Sounding an Alarm on Homeowner’s Insurance

OBAR’s Willo Kelly rallies opposition to proposed 30% increase Homeowners on the barrier island portions of Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties could face as much as a 30% hike in their insurance rates under a North Carolina Rate Bureau filing, Outer Banks Association of Realtors Chief Executive Officer Willo Kelly warned an audience of about […] Real Estate |  Full Article

Sheriff’s Office No Longer Issues Releases on Drug Arrests

According to Sheriff Doug Doughtie, there are a significant number of drug-related crimes and arrests occurring in Dare County. What’s different now is that there is not as much information about them since the sheriff’s office no longer issues press releases when a significant drug arrest is made. Until recently, that office had produced and […] Crime Reports |  Full Article

Some Unresolved Blackout Business

Sixteen months after a week-long power outage plunged Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands into darkness during the heart of tourist season, Dare County and PCL Construction are still sparring over an unresolved claim. The ill-timed blackout occurred when power lines were accidently severed by PCL Construction workers conducting replacement work on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. […] Local News |  Full Article

CHSS Girls Basketball Team Eyes Conference And State Championships

As Morgan Fairbanks takes a break from practice inside Cape Hatteras Secondary School’s modest gym, she talks basketball with fellow team captains Caroline Gray and Savannah Scarborough. Fairbanks recalls that first game of the season — back in November against Currituck. It was the “Battle of the Beach” Tournament and the Hurricanes had just finished […] Local News |  Full Article

What’s Next After OBX Bag Ban Repeal? BY MICHELLE WAGNER The Outer Banks Sentinel

What’s Next After OBX Bag Ban Repeal? BY MICHELLE WAGNER The Outer Banks Sentinel BY MICHELLE WAGNER The Outer Banks Sentinel BY MICHELLE WAGNER The Outer Banks Sentinel Now that the controversial repeal of the plastic bag ban on the Outer Banks has officially become law, local officials and organizations are left to consider what, […] Local News |  Full Article

Sentara to cease services at Kitty Hawk location BY MICHELLE WAGNER

Sentara to cease services at Kitty Hawk location BY MICHELLE WAGNER The Outer Banks Sentinel BY MICHELLE WAGNER BY MICHELLE WAGNER Sentara Albemarle Medical Center has announced that it will no longer provide services at its Kitty Hawk location as of Dec. 15 due to mechanical and structural problems with the nearly 30-year-old healthcare facility. […] Local News |  Full Article

Local officials frustrated by new state rep

A number of local officials are not only perplexed by some legislative initiatives from newly elected District 6 State Rep. Beverly Boswell, they say their new representative in Raleigh has been inaccessible and failed to consult with them. Two bills that Boswell has sponsored – H271, that proposes repealing a ban on plastic bags in […] Community News |  Full Article