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2008-10-06 09:00:24

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot Gatesville, N.C. State wildlife biologist Tommy Hughes stopped suddenly on the old logging road and pointed to a three-toed impression in the sand. "There's a wild turkey track right there," Hughes told the small group around him.

2008-10-05 09:00:10

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot Gatesville State wildlife biologist Tommy Hughes stopped suddenly on the old logging road and pointed to a three-toed impression in the sand. "There's a wild turkey track right there," Hughes told the small group around him.

2008-10-02 09:00:09

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot Elizabeth City A combination of new babies, new college students, new retirees and more inmates padded Pasquotank County's population this decade.

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot swan beach Plans have resurfaced for a commercial development, including a 50-room inn, on the northern Currituck Outer Banks where wild horses roam.

2008-09-24 09:00:26

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot A coastal storm is expected today to produce high winds and water , which could cause some flooding in northeastern North Carolina and Hampton Roads. The storm could send ocean overwash onto parts of N.C.

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By CATHERINE KOZAK, JEFF HAMPTON, KRISTIN DAVIS AND LAUREN KING By Catherine Kozak, Jeff Hampton, Kristin Davis and Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna paid a quick visit to the Outer Banks and checked out before noon Saturday, leaving a stiff breeze and rough surf behind.

2008-08-29 09:00:37

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot camden, N.C. Building even a first phase of an earth-friendly business park not far from the Chesapeake border could cost more than $4 0 million, and it could struggle to attract investors, a new study says.

2008-08-27 09:01:10

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot ELIZABETH CITY The body of a 21-year-old farm worker who drowned was found in a sand mining pit in Pasquotank County late Monday, said Sheriff Randy Cartwright.

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot currituck A proposal for a new streamlined permitting process, along with improved staff cooperation, could get developments approved more quickly in Currituck County, which has had a reputation as a tough place to do business.

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Jeff Hampton, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 31--COROLLA -- Currituck County may pump water to a soundside pond to help relieve chronic flooding in Corolla's Whalehead Beach community.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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