Legislature could take up reworked hurricane disaster relief bill next week

The North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Wednesday to work on another court-ordered alteration to the state’s Congressional maps, but there could also be action coming on a hurricane relief package. Last month, the state House and Senate approved dueling bills to help fund repairs and cover damage caused by storms in North […]

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Homeowners insurance rates across the region will be increasing next May

Property insurance rates will be be heading up next spring after a deal was struck between state regulators and insurance companies, with a nearly ten percent increase coming for Outer Banks homeowners.The N.C. Department of Insurance announced negotiations had been completed with the N.C. Rate Bureau on a request to raise rates for both homeowner […]

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Gov. Cooper makes formal request to help counties pay for debris removal, protective measures

Following a request earlier this week for federal help for residents and businesses, Gov. Roy Cooper has asked President Donald Trump to issue a major disaster declaration so that counties can get help to pay for their costs associated with Hurricane Dorian. Meeting with the President on Air Force One in Fayetteville, Cooper on Monday […]

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Early voting begins for special election to replace late-Rep. Walter Jones, Jr.

The district covers 17 counties from the Virginia border to Camp Lejeune, including Dare, Currituck, Hyde, Tyrrell, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Beaufort, Pamlico, Craven, Carteret, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, Onslow and the southern half of Pitt. The 17-day early voting period runs through Friday, Sept. 6. Any registered voter can cast an absentee ballot in person […]

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New survey ranks Dare County Schools the sixth best in North Carolina

Data compiler Niche.com has ranked North Carolina’s best school districts for the upcoming school year, and Dare County’s school system came in rated the sixth best. Niche also rated Dare County as the fourth best place to teach, and sixth safest district in the state. Recently released data from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction […]

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SUVs Had Their Tires Slashed at Beach Access on Hatteras Island, Kill Devil Hills

Multiple reports have been filed with law enforcement in recent days of tires being slashed on sport utility vehicles parked at a beach access in Kill Devil Hills and on Hatteras Island. The Kill Devil Hills incident happened on Wednesday sometime between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. at the Raleigh Street access. All four tires on […]

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Coast Guard Asks Boaters to Stay Within Safety Zone at Old Bonner Bridge

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet is seeing an uptick in charter and recreational vessels violating the current Code of Federal Regulations safety zone in place for the demolition of the old Bonner Bridge. Vessels are cutting through the center span and other spans, not following the navigational buoy system, the Coast Guard says. These phased […]

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