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2008-07-20 09:00:24

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot The Nags Head Board of Commissioners decided Friday not to pursue a potential project with the Army Corps of Engineers that would have put sand dredged from Oregon Inlet on town beaches. "The decision was already made by the Corps of Engineers that the sand would go to Pea Island," Commissioner Doug Remaley said. The board was going to consider sending a letter to the corps expressing interest in the possible project, which...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot Nags Head Efforts to widen Nags Head beaches have failed over the years at the federal, county and local levels, but another idea goes on the table today. The Board of Commissioners will meet to decide whether the town should send a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers expressing interest in a project that might provide sand through a nearby dredging initiative. "The sand would be pumped up from Oregon Inlet and onto Nags Head...

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By W MEADE STITH III By W. Meade Stith III Environmentalists have sued to stop driving on beaches in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to push for more critical habitat designations in the Seashore. The stated reason for these actions is to protect the piping plover, a shorebird considered "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. In 2008, a consent decree closed the most popular beaches in the Seashore. You'd think the piping...

2008-07-03 09:01:19

CURRITUCK COUNTY | The North Carolina School of the Arts and local musicians will perform at 7 p.m. each Thursday on the south lawn of the Whalehead Club. Today, the school will bring Dixieland Beat with blues, jazz, rags and brass. A dmission is free. Concessions will be available, and leashed pets are welcome. Dare County arts school presents 'piper' The North Carolina School of the Arts will present "Take One Step - the New Pied Piper" at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and July...

2008-06-26 09:02:36

The Virginian-Pilot Three areas closed off to protect shorebirds near Oregon Inlet have been expanded after someone in an off-road vehicle ran down fencing and carved "doughnuts" in the sand over the weekend. The damage was found Sunday in protected areas south of Ramp 4 on Bodie Island Spit, a National Park Service statement said. A sign was destroyed and an investigating ranger found "obvious evidence of tire spin-out tracks in the sand, including zigzagging across the beach,...

2008-06-22 09:00:30

Dare County | The renovation of the monument at Wright Brothers National Memorial has been completed and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday followed by an opportunity for visitors to climb to the top of the monument on a first-come, first- served basis. Funding for the restoration was provided by the First Flight Foundation. Bertie County flea circus TO visit library Jim Alberti Hobbs will bring a traveling flea circus to the Sallie Harrell Jenkins Memorial...

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2008-05-15 11:15:00

The natural resources of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary off the North Carolina coast are in good condition overall, but the wreck of the Civil War ironclad encompassed by the site is at risk from human activity and natural deterioration, according to a new NOAA report.The first-of-its-kind assessment of the sanctuary's archaeological and living marine resources indicates that corrosion, strong currents, hurricanes, high water temperatures and highly salty water threaten the long-term...

2007-06-06 09:00:22

Linear Air, the leading very light jet (VLJ) air-taxi operator, today announced a new scheduled by-the-seat private air service between Manassas, Virginia and Manteo, North Carolina. Manassas is located just 15 miles south of Dulles International Airport, and Manteo is centrally located in the popular summer destination of the North Carolina Outer Banks. This new service offers the convenience and comfort of private air travel with per-seat pricing to vacationers and second homeowners...


Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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