Summerfield appears briefly in court; murder trial starts Feb. 2 and may be televised

Nathan Summerfield appeared in Dare County Superior Court on Tuesday to listen to legal motions that relate to his upcoming first-degree murder trial. Since his last appearance three months ago, his neatly trimmed dark hair has grown a little longer. But he still wore the orange jumpsuit issued to him by his jailers. The next […]

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Marci Allison Oden

HATTERAS — Marci Allison Oden, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Bornon Dec. 5, 1972, Marci was a graduate of the North Carolina School ofthe Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C., and The Maryland Institute College ofArt in Baltimore, MD.  Aside from her art, she loved to cook, theoutdoors, tandem surfing and anything to do with […]

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U.S. House, Senate poised to pass bill that would change seashore’s ORV plan

In a surprise move, the lame-duck U.S. Congress — hurrying to wind up its business and get out of Washington —  appears to be on the brink of passing legislation that would make some significant changes to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Off-Road Vehicle Plan. Late on Tuesday night, lawmakers attached a package of more […]

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Mid-Currituck bridge back on table in the state’s 10-year transportation plan

The on-again off-again Mid-Currituck Bridge proposal is back on the table, with its inclusion in the draft state transportation plan that was released on Thursday.   But the U.S. 64 widening and bridge replacement project between Columbia and Manns Harbor did not make the cut. Construction of the long-planned 7-mile toll bridge over Currituck Sound […]

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Rare group of American white pelicans is wintering on Pea Island

Each fall, the annual migration of birds along the coastal flyways usually results in a rare or unusual species making an appearance, much to the pleasure of bird watchers and nature photographers. On Hatteras Island, at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, such birds have been hard to overlook. Anyone driving along  Highway 12 through […]

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