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2008-09-09 09:00:25

By KRISTIN DAVIS By Kristin Davis and Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna dumped some needed rain on the two fires that have smoldered in the region for months, but officials are not ready to say the fires are out just yet. Chris Lowie, the manager of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, said the storm dumped about 1.5 inches of rain on the fire that has burned some 5,000 acres there since early June. It wasn't enough to penetrate some places thick...

2008-08-25 03:00:26

By Anonymous First it was the faltering economy, then the birds, specifically nesting plovers, an imperiled species that prompted the closing of some popular Cape Hatteras National Seashore fishing beaches. Together, figures Carolyn McCormick, managing director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, they cast a pall over tourism. Then came a real pall, a fire at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge that wafted smoke over Eastern North Carolina. The impact of the economic downturn and fire,...

2008-08-21 09:00:48

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot Outer Bank s residents soon will be treated to close-ups of movie stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane frolicking on their beach, zipping down their road and snuggling at their pier. An invitation-only showing of "Nights in Rodanthe," the silver screen version of Nicholas Sparks' bestselling tear-jerker , has been scheduled for Sept. 24 at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10. That's just two days after the premiere in New York...

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot While summer's steamy weather has encouraged a record number of sea turtle eggs to hatch in Cape Hatteras National Seashore this year, the bird nesting season is winding down. Beach areas that had been completely or partially closed to protect shorebirds are starting to reopen to off-road vehicles and pedestrians. On Wednesday, just as South Point, a popular Ocracoke Island beach for fishing, was about to be reopened,...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

DARE COUNTY | Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach in Buxton no longer has lifeguards on duty because of the unexpected loss of seasonal staff. The beach will remain open with signs posted as "No lifeguards on duty." Efforts are being made to hire additional staff. Guarded beaches on Ocracoke Island and at Coquina Beach will continue to be staffed from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Chowan County Agriculture expo set for friday The 2008 Northeastern Ag Expo will be...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

THE CONTROVERSIAL consent decree about beach driving that's caused so much turmoil on the Outer Banks includes a provision that allows the parties to renegotiate the details. That's exactly what off-road vehicle users, environmental groups and local officials should begin doing as summer nears an end. Last week, a U.S. Senate subcommittee heard testimony on a bill, introduced by Sens. Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr and Rep. Walter Jones, that would scrap wildlife protections at Cape...

2008-08-03 09:00:21

CAMDEN COUNTY | Camden United Methodist Church in Camden will offer a free preview of "Get on the Road to Financial Peace" by Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11. Financial Peace University is a biblically based, video-driven small group study that teaches families to beat debt, build wealth, and give like never before. For details, call Maria at (252) 202- 9469. Dare County national night out to be held on tuesday Join the town of Nags Head in National...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot Officials have begun scaling back efforts to extinguish a wildfire that continues to smolder 50 miles west of the Outer Banks. "We're identifying people and equipment we don't need anymore," incident spokesman Roger Miller said by phone Wednesday. There are now 217 people assigned to control the blaze, down from about 250 last week. Miller said there hadn't been surface burning for several days and that some workers were...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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