Stories by WTKR

New station in Southern Shores gives Dare County EMS crews more elbow room

By Samuel King | WTKR
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It’s out with the old and in with the new when it comes to EMS facilities in Dare County. County and town officials gathered in Southern Shores Friday afternoon for an open house to celebrate the opening of EMS Station 4. Full story

Mar 16


Excitement & concerns greet launch of mobile sports betting in North Carolina

By Samuel King | WTKR
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Mobile sports betting in North Carolina officially launched at noon on Monday, in time for the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament which begins on Tuesday and the upcoming NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments. Full story

Mar 12


Little Red Mailboxes serve as beacon of hope in Kill Devil Hills & beyond

By Erika Craven | WTKR
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A red beacon of hope overlooks the sea at Glenmere Beach Access in Kill Devil Hills. There, Sue Goodrich opens a little red mailbox. She pulls out a journal. It's a haven for thoughts, dreams and humanity. Full story

Feb 9


Controlled burn of Pamlico Jacks rekindles old memories

By Samuel King | WTKR
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Nags Head firefighters conducted a controlled burn of a former restaurant that the Dare County Tourism Board hopes to make part of a new soundside events center. Full story

Jan 19


‘Never imagine it’d be us:’ Family left with questions after Dare Co. deputy shoots, kills man

By Brendan Ponton, WTKR This story is brought to you through our news gathering partnership with WTKR News 3.
MANTEO, N.C. - ‚ÄĒ Family members of a man shot and killed Monday night by a Dare County Deputy say they've been left with a lot of questions. Full story

Oct 5


10,500+ Nationwide homeowners’ policies in NC dropped, including some on OBX

By: Julia Varnier | WTKR
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Nationwide will not renew homeowners insurance policies for 10,525 households in North Carolina, more than half of them due to hurricane risks, according to Jason Tyson, NCDOI communications director for the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI). Full story

Sep 27


Hurricane Isabel: Looking back 20 years later

By: Heather Eckstine | WTKR News 3
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On Sept. 18, 2003, Hurricane Isabel barreled its way up the coast of North Carolina and Virginia, leaving 17 dead, hundreds of thousands without power, and destroying homes and businesses. But that was just the beginning. Let’s take you back. Full story

Sep 18


‘I see their pain. I feel it with them:’ Daughter of man hurt in Kill Devil Hills fire speaks on aftermath

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By: Erika Craven | WTKR News 3
Family members of those injured say a house fire in Kill Devil Hills never should have happened. It has been nearly two weeks since the fire killed three people and injured three others. Officials are still investigating the cause. Now, the daughter of one of those injured shares more about her dad, Dave Brewer, as he recovers. (Rachel started a GoFundMe for her father. She also created a CaringBridgefor updates on his condition.) Full story

Aug 30


Health officials providing test strips in fight against fentanyl on Outer Banks

By Zak Dahlheimer | WTKR.COM
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Jun 12


How the Outer Banks prepares for hurricanes

By Myles Henderson | wtkr.com
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The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a summer vacation destination for many. But for some, these barrier islands are home and when the weather turns bad, it's much more than a canceled beach day. Full story

Jun 11