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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NASA rocket launch set for Saturday; should be visible along the Outer Banks

  Want to watch a rocket launch? NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore will send a suborbital sounding rocket into space Saturday evening, and it should be visible across much of the eastern United States. The mission to explore energy transport is set to launch at 8:02 p.m. Saturday, May 8, which a […]

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