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Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from laceration 34 miles off Oregon Inlet

The Coast Guard medevaced a 41-year-old male who suffered a laceration on his leg while aboard a 25-foot ... Read more | Add your comment

purple martin flock

Lowered speed limit on Old Manns Harbor Bridge aims to protect purple martin flock

The annual effort to protect the Outer Banks purple martin flock began July 2 with the North Carolina ... Read more | Add your comment

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Body of missing swimmer found in Kitty Hawk

At approximately 3:15 a.m. on July 3, 2020, the Kitty Hawk Police Department responded to the 5300 Block ... Read more | Add your comment

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Virtual 4th of July parade for children set

This year, the Currituck County Kids Parade has gone virtual. Participants ages one through 18 can decorate their ... Read more | Add your comment

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Living shoreline open house set for July 8

Property owners experiencing shoreline erosion can sign up for a virtual living shoreline open house to learn how to use the technique that protects soundside ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Forest files lawsuit challenging N.C. governor’s orders

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has filed his lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s decisions to shutter businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic without getting the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Associated Press.

Business

Leadership OBX now accepting application for 2020-21 program

Leadership OBX, a professional development program of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2020-21. The Outer Banks ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 9:24 pm

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community

Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off

By Seth Borenstein, AP science writer Acts of kindness may not be that random after all. Science says being kind pays off. Research shows that ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:51 pm

sports

St. Augustine’s University fires longtime track coach

George Williams, longtime track and field coach at St. Augustine’s College and a former coach with the U.S. Olympic team, has been fired, his attorney ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 3, 2020 1:33 pm

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schools

COA holds virtual College to Career signing day

College of The Albemarle (COA) held its third annual College to Career (C2C) signing day event in a virtual capacity this year. The C2C event ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 11:20 am

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The Nature Corner: An exotic plant bearing memories

Reading the Sunday, June 7 issue of The Coastland Times, I did a double take seeing the photo of the century plant in Shirley Lutz’s ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 3, 2020 11:14 am

Kaylee Thomas

Business

Kaylee Thomas named Outer Banks Hospital Employee of the Month for June

Kaylee Thomas, point of service specialist at the Center for Healthy Living, is The Outer Banks Hospital’s June 2020 Employee of the Month. She began ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 11:03 am

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community

Local authors featured at Friday book signing

Downtown Books in Manteo will feature three local authors for two socially distanced book signings this Friday, July 3. From 10-11:30 a.m., Suzanne Tate will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 10:56 am

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Hatteras-Ocracoke passenger ferry service resumes

The Hatteras-Ocracoke passenger ferry is scheduled to start runs Friday, July 3. The ferry has passed its required U.S. Coast Guard safety inspection. The NCDOT ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:45 am

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community

Dare County issues reminder on fireworks regulations

While the 4th of July will look different for much of the Outer Banks this year with professional fireworks shows in Dare County canceled or ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:08 am

schools

news

Plans to reopen North Carolina schools delayed

By Bryan Anderson, Associated Press/Report for America North Carolina public schools did not receive the statewide guidance they anticipated on Wednesday about how to reopen ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:16 am

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Army quarantines 90 soldiers with coronavirus at Fort Bragg

The U.S. Army has quarantined 90 soldiers and instructors who tested positive for the coronavirus during a survival course at Fort Bragg. A total of ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:51 am

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North Carolina GOP won’t hold in-person annual convention

By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press The North Carolina Republican Party canceled its annual in-person convention on Tuesday, citing the state health director, who warned ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:46 am

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UNC fined $1.5M for inadequate campus crime reporting

By Bryan Anderson, Associated Press/Report for America The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced Tuesday that it will pay a $1.5 million fine ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:39 am

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N.C. legislator: Public records provision will be addressed

North Carolina legislators will take another look at a provision within a bill on Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk that keeps certain police investigative records secret ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:34 am

water

news

Operation Dry Water brings increased WRC law enforcement presence

From July 3–5, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s law enforcement division will focus on boating law compliance on North Carolina’s waterways and spread public awareness ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:58 pm

COVID-19

news

DCDHHS updates COVID-19 cases; total now 113

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has updated the total COVID-19 case count for the county. As of 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:48 pm

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news

Many NCDMV fees increase July 1

A number of North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles fees have increased effective Wednesday, July 1. As mandated by state law, the DMV is required to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:31 pm

OBX JEEP JAM

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OBX Jeep Jam 2020 canceled; event to return in 2021

This year’s OBX Jeep Jam has been canceled. “Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the county and state restrictions in place to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:39 am

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COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing event set for Hatteras Island

Dare County is partnering with Mako Medical Laboratories out of Raleigh to host a diagnostic and antibody COVID-19 testing event on Hatteras Island. The event ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:09 am

religion

Weekly Devotion – John 6:20

By Mike Caton John 6:20, But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” The disciples have spent a long night in a ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:50 am

pea island

community

VIRTUAL TOUR: Richard Etheridge and The Pea Island Lifesaving Station

Courtesy Pea Island Preservation Society The Pea Island Cookhouse Museum is located in the town of Manteo on Roanoke Island. Commonly called the Cookhouse Museum, the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:47 am

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religion

Reflections by the Sea: Sunrise

By Betsy Ore Glass That you may love the Lord your God,  listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.  – Deuteronomy 30:20  To ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:47 am

ALLIGATOR

community

Taking a break at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is one of the northernmost homes and breeding areas of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Alligators are carnivores. They can ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:28 am

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column

You Decide: Are we in for a strong economic recovery?

By Dr. Mike Walden My best friend at N.C. State University was a physicist. We had much in common. We were both transplants from the ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:18 am

news

Dare commissioners make appointments; Census response 76.61%

Dare County’s Board of Commissioners made appointments to several committees on Monday, June 15. For a three-year term on the Dare County Board of Adjustment, ... Read more

by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:13 am