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First responders battle house fire in Nags Head’s historic Cottage Row

Nags Head Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire Friday, August 14 at approximately 12:50 p.m. at ... Read more | Add your comment

tillett

Jackie Tillett named Dare County election director

Jackie Tillett has officially been named to replace Michele Barnes as the Dare County election director. Barnes left ... Read more | Add your comment

mural

Dowdy Park mural dedicated to Ravann and Sebastian

Dare County Arts Council and the Town of Nags Head have partnered on a special mural at Dowdy ... Read more | Add your comment

izzy

Izzy: Little dog embarks on some big adventures

Izzy, a 3-year-old miniature dachshund, loves spending time with her owners, Chris and Karen DeCou. She has loved ... Read more | Add your comment

LANDSCAPING

community

Coastal landscaping resources for novices and green thumbs alike

By Katie Mosher, NC Sea Grant kmosher@ncsu.edu It may be sultry now, but autumn isn’t so far off. If you’re looking for activities to keep ... Read more | Add your comment

by Contributed.

news

Healthcare systems in Virginia, North Carolina plan to merge

Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare and North Carolina-based Cone Health have announced plans to merge, a move that would pair systems with a combined worth of $11.5 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Associated Press.

ron rash

column

One on One: Can Ron Rash’s new book help save the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

Can North Carolina’s beloved author Ron Rash protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other environmental treasures from commercial exploitation? Can he do it ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:02 am

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Memphis university sends researchers to study North Carolina earthquake

Specialists from the University of Memphis are traveling to North Carolina to monitor aftershocks of this past weekend’s 5.1 magnitude earthquake, the school said. The ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:56 am

Brind'Amour

sports

Hurricanes coach Brind’Amour ‘moving on’ after being fined by NHL

By John Wawrow, AP Hockey Writer Rod Brind’Amour wasn’t going to risk another $25,000 fine from the NHL. The Carolina Hurricanes coach provided a short, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:51 pm

sports

Former champ Zach Johnson disappointed no fans at Masters

By Pete Iacobelli, AP Sports Writer Zach Johnson had missed the cut in seven of his first 11 majors and needed help from outside the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:31 pm

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Former NFL player sentenced to prison on drug charge

A former NFL player was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to distribute 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of marijuana and money laundering, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:03 pm

sports

Bubba Wallace, Columbia Sportswear sign sponsorship deal

By Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR’s only black full-time driver has signed a ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56 pm

sports

Roush Fenway signs 12-race sponsorship deal for Ryan Newman

By Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer Roush Fenway Racing announced a 12-race sponsorship deal Wednesday with Guaranteed Rate to fund Ryan Newman’s car throughout ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:48 pm

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Officials: Inmate stabs two officers in North Carolina prison

Two correctional officers in North Carolina were stabbed by an inmate when they attempted to remove him from his cell, officials said. The incident happened ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:45 pm

FENCING

letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Looking for those with shared interest in fencing

To the Editor: I would like to meet people that are interested in the sport of fencing. Prefer adults with or without experience. Should have ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:03 pm

FENCING

letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Reader: ‘What cancel culture?’

To the Editor: I have to admit, I agree almost entirely with the response to my letter of July 26, 2020. I agree that alternative energy is ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:00 pm

SANDBAR

religion

Reflections by the Sea: Sandbar

By Betsy Ore Glass Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:39 pm

dan forest

news

Forest drops lawsuit challenging Cooper executive orders

By Bryan Anderson, Associated Press/Report for America North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest ended a testy legal battle with campaign rival and Democratic Gov. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:38 pm

TESTING

news

‘Reporting error’ fuels 200,000 COVID testing overcount in North Carolina

By Bryan Anderson, Associated Press/Report for America North Carolina overcounted its tally of completed coronavirus tests by 200,000 since the start of the pandemic, state ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:16 pm

SWAN QUARTER

Hyde

Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department reaches milestone

In July, the Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department reached a significant milestone in their history as they were able to pay off a United States ... Read more

by Contributed, Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:18 am

hurricane season

column

Op-Ed: Even in a pandemic, North Carolina is prepared for hurricane season

By Governor Roy Cooper North Carolina has seen more than its fair share of devastating storms, particularly in the past few years. When hurricane season comes ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:54 am

news

New North Carolina campaign spending rule ends practice Berger used

By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press North Carolina legislators can no longer spend campaign committee dollars toward buying or renting homes or condos that they ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:12 am

news

Cooper wins key ruling in COVID-19 legal fight with Forest

By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper won another legal victory defending his COVID-19 executive orders on Tuesday, this time when ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:12 am

SHOOTING

crime

Kill Devil Hills shooting suspect arrested

The suspect in an August 9 shooting incident in Kill Devil Hills has been arrested. On August 9 at approximately 9:01 p.m., officers with the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:06 pm

TYRRELL

news

Second COVID-19 related death reported in Tyrrell County

Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health received notification confirming the second death associated with COVID-19 in Tyrrell County, according to a statement the agency released Wednesday afternoon, August ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:39 pm

coastal

news

Coastal Villas major subdivision preliminary plat approved

The August 5 Nags Head Board of Commissioners meeting spanned over two hours, with topics of discussions including a public hearing to consider a revised ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 3:13 pm

sea

column

The Bright Side: Succumbing to the sea

Being in the water is like second nature to me. By the time I was 3 years old, my mom had me in the water ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:16 pm

on the water

Most Hatteras Island fishing tournaments canceled

Most of Hatteras Island’s fall surf fishing tournaments have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The largest and oldest tournament, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:11 pm

COVID

news

Area COVID-19 case count update

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to add cases in Dare County and North Carolina. As of Tuesday, Aug. 11, the number of COVID-19 positive cases in ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:51 pm

ackerman

news

Jeffrey Ackerman sworn in as Duck’s new police chief

Among the first actions by Duck Town Council members at their August 5 meeting was the approval of a consent agenda that included minutes from ... Read more

by Philip S. Ruckle Jr., Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:39 pm

news

Aftershock rattles North Carolina town as governor visits

A magnitude 2.9 aftershock on Tuesday rattled the North Carolina town where a 5.1 earthquake on Sunday shook items from grocery store shelves and caused ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:03 am