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|GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES|
|Manteo Redskins over Currituck County Knights 55-51|
|M. Wescott high scorer for the Redskins with 17 points|
|First Flight Nighthawks Defeat Manteo Redskins 42-38|
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|First Flight Nighthawks Defeat Hickory Hawks 55-43|
|Jack Konstanzer high scorer for the Nighthawks with 14 points.|
|Hickory Hawks Defeat Currituck County 51-48.|
|First Flight Nighthawks Defeat Friends School 58-47|
Jack Konstanzer High scorer with 15 points and Freshman Tyler High hit three 3 point baskets for the Nighthawks
""We have no plans to drop this lawsuit," said Derb Carter, Director of the Southern Environmental Law Center's North Carolina offices. "We're filing briefs next week. We are doing everything we can to make sure the case proceeds promptly to a conclusion."" The law firm is representing environmental groups who want the state to build a much longer bridge out into the sound.
Endangered Red Wolves Killed by Gunfire in
North Eastern North Carolina in Past 4 Years; Culprits
Face Up to 1 Year in Prison & $100,000 Fine
Killing red wolves is punishable by up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Anyone with information on the death of a red wolf may call U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service resident agent John Elofson at 404-763-7959, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge officer Frank Simms at 252-216-7504 or N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officer Robert Wayne at 252-216-8225
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Environmental Law Center Reports Receiving
Threats! Reports Governor Inaccurately Blamed
Environmental Organizations for Bonner Bridge Closure
Officials Hope "DECLARATION OF
A STATE OF EMERGENCY" by Governor
will Speed Up Bonner Bridge Repairs...........
Pilot: Kill Devil Hills Man Arrested
for 2012 Brew Thru Robbery..............
Nags Head Police have arrested Michael Ray Kidd, 23 of Sandpiper Drive in Kill Devil Hills and charged him with armed robbery and assault on June 12, 2012 at the Brew Thru, located at 3700 S. Croatan Hwy in Nags Head .
Real Estate News: Short Sales Down
26%. Foreclosure Sales Down 19%.........
The Outer Banks Association of Realtors November 2013 Statistical Report Summary:" In Short Sales Lose Favor With Lenders? - reports that the number of short sales has been gradually dropping and that short sales were down across the nation - 11.2% from one year ago and 5.3% from the previous month. When you look at the OBAR statistics for November you will find that short sales on the Outer Banks are following, if not exceeding, this trend. Year to Year Short sales are down 26%. Foreclosure sales have also declined – down by 19%.
Sales - After a brief surge in September and October, sales have started their seasonal decline; however, for the year, overall sales are only down by 1% from 2012 – with residential sales down by 3%, lots / land sales up by 7% and commercial sales down by 3%." see full report
Devil Hills Man Arrested for Breaking
into Currituck BBQ Company and Stealing
Safe, Sheriff Still Seeking Accomplice
WITN news reports Brian Powell of Kill Devil Hills was arrested in Rockingham County and charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny and Safecracking at the Currituck BBQ Company. The Currituck Sherrif is seeking a second burglar and is asking everyone to be aware of report anyone with large sums of money that they normally wouldn't have to notify deputies at the Currituck County Sheriff's Office at 252-453-8204
N.C. Department of Transportation Places
Fifth Emergency Ferry Boat into Service to
Transport Traffic Across Troubled Oregon Inlet
Gun Fire in Outer Banks Apartment Complex
Sends Man to Hospital, One Man Arrested
for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill.
ABC13 reports that James Morris Rose III, 33 was arrested on one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill after a gun had been fired in the parking lot of the Bermuda Bay Apartment apartment complex in Kill Devil Hills. The gunshot victim was reported taken to The Outer Banks Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries
Banks Voice: Governor Pressuring Defenders of
Wildlife and National Wildlife Refuge Association Stop
Resisting State's Replacement Bridge over Oregon Inlet
Pilot: Currituck Firefighter Charged
with Secretly Using Photographic
Device to Gratify Sexual Desire.........
Timothy Allen Ladd Jr., 35 was charged with the felony after fire fighters at the Grandy Fire Station found the device placed in the women's bunk room.
Guard Conducts Two Emergency Medic
Evacuations from Isolated Pea Island;
Woman in labor & Woman in Unconscious State
Redskins Basketball Team Defeats
First Flight Nighthawks................49 - 46
Reserve's OBX Economic Report
Reveals Visitors to Outer Banks Choosing Tapas
and Deck Parties rather than Formal Dining
Emergency Repairs to Exposed Bonner
Bridge Pilings Include Tall A-Jacks and Sandbags.........
Banks Marathon Ranked One
of the Top 6 Marathons in the USA
Ends with Santa and Big Raffle
Linda Molloy, Chicamacomico Site Operations Manager, is dressed for the holidays and also for their super-special guest! Here she is assisting Santa to draw the winning tickets for their 2013 Season-Long Raffle last Friday, October 29, Chicamacomico’s last day of the season. There were 18 lucky winners from all over the country.
Chicamacomico’s 2013 season concluded with with its traditional “End of Season Festivities” That event culminated with Santa’s first stop on the Outer Banks, another of many Chicamacomico superlatives. The crescendo of Santa’s visit was his drawing of the winning ticket-holder’s names for the First Annual Chicamacomico Season-Long Raffle.” Eighteen winners from California to West Virginia, and a lot in between, were awarded a total of over $5,500 in donated prizes donated to Chicamacomico by Hatteras Island businesses.
of CHICAMACOMICO’s 2013
SEASON-LONG RAFFLE WINNERS!!
First Place Prize: Brooke B. from WV won a 1-week stay at “The Big Kahuna” in Rodanthe, NC (courtesy of Outer Beaches Realty)
Second Place Prize: Tony B. from OH won a 1-week stay at “2BNWAVES” in Waves, NC (courtesy of Hatteras Realty)
Third Place Prize: Phil K. from MD won a 1-week stay at “Aquaholic” in Hatteras, NC (courtesy of Midgett Realty) Lee H. from MD won a $125 art print of Chicamacomico from the Pea Island Art Gallery in Salvo,
NC Gerri Eckert from Sharon, PA won a $100 gift certificate from Dinky’s Waterfront Restaurant in Hatteras, NC (courtesy of Sun Realty)
Maria Rossi from Overland Park, KS won a $50 gift certificate to Lisa’s Pizzeria in Rodanthe, NC
Martin Perlick from West Chester, PA won a $50 gift certificate to Atlantic Coast Café in Waves, NC (courtesy of Sun Realty)
Jack Brown of Harrisburg, PA won a $50 gift certificate to Kinnakeet Clay in Avon, NC
Meg from NJ won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Valli Faherty from NY won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
December Robinson from NJ won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC Stephen G. from Charleston, SC won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Dawn Bryant of Southern Pines, NC won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Angela Paravis from Greensboro, NC won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves,NC
Donna Hauser of Currituck, NC won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Don Weigand from Riverside, IL won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Jim Akana from Northridge, CA won Six Admission Passes to the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe, NC
Nancy Walter from Canastota, NY won a VIP Tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Station Oregon Inlet
Pilot: Government Officials Blame Environmental
Groups for Bonner Bridge Problems at Press Conference
Bridge Supports Reported to be Exposed by Currents
Environmental Law Center Reports
"NCDOT’s Plan to Build New Bridges in the Exact
Same Places over Oregon Inlet and Along NC-12
will cause the Exact Same Problems"
Banks Voice: State Transportation Official Reports
Permits to Start Bridge Repair Could be Secured within
24 Hours Under Emergency Declaration by Governor
Free Press: Confusion, Chaos & Outrage
Follows State's Decision to Suddenly Close the Bonner
Bridge over Oregon Inlet, Stranding Motorists
Dare County Commissioner Warren
Judge Calls Closure of Bonner Bridge Over Oregon
Inlet "Devastating" to the Outer Banks
Hatteras Hurricanes High School Basketball
Team Beats Ocracoke Dolphins...............59-53
Danny Arellano poured in 17 points for the winning Hurricanes, Andrew Tillett high scorer for the Dolphins with 21
Port Pilot: Record Numbers of Loggerhead
Sea Turtles Reported to have Nested & Hatched Along
North Carolina Beaches for Two Years in a Row
"Loggerheads laid 1,247 nests along the North Carolina coast this season, compared to about 1,100 in 2012. Green turtles, Kemp’s Ridley and unknown species accounted for another 49 nests, mostly on the Outer Banks"
Advance: Currituck County Sheriff
Crime Report for Novenber 22 - 23.....
Richard Lee Hodges III, 50, of the 100 block of Williams Drive, Knotts Island served with a criminal summons on Nov. 22 for stalking.
Daniel P. Breslin, 42, of the 100 block of Green View Road, Moyock arrested Nov. 23 and charged with driving while impaired and speeding.
Jeffrey Nigel Carr, 19, of the 100 block of Saint Andrews Road, Moyock arrested Nov. 23 and charged with communicating threats and injury to personal property.
County Democrats to Hold
"REALLY?" Rally at Pamlico Jacks in
Nags Head, 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec.7
What’s the REALLY? Rally, you ask? Ed Sullivan would say it’s a REALLY big event, with REALLY good food, REALLY good friends and REALLY good entertainment. It will be held at Pamlico Jacks in Nags Head from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
It’s a chance to catch up with your Democratic friends and make some new ones. It will be a great opportunity to introduce your Unaffiliated and disgruntled Republican friends to Dare Democratic Party. A stellar list of speakers will on hand including Montravius King, the 22-year-old ECSU senior who battled to get his name on the ballot. He will be sworn in next month and will be the youngest elected official in state.
Many of our neighbors are struggling so donations of nonperishable food will be accepted at the rally for the Colington United Methodist Church’s Mobile Food Pantry. And Santa needs a hand, too, so children’s gifts brought to the rally will be given to the Outer Banks Woman’s Club Angel Tree project.
There also will be an awesome silent auction – just in time for holiday gift-giving. The event is free, but donations always appreciated. (REALLY!) We REALLY hope you will join us. In fact, you REALLY should put it on your calendar now.
DOT Declares State of Emergency; Closes Bonner
Bridge Over Oregon Inlet for Emergency Repairs.
An emergency ferry route has been established between Rodanthe and Stumpy Point, and is expected to begin operating Wednesday morning. Ferry tolls are waived for riders while the route is in operation. At full capacity, the route can transport up to 380 single cars per boat each way. Emergency Ferry Schedule
County Sheriff’ Facebook Page : Crime
Activities Reported to Sheriff in Unincorporated
Areas of Dare County for Oct. 17- Nov. 17, 2013
October 17, 2013: Financial Card Forgery. 900 block Marshall Collins Drive, Roanoke Island. Card used without permission; Obtain Property by False Pretenses. 900 block Burnside Rd, Roanoke Island. Account used without permission.
October 21, 2013 Breaking and Entering of Building. 20000 block C...olony Drive, Salvo. Television stolen; Breaking and Entering of Building. 20000 block Colony Drive, Salvo. Nothing stolen; Breaking and Entering of Building. 20000 block Colony Drive, Salvo. Nothing stolen; Breaking and Entering of Building. 20000 block Colony Court, Salvo. Televisions stolen; Breaking and Entering of Building. 20000 block Colony Court, Salvo. Television stolen.
October 22, 2013 Breaking and Entering of Auto. 100 block Gareth Road, Roanoke Island. Clothing stolen.
October 25, 2013 Breaking and Entering of Auto. 100 block Sunset Drive, Colington. Personal items stolen; Breaking and Entering of Building. 30000 block Porpoise Place, Avon. Television stolen.
October 26, 2013 Attempted Breaking and Entering of Building. 20000 block Highway 12, Salvo. Nothing stolen.
October 29, 2013 Breaking and Entering of Boat. 1300 block Colington Road, Colington. Equipment stolen.
November 6, 2013 Larceny. 5000 Block of Highway 64/264, Manns Harbor. Golf Cart Stolen.
November 8, 2013 Financial Card Theft. 100 Block of Weir Point, Roanoke Island. Card number taken, used without permission
November 11, 2013 Obtain Property Under False Pretenses. 300 Sir Chandler Drive, Colington. Checking account hacked.
November 12, 2013 Breaking and Entering. 100 Block of Colleton Lane, Colington. Cleaning supplies stolen; Breaking and Entering. 700 Block of Old Wharf Road, Wanchese. Laptop stolen; Breaking and Entering. 20000 Block of 5th Street, Salvo. Televisions stolen.
November 17th, 2013 Breaking and Entering. 700 Block of Francis Drake Street, Roanoke Island. Televisions stolen. More Crime Links on the Outer Banks
Banks Sentinel: Bear Drugs to Close Nags
Head Store Following 2 Robberies in 2 Weeks
Life-Saving Station Historic Site &
Museum End of Season Event Collects 400 Pounds
of Food and $$$$ for Hatteras Island Food Pantry
The price of admission to the 2013 “Chicamacomico End of Season Festivities” was either donations of non-perishables or cash to the Hatteras Island Food Pantry. That gave visitors a self-guided tour of the 1911 Life-Saving Station and its adjoining Cookhouse, a well-attended big sale in the Gift Shop, and then the Big Event: a visit with Santa! At the end of a very good, very fruitful and very fulfilling day, Linda Molloy, Operations Manager for Chicamacomico, posed with Ray Schaaf of the Hatteras Island Food Pantry, next to a table overflowing with food donations. Schaaf estimated that about 400 pounds of items were generously donated. CLSS also collected $155 in cash donated to the Food Pantry. A spokesperson there said that previously, two to three people a week were coming to the pantry; now it is two to three a day.” Obviously, Chicamacomico’s event helped. The Historic Site is now closed for the season, and will re-open mid-April.
Meanwhile, to learn more about Chicamacomico, its exciting activities and offerings, visit www.chicamacomico.net, email at email@example.com, call 252-987-1552, and now on Facebook.
Devil Hills Police Officer Christopher Rusk To
Run Against Sheriff Doug Doughtie in 2014 Election
Rusk, a Democrat reports on his web site that current staffing and agency organization/structure in the Dare County Sheriff's Dept. "leaves patrol coverage at an all-time low." Rusk reports that his style of policing is Community-oriented, professional policing coupled with aggressive enforcement of criminal law.
Guard Rescues Two from 22-Foot Sailboat
"Permission Impossible" After it Runs Aground at
Entrance to Alligator River near Elizabeth City
Police Department Reports Issuing Citation
for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia in Latest Crime Blotter Sheet
of Sailboat Beached on Pea Island Issues
Plee to Salvagers to Stop Taking Items from Boat
The Owner of the Beached Sailboat on Pea Island has left the following message written on the side of his boat; "NOT SALVAGE, This is my home. I am trying to get off beach. Please quit stealing stuff I need. Lines, anchors, boots, food, dinghy, tools, outboard: all gone!”
|2013 OBX Marathon Results|
Teal 27, of Charlotte, NC Top Male Runner
in the 2013 OBX Marathon with Time of 2:21:21
Custer 31, of Charlotte, NC Top Female Runner
in the 2013 OBX Marathon with Time of........ 2:53:05
Complete Results of the 2013 Outer Banks
Marathon Rune on Sunday, November 10, 2013
Historic Homes of Ocracoke Island to Open
for Public Viewing During December 7th Event
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Society Following 6 Oystercatchers Fitted with
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