Spooky ‘pirate ship’ off Outer Banks turns out to be replica 15th century tall ship

An Outer Banks fishing charter captain spotted an eerie sight out in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday. Turns out it wasn’t a pirate ship or anything nefarious or supernatural. The crew confirms what Carolina Girl Sportfishing saw was the tall ship Nao Santa Maria, a full-scale replica of the flagship led by explorer Christopher Columbus in […]

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The Lost Colony cancels remainder of season after cast member tests positive for COVID-19

  The Lost Colony has canceled the last remaining performances of the season after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came on Facebook hours before its annual Virginia Dare baby night performance, a long-held Outer Banks tradition celebrating the birth of the first English child in the New World with live babies […]

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Per recent survey, Dare County parents overwhelmingly want mask decisions left to them

From OBX Today Dare County parents overwhelmingly want school officials to leave decisions on mask wearing to them, according to a school division survey released Thursday. The survey about mask requirements was conducted this week and received over 1,500 parents/guardian responses and 375 staff responses, schools officials said in an email to parents Thursday. Among […]

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‘Welcome to the Outer Banks’ sign stolen from Bodie Island

Thieves recently stole the “Welcome to the Outer Banks” sign heading into the Cape Hatteras National Seashore from Nags Head. The Outer Banks Scenic Byway sign welcoming visitors heading south from Whalebone Junction to Bodie Island vanished sometime last week, said Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, a local journalist and community activist who served as chair of […]

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UPDATED: NASA rocket launch scrubbed for clouds; they’ll try again Wednesday

After a bout of the winds has scrubbed NASA’s launch of a suborbital sounding rocket from Wallops’ Flight Center on the Eastern Shore on three straight nights, it was clouds that blocked a Tuesday launch. The next attempt begins at 8:06 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. The first three nights, the launch was postponed due to upper-level […]

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