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2008-08-21 09:01:14

DARE COUNTY | The town of Duck will hold another concert in its Summer Music Series at 6 p.m. today. The Fuzz Band of Hampton Roads will bring its blend of hip-hop, soul, funk, rock and jazz. The concert is free and will be in Duck Town Park.

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.

2008-08-10 09:00:30

KILL DEVIL HILLS | The Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners is seeking comments from residents and property owners on a proposal to reduce residential solid waste collection to once a week beginning in November and continuing through March. Collections would then resume to twice weekly.

2008-08-08 09:01:33

DARE COUNTY | The fifth annual Roanoke Island American Indian Cultural Festival and Powwow will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Dare County Regional Airport pavilion lawn in Manteo.

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.

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.

2008-08-04 12:00:46

By Staff Reports ASHEVILLE -- Authorities say a wildfire that burned about 250 acres of private and state parkland in Chimney Rock Park is almost totally contained. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that the fire was 95 percent contained Sunday.

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.

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.

2008-07-31 09:01:25

DARE COUNTY | The annual Outer Banks Association of Realtors Political Action Committee needs volunteers to work at its auction - a major fundraiser - on Sept. 27. The OBAR Realtor Idol and Auction committee will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the OBAR in Nags Head for the first planning meeting.

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Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

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