Dare County students heading back to classrooms March 1

The Dare County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to begin sending students back into classrooms March 1. Under the approved plan, pre-kindergarten through fifth grades would attend school in person four days per week and students in grades six through 12 would attend face-to-face instruction two days per week. The return to buildings […]

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Dare Board of Education planning special meeting to discuss return to classrooms

The Dare County Board of Education plans to call a special meeting later this month after county school staff receive second COVID-19 vaccines at a Feb. 13 clinic. In an email to parents and guardians, Dare County school leadership said officials are also working on addressing summer school classes. Meanwhile, Gov. Roy Cooper is holding […]

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Large prescribed burn planned today on marshland south of Pirate’s Cove

The N.C. Forest Service plans to conduct a 780-acre prescribed burn today along Rte. 64, inbound to Nags Head, on marshland managed by the state Wildlife Resources Commission. The burn is scheduled for this afternoon as long wind direction cooperates, forestry officials said. The goals of the burn are to benefit the forest environment, improve […]

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Found Dead on Hatteras Island

Lou Browning of Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation reported a sad find Saturday morning – a large leatherback sea turtle found dead on the soundside. “We usually get cold-stunned sea turtles in the sound this time of the year,” he said in a Facebook post. “Normally they are greens, kemps or loggerheads.” The leatherback didn’t show […]

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UPDATED with VIDEO – Rare winter visitor: Snowy owl makes a stop on the Outer Banks

It’s the rarest of feathered visitors to the Outer Banks, the Ocracoke Observer’s Peter Vankevich wrote a few years ago, and now it’s back. A snowy owl, far out if its normal northern range, has been spotted on on Pea Island this week. The large white bird was first seen on Dec. 29 on the southern end […]

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Outer Banks Hospital hopes to begin vaccinating health care workers Thursday

Outer Banks Hospital anticipates beginning to vaccinate health care team members against COVID-19 on Thursday, Dec. 17. The hospital’s partner, Vidant Health, was set to receive an initial shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this week, hospital spokeswoman Wendy Kelly said. “While this is exciting news, we do not anticipate the vaccine will be available […]

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Autopsy: Fort Bragg soldier beheaded at Cape Lookout National Seashore

A severed head washed up at Cape Lookout National Seashore in May is among the only physical evidence authorities have of what happened to a 21-year-old Army paratrooper who went missing on a beach camping trip with friends. Enrique Roman-Martinez, 21, was camping with fellow soldiers from Fort Bragg when he vanished May 22. On […]

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