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|Outer Banks Free Press|
Group Leaves Nags Head on 3609 Mile
Cross Country Cycling Trip with
Plans to Stop to Build Houses Along the Way...
|First Flight Night Hawks Girls Softball Team Defeats Manteo 8-5|
First Flight's Hallie James and A. Brightbill each scored 2 runs during 3 at bat attempts. M Davidson had the highest batting average at .750 for the game with 3 hits, 1 run during 4 at bat attempts.
by Ocracoke Residents Over Highway Patrol
Tactics During Surf Fishing Tournament Cited by Some Locals
as Trigger in Vandalization of 2 State Highway Patrol Cars
59 charges were issued by 2 the two patrol officers during their visit. 6 DWI arrests were made and residents report bicyclists were stopped for riding bikes at night without a light
|New Foal Increases Ocracoke Horse Herd to 16|
Arrested After Police Search Uncoveres More than
One Pound of Marijuana in Southern Shores Home....
The drug bust came after local authorities received a tip from the Norfolk Police Dept. leading to a search of a home on Skyline Road behind the Southern Shores Police Dept. Randy Hargis was arrested on charges of felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug.
County Sheriff Crime Activity Report for May
8th. 2013........Source Dare County Sheriff FaceBook Page
On April 28, 2013 Dare Sheriff’s Deputies received a call regarding the larceny of some jewelry from a residence on Mother Vineyard Road on Roanoke Island. The victim reported that a significant number of rings and other jewelry had been taken from her residence. Dare CID Investigators initiated an investigation into the incident. As a result of the investigation, suspects were developed and warrants were drawn on May 3rd. On May 4, 2013 the warrants were served on the below suspects for the indicated charges.
Courtney Elizabeth Sadler 19, 341 Mother Vineyard Rd., Roanoke Island charged with Felony Larceny, Conspiracy to Commit Felony Larceny, Resist/Obstruct Public Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sadler was committed to the Dare County Detention Center under a $7,000 bond
Issac Stewart Moore 20, 119 Arbor Drive, Roanoke Island was charged with Larceny of Jewelry/Roanoke Island, Felony Larceny, Conspiracy to Commit Felony Larceny, Resist/Obstruct Public Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Moore was committed to the Dare County Detention Center under a $7,000 bond.
On April 19, 2013, Dare Sheriff’s Narcotics Deputies, assisted by Kill Devil Hills Police Officers were conducting surveillance on a location in Kill Devil Hills. Deputies noticed a vehicle waiting in the area containing two persons. After some more surveillance, officers noticed a second vehicle approach the area. The driver of the second vehicle exited his vehicle and approached the vehicle that was waiting. Officers witnessed an exchange occur between the driver of the first vehicle and the driver of the second vehicle and the second vehicle left the premises. Officers initiated a vehicle stop on the first vehicle, as it was leaving the premises. After some inquiries of the vehicle occupants and the deployment of a K-9, a quantity of controlled substance was located. The driver was subsequently arrested and charged as below.
Lisa Marie Mitchel 44, Kill Devil Hills was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance/Kill Devil Hills, Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance. Mitchel was released on a $3,200 bond
On April 29, 2013 an incident was reported at the Salvo Fire Department where the Fire Department had been entered and significant damage had occurred. Deputies responded to the location where a member of the Fire Department reported that there was a gouge in the concrete floor and large holes were made in the plywood wall of the fire station with a pry bar from the fire truck. There were several other items damaged also. The investigation further revealed there were some fire equipment items missing. Dare CID initiated an investigation of the incident. As a result of this investigation, suspects were developed and those suspects were charged on May 7, 2013 as indicated below.
Kieran Lee Bow Man 19, 52131 Gondyke Way, Frisco, NC was charged with Possession of Burglary Tools, Breaking and Entering (Forced) (2 counts), Larceny after B&E (2 counts), Possession of Stolen Property (2 counts), Damage to Real Property, Damage to Personal Property. Bow Man was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in Lieu of $37,000 bond.
Steven Anthony Nelson 19, 51839 NC Hwy 12, Frisco, NC was charged with Possession of Burglary Tools, Breaking and Entering (Forced) (2 counts), Larceny after B&E (2 Counts), Possession of Stolen Property (2 counts). Nelson was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $6,000 bond.........Source Dare County Sheriff FaceBook Page
Dare County Men Arrested and Charged with Breaking
into a Dare County Fire Station and Stealing Fire Equipment
Coast Guard Rescues Trevor Wilson 72 from
24 ft. Sailboat 70 miles east of Kitty Hawk........
Wilson, a British National fell and injured his head aboard his sailboat, knocking himself unconscious for seven hours before awaking and calling for help
County Woman Fabricates Story of Being
Pulled Over and Sexual Assaulted by Individual
Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer........
County Sheriff Arrest Report for
April 30- May 6 ....Source Daily Advance
Aaron Kelby Ritter, 21, of the 100 block of Porpoise St., Moyock arrested April 30 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Andrew Thomas-Paul Sarka, 32, of the 4500 block of James Court, Virginia Beach, Va. arrested April 30 and charged with driving while impaired.
Kelly A. Martin, 49, of the 200 block of Green View Road, Moyock arrested May 2 and charged with failure to appear in court as required.
William Leroy Irving, 32, of the 600 block of 11th St., Greenville arrested May 2 and charged with being drunk in public.
Linville Park Elkin, 53, of the 100 block of Halstead Drive, Moyock served a criminal summons May 3 for second-degree trespassing.
Michael Joseph Harris, 30, of the 100 block of Dot Sears Drive, Grandy arrested May 3 and charged with civil contempt of court, child support.
Donovan Scott Langston, 25, of the 100 block of Fairwind Drive, Chesapeake, Va. arrested May 4 and charged with failure to appear in court as required.
Joe Adam Brickhouse, 44, of the 100 block of Maple Road, Maple arrested May 5 and charged with assault on female and interfering with emergency communications.
Joseph Wolfgang Ellis, 25, of the 6700 block of Quaker Drive, Suffolk, Va. arrested May 5 and charged with driving while impaired.
Jeremy William Willis, 24, of the 100 block of Holly Cres, Grandy arrested May 5 and charged with driving while license revoked.
Sean Robert Elliot, 23, of the 1100 block of Kingsbury Drive, Chesapeake, Va. arrested May 6 and charged with failure to appear in court as required.
|State Trooper Cars Vandalized on Ocracoke Island|
An official with the Ocracoke Sheriff's Department reports vandals threw a cinder block through the rear window of one patrol car and painted the second car with yellow green paint while they were parked at the Pony Island Motel. The Sheriff's office is urging people with any information about the cases to come forward.
KILLER DUNES 2-MILER & FUN RUN Over Tallest
Natural Sand Dune System in the Eastern United States Set
for Thursday July 4, 2013 8:30am Jockey’s Ridge State Park
Grocery Chain "The Fresh Market" Submits
Site Plan Application for Store in Outer Banks Mall
State Lawmaker Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk
Fights State Republican Plans to Cut Funds for Mid-Currituck
Bridge with Admendment Containing $28 Million
Leaders Efforts Lead to Successful Dare County
Special Olympic Games at First Flight High School Track
Photo by Barbara Noel
Dare County Special Olympics hosted the Second Annual Spring Games at the First Flight High School Track, held on Friday, April 26. The event had athletes from several Dare County schools, the Monarch Beach Club of Manteo and the Monarch Lighthouse Club of Currituck competing for a gold, silver or bronze medal. Shown in the picture are a few key leaders in the
community who help make Spring Games possible. (Left to Right) George Graham; Director of Exceptional Children's Services, Rev. Tom Wilson; All Saints' Episcopal Church, Sue Daniels; Dare County Schools, Warren Judge; Chairman of Dare County Commissioners, Jean Simmons, Administrative Assistant for Exceptional Children's Services, Jordan Hennessy; Public Relations Chairman of Spring Games, Renate Macchirole; Dare County Coordinator of Special Olympics and Monarch Community Inclusion Specialist and Jon O'Neil; Master of Ceremonies for Spring Games... Story Submitted by JAMES HENNESSY
Banks Real Estate Officials Fear 2012 Flood Insurance Law
will Force Homeowners into Foreclosure; Flood Insurance Rates
Could Reach $30,000 a Year for Some in Flood Prone Areas
|High School Sports|
Beats First Flight Night
Hawks Girls Softball Team 6-1......
|Plymouth Over Manteo Redskins Boys Baseball Team 7-3|
Devil Hills Police April 2013 Crime Blotter
Update Listing Crimes Under Investigation.........
|Seeking Missing Man|
Constantine Potapov was reported missing from his residence in Kill Devil Hills. Potapov was last seen in Virginia Beach, VA boarding a bus to Chinatown in New York City. Potapov has a
history of mental illness and may be suicidal. Potapov is a 34 year old w/m, 5’9”, 200lbs, brown hair and blue eyes. Any information about his friends, contacts, or possible whereabouts would be of great assistance to the investigation.
There is an ongoing problem with illegal dumping in the Nags Head Woods section of Kill Devil Hills, in particular around the ponds near Lake Ridge Court. Dumped items include carpet remnants, appliances, camper shells, and construction materials.
Damage to Property: On April 12, 2013, a Dominion NC Power transformer box, in the area of First Flight Elementary School, was spray painted with names and vulgarity.
On April 13, 2013, the Quality Inn John Yancey reported damage from spray painting. A stairwell, elevator, vending machine area, and handicap parking sign were damaged. If you have information on the above incidents call 252-449-5337
|More Workers Die on the Job in North Carolina than the State Reports|
Efforts to Create Shorter Ferry
Channel Across Hatteras Inlet Fails......
Two ferries run aground attempting passage across the newly dredged Hatteras ferry channel. Private Charter and commercial fleet captains also report the channel unsafe after crossing
“Chito” Guerrero, 32, of Ocraocke Wins
Second Annual Miller Lite Ocracoke Island 10K
Road Run with a Time of 37:04..........................
Lauren Holesh, 25, of Chapel Hill came in second overall and won the women’s division of the 10K with a time of 37:41.
Keith Gray, 48, of Buxton won the 5K with a time of 18:06 minutes. Angela Cothren, 31, of Buxton won the women’s division of the 5K with a time of 21:40 minutes.
of Duck Police Dept. Reports Issuing 35
Citations between April 22nd - April 28th....
Duck Police Blotter also reports the following Incidents of Interest for the time period: Drunk & Disruptive/Underage Drinking at 181 Schooner Ridge Road. Subject was charged with consuming alcohol by a 20 year old.
Larceny at 132 Christopher Drive, Charcoal grill stolen from property.
Fish and Wildlife Service Seeking Comments for
the N C DOT Request for Easement Permit for
Construction of a New Bridge at Pea Island Inlet......
Flight Seahawks Boys and Girls Track and Field
Teams Win Albemarle Athletic Conference Middle
School Championships.....................Story by Ed Beckley
Photo by Jason Denson
For the second time in three years, the First Flight Seahawks track team accomplished the inconceivable when the boys and girls teams won the Albemarle Athletic Conference Middle School Championships on April 26. The boys dominated, while the girls squeaked out a nail-biter against seven other conference schools, with First Flight downing nearest competitor, Moyock; 137-87 and 105-100, respectively. The other teams' scores did not even come close. The boys were led by Jordan Austin and Devyn Dodson. Austin set a conference and school record, recording six feet in the high jump. Dodson won the 1600 and 800 meter runs, tying the school record in the half mile at 2:19. Alex Rodman also won both girls' middle distance events, setting a conference and school record in the 800, in 2:35, while Kayla Carson won the high jump and long jump, overturning the five-year school record with a high jump of five feet. Brealle White broke the discus school record with a toss of 70'8". Submitted by Ed Beckley
of N.C. Watermen Oppose New Bill that Includes Funds
for Coastal Dredging After Legislators Add Game Fish Law to Stop
Commercial Fishermen from Catching and Selling 3 Fish Species
Dare County Employees Accused of Abusing
Health Care Benefits By Using Tax Paid Medical
Services According to Report by County Manager
Vanishes into Atlantic Ocean After Falling
Off the Merchant Ship "Daniela Bolten"
Almost 2000 Miles East of Cape Hatteras, N.C
County Sheriff's Investigation Uncovers Heroin
Trail into Dare County Leading to the Arrest of Three
On April 17, 2013 Dare County Narcotics Investigators, in cooperation with the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office conducted a narcotics investigation into Heroin distribution in Dare
County. Information developed that indicated Heroin was being brought into Dare County from Virginia. As a result of the investigation of this information, Dare County Deputies were able to
make several arrests for Heroin Charges. The suspects and their charges are below.
Zackary Barksdale 24, of 243 Sir Richard, Colington was arrested for possession with the Intent to Sell or Deliver Heroin, conspiring to Sell or Deliver Heroin, possession of a Firearm by a Felon and service of Outstanding Narcotics Warrants.
Samuel Lavelle Jemkins 26, of 814 Francis Drake, Manteo was arrested for Possession with the Intent to Sell or Deliver Heroin, Conspiring to Sell or Deliver Heroin and possession of a Firearm by Felon.
Walker Sanderlin Hampton 21, of 130 Holly Ridge Rd. Roanoke Island was arrested for Possession of Heroin.... source Dare County Sheriff's Facebook Page
Arrested on Hatteras Island for Taking
Indecent Liberties with a Minor.................
Following an investigation into a reported indecent liberties case in Avon, the Dare Sheriff’s office has arrested Luther Grandy Hooper III 57, of 40193 Gray Circle in Avon on charges of
Indecent Liberties with Child (2 Counts) Disseminate Obscenity to Childsource.. Dare County Sheriff's Facebook Page
Banks District of the Eastern Surfing Association
Announces New Volunteers for 2013 Season............
Jim Shipley of Kitty Hawk has taken on the duties of maintaining the web site. "Shipley started surfing in Southern California in 1951 and is still an active surfboard builder. After moving to the East Coast in 1967, he has surfed in every state except New Hampshire and Maine. A resident of the Outer Banks since 1980 and will be adding new content frequently."
Pauline Anderson White comes aboard as a new volunteer. She has procured monies from the Dare County Tourist bureau to help buy new items needed for the new season.
Brad Kleman comes aboard as a new judge. source: ESA website
|Burglar Suspect Arrested on Hatteras Island|
The Dare County Sheriff’s Office reports they have arrested Jordan Lee Pickett 25, of Watson Ln in Avon on charges of First Degree Burglary and Possession of Firearm by a Felon. source Dare County Sheriff's Facebook Page
National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke
Island To Host Series of "Wildlife and Wildlands
of Eastern North Carolina" Art Expos for Next 12 Months
Pier Seeking Weekend Housekeeper
in Nags Head, Paying $10.16 Per Hour..........
Head Police Seeking Man Accused of Kidnapping
and Raping 15 Year Old Girl, Reward Offered for
Information Leading to the Suspect's Capture.............
"Michael Lee Uhrig is wanted by the Nags Head Police on charges of Second Degree Rape and Kidnapping. The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Nags Head during the month of June of 2012 and involved a 15 year old female victim during a family vacation on the Outer Banks. The incident was reported to Nags head Police in February 2013 and has involved a joint investigation with police in Arizona and Ohio. Uhrig is a white male, 32 years of age with brown hair and blue eyes; he is approximately 5’10”, 141lbs. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck and has a pierced left ear. If anyone has seen him or knows where he may be located please contact Nags Head Police at 252-441-6386." source: Dare County Crimeline
|High School Sports|
|Northside Blanks Manteo Redskins Girls Softball Team 10-0|
Flight Night Hawks High School
Baseball Team Defeats Pasquotank 8-1.
|Columbia Over Cape Hatteras Hurricanes Boys Baseball Team 7-1|
|Great White Shark Filmed Swiming off North Carolina Coast|
NC State Highway Map, NC Travel Guide, North
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Now Available for Shipment to Your Home Free of Charge
Boys and Girls Teams Claim Second Place at Southside
Track Meet; Manteo's Bre Leksell Takes 1st. in Three Events...
|Boys: Southside 74, Manteo 69, Perquimans 29|
First Place Finishers in Boys Meet: Malik Howard - Discus - 105'0"; Robert Beane - 4X800 Relay - 9:29; Bryce Greene - 4X800 Relay; Chris Robertson - 4X800 Relay Eugene Velasco - 4X800 Relay Jair Torres Ortiz - 110 Hurdles - 18.10 Robert Beane - 1600 - 5:14 Rasheed Bryant - 200 - 23.56 Chris Robertson - 3200 - 11:57
|Girls: Southside 57, Manteo 50, Perquimans 42|
First Place Finishers in Girls Meet: Bre Leksell - Long Jump - 14'5"; Bre Leksell - Triple Jump - 28'9 1/2"; Bre Leksell - 400 - 1:10; Doris Tovar - 3200 - 19"30
70 Year Old Currituck Man Fishing Near
Wright Memorial Bridge Discovered Asleep in Boat
Volunteers Collect 101 Bags of Trash
Along Ocracoke Island Roadways.........
|Burglar(s) Break into Kitty Store and Steal $600|
Dare County Crimeline reports that that between Saturday, April 6th and Sunday April 7, 2013 burglar(s) broke into the Islander Flags store located at 6146 North Croatan Highway in Kitty Hawk and left with $600.00 in cash. If you have any information please contact The Kitty Hawk Police Department at 252-261-3985 or The Dare Community Crime Line"
|Alternative Health Care Expo on Outer Banks Seeking Vendors|
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks (UUCOB) 831 Herbert
Perry Road, Kitty Hawk
Seminars: Free for the public. Limited to 15-20 minute talks/demonstrations. First to sign up will be the ones able to present - 10 available.
must be completed and paid by April 30 to be part of this expo. Your
business will be promoted when we advertise the event. For questions
or to register contact Janice Lane by email at email@example.com
or by phone at 252.202.6842.
|Outer Banks Running Community Expresses Condolences|
The entire Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE) Team, partners, and sponsors wish to express its sincerest condolences to the family of 55 year old Christopher “Chris” Charles Heasly who collapsed just feet from the Finish Line on Saturday April 13, 2013 at the First Flight 5K. Prior to his tragic collapse, Chris energetically encouraged and cheered his fellow participants including a first time 8 year old runner. After being assisted by fellow runners, race officials, and first responders, Chris was transported by ambulance to Outer Banks Hospital where he passed away. Chris and his family are from Fairfax, Va. and have been vacationing on the Outer Banks for over 20 years. OBSE extends its genuine thanks to all those who responded so quickly and compassionately to Chris and his family. We are very proud to be a part of such a caring community. see Obituary
|$1500.00 Diamond Stolen from Silver Bonsai Gallery in Manteo|
Dare County Crimeline reports that on the morning of "Friday, April 5, 2013, a W/F described as 40 – 50 years of age, above average height, “thick-boned,” with shoulder length brown hair, entered the Silver Bonsai Gallery in Manteo and began asking tourist-type questions. One of the owners was working on a setting a loose diamond at the back of the gallery at the working station. When the owner turned around to go to a back cabinet, the suspect went behind the counter. The owner found her there and asked her to step back around the counter and at this time the W/F left the gallery. The owner was the only person working in the gallery at the time and no other customers were there. The owner discovered the diamond missing after the suspect left. The diamond is described as a .49 karat, SI2 (clarity), J (color), round (cut), with some major chips on the pavilion. Replacement value is $1500.00." Find latest Outer Banks Crime News at Dare County Crimeline
Hayburn of Boothwyn, PA Wins 4th. Annual
Flying Pirate Half Marathon with time of 1:13:05
The Fourth Annual Flying Pirate Half Marathon was held April 14th, 2013. This event is planned each year by Outer Banks Sporting Events and presented by Wells Fargo Bank, title sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Over 2900 registered runners and walkers came to the Outer Banks to compete in this Pirate themed weekend. Runners from 38 states and 4 countries joined the fun. The fastest time to the Finish was runner Pat Hayburn, from Boothwyn, PA, with a time of 1:13:05. Jessica Witter, local OBX runner, was the first woman to cross the Finish line. Her time was 1:33:14. Congratulations Runners!
Besides the pivotal Half Marathon event on Sunday, the weekend also offered the First Flight 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday morning at the Wright Brothers Memorial Park. The Flying Pirate Race Expo was open to the public Friday and Saturday at the Dare Recreation Center in Kill Devil Hills, offering race gear, athletic apparel, and food for purchase from Outer Banks Brewing Station.
took their mark on Sunday morning, taking off from Dominion Power, on
The Woods Road, in Kitty Hawk, on a course that follows the first half
of the Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon. Along the course athletes
were entertained by live local bands, our own OBX Pirates from the Jolly
Roger Restaurant and fun “Runner Species” signs designed
by resident artist Chris Kemp. Runners were cheered by enthusiastic
groups at all 6 Mile Markers. Groups of volunteers were seen handing
out Gatorade, water and encouragement.
This great race is made possible by hundreds of volunteers and the support of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. OBSE sincerely thanks all who gave their time, donations, and efforts to make this event possible. A hearty thank you goes out to each volunteer from the Expo, to the Finish line and each mile marker along the 13.1 mile course, you Arrrgghh the best!
100% of the proceeds from this event will be shared by two local non-profits: the Dare Education Foundation, working to maximize student potential by providing resources to benefit students and teachers in all Dare County Schools, and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, providing financial assistance for local families in crises.
Outer Banks Free Press
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