‘Operation Dry Water’ sober boating campaign begins Friday

If you’re planning on boating over Fourth of July weekend, be prepared for increased enforcement from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. The commission’s law enforcement division’s “Operation Dry Water” runs from July 3-5. During the annual campaign, enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and promote public awareness to deter impaired operation of vessels. In North […]

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North Carolina launches ‘Know Your Zone’ as hurricane season gets underway

North Carolina emergency management officials have launched a new initiative for the state’s coastal counties as hurricane season gets underway — predetermined evacuation zones based on the most vulnerable areas. North Carolina Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks and Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry said the state worked with 20 coastal counties, including Dare, Hyde and […]

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N.E.S.T. adds $2,500 to reward for information in death of sea turtle on Cape Hatteras

The Outer Banks Network for Endangered Sea Turtles has added another $2,500 to the reward leading the to the identity of the driver who ran over and killed a nesting loggerhead sea turtle in Frisco on Memorial Day. Along with the Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance, the reward for information in the turtle’s death is […]

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Couple files class-action lawsuit seeking damages for Outer Banks’ non-resident property owners

A Virginia couple has filed a class-action lawsuit against local governments on the Outer Banks seeking damages for out-of-town property owners denied access to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The suit in the U.S. District Court of Eastern North Carolina was filed May 15 by Joseph and Linda Blackburn of Richmond, Virginia, who […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore campgrounds, restrooms should be open by Memorial Day

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac on Thursday said the park service hopes to have seashore campgrounds and restrooms open by Memorial Day weekend. The news came as U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt stopped by Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and Cape Hatteras on Thursday in a tour of national parks and […]

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The Fresh Market now requires face coverings for shoppers

Starting this week, The Fresh Market is requiring shoppers to wear face coverings to protect against coronavirus. “Please be sure before you enter our stores to have a face covering. This new protocol is in accordance with the CDC’s latest recommendations,” the company said in a news release. The company says hands should be washed […]

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Outer Banks property owners file federal suit challenging restrictions to their homes

Six Outer Banks property owners have filed a federal lawsuit against Dare County claiming their constitutional rights have been violated by an emergency order preventing access to their homes. The suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for Eastern North Carolina, was brought by John P. Bailey, Paul W. Michael Jr., his wife Sheryl […]

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