The Outer Banks Hospital, other Vidant hospitals, banning visitors starting at 5 p.m.

Vidant Health will institute a ban of all visitors, with limited exceptions, to The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head and their other hospitals in eastern North Carolina beginning Friday at 5 p.m. “Vidant Health values family and community presence when loved ones and friends are in the hospital. At the same time, our organization […]

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No cases of coronovirus have been diagnosed on the Outer Banks

Despite rumors circulating over the last 24 hours about possible cases on the Outer Banks, officials said no one has been diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus in Dare County as of Thursday night. The county’s official Twitter account, @DareCountyGovt, reiterated that any information about the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic or possible cases of the virus […]

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Crash involving pair of tractor trailers shuts down Alligator River Bridge

A crash Wednesday morning involving a pair of tractor trailers shut down the Lindsey C. Warren Bridge that carries U.S. 64 over the Alligator River between Dare and Tyrrell counties. The wreck happened around 8:30 a.m. near the foot of the bridge on the Tyrrell County side. Dare County Sheriff’s Office Major Jeff Derringer said […]

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Dare County Schools Teacher and Principal of the year…VIDEO

The 2020 Dare County Schools teacher and principal of the year both come from Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies. Art Teacher Justin Paxton was selected to serve as this year’s District Teacher of the Year. Paxton’s community mural art project has inspired many students, teachers, and business leaders to get involved in the […]

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Great chance to see rocket launch off the Outer Banks coast tonight

The weather forecast looks just about perfect to be able to see from everywhere in northeastern North Carolina a rocket launching from the Virginia Eastern Shore on its way to the International Space Station A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is scheduled for liftoff at 5:39 p.m. EST, Sunday, February 9, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport […]

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First cut in two decades to bluefish limits will begin on February 1

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has issued a proclamation that cuts the number of bluefish recreational anglers can keep per day in response to projections that total catches will exceed an annual harvest limit set by federal regulators. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council in mid-December recommended and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved […]

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Body of one crewman recovered, another still missing from capsized shrimp trawler

The remains have been recovered of one of the crewmembers missing from a shrimp trawler that capsized in the Pamlico Sound last week. The body of Keyron “Breezy” Davis was recovered Friday morning. The Hyde County Sheriff’s Office told WCTI-TV his body was found using sidescan sonar. Along with the Sheriff’s Office, commercial fishing vessels and volunteer […]

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Crews respond to brush fire on Pea Island near refuge visitor center

  UPDATE: The fire that started just before 7 p.m. about 1/4 mile south of the Pea Island National Wildlife Visitor Center was declared extinguished at 8:23 p.m. A wind-fueled brush fire ignited Saturday night in Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on the oceanside of N.C. 12 near the refuge visitor center. Crews reported they […]

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Columbia seafood company head gets year in prison for selling falsely-labeled crab meat

The owner of a Tyrrell County seafood processor has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling millions of dollars in foreign crab meat that was labeled as local blue crab to major retailers. Phillip R. Carawan, owner, president and CEO of Capt. Neill’s Seafood Inc. in Columbia, admitted to […]

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