Outer Banks, much of N.C. coast back in moderate drought

A late-winter dry spell has pushed the Outer Banks and most of North Carolina’s coastal sections back into moderate drought conditions, just as a wildfire continues to smolder on the Dare County mainland. A warm, dry week has spurred an expansion of Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions and Moderate Drought (D1) especially in eastern N.C., according […]

Local News |  Full Article

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 […]

Local News |  Full Article

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 […]

Local News |  Full Article

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 […]

Island Features |  Full Article

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 […]

Local News |  Full Article

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. […]

Real Estate |  Full Article