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 […] Local News | Full Article
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 […] Seashore News | Full Article
A fiber optic cable was cut north of Elizabeth City late Wednesday morning, leading to a Spectrum internet, television and phone service outage across the Outer Banks. The company said the problem is with the “Manteo hub” and crews have been dispatched. As of 12:35 p.m., there was no estimated restoration time.
Christina H. Koch, a graduate of N.C. State University, tweeted a photo of coastal North Carolina from the International Space Station yesterday, saying “it took my breath away as it came into focus.” Koch, who considers Jacksonville her hometown, was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2013. She is currently a part of the […] Local News | Full Article
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 […] Local News | Full Article
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 […] Local News | Full Article