Woman dies after being run over by fire department truck in Rodanthe on Saturday afternoon

  UPDATE: A report from WAVY-TV has identified the woman in Saturday’s incident as Martha “Mike” Demontpellier, a former teacher and school administrator from the Norfolk, V.A. area. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 70-year-old woman who was run over by a Chicamacomico Fire Department pickup truck in Rodanthe on Saturday afternoon. […]

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Hurricane Dorian left nearly $15 million in damages from Duck to Hatteras Island

Hurricane Dorian damaged 1,126 homes, commercial buildings and public facilities from Duck to Hatteras Island, resulting in an estimated $14,754,644 in damages, Dare County officials said Tuesday. The storm caused “significant, widespread, storm‐related property damage as a result of high winds and soundside flooding from storm surge,” the county said in a damage estimate report. […]

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Families of missing boaters put out plea from Florida to N.C.

The families of two firefighters missing after a fishing trip near Port Canaveral, Florida are calling on pilots and boat captains from North Carolina to Florida for help. Justin Walker, a Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter, and Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Florida firefighter, didn’t return to port Friday evening, prompting a massive search now on its […]

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CHNS urges beachgoers to abide by “Leave No Trace” principles after large hole found

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore is urging visitors to observe the principles of “Leave No Trace” after finding a large hole dug on the beach in Avon Thursday night. “Leaving such a large hole in the beach can lead to serious visitor injuries, damage to emergency response vehicles, delays in responding to swimming-related emergencies, and could […]

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Catch the Antares Rocket Launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Want to see a rocket launch? You’ll have a chance on Wednesday, April 17, during the daytime launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Wallops and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of the Antares rocket, carrying the […]

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UPDATE: Was there really an earthquake off Virginia Beach?

Tuesday’s magnitude 4.6 earthquake off the Virginia coast may not have been a true temblor at all. There are no fault lines or tectonic plates near the quake’s epicenter, recorded at 6:30 p.m. 162 miles east of Virginia Beach. The U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday didn’t yet have enough information to “characterize it as an […]

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