Gov. Cooper signs Executive Order to prohibit utility companies from shutting off service for nonpayment

Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a briefing on Tuesday afternoon that he recently signed an Executive Order to prohibit utility companies from shutting off services for people who are unable to pay. The order comes on the cusp of April 1, when many bills are due, and targets utility companies that provide electric, gas, water, […]

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Dare Sheriff’s deputies ticketing checkpoint cheaters

Virtually every day, on social media and elsewhere, rumors and stories surface about people finding ways to circumvent the restriction on non-residents and non-resident property owners entering the Outer Banks. Conversations with Dare County and Currituck County officials, many of them private, produce a general consensus that there can be little doubt that some people, […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Rudder

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Rudder, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Rudder, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at, or their Facebook page at

N.C. COVID-19 case count approximately 1,500 with 8 fatalities as of Tuesday

In North Carolina, there are currently 1,498 cases of COVID-19 with 23,106 tests complete, per a Tuesday morning update from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. There have been eight fatalities in N.C. associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 157 hospitalizations across the state from the COVID-19 illness. North Carolinians ages […]

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Franklin D. Burroughs

HATTERAS — Franklin Danford “Dan” Burroughs, 86, passed away peacefully in his home in Hatteras on March 27, 2020, surrounded by family. Dan was born in Charlotte, NC, on January 15, 1934. He grew up in Charlotte and spent summers at his grandmother’s boarding house in Scotland Neck.  At 14, he became an Eagle Scout […]

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Sharon Elizabeth Siskind

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Sharon Elizabeth Siskind, 69, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away at home on March 29, 2020 after a brief illness. Sharon is survived by her husband, Richard; siblings, Barbara, Scott and Bill; and beloved Walker Hound, Willow. Thanks are extended to the staff of Dare County Home Health and Hospice […]

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