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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Marine Fisheries Commission member proposes five-year ban of keeping striped bass

The lone member of the state Marine Fisheries Commission from northeastern North Carolina formally proposed a five-year ban on keeping striped bass, also known as rockfish, caught in local waters north of Oregon Inlet. Pete Kornegay of Camden, who serves as the lone scientific community member of the nine-person panel that regulates commercial and recreational […]

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Marine Fisheries Commission to consider ban on repacking foreign crab meat in N.C.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet by web conference Nov. 19 and 20, beginning at 9 a.m. each day, and among the agenda items is a possible ban on N.C. seafood companies repacking foreign crab meat. A Tyrrell County seafood processor, was prosecuted and sentenced to federal prison after selling millions of dollars in […]

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