Checking in on 2018 National Seashore Projects – What’s on the Horizon, and When

By JOY CRIST Despite a brief three-day interlude due to the federal government shutdown over the past weekend, 2018 is already shaping up to be yet another busy year when it comes to projects within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. And considering that these projects are scattered throughout the islands, it can be justifiably hard […]

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Boswell Sued by Kitty Hawk Resident

Opening a new chapter in the controversy over the repeal of the Outer Banks’ plastic bag ban, a Kitty Hawk resident has filed suit in Wake County Superior Court to compel State Representative Beverly Boswell to release records of her correspondence related to that legislation. The local ban on plastic bags was officially repealed on […]

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Vidant Bans Children from Visiting Patients at Area Hospitals

Children have been temporarily banned from visiting patients at Vidant’s hospitals in the region, in response to the high number of flu cases this season. “Vidant Health values family presence when loved ones are in the hospital,” said Vidant spokesperson Erica Mizelle. “We also are responsible for protecting patients from being exposed to viruses such […]

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Report Examines the Potential Savings of Increasing Ferry Fares and Reducing Off-Season Trips

A study directed by the legislature’s Program Evaluation Division and released Monday says the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division could save $1.5 million by reducing off-season crossings and raise $1.7 million though fare hikes without harming year-round residents and businesses. The 45-page report, commissioned last year, recommends that the DOT evaluate crossing schedules […]

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