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show “American Ride” Staring Kevin Duffus,
Films the Story of Blackbeard the Pirate from
Ocracoke on His Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
The show features Historian Stan Ellsworth riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle and teaching American history. "American Ride" is on the BYU television network and Duffus and his crew were on Ocracoke Island in May to film a segment about Blackbeard the Pirate and his association with Ocracoke Island. The show airs on Mondays at 9 p.m., and can be viewed online anytime
Island Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center Rescues Injured Green Sea Turtle
Banks Voice: Migrating Shore Bird
" Rufa Red Knot" Named a Protected
Species Under Endangered Species Act
The designation follows a 75% decline in the species population in areas of its migratory path. Fishermen and Off Road vehicle groups fear the new designation willbring new restrictions for beach access on the Outer Banks during prime surf-fishing seasons
Flight Boys Basketball Team
Maintains Perfect 7 - 0 Record After
Defeating Dixon 70 - 62..............
|Jack Konstanzer poured in 37 points for First Flight|
Flight Girls Basketball
Team Falls to Dixon 48 - 42
Nate Summerfield, Accused of Murdering
Girlfriend on Outer Banks in 2012 to Face Trial on
Tuesday, February 2 in Dare County Court Room
Devil Hills Police Report Arrest
Incidents in November Crime Blotter
"Speeding to Elude/Stolen Motor Vehicle: On November 8, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m. police pursued a stolen vehicle on US 158. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was determined to be a 13 year old resident of Kitty Hawk. He was placed in the Pitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
Speeding to Elude/Careless and Reckless: On November 13, 2014 at approximately 8:34 a.m., Gardar Thorsteinsson, 28 of Virginia Beach, led Kill Devil Hills Police on a vehicle pursuit along US 158 and secondary streets at reckless speeds.
Assault on Government Official: On November 14, 2014, Jennifer Brotherton, 35, of Kitty Hawk, NC was arrested after kicking a Kill Devil Hills Police Officer in the face."
Observer: Unmoored Sail Boats
Getting Loose & Drifting in Silver Lake
Harbor, Damaging Property and other Boats
Banks Voice: Decomposed Humpback
Whale Washes Ashore on Outer Banks....
Condo Sales up 20%, Foreclosures
Reported at Lowest Level Since 2011..
The Outer Banks Association of Realtors November 2014 - MLS Statistical Report Summary:
"Residential sales – Residential sales have held their own over since this year – 1446 units sold in 2013 and 2014. However, the good news is that the overall volume sold and the average sales price are up 6%. One of the surprising statistics is that condo sales are up 20% and condo total volume sold is up 23%.
Land sales – Lot / Land sales continue to shine in 2014. Total land sales are up 5%; however, the number of residential lot sales is up 11%.
Commercial sales – Commercial sales have done well this year. The total number of units sold is up 7%; however, the total volume sold is up 61%. Most of this increase is due to the sale of one listing.
Inventory – Inventory for the year is up 3%. The biggest jump was in residential property – up 10%.
Distressed sales – Although distressed properties make up 6% of our active inventory, sales of distressed properties are down significantly – Short sales are down by 42% and Bank Owned property sales are down by 32%.
Foreclosures – The number of Dare County foreclosures are at their lowest level (181 units in 2014) since the MLS started collecting data 2011. By comparison, in 2012 there were 327 units foreclosed and in 2013 there were 287 units foreclosed"
Pictures Show Severe Storm
Damage to Property in the Village of Buxton
on Hatteras Island from Ocean Overwash
NC DOT Photo; see more DOT Pictures
Ocracoke Island Residents
Meet to Discuss their Health Concerns
"Alcoholism and drug addiction (prescription and illegal) were the first mentioned, followed by depression and diabetes. Multiple times mental health care was brought into the discussion. Without access to mental health professionals on Ocracoke, the participants spoke of how many people who suffer from depression turn to alcohol and drugs as a way of "self-medicating." The stigma surrounding mental health patients was also discussed, and the participants expressed concern for people who could benefit from seeing a mental health professional, but don't due to a lack of anonymity and confidentiality."
Coast Guard: 71-Year-Old Woman
Suffering Abdominal Pains Pulled from Ship
Cruising 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras
|OBX High School Basketball|
Flight Boys over Friends School
(Virginia Beach) ...................88 - 61
|Jack Konstanzer high scorer for First Flight with 19 points|
|Columbia Boys over Ocracoke 67-62|
Hyde County Sheriff's Dept
Searching for Peeping Tom on Ocracoke Island
According to the OcracokeCurrent, an Ocracoke Island resident reported spotting a Peeping Tom looking into her home from the second story and the Hyde County Sheriff's Department is now actively investigating the incident and asking anyone with information to come forward. The Dept. reports the incident is officially refered to as "Peeping into a Room Occupied by Another,"
Pilot: Hunter Kills Huge 782 Pounds
Black Bear in Hyde County, Second-Largest
Black Bear Ever Killed in North Carolina
County Sheriff : Vandals Block Roanoke
Island Home Driveway with Stolen Pumpkins
Dare County Sheriff Facebook Page
The Dare County Sheriff's Office reports on its facebook page that stolen pumpkins were used to construct a wall across a driveway at 171 Sherwood Drive on Roanoke Island. The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about the stolen pumpkins or who built the wall to call the Dare County Sheriff's Office at 252-475-5980.
Mid-Currituck Bridge Project Included
in New State Transportation Improvement Program
Surf Fisherman Catches 12 Foot
Great White Shark from Outer Banks Beach
Fisherman Jeff Heglund reported it took an hour to get the Great White Shark onshore
Police Seeking Information on Former Kill
Devil Hills Carpenter Glenn Edward Wilson, Identified
6 Years after his Body was Found in Farmville Va
Virginia State Police Photo
Glenn Edward Wilson remains were found April 5, 2008 in a creek in Farmville, Va. Investigators are seeking information on what may have happened to him.
Free Press: Cape Hatteras Motel in North
Buxton File Claim against North Carolina
Department of Transportation Seeking $1 Million
In the Claim that owners Dave and Carol Dawson filed, they report that negligence on the part of NCDOT, while executing its duties to maintain Highway 12, has caused them loss of value of their property, lost business income, physical damage to buildings, cost of sand removal, and emotional distress.
Nags Head Police Chief Kevin
Brinkley and Wife Rochelle Brinkley File
Assault Charges Against Each Other
"The chief's wife told deputies that he had choked her. Chief Brinkley reported his wife threw a statue at him. Deputies reported seeing no injuries."
Banks Voice: Republicans Grab Control
of Dare County Board of Commissioners,
Select Bob Woodard New Chairman.......
This makes the second time in the past century that republicans have controlled the Dare County Board of Commissioners !
Observer: Former U.S. Ambassador
to Romania Leonard Meeker Passes Away
at His Home on Ocracoke Island..............
Head Police Department Reports
Landscape Business Property Vandalized
The Town of Nags Head reports the following Arson/Injury to business property occured behind a home located at 2224 S. Lark Avenue, in Nags Head. According to the report, on Friday, November 21st 2014, unknown suspect(s) entered a gated facility and damaged several vehicles belonging to a landscaping business. Tires on vehicles were cut, several windows were broken out, and three of the vehicles appeared to have been intentionally set on fire sometime between 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm
Coast Guard: 62-Year-old Injured Man Rescued
from Sailboat 100 miles East of Kill Devil Hills.....
Banks Crimeline Reports
New Burglaries on OBX..........
Duck: The Duck Police Department received a report on November 15, 2014 of a white BIC Ace Tech 11' 6? Stand Up Paddle Board with attached red traction pad valued at $950 was stolen from the 1200 block of Duck Rd on or about November 8, 2014.
Kill Devil Hills: Kill Devil Hills Police Dept. reports that on Friday, November 21, 2014 the Outer Banks Pools and Spas building at 3200 N. Croatan Highway was broken into and a Dewalt tool kit, with One 19v Power drill, a circular saw, a reciprocating saw, a half inch drill, a Makita hammer drill and a black Sony radio with a cassette and CD player and other items were stolen.
A residential burglary was reported on Thursday, November 20, 2014 where a residence in the 700 block of Swan Street was forcibly entered and a valuable stolen.
Observer: 2019 Peregrine Falcons
Observed on Ocracoke Island...................
Community Crimeline: $1200 Ring
Stolen from Home in Southern Shores
"Felony Larceny: On November 9, 2014 a larceny was reported from a residence in the 140 block of Holly Trail. Items stolen included silverware, a man’s wedding band and a man’s ruby ring valued at approximately $1200.
Scams: Southern Shores PD reports some residents have been receiving fraudulent phone calls attempting to obtain money saying loved ones are in jail"
Ginny Cronley 25 of Greensboro, North Carolina Top Female Finisher with Time of 3:00:16.7.
Cleophas Ngetich 25, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina Top Male in the Half Marathon with Time of 1:04:41.2. Susan Jerotich of Chapel Hill, North Carolina Top Female in the Half Marathon with a Time of 1:17:15.0.....see complete race results.
Video of the 2015 Outer Banks
Marathon by OBX Entertainment
|Dare County Publishes Names of Delinquent Tax Payers|
for Rent in Southern
Shores with Home Privileges
Two private rooms for rent in Southern Shores home of female homeowner. Seeking neat, financially responsible female(s) to share the entire house with.
Quiet, nature oriented location ¼ mile from beach. Fully furnished bedrooms include WIFI, private TV.
$450. per month including utilities,. $100 security deposit required. No Pets, short term rental possible. Call Joan at 252-261-6903.
Falcon Released After Care at
Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation
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