Category: News

Groundbreaking. (LtoR) Bob Woodard, Chair Dare County Commissioners; Nicholas Tennyson, Secretary NCDOT; Shelley Blake, NCDOT lead counsel; Beth Midgett, bridge advocate; Governor Pat McCrory; Queen Elizabeth I; Lance Culpepper, The Lost Colony; Representative Walter Jones; Mike Charbonneau - Deputy Secretary of Communications, NCDOT.

Bonner Bridge Groundbreaking

Saying, “This is personal,” Governor Pat McCrory described the journey to replace the Bonner Bridge from legally stalled to today’s groundbreaking ceremony. “This is personal,” he went on to say, “because when I first...

Kitty Hawk Votes to Continue Nourishment

A troubled and divided Kitty Hawk Town Council voted 4 to 1 to continue to participate in the Dare County Intralocal beach nourishment project after bids on the venture came in higher than forecast....

Outer Banks Community Comes To Aid of Sea Turtles

There are heavy duty buckets and basins lining every spare inch of the Roanoke Island Aquarium STAR Center–a sea turtle rehab facility, the containers spilling out into adjacent rooms. In every bucket there is at least...

Outer Banks Year in Review

It’s been an interesting year on the Outer Banks. Progress on replacing the Bonner Bridge is real and there is reason to believe the Mid Currituck Bridge may be moving forward. There has been...

New Town Council in Southern Shores

After two years of contentious and sometimes combative town council meetings, the voters of Southern Shores have spoken, rejecting the reelection bids of the three incumbents on the ballot. Replacing Larry Lawhon, David Sanders...

Fred Brason of Project Lazarus speaking at Jennette's Pier.

Project Lazarus in Dare County

There is not one reason for addiction; not one reason for a drug overdose; there is not one personality type, not one economic class, not one race that is immune to the ravages of...

At the meeting sponsored by the Dare County Democratic Party. LtoR: Sue Burgess, Superintendent Dare County Schools; Leanne Winning, Director of Governmental Relations for the NC Schools Board Association; Dr. Randolph Latimore, Superintendent of Hyde County Schools.

The State of NC Education

As the North Carolina state budget remains mired in an impasse, the state’s schools are among the most dramatically affected. Although the quandary over what programs to fund and how to compensate teachers and...

Paul Tine speaking at the Dare County press conference. "It's not a very good plan."

Redistributing Tourism Dollars

  As the North Carolina legislature struggles to create a budget for the upcoming year, a proposed redistribution of sales tax revenue in the Senate bill is raising red flags in Dare and Currituck...

Brindley Beach Corolla office in flames, Friday, June 12, 2015.

Brindley Beach Phoenix Rising

Everyone handles disaster differently. For Doug Brindley, President of Brindley Beach Vacations, when the company’s Corolla offices burned to the ground on June 12, the way forward was to accept what happened, figure out how...