Nags Head police seek information on hit-and-run in KFC/Taco Bell parking lot

The Nags Head Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two individuals from surveillance photos at a Whalebone Junction fast food restaurant. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, a hit and run occurred in the parking lot of KFC/Taco Bell on South Virginia Dare Trail. The photos have date/time stamps […]

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More rain does little to reduce Outer Banks, northeast N.C. drought

Despite another round of rainfall over the past week, the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina remain in the clutches of severe drought. There were no changes in the update published by the N.C. Drought Monitor on Thursday. Around 0.5 to 0.75 inches of rain fell in eastern North Carolina from a fast-moving coastal storm […]

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Gypsy moth infestation spreads along Outer Banks; treatments set for 2022

More gypsy moths has been found in more locations along the Outer Banks, with the state planning to treat the affected areas in late spring of 2022. The invasive species feeds on the leaves of more than 300 species of trees and shrubs, predominantly oaks and hardwoods. When areas become heavily infested, trees may be […]

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Outer Banks, northeast N.C. remain in severe drought despite recent rainfall

Despite recent rainfall that allowed an open burning ban to be lifted, the Outer Banks and all of northeastern North Carolina remains in severe drought conditions. Thursday’s update from the N.C. Drought Monitor showed no significant changes for the northern coastal areas of the state, but the southern coast moved back into the moderate drought […]

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Outer Banks homeowner insurance policy rates going up 9.9 percent next June

Homeowners insurance rates on the Outer Banks and in northeastern North Carolina will be going up by 9.9 percent on new and renewed polices starting in June 2022, while the insurance industry has agreed to not submit any new requests until at least 2024. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced on November 23 the N.C. […]

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Outer Banks night owls get a chance to see near total eclipse of moon early Friday

A deep partial lunar eclipse will darken the moon for much of North America overnight tonight, as most locations will see up to 97 percent of the moon slip into Earth’s shadow. And it will be the longest lasting eclipse since the 15th century. But the weather is going to have to cooperate. Plus, you […]

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VIDEO: The perfect “Halloween Storm” pounded Outer Banks beaches 30 years ago

While this Halloween weekend is kicking off with high surf and windy conditions, it is by no means close to what happened three decades ago from Cape Hatteras to Canada. The infamous Halloween Storm of 1991 that would later also be named The Perfect Storm, caused extensive damage and flooding that many said were the […]

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Judge will allow suit over N.C. fisheries management to move forward

A Raleigh judge says a lawsuit filed by dozens of North Carolina residents and a recreational fishing advocacy group against state regulators can move forward. The Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina, along with 86 other plaintiffs, filed the suit against the State of North Carolina in November over what they call “abject failure” to […]

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