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2.2 magnitude earthquake rattles central North Carolina

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. - The seismograph was busy early Tuesday morning as a small earthquake hit the central part of North Carolina. According to the National Weather Service, a 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck Randolph County around 12:30 a.m.


Four of five inmates who escaped from a North Carolina jail have been captured, sheriff's office says

(CNN) — Four of five inmates who escaped Monday night from North Carolina's Nash County jail have been captured, according to the sheriff's office. That leaves one inmate -- 22-year-old Laquaris Battle -- still on the lam Tuesday morning, and a $1,500 reward is being offered for information leading


Ribbon cutting set for new bridge

Tuesday, April 2 at 2 p.m. South end of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. The public is invited by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in partnership with Dare County to a ribbon cutting for the new bridge over Oregon Inlet named in honor of forme


Criminal charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett dropped

Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped. Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a Tuesday morning statement that Smollett's record "has been wiped clean." Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts


ACLU: Federal court strikes down N.C. abortion law

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A federal district court struck down an abortion law in North Carolina Monday, according to the ACLU of North Carolina. A lawsuit was filed by the ACLU, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood.


Couple sues for right to rebuild Nags Head beachfront home

Represented by Pacific Legal Foundation, Michael and Cathy Zito have filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, arguing that the government’s decision to deny all use and value of their land is an unlawful property taking under the U.S. and North C


2 earthquakes shake portions of North Carolina

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A pair of earthquakes has shaken portions of North Carolina, but no injuries or damage have been reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.6 magnitude earthquake was centered about 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of Archdale shortly after midnight Tuesday. A USGS map shows the ear


Is NC moving toward medical marijuana?

In January, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners approved a resolution throwing its support behind a movement to legalize the use of medicinal marijuana in the state. A month later, a bill was introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly to decriminalize small amounts of the drug, and another s


NC husband cuts wife's throat during 'domestic incident,' deputies say

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCT) -- The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office has charged a man with attempted first-degree murder after officials say he cut his wife's throat. Deputies say the incident happened Sunday at the couple's home at in the 300 block of Woodcroft Lane outside of Tarboro.


Town drainage work may affect pedestrian, vehicular traffic

From March until about June 1, 2019, the Town will be conducting three major drainage improvement projects in the areas of the Red Drum outfall — near Mile Post 10, 2400 block of South Virginia Dare Trail — the Nags Head Acres and Vista Colony neighborhoods and the Village at Nags Head from Mall Dri


Arrest made in connection with William & Mary football player’s murder

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Police have arrested a Chesapeake man in connection with the murder of William & Mary football player Nate A. Evans. According to officials, Kri’Shawn D. Beamon, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder, robbery and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felo


Kitty Hawk considers miniature horses

The Kitty Hawk Planning Board at its March 14 meeting reviewed a request to add a distinct definition for miniature horses, with a modified minimum lot size requirement for keeping them.


‘My passion is my community’

"It's always a fun time," says Kill Devil Hills Community Policing Officer Lora Gilreath of the upcoming Girl Scout Overnight event. Lasting from 5 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, the program includes a pizza party and morning donuts. In between are activities and instruction that qualify the scout


Cape Hatteras officials discover damaged signs

DARE Co., N.C. – Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff discovered damage to multiple signs along NC-12 near the Sandy Bay Day Use Area on Sunday. Damaged signs included a North Carolina Department of Transportation speed limit sign, a National Park Service Sandy Bay parking area sign, and multiple N


Gig Line: Got a pen and paper handy?

There are a lot of positive things going on in Dare County to recognize and honor our veterans and if you’re interested in participating in activities with your “brothers and sisters,” our local veteran organizations would welcome you with open arms!


Bill clears the way for new COA campus on Roanoke Island

Legislation on its way to the governor for his signature will clear the way for College of The Albemarle to use state bond money to help pay for a new campus building in Manteo.


Manteo Baptist fundraiser set March 29

Women on Mission at Manteo Baptist Church will host a drive through fundraiser on Friday, March 29 from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for the carryout only fundraiser to benefit the Alaskan Mission and Manteo Teacher Appreciation events.


Kill Devil Hills man swindled out of more than $400 warns others

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - What started with a simple text message that read, “Last day to get up to 50 percent discount on your DirecTV account” and a phone call ended with Will Robertson losing more than $400 last week.


March 27: Jersey Mike's Day of Giving

Through Jersey Mike's Day of Giving Wednesday, March 27, please consider dining in or getting takeout from the Southern Shores or Nags Head Jersey Mikes.100% of the day's proceeds are donated to the Relief Foundation.Yes, you read that right, 100%. This is an amazing opportunity to eat well and supp


ECSU teams with Ohio institution to expand drone training, innovation

Elizabeth City State University is teaming with a drone certification school in Dayton, Ohio, where the Wright brothers experimented in their bicycle shop before flying in Kitty Hawk.