National Hurricane Center to consider starting Atlantic hurricane season earlier

The National Hurricane Center is examining the possibility of moving the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season to earlier on the calendar in the future, as more named tropical cyclones have been forming ahead of the current June 1 start date. “Named storms have formed prior to the official start of the hurricane season in […]

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Expect detours Tuesday night at Whalebone Junction for overhead sign work

The N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing part of U.S. 158 near Whalebone Junction Tuesday evening to repair the overhead signs adjacent to The Outlets in Nags Head. “There are two signs being replaced, one of which was partially blown down and the other was completely blown down,” said NCDOT spokesperson Tim Hass. “It […]

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Bonner Bridge demo, conversion of south landing to fishing pier nearing final stages

The demolition of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet along with conversion of the southern landing to a fishing pier is finally entering its final stages. N.C. Department of Transportation spokesperson Tim Hass said Friday the demo project is approximately 95 percent complete. PCL Constructors was awarded the contract to build the Marc […]

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Hearings set for September, January on proposed Outer Banks home insurance rate hikes

Hearings on proposals to raise rates on both homeowners and dwelling policies have been scheduled by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. The N.C. Rate Bureau, which represents all companies writing property insurance in the state, has requested a 25 percent increase for both types of policies on the Outer Banks and most of northeastern […]

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Dare schools and COA staff, Outer Banks first responders get their first COVID-19 vaccinations

Dare County teachers and staff in the public schools and at College of The Albemarle, along with members of local law enforcement and first responder agencies, began getting their first of two COVID-19 vaccinations at a clinic on Saturday at First Flight High School. According to Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrlley, Vidant Health provided 1,100 […]

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Feds: Outer Banks Hospital at full capacity the week before Christmas, reported no COVID-19 patients

A new federal report shows all 17 beds at The Outer Banks Hospital were occupied the week before Christmas, and one in five hospitals across North Carolina were at least 90 percent full. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, none of the patients at the hospital in Nags Head during the week […]

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Author sues Netflix, ‘Outer Banks’ creators for allegedly stealing plot of his novel

An author has reportedly filed suit against streaming giant Netflix and the creators of the series “Outer Banks”, alleging they stole the plot for the show straight out of his 2016 novel. TMZ reported Sunday that Kevin Wooten claims the plot of his book, “Pennywise: The Hunt for Blackbeard’s Treasure!” was ripped off by the series […]

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Weather should allow great view of “Christmas Star” conjunction over the Outer Banks

The forecast Monday night looks promising for a great view along the Outer Banks of something that hasn’t been seen in eight centuries. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an especially vibrant planetary conjunction easily visible as the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn come together, culminating on what also happens to […]

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Public comment forum Thursday on request to hike Outer Banks homeowners insurance rates

Homeowners insurance rates along the Outer Banks and throughout northeastern North Carolina could increase another 25 percent next summer under a proposal submitted by the industry to state regulators, while local and statewide groups are calling the request out-of-line. The state will host a public comment forum on Thursday, both in-person at the state Capitol […]

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