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  • Lot coverage amendment stalls in Southern Shores
    Amid concerns over ambiance, council tables measureAfter extensive discussion — and following an unsuccessful effort to kill it — the Southern Shores Town Council voted by a 3-2 margin on July 10 to table a zoning text amendment that would…
  • ‘We’re praying for that family’
    A first-hand account of an ocean tragedy
  • State auditor to probe Manteo dredging project
    Interviews slated with numerous town officialsAn investigator from the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor is slated to be in Manteo this week to question current and former town officials about possible improprieties related to last year’s dredging project…
  • Tempers flare in council meeting
    In Southern Shores, where politics is often passionate and sometime divisive, emotions ran high at the July 10 council meeting after Council Member Gary McDonald appeared to accuse Mayor Pro Tem Chris Nason of supporting an amendment on lot coverage…
  • DEF decides to ‘go in another direction’
    Education Foundation board terminates executive directorThe Dare Education Foundation (DEF) says it is looking for a new leader after its board decided to part ways with Elisabeth Silverthorne, who had been executive director at the DEF for the past seven…
  • Woman medivaced to Norfolk from Duck beach
    Transfer followed surf rescueIn a dramatic new development in an already deadly Outer Banks summer for swimmers, Duck Public Information Officer Christian Legner announced that a woman was pulled from strong rip currents in the ocean near the Bayberry Drive…
  • Man charged with cultivating marijuana on National Seashore
    The U.S, Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., has announced that James Daniel Garrish III was arrested on July 10 after being named in a May 2 Indictment charging him with cultivating marijuana on…
  • Concerns voiced on housing crunch
    Dare Planning Director to draft proposed zoning changes Following a July 9 public hearing on proposed zoning amendments to address the county's shortage of affordable housing, the Dare County Planning Board directed Planning Director Donna Creef to draft specific language…
  • Balancing the budgets for FY 2018-2019
    KDH sees biggest increase, Manteo has largest decreaseDare County's newly approved town budgets for Fiscal Year 2018-19 represent a mixed bag, with three towns registering budget increases and three approving budget decreases. Two of the county's six towns have modestly…
  • Pieces of the past
    Manteo collector Rich Samuel says it’s all about history“This was a bucket-lister for me…for sure,” says Rich Samuel as he gently holds a Seated Liberty Quarter in his hand and points out the intricate details of the stars that curve…

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