Federal investigation of deadly Bonner collapse likely to take months

A federal investigation is underway of the incident that killed a worker Wednesday evening during the final stages of demolition of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. Since it happened over a navigable waterway, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken charge of the probe which could take […]

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One-fourth of Dare County residents now fully vaccinated, highest percentage in N.C.

The latest data from the state shows Dare County has fully vaccinated the highest percentage of its residents against COVID-19 of any county in North Carolina. Dare was at 25.5 percent of its population age 18 and older that has received all the necessary shots as of Monday’s report from the N.C. Department of Health and […]

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ICYMI: Exhaust from Florida rocket launch visible over the Outer Banks, much of East Coast

Early risers Sunday morning (thanks in part to the time change) had a wild sight overhead along the Outer Banks and even as far inland as the Triad But what some of you saw has an easy explanation. SpaceX launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites on the Starlink v.0 L21 mission from historic Launch […]

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UPDATE: Hurricane season still starts June 1; NHC to issue daily forecasts starting May 15

From our friends at OBX Today The National Hurricane Center informed its partners and the media on Tuesday that starting May 15, they will begin issuing twice-daily regular tropical weather forecasts for the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and adjacent waters. Previously, the Tropical Weather Outlook for the Atlantic basin would be produced […]

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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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