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Hemp: Poised for a North Carolina Comeback

If Bertie County farmer Fen Rascoe has his way, hemp will once again be planted in North Carolina. It’s still early in the process, but he’s optimistic – and for good reason. At one...

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2016: The Outer Banks Year in Review

We’re more than a week into the year 2017, which gives us a little time to think back over 2016—including what has been accomplished, plus moments of joy, surprise and a few times of...

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OBX Snow Day for the Corolla Wild Horses

The first flakes of snow don’t appear until three or four miles north of Duck. Before those earliest floating white pieces of frozen water, the drive north from Kitty Hawk is a dreary ride...

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Hurricane Matthew-Surprising Power in OBX Storm

Hurricane Matthew delivered to the Outer Banks what is in tropical storm terms a haymaker—a wild punch that seemed to catch almost everyone by surprise. By Thursday of last week we knew the weekend...

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Hurricane Matthew Heads Out to Sea

It looks as though Hurricane Matthew is going to curve away from the coast and head out to sea, which for everyone on the Outer Banks is a relief. We’ll still feel the effects—are...

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Horrible Hermine & the OBX

It looks as though the Outer Banks is going to be dealing with the lingering effects of Tropical Storm Hermine through today and into tomorrow. And depending on what happens when as it heads...

Kitty Hawk WEA. The lease area is the gold are in the north east corner. The boundaries are what was originally considered. Image, BOEM 0

Kitty Hawk WEA Leases 1st NC Offered

What if the Federal Government offered wind energy leases and no one bid? The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area (WEA) would be opening for bids in...

Resting alligator. Although the Aquarium renovation includes many new exhibits, some old favorite remain. 0

Ribbon Cutting for Renovated Aquarium

  With the final touches of a spectacular $6.5 million renovation in place, Governor Pat McCrory cut the ribbon on the new and improved Roanoke Island Aquarium Thursday afternoon. It has been 16 years since...