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  • Tales of the descendants
    Relatives of Mirlo rescuers help keep the legacy aliveRodanthe native Jonna Midgette is the great-granddaughter of John Allen Midgett, the leader of the heroic six-man crew that rescued 42 sailors from the stricken British tanker Mirlo a century ago. She…
  • Southern Shores Council censures member Gary McDonald
    Move comes in response to comment at July 10 meetingRevisiting a contentious incident that surfaced during its July meeting, the Southern Shores Town Council took the unusual step of censuring one of its own members at its Aug. 7 meeting.
  • What's in a name?
    Why the word 'affordable’ is not part of the county’s housing initiativeLast month, when the Dare County Commissioners renewed the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce’s $25,000 contract for overseeing economic development and added another $10,000 for work on its workforce…
  • Duck moving to limit house sizes
    New proposal would cap structures at 7,000 square feetThe Duck Town Council is slated next month to consider a new approach to regulating the size of residential structures, one that would use a tiered approach in which lot sizes would…
  • A flood of horror stories
    Board vows to act after residents detail sewage, stench and standing waterMadeline Van Hillsworth, from Langley Lane, talked about having to put on waders and lift her 70-pound dogs above three feet of sewage-infested water in her yard. Cara Lee…
  • Manteo ‘Citizens for Open Government’ is formed
    Initial effort will focus on televising commissioners’ meetingsFocusing on fostering more openness and transparency in public policy discussions in the town, a group of 15 Manteo residents recently met to create a group called Manteo Citizens for Open Government.
  • Room in the Inn coordinator dies at 67
    Renate Macchirole ‘touched so many lives’Outer Banks Room in the Inn Operations Coordinator Renate Macchirole, who spent much of her life aiding others, died on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the age of 67.
  • New swim advisory issued, two others lifted in Dare County
    A new advisory warning against swimming was posted on Aug. 1 at an ocean-side site in Dare County, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water…
  • In 11th hour, Congress extends National Flood Insurance Program
    But advocates say NFIP desperately needs reformU.S. lawmakers have extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through November 28, making it the fourth time in the past year they have pushed the issue down the road without reforming the debt-ridden…
  • Are we losing our cool with tourists?
    The hand that feeds us often gets bitten on social mediaThe explosion of social media has created platforms to complain about tourists at a time when long lines, traffic and other inconveniences of living in a resort town are likely…

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