregory Clark.

GUIDANCE

guest column

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – I need guidance on Social Security and Medicare

by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens      Dear Rusty: I am turning 67 in October and as of today am ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:41 am

fall

commuity

Feeling festive? Enter Currituck Extension’s fall arrangement contest

Fall is here and many are outside decorating homes for the holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving and festive fall arrangements are popping up everywhere! N.C. Cooperative Extension, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:34 am

fishing

on the water

Great day on the water

On the eve of the sturgeon moon, a group of locals and their out of area guests went fishing with Capt. Greg Mayer and mate ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:29 am

bonefish

on the water

Uncommon catch for Nags Head area

Jesse Edelmayer of Mooresville caught and released this bonefish – a rare catch in these waters – while bottom fishing with shrimp in the surf ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:24 am

ROD AND CUSTOM

community

FOCUS: Rods on the Run

The OBX Rod and Custom Festival rode its way through the Outer Banks on October 9 and 10 for its “Unexpected Fall Edition.” An event ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:18 am

school

news

Dare school board delves into back-to-school set up

Dare County School system is preparing for a return to face-to-face learning on Monday, Oct. 26. At the Oct. 13 Dare Board of Education meeting, ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:57 am

MANTEO MASCOTS

letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Group responds to Dare Board of Education’s decision to keep Manteo mascots

To the Editor: The Change the Manteo Mascots Initiative, a group of residents and alumni, issues the following statement in response to the October 13, ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:51 am

sports

No. 14 Tar Heels, No. 23 Wolfpack meet in instate rivalry

By Aaron Beard, AP Sports Writer Both North Carolina coach Mack Brown and North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren want to see how their team ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:57 pm

DENTAL CLINIC

community

Free dental clinic for veterans offered in Kitty Hawk

For the sixth year, Morgan Family Dentistry will offer a free dental clinic for veterans on November 6 at their Kitty Hawk location, 10A Juniper ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:48 pm

Guest Opinion

Guest Opinion: Why are people complaining about innovative COVID treatments?

By Peter J. Pits Gilead Sciences just announced it will charge $3,120 for a full course of Remdesivir, the first new FDA-approved treatment for COVID-19. ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:18 pm

sports

Slam dunk: Jordan picks 23 for car number of new NASCAR team

Picking the car number for Michael Jordan’s new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:15 pm

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

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Dare County Finance Department receives award for excellence in financial reporting

The Dare County Finance Department has been awarded the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. At ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:58 pm

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Mascots stay the same at Manteo schools

Redskins and Braves mascots at Manteo High and Manteo Middle schools will remain. Dare County’s Board of Education voted unanimously to retain the mascot names ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:19 pm

ordnance

news

Potential unexploded ordnance found on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach in Buxton

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has announced that Thursday morning, October 22, a potential unexploded ordnance (UXO) was discovered on the beach near the Cape Hatteras ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:37 pm

SETBACK

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Kill Devil Hills approves rear yard setback change

Actions at the Monday, October 12 meeting of the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners included amending rear yard setback requirements for mixed use developments ... Read more

by Philip S. Ruckle Jr., Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:12 pm

CIVILITY

Guest Opinion

Guest Opinion: Civility before, during and after election day

By Johnathan Hladik Discussion and debate has always been a part of rural America. From coffee shops to the local co-op, rural residents aren’t afraid ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:04 pm

MANTEO MASCOTS

letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Reader says Judge ‘can help us do better’

To the Editor: I’m a small business owner and healthcare advocate with extensive experience as a caregiver, and I support Tess Judge. Why? Bob Steinburg, ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:53 am

SNAPPER

on the water

NOAA Fisheries modifies south Atlantic red snapper fishing seasons

NOAA Fisheries Bulletin FB20-061 announces the final rule for Regulatory Amendment 33 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:05 am

community

Men’s Barbecue Night planned in Rodanthe

A Men’s Barbecue Night is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Fair Haven United Methodist Church, located at 24240 Tradewinds Dr. in Rodanthe. “Hang out ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:45 am

phase 3

news

North Carolina to remain in Phase 3

North Carolina remains paused in Phase 3 for three more weeks as health officials continue to monitor North Carolina’s viral trends. Governor Roy Cooper made ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:32 pm

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on the water

Five positive COVID-19 tests reported among Neuse River ferry staff

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has reported that five employees on the Neuse River ferry route between Cherry Branch and Minnesott Beach have tested ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:29 pm

first flight

school

First Flight High School closed for sanitization

Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly sent a message out to parents Wednesday morning stating that First Flight High School was closing for the remainder ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:22 am

sea spray

religion

Reflections by the Sea: Sea Spray

By Betsy Ore Glass The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:03 am

religion

Weekly Devotion – John 7:35

By Mike Caton John 7:35, The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:55 am

angel gift

community

Donors sought for Northern Dare Angel Gift, application period now open

The Outer Banks Woman’s Club is seeking sponsors and donors for the Angel Gift Program, now in its 33rd year. The club partners in a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:52 am