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We rank the 15 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA. See which places our readers like the best, and vote for your favorites.
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Do you know anyone on the Outer Banks needing a special focus grant?

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual Special Focus Grants. Areas of Special Focus include Animal Welfare, Aviation Education, Health/Wellness, and Oppor…
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Wild & Free

Six wild horses last week found the grass to be greener on the other side of the fence.

They were especially attracted to lawns in nearby neighborhoods. “They really liked that grass."
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Come join us for a fantastic party and fundraiser on Sunday April 8th at Duck Woods Country Club. For just $10 you can enjoy a great evening with music, dancing, and fun raffles with chances to win many great gift items. A complete barbecue dinner may be purchased for $13. Our newly designed T shirts will be available for sale! This is a time to celebrate our work over the winter and to help N.E.S.T. prepare for 2018!!! Please come. We look forward to seeing you there!!
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Coyote Conflict Management Workshop Scheduled:
The NC Wildlife Resources Commission will present a Coyote Conflict Management Workshop on Wednesday, December 6th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This event will be hosted by the Town of Southern Shores. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Pitts Center located at 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949.

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“I really felt like Bobby chastised me for my opinion in front of the whole courthouse,”

Carova Beach resident Don Hufnagle had a tough time during Monday’s meeting of the Currituck County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners OK’d changes to the beach driving laws by a 4-2…
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New Changes Coming to the 4 Wheel Drive Beaches

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I have been having a lot of people ask me my opinion about the proposed driving changes for this coming summer. Understand that this is JUST MY OPINION, but her...e it is:

My opinion is that this proposal is insane, sometimes unenforceable, and dangerous. It is supposed to be in effect from 9:00-5:00 but the police leave the beach at 4:00. To my knowledge, there has never been an accident with a vehicle & pedestrian n the "hard-pack", but we do average about 4-5 vehicle fires each year on the soft sand. So the county wants to move the traffic off the hard pack to reduce possibilities of an accident (I'm not sure how far below zero they think they can go) and move all traffic to the soft sand with will increase the odds of vehicle fires. So far the fires have been personal vehicles, but what happens when one of them now is a pool cleaner with a truck full of chlorine and other chemicals, or the guy delivering propane? How will this affect "public safety on the beach? AND how can we as a fire department get out equipment to the scene easily with the hard pack along the water's edge now blocked off with chairs, and cabana tents?

But maybe I am wrong. What are your thoughts?

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Check out our new bridge! #OBX

RODANTHE - Outer Banks motorists are now driving on a new bridge along N.C. 12 in Dare County. The Pea Island Interim Bridge opened for traffic on Nov. 14. Drivers have been using a temporary metal bridge put in place after Hurricane Irene in 2011. Although the new bridge is in place, more work is n...
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North Carolina's jobless rate dropped to 4 percent

North Carolina's jobless rate dropped to 4 percent, but the latest county-by-county data shows Pasquotank, Perquimans and Chowan in the bottom quarter of counties with the highest rates.
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Let us know below how you feel about Plastic Bags on the Outer Banks?
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Plastic bags are back, but for how long?

Letters to merchants and an app for tracking trash are among the ideas for eliminating plastic bag use by stores.
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Great things are happening the weekend on the #OuterBanks #OBX

Get ready for the fifth annual Outer Banks Veterans Week and the 12th annual Outer Banks Marathon.

For the fifth consecutive year, Dare County Arts Council, Dare County Veterans Advisory Council and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau have partnered to promote Outer Banks Veterans Week.
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Check out what is going on in Manteo to help preserve our marshes.

Learn about revetment going on in Manteo, NC

Thanks to the amazing turnout of volunteers from the NC Aquarium of Roanoke Island, UNC Chapel Hill, and our wonderful locals, the Town of Manteo and Quible...
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Check out what;s Happening in Corolla this week.

Thursday night’s speaker will be Wilson Snowden, who will present “Life in Currituck,” during the opening reception for the conference, which will be held at the Whalehead Club. #OBX

The North Carolina Maritime History Council will hold its annual conference in Corolla this year, with presentations and discussions that begin on Thursday, Nov. 2, and run through Saturday, Nov. 4…
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Are we ready for more plastic tumbleweeds on our beaches?

The ban on the use of thin, single-use plastic bags by many Outer Banks retailers on the Outer Banks has been repealed, after the General Assembly voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of …
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Wright Memorial Bridge – Eastbound Lane to Close

Beginning this week, workers will begin the process of closing the eastbound Wright Memorial Bridge. All traffic will eventually be shifted onto the westbound bridge in a two-lane, two-way pattern.
The shift will begin for eastbound traffic near the intersection of U.S. 158 and Pine Grove Lane and end on the other side of the bridge near the intersection of U.S. 158 and Dogwood Trail. During the closure, speed limits in the wo...rk zone will be reduced to 45 miles per hour.
The closure will allow crews to perform repair and refurbishment work on the surface of the eastbound bridge. Traffic is scheduled to be restored to both sides of the bridge by May 14, 2018.
The work is part of an overall $21 million project to refurbish the Wright Memorial Bridge.
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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