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Apr 19


More than a championship

More than a championship

Recalling Manteo’s magical 1974 baseball title season
By Ken Mann

The Manteo High School Redskins 1974 baseball team will be honored on May 2 for winning the school’s first state championship Full story


N.E.S.T. says to watch out for sea turtles

N.E.S.T. volunteers recently installed signs along the Corolla 4WD beaches in Currituck County. The 4WD beaches serve many purposes including as the main area roadway, for wildlife habitat and for beachgoers to enjoy the beach. Full story


Grandy man given $301K bond for multiple felonies

On Saturday April 13, Currituck County Patrol Deputies arrested Ernest Nolge Jr. ,30, of Grandy on several felony and drug warrants. Nogle was arrested after investigations of multiple vehicle break-ins and larcenies in the area. Full story

 
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Whale stranded on Pea Island this week was found entangled in fishing gear

NOAA Fisheries Communications Specialist Allison Garrett provided this update on the death of a juvenile humpback whale found stranded on Pea Island this week. An investigation is ongoing. Full story


Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum to reopen

By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice
Initially conceived and heavily funded by the Hatteras Island people, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum opened its doors in 2002. Its mission was to share the remarkable maritime history of the area‚ÄĒa history that crossed the Atlantic. The public is invited to the grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony on May 20 at 10 a.m. to unveil a completely renovated and long awaited ‚Äúpermanent museum‚ÄĚ that its now retired director, Joseph Schwarzer, worked diligently over the years to achieve. Full story



Kitty Hawk approves A.H. Chesson to build new police station

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
By a unanimous 5-0 vote at its April 16 meeting, the Kitty Hawk Town Council accepted the $3.54 million bid from A.R. Chesson to construct a new police station in what was the Sentara property next to the Aycock Brown Welcome Center. Full story


Dare Housing Task Force wants to incorporate more community voices in the process 

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Meeting one week after the county commissioners voted to cut ties with its remaining affordable housing partner and return $35 million in housing funds to the state, the Dare County Housing Task Force made several decisions on how to move forward‚ÄĒincluding one that involves broadening and restructuring the group. Full story



NCDOT receives $1.8M to study keeping NC 12 passable between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will receive over $1.8 million from the federal government to conduct a study along an 11-mile stretch of Highway 12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe on Pea Island, NCDOT announced on April 15. Full story


Bodie Island Lighthouse opens for climbing April 19

The Bodie Island Lighthouse, recognized by its unique horizontal black and white stripes, will open for climbing this year beginning Friday, April 19. Full story


NPS seeks information on human-caused wildfire fires at Fort Raleigh site

National Park Service law enforcement rangers responded on the morning of Sunday, April 14 to a report of two wildfires adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site’s Freedom Trail. Both fires were safely extinguished and pose no risk to public safety. Since the fires are suspected of being human caused, the National Park Service is asking the public for information that could help determine who may have started these fires. Full story



 
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