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  • Groups seek court order blocking Atlantic seismic blasting
    On Feb. 20, a group of conservation organizations asked a federal judge to block the start of seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, a precursor to offshore drilling, until the case can fully be heard.
  • For Dare County, some sobering stats
    Local experts, surveys highlight the need for care hereTwelve years ago, Manteo physician Dr. Walter Holton stood in front of the Dare County Board of Commissioners and identified mental health care as one of the most serious health issues facing…
  • Nags Head’s new police chief assesses the job
    Phil Webster is a strong community policing advocateNew Nags Head Police Chief Phil Webster, who retired as head of the North Myrtle Beach Police Department in 2017, certainly sees some basic similarities in the two jobs. "I've policed my entire…
  • Sounding an alarm on homeowner’s insurance
    OBAR’s Willo Kelly rallies opposition to proposed 30% increase
  • The battle of the bridge intensifies
    Hatteras residents mount challenge to Basnight name changeWith the State Board of Transportation slated to vote on the matter on March 7, a group of Hatteras Island residents have launched a full-fledged protest campaign to prevent the Bonner Bridge replacement…
  • COA to add general education classes next summer
    The College of the Albemarle plans to add general education classes for the summer schedule 2019 at the Dare County Campus in Manteo.
  • ‘The real maverick’
    Walter Jones remembered for principle and independence
  • Nags Head approves dock-and-dine proposal
    New amendment allows boat slips for restaurantsRestaurants in the Nags Head recreational overlay district will now be permitted to provide docking facilities for guests who would prefer to sail to dinner rather than arrive by car.
  • Avon project part of worker housing push
    But other projects may depend on new legislationThe Dare County Commissioners took a step forward in their efforts to encourage new year-round housing developments with a Feb. 4 approval of a site plan and conditional use permit application for construction…
  • North Carolina receives federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Michael
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a federal disaster declaration for 21 North Carolina counties that were hit hard by Tropical Storm Michael in October. The declaration provides public assistance to these counties,…

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