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Ina Faye Reid of Avon, Jan 8

Ina Faye Reid of Avon, NC, daughter of Hilton and Lula Powell Clark, passed away peacefully at Peak Resources- Outer Banks, Nags Head, North Carolina on January 8, 2019. She is predeceased by her parents, four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her long-time companion Cecil Stanley Williams


Cape Hatteras Van­dalized While Workers Away During Shutdown

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. -- The Cape Hatteras National Seashore along North Carolina’s Outer Banks has been vandalized while National Park Service employees are away during the government shutdown.


Woodard updates ‘State of Dare County’ at morning gathering

Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard presented his annual State of the County address before a packed house on Wednesday, discussing the county’s accomplishments over 2018 and goals for the new year.


Firefighters injured in deck collapse on Thursday in Waves

WAVES, N.C. (WAVY) - Two firefighters received minor injuries after a deck collapsed during an EMS call Thursday in Waves. Three fire personnel from the Chicamacomico Banks Fire Department and a neighbor were standing on the deck at a home on Sea Isle Hills Drive at the time, while EMS personnel fro


Dare County Youth Exhibition on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery through January 18

Jazz Era, a charcoal and watercolor work by Alyse Stewart, was selected for special Gallery Recognition at the Dare County Youth Exhibition on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head through January 18. She is an eleventh grade student at Manteo High School.


Dare County Center Pool Sharks

Congratulations to the Dare County Center January 2019 Pool Tournament Winners!! Pictured left to right: 2nd place, Gary Langner; 1st place Dick Denton; not pictured 3rd place, John Edmond. Way to shoot, boys!


Loaded gun seized from 13-year-old at NC middle school

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) - A 13-year-old student was found with a loaded gun at a Carteret County middle school Thursday afternoon. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said they seized a 9mm Ruger handgun from a Broad Creek Middle School student just before the 2:50 p.m. school release bell rang.


Weed out those winter blues and plan your spring garden

Are you interested in gardening and need a cure for those winter blues?. Start planning your spring garden now with the Library Garden Series presented by NC State Extension’s Dare County Master Gardeners at the Dare County Library in Kill Devil Hills and at the Fessenden Center in Buxton.


A spirited ‘State of the County’ speech

During an animated “State of the County” address that lasted the better part of an hour, Dare County Commissioner Chairman Bob Woodard reviewed a number of serious issues facing the county — from opioid addiction to stormwater flooding to the shortage of reasonably priced housing. But he seemed to s


Dare County Land Transfers and December Building Permits

NC DOT from Gibson John D; 008349000, Temp Construction; $23,500; Easement. NC DOT from Parker Larry Reid; 027378002, Right Of Way; $6,500; Easement. Ross Timothy from Carlyle Lots LLC; 018762001, Lot 1 Carlyle-On-The-Sound; $54,000; Vacant Residential.


North Carolina inmate escapes from jail, may have stolen community college vehicle

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Alexander County Detention Center on Thursday evening, WSOC reports. Officers said the inmate — identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area — may have stolen a vehicle from the Catawba Valley Community Co


Dare County seeking input for Bonner Bridge replacement naming

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) - Officials in Dare County are asking for input for the name a new bridge being built across the Oregon Inlet. The bridge would replace the old Bonner Bridge, which is more than 50 years-old.


Deputy in eastern NC thought he saw a gun, fired two shots into car, attorney says

A Pender County Sheriff’s deputy thought he saw a passenger in a car point a gun at him, so he opened fire on the car Thursday, according to the officer’s attorney. The deputy, a three-year veteran with the sheriff’s office on the vice and narcotics unit, fired two shots into the car, attorney Barry


Some drug news dries up

Sheriff’s office no longer issues releases on arrests. According to Sheriff Doug Doughtie, there are a significant number of drug-related crimes and arrests occurring in Dare County. What’s different now is that there is not as much information about them since the sheriff’s office no longer issues


Dare County asking for the public’s help in naming Oregon Inlet bridge

DARE COUNTY, N.C. – Officials in Dare County and North Carolina are asking the community to help them come up with a name for a bridge in Oregon Inlet. According to Dare County, at their February 4 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners will consider submitting a request to NCDOT for the na


Dare County Schools K-12 Art Show

See what some of Dare County Schools' talented artists have been up to at the annual art show. The opening reception takes place Sunday, January 6 from 2-4 at Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery (210 E Driftwood St., Nags Head). There will be drinks and snacks and great art to enjoy!


Dare Medflight pilot Mike Hill named Employee of the Year

Mike Hill, Dare Medflight pilot with the Department of Emergency Medical Services, has been honored as the Dare County Employee of the Year for 2018. Hill received recognition for his dedication to the community at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting Jan 7.


Could Bonner Bridge Get A New Name?

Dare County officials are seeking suggestions for a new name for the bridge that spans the Oregon Inlet. The current bridge is named for Herbert C. Bonner, a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina who served from 1940 until 1965. Bonner was instrumental in getting the bridge project off the ground.


Buxton man gets life in prison for fatal Montana carjacking

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Buxton, N.C., man who pleaded guilty to killing an 81-year-old former Montana sheriff has been sentenced to life in prison. The Billings Gazette reports 58-year-old Donald Gray was sentenced Friday for the June 10 stabbing death of William Joy, who was once the sheriff of Bi


PORT Health coming soon to Hatteras

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, more convenient behavioral health services come to Hatteras Island. On that day, PORT Health Services opens doors in Hatteras village. The health provider’s outpatient treatment programs include individual and group therapy and family counseling. Medication assisted therapy is