Dare County students returning to remote only instruction

The Dare County Board of Education voted 6-1 Friday night to return all grades to virtual learning as COVID-19 cases and quarantines within the school community reached “a breaking point.” During a two-hour emergency board meeting that got tense at times, Superintendent John Farrelly detailed the challenges the school system faces with 17 coronavirus cases […]

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Ocracoke Strong Kitchen gets nod from the governor

For months after Hurricane Dorian last September, Ocracoke restaurant owner Jason Wells and a crew of volunteers cooked and fed the storm-shocked islanders and disaster recovery crews. Now, they’ve received an award from Gov. Roy Cooper for their efforts. Wells, who owns Jason’s Restaurant and led the Ocracoke Strong Kitchen, recently posted about the award […]

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Launch aborted: NASA will try again tomorrow to launch the Antares rocket

NASA scrubbed Thursday night’s launch of the Antares rocket to the International Space Station two minutes and 12 seconds before takeoff due to a ground support equipment issue, but will try again tomorrow. The new launch time from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore has been rescheduled for Friday, oct. 2 at 9:16 […]

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Dare County Sheriff’s Office reminder: Stealing campaign signs is illegal

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office says it has received reports of political signs being stolen from public and private properties — and they’d like to remind folks that’s illegal. “Under G.S. 136-32 (e) it is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully […]

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UPDATED: Antares rocket launch at Wallops Flight Center rescheduled for Thursday

The launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket originally set for tonight from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9:38 p.m., due to poor weather forecasts for the next few days. The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of […]

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In the right place: Outer Banks photographer encounters baby sea turtle

  Outer Banks photographer Wesley Snyder spends a lot of time alone on area beaches capturing images of shipwrecks, sunrises, sunsets, the Milky Way and anything else you might find in the sand and waves. Early Thursday morning as he set out to take some sunrise shots of the grounded trawler Ocean Pursuit near Oregon Inlet, he […]

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UPDATED: No investigation after Outer Banks shipwreck-turned-local-attraction defaced

If you’ve never made it out to the wreck of the sailboat “Belle” at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, there’s less to see now. Outer Banks photographer Wesley Snyder, a frequent visitor to the remains of the 30-foot sailboat on the beach between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe, arrived Tuesday morning to find the familiar “Belle” […]

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