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Two Kill Devil Hills Residents Arrested for
Possession of Trafficking Amount of Heroin
The Dare County Sheriff facebook page reports officers from the Dare County Narcotics Task Force arrested two individuals for Trafficking in Heroin at their residence in Kill Devil Hills as a result of an ongoing investigation.
Erin Leigh Ricketts 41 and Shonna Nicole Craine 34, both of 211 Palmetto Street in Kill Devil Hills were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Heroin by Possession, Trafficking in Heroin by Transportation and Conspiring to Traffic in Heroin. Both suspects were taken to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $180,000 bond
Virginia Pilot: Elon University Poll Has
Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan Leading
Republican Challenger Thom Tillis
WAVY: Man Arrested After Bag of Drugs
Thrown from Vehicle Window
During Vehicle Stop on Roanoke Island
Fredrick Deprise Johnson, Jr. of Washington, N.C., was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to sell/deliver counterfeit controlled substance, create a counterfeit controlled substance, two counts possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and two counts possession of cocaine after officers with the Dare County Narcotics Task Force stopped the suspects vehicle and saw a bag tossed out the window of the vehicle containing a suspected counterfeit controlled substance.
Virginia Pilot: Scientists to Shoot Sonic Air Guns
at Ocean Floor off OBX to Study Continental Rift
Highlights of report: Sound waves from guns could harm animals; town of Nags Head opposes opperation; The research vessel Marcus Langseth and support ships leave Norfolk harbor on Monday or Tuesday towing the air guns; Guns to be fired between 10 to 262 miles offshore. Study runs through October; Opperation reported to be used to learn how continents broke apart millions of years ago.
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Kill Devil Hills Police Department Neighborhood
Crime Blotter................................ August 2014
Reported Arrests
"Felony Stalking: On August 8, 2014 Glenn Walker, 63, of Nags Head, was arrested on charges of Felony Stalking and violations of a domestic violence protection order.
Defrauding Innkeeper: On August 30, 2014 Christopher Booth, 27, of Rocky Mount, NC was charged with walking out on his tab at Jolly Roger Restaurant. Nags Head PD arrested Booth on similar charges for offenses in their jurisdiction earlier in the month.
Hit and Run/DWI: On August 31, 2014 Charles Buxton, 32, of Nags Head was charged with hit-and-run (property damage) after
striking two vehicles in the 1200 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail. After locating Buxton, officers discovered him to be driving while impaired."
Crimes Under Investigation
Burglary: On August 4, 2014 a residence in the 800 block of S.
Virginia Dare Trail was broken into during the night and several wallets were stolen. Entry was possibly made through a second floor door that was left unlocked.
Stolen Vehicle: On August 6, 2014 a recreational pop-up trailer parked in the area of Clark Street was stolen. The Jayco trailer has distinctive burn marks on the left (driver’s) side in the area of the tires, rims, and siding.
Larceny from Vehicle: On August 6, 2014 an unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of W. Holly Street was broken into. An Asus X552 laptop computer and a computer bag were stolen.
Felony Breaking and Entering: On August 15, 2014 a homeowner reported a break-in of a residence in the 2000 block of the New Bern Street neighborhood. A Phillips surround-sound 5 speaker system was stolen.
Kyle Berry of Manteo Catches Big Red Drum
Fishing on Jennette's Pier........See Picture
Grammy Winning Songwriter Louisa Branscomb
to Lead Songwriter Workshop on Outer Banks
between October 30th to November 2nd, 2014
Outer Banks Motorcycle Festival
2014 : September 24-28, 2014
OBX High School Sports Scores
First Flight Girls Tennis Team over Hertford County. 9-0
First Flight Girls Volleyball Team over Manteo 3-0
First Flight Boys Soccer Team over Cape Henry 3 - 0
Currituck County Boys Football Team
Overwhelms First Flight...... ...60-13
Currituck County Girls Tennis Team over Manteo 9 - 0
Manteo Redskins Girls Volleyball
Team over Cape Hatteras..... 3-1.
Manteo Redskins Boys Soccer
Team over Currituck County 1-0
Gates County Boys Soccer Team over Cape Hatteras 4-0
Outer Banks Voice: Sport-Utility Vehicle Catches
on Fire Driving Across Wright Memorial Bridge
N.E.S.T. Video: Kitty Hawk Turtle
Nest Boils, 59 Sea Turtle Hatchlings
Race into the Sea......................
Virginia Pilot: Eastern North Carolina Land Owners
Gather in Mattamuskeet High School Cafeteria to
Donounce State Efforts to Protect Red Wolves
The meeting was part of a effort paid for by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to evaluate the 27-year-old venture to save the last wild red wolves on 1.7 million acres in northeastern North Carolina.
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Kill Devil Hills Man Arrested and Charged
with Selling Heroin in Dare County
Dare County Sheriff's facebook page: "On September 4, 2014, The Dare County Narcotics Task Force* executed a search warrant at a location on Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills. The search warrant followed an investigation into reports of an individual allegedly selling Heroin in Dare County. A trafficking amount ofHeroin was seized during the service of the warrant, as well as a quantity of U.S. Currency.
There was one individual arrested as a result of the seizure, and outstanding warrants for felony drug violations were also served. That information is found below.
Suspect: HAWKINS, Gregory Maurice, 46, 1004 Franklin Street, Kill Devil Hills
Charges: Trafficking in Heroin
Possession with the Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin (2 counts)
Sell/Deliver Heroin
Conspire to Sell/Deliver Heroin
Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling/Place to keep Controlled Substances
Committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $340,000 bond"
WAVY TV: 57-year-old Currituck Man Arrested
and Charged with Killing Girlfriend at Home
Blaine Allen Jarrett Jr. 57, a resident on Newbern Drive in Currituck County has been arrested and accused of killing his 45-year-old girlfriend at their home in Gibbs Woods.According to the report on WAVY, Jarrett told sherrif deputies someone had shot his girlfriend, however investigators determined there was enough evidence to arrest Jarrett in connection with the murder.
State Officials Find High Bacteria Levels
at Two Popular Dare County Swim
Sites; Close Sites to Swimmers......
State officials have posted Swimming advisories at two Dare County sites on the Outer Banks along Albemarle Sound after enterococci bacteria levels found in the water exceeded state water quality standards.
Areas affected included the Colington Harbour swimming beach at the end of Colington Drive in Kill Devil Hills and the swimming area at the Jockey’s Ridge soundside access in Nags Head.
According to the NCDENR website, an advisory means that enterococci levels exceed the EPA standards for swimming at this particular monitoring site
News Channel 3: Manns Harbor Man Arrested
& Charged with Selling Marijuana near School
Craig Joseph Robb 45, was arrested and charged with possession and sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a Dare County School after an undercover operation lasting several months by the Dare County Narcotics Task Force. During the operation, under cover officers report they made drug purchases from the suspect
Posted on Oregon Inlet Idiots facebook page: Please help find Roxie. She dug out of her pin yesterday while my mom was at work and we really need to find her asap. She has epilepsy and has to take meds twice a day to keep her from having seizures. She lives at the 10 mile post but she could be further than that now. Please help find her she has already missed two doses of her meds and without her meds she has really bad seizures, her last one lasted 3 hours when she wasn't on meds. If anyone sees her please call or text me at 216-7622 or text Lisa Bennett at 216 5295.
Outer Banks Real Estate Report: Condominium
Sales Up 37%, Single Family Home Sales Down
No Commercial Property Sales in August
Outer Banks Association of Realtors August - 2014 MLS Statistical Report:"Year to Date Summary – Summer is over! Where did it go? Our guests have returned to their normal lives and we are returning to the business of selling real estate. So, what is hot and what is not for this year.
The details are : Condominium sales – Condominium sales are hot. Unit sales are up 37% this year while sales volume is up 50%, average sale price us up 9% and median sales volume is up 18%.
Single Family detached sales – Single family home unit sales are down 9% this year and total volume sold is down 2%; however, residential inventory is up by 16% so there is more to choose from.
Commercial property - With no sales in August, commercial property sales are still up 28% for the year while volume is up 61%, average sales price is up 26% and median sales price is up 54%.
Lots / Land – Lots / Land sales have remained steady in August with unit sales up 1%, total volume sold up 2%, average sale price up 1%. Median sales price was down 2%.
Area of the Month – When looking at the area statistics, Roanoke Island stands out more than other areas. Sales are up by 12% this year while median sales price is up 18%.
Distressed Sales / Foreclosures – Again, there is not much to talk about here. The number of Dare County properties entering foreclosure has remained steady throughout the year. The sale of properties listed as short sales are down 48% and the number of bank owned property sales are down 41%." see complete report
Free Running Form, Breathing and Stride
Length Clinic Set for Oct. 11 in Manteo
Outer Banks Running Club: "You are invited to a free running form, breathing and stride length clinic Oct. 11 in Manteo. I would love it if you would consider joining our OBX Team in Training, and will provide details that morning, but there is no pressure to join us. Just enjoy the clinic and use what you learn in the Colony Lost & Found race the following weekend! Space is limited to 20. See the attachment for details, and please pass it along to your friends who are especially interested in running or walking to cure cancer. GO TEAM."
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Oregon Inlet Idiots: Man Filmed
Paddleboarding on Flooded Nags
Head Beach Road Following Downpour
WITN: Number of Sea Turtle Nests Found
Along North Carolina Coast Falls 58 %..
According to the report at WITN, 549 sea turtle nests had been counted so far in 2014 compared to more than 1,300 at this time in 2013.

WAVY TV: Fire in Vacationers Chevrolet Suburban
that was Parked Near Corolla Vacation Home
Blamed for Starting Fire that Destroyed Home......

The fire reportedly started shortly after the vacationers had parked their vehicle near the home. The cause of the vehicle fire is under investigation
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from Jennette's Pier
Future of the Red Wolf Recovery Program
Under Threat by Review Process Slated
to be Completed by October 10, 2014.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Recovery Program is currently undergoing a 60-day review, which is to be completed by 10 October 2014. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is gathering public perspective and opinion via three three methods: (1) email ( (2) an online survey and (3) public focus group sessions. The future of the Recovery Program will depend to a significant degree on public input, and the red wolves are depending on YOU to be their voice.
James Nesbitt of Parkersburg, West Virginia
Catches 162 Pound Big Eye Tuna Fishing from
an Oregon Inlet Based Charter Fishing Boat
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WAVY TV: Finger Prints on Recovered Stolen
Items Lead to the Arrest of Suspect Accused
of Burglarizing Roanoke Island Home
Dare County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested Juan Manuel Flores-Tirado 18 after finding his finger prints on items stolen from a home on Roanoke Island that was broken into back in January, 2014.
Viral Global News: Little Red Mailbox
of Hope Near Milepoint 8 on Kill
Devil Hills Beach Road Goes Viral

Viral News Network Picture
"A message on the door of the mailbox asks passersby to “leave a note of hope.” Inside is a bound notebook and two pens. The mailbox was only installed in July but its pages are filling up quickly. Some people leave inspirational quotes. Some admit to tough times, life changes and despair. Others leave personal messages of joy and faith in life. All these people are reaching out to each other across time to share their experience of life. Some people need hope and others want to provide it. This is a space where hope can be spread so that it never needs be in short supply." see more
Oregon Inlet Idiots: Ocean Sands Home Destroyed
by Fire, Second Home Damaged; 4 Area Fire
Departments Respond to the Fire: see Pictures
Eastern Dancing by SAGE Electrifies
Patrons at the New Outer Banks
Moroccan Restaurant "Kasbah".....
A stunning performance by SAGE in the new Moroccan restaurant (Kasbah) located near mile post 8.5 in Kill Devil Hills brought an international evening of entertainment to diners last Friday night. SAGE, also known as the Goddess Sage, plans to dance at the Kasbah every Friday night. In addition, The Goddess SAGE is available for parties, festivals, weddings and special events on the Outer Banks. see The Goddess SAGE facebook page . Also See Trip Advisor review of Kasbah
Island Free Press: Dare County Grand Jury Indicts
Two for Hatteras Island Criminal Activity............
The Dare County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on Christopher Lee Chrobot, 24, of Buxton on charges of possession of stolen property. Chrobot was placed in the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $72,000 bond.
Chad James O'Neal, 21, of Buxton was charged with two counts of breaking and entering of an auto, a felony, and obtaining property under false pretense. O"Neal was released on bond.
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WAVY: Kill Devil Hills Vehicle Stop Leads
to the Arrest of Two on Heroin Charges
Wade Robert Coote 26 and Kristin Dale Russell 34 were arrested by the Dare County Narcotics Task Force following a traffic stop in Kill Devil Hills. Coote was charged with charged with conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin and possession with the intent to sell/manufacture or deliver heroin and also destroying criminal evidence after officers witnessed him placing items in his mouth during the vehicle stop.
Russel was charged with possession with the intent to manufacture/sell or deliver heroin, sell or deliver heroin, conspire to sell/deliver heroin.
Oregon Inlet Idiots: Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga
Photographed being Towed Off Oregon Inlet
on Its Way to Scrapyard for Recycling............
Dare County Sheriff: Virginia Couple Arrested
for Intent to Sell Prescription Drugs
in the OBX Community of Pirates Cove.....
"Dare County Narcotics Task Force concluded part of an ongoing investigation into the sale of prescription medication in Dare County. The investigation indicated that the suspects allegedly traveled from Virginia into the Pirates Cove community for the purpose of selling prescription medication. Task Force Officers were able to identify the suspects and charge them as listed below. All are Felony charges. Additional charges are pending Dare County Grand Jury review.
Suspect #1: CALDWELL, Thomas Edward, 41, 26245 Woodview Lane, Windsor, Va. Charges: Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Sell Schedule IV Controlled Substances, Maintain a Motor Vehicle to Keep Controlled Substances, Attempt to Alter/Steal/Destroy Criminal Evidence
Committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $270,000 bond
Suspect #2: ALLEN, Alicia Diane, 33, 26245 Woodview Lane, Windsor, Va.
Charged: Aid and Abet Sale Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Released on $10,000 bond"
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Local and World Renown Wildlife Photographer
Working on Documentary Film “Sea Horses”

Local Photographer Doug Gardner and executive producer and cinematographer Jared Lloyd report the documentary will reveal the daily routine and explore the myths behind the wild horses of the Outer Banks.
Town of Duck Police Crime Blotter for
August 25th, 2014 – August 31st, 2014
20 Traffic Citations Issued; 1 Town Ordinance Violation; 4 Accidents Investigated;
Incidents of Interest: Damage to Real Property – 1356 Duck Road, Trash cans and address signs were damaged when struck by unknown vehicle.
Dare County Offers Free Fitness Assessments
and Body Composition Measurements.....
Fitness Assessments and Body Composition Measurements are available free of charge at the Dare County Center in Manteo. Body composition measurements can help you track and quantify the success of your exercise achievements in an alternative way than just reading the scale. Call Fitness Coordinator, Allison Mazzenga at 252.475.9272 to schedule your assessment. Dare County employees are eligible for one wellness point with the completion of an assessment.
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WAVY: Concerned Residents Pack Council Meeting &
Force Southern Shores Town Council to Halt Effort
to Cut Down almost 90 Trees Along Town Roadways
Nags Head Police Report Vehicle
Burglarized While Parked at Beach Access;
Cash and Credit Cards Taken
The town of Nags Head police department reports that a vehicle was broken into while parked in the Bittern Street beach access. According to the report, burglar(s) entered the unlocked vehicle on August 30, 2014 and stole the owner's wallet, containing cash and credit cards.
OcracokeCurrent: NC Ferry Division Feasibility Study on
Value of Faster Passenger Only Ferries between Hatteras
Ferry Landing to Silver Lake Harbor on Ocracoke in Works
Hatteras Island Fishy 5k Race Event on Saturday,
Sept. 20, 2014 To Award Medals to All Finishers
The Fishy 5k will start and end at Hatteras United Methodist Church and loop through historic Hatteras Village. The Dock Dash fun run will start and end at Hatteras United Methodist Church and will cover 1 mile with a turnaround just past Hatteras Harbor Marina. Runners and walkers of all skill levels welcome! Come enjoy a morning run and stay to enjoy the events of Day at the Docks, a celebration of the watermen heritage of Hatteras, NC. The Fishy 5k will begin at 8 am and the Dock Dash fun run will follow at 9 am. see picture of medal

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