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County Knights Defeat
Camden County Bruins 37-31
|Manteo Redskins Defeat First Flight Nighthawks 38 - 30|
|Manteo Redskins Smother Mattamuskeet Lakers 63-28.|
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County Bruins Defeat
Currituck County Knights 57-40
Flight Nighthawks over
Manteo Redskins 42 - 39
Jack Konstanzer & Devyn Dodson tied for scoring honors for Nighthawks with 9 each.
Realty Reports Mike Pringle Earns
“Agent of the Month” for November with Gross
Sales over $1.5 Million Dollars for the Month
& Observer: New Appellate Court Brief Submitted
by Lawyers for Conservation Groups; Says State’s New
Plan to Replace Bonner Bridge Violates Federal Laws
N.C. Department of Transportation Testing &
Surveying Repairs to Herbert C. Bonner Bridge Pilings
Crews Analyzing Dredging at Bonner Bridge NCDOT Communications
"crews with NCDOT’s Location and Surveys Unit conducted an underwater sonar survey of the area around Bent 166. Dive crews also inspected the area to assess if the sand is compacting as it needs to in order to properly support the bridge.
The department also began testing how much weight the bridge piles can carry. Carolina Bridge Company Inc. will drive two test piles into the inlet floor near the general vicinity of Bent 166. As of 4:30 p.m., they had completed one test drive.
NCDOT’s geotechnical staff will use the data gathered today, as well as additional surveys, to fully assess this situation and future repairs. Once a full assessment of the bridge’s safety is complete, NCDOT will determine the next steps. According to NCDOT Division 1 Engineer Jerry Jennings, the timeframe for reopening the bridge could be about a week from now or up to 90 days, depending on the findings of the assessment and timeline for repairs.
Approximately 30,000 cubic yards of sand were pumped during the weekend from the main navigation channel of the Oregon Inlet to the location at Bent 166 underneath the Bonner Bridge where scour, or the erosion of sand from bridge pilings, caused NCDOT to close the bridge on Tuesday, Dec. 3."
Currituck County Residents North of Corolla
Village Road to North Beach Access Road Told to
Boil Water before Drinking Due to Water Line Break
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|North Side Crushes First Flight Nighthawks 66 - 35|
Banks Sentinel: Rising Flood Insurance
Rates could Devastate Residents of Hatteras
Island, Stumpy Point, Colington and Wanchese
Currituck County Officials Pressing State
Officials to Start Construction of Proposed
$460 Million, 7 Mile Long Mid-Currituck Bridge
Banks Voice:Nags Head Planning Board
OK's Expansion for Ark Church that Includes
Basketball Court and Roller Skating Rink
Free Press: Dredging Completed on Bonner
Bridge; Sonar Scans Look Good; More Study Needed
to Determine if Dredging Operation was Successful.
30,000 cubic yards of sand were pumped from main navigation channel of the Oregon Inlet to the area under the bridge suffering from sand erosion that exposed bridge pilings. In addition, the bridge deck is being surveyed to ensure there was no movement of the bridge.
Flight High School Wrestlers Grab 4th Place
at the Pierce Davis Ind Tournament Wrestling
Tournament; Currituck Wrestlers Earn 7th Place
Banks Entertainment: Roanoke Island Festival Park
Awarded 1st. Place in 3rd Annual Roanoke Island Garden
Club and Town of Manteo Christmas Wreath Contest
Front Porch Café won Second place and the John Silver Gallery and Poor Richards Sandwich Shop shared third place. All wreathes that were entered in this years contest will be displayed in Downtown Manteo beginning at the Creef Boathouse and extending to Queen Elizabeth Avenue.
Charles Massey was the judge for this years contest.see picture
Roads.Com: Bird Watchers Report
Seeing Snowy Owl on Hatteras Island......
Online: Researchers Report New Clues that
May Solve the Mysteries of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Banks Voice: Kitty Hawk Town Council Ok's Plans
for Residential Subdivision in Area Near Carrenda
Lane & Kitty Hawk Road Consisting of 42 % Wetlands
County Teachers Recognized as Dare County
Schools Meet 98.2% of Federal Testing Standards
The recently released North Carolina standardized test results reveal that Dare County Schools as a system met 98.2 percent of federal testing targets established under the No Child Left Behind Act.
The school system and each individual school are assigned performance targets for subgroups, such as students with disabilities, students for whom English is a second language, students on free or reduced lunch, and each ethnic group. The more diverse the student body, the more targets a school and the school system will have.
“In light of the fact that the federal targets are increased every year and that the North Carolina State Board of Education dramatically raised the scores necessary for students to be considered proficient, I find these results quite pleasing,” said Superintendent Sue F. Burgess. “This shows that the teachers’ efforts to meet the needs of all students are paying off.”
In addition to the school district meeting 98.2 percent of its targets, seven schools met 100 percent of their targets. Altogether, the individual schools met 96.6 percent of their targets as follows:
Cape Hatteras Elementary School: met 13 of 13 targets;
First Flight Elementary School: met 13 of 13 targets;
Kitty Hawk Elementary School: met 13 of 13 targets;
Manteo Elementary School: met 22 of 25 targets;
Nags Head Elementary School: met 17 of 17 targets;
First Flight Middle School: met 21 of 21 targets;
Manteo Middle School: met 20 of 21 targets;
Cape Hatteras Secondary School: met 20 of 22 targets;
First Flight High School: met 15 of 15 targets;
Manteo High School: met 15 of 15 targets.
On Target for Mid 2014 Opening of New Sea
Turtle Rehabilitation Center at Roanoke Island Aquarium
Police Blotter: 18 Citations Issued
between Nov. 25th - Dec. 1st, 2013
The only reported Incident of Interest in the latest Duck Police Blotter was an Arrest (Citation) at 1187 Duck Road; The Subject was issued citation for driving while license revoked and no liability insurance
""We have no plans to drop this lawsuit," said Derb Carter, Director of the Southern Environmental Law Center's North Carolina offices. "We're filing briefs next week. We are doing everything we can to make sure the case proceeds promptly to a conclusion."" The law firm is representing environmental groups who want the state to build a much longer bridge out into the sound.
Endangered Red Wolves Killed by Gunfire in
North Eastern North Carolina in Past 4 Years; Culprits
Face Up to 1 Year in Prison & $100,000 Fine
Killing red wolves is punishable by up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Anyone with information on the death of a red wolf may call U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service resident agent John Elofson at 404-763-7959, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge officer Frank Simms at 252-216-7504 or N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officer Robert Wayne at 252-216-8225
Environmental Law Center Reports Receiving
Threats! Reports Governor Inaccurately Blamed
Environmental Organizations for Bonner Bridge Closure
Officials Hope "DECLARATION OF
A STATE OF EMERGENCY" by Governor
will Speed Up Bonner Bridge Repairs...........
Pilot: Kill Devil Hills Man Arrested
for 2012 Brew Thru Robbery..............
Nags Head Police have arrested Michael Ray Kidd, 23 of Sandpiper Drive in Kill Devil Hills and charged him with armed robbery and assault on June 12, 2012 at the Brew Thru, located at 3700 S. Croatan Hwy in Nags Head .
Real Estate News: Short Sales Down
26%. Foreclosure Sales Down 19%.........
The Outer Banks Association of Realtors November 2013 Statistical Report Summary:" In Short Sales Lose Favor With Lenders? - reports that the number of short sales has been gradually dropping and that short sales were down across the nation - 11.2% from one year ago and 5.3% from the previous month. When you look at the OBAR statistics for November you will find that short sales on the Outer Banks are following, if not exceeding, this trend. Year to Year Short sales are down 26%. Foreclosure sales have also declined – down by 19%.
Sales - After a brief surge in September and October, sales have started their seasonal decline; however, for the year, overall sales are only down by 1% from 2012 – with residential sales down by 3%, lots / land sales up by 7% and commercial sales down by 3%." see full report
Devil Hills Man Arrested for Breaking
into Currituck BBQ Company and Stealing
Safe, Sheriff Still Seeking Accomplice
WITN news reports Brian Powell of Kill Devil Hills was arrested in Rockingham County and charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny and Safecracking at the Currituck BBQ Company. The Currituck Sherrif is seeking a second burglar and is asking everyone to be aware of report anyone with large sums of money that they normally wouldn't have to notify deputies at the Currituck County Sheriff's Office at 252-453-8204
Ends with Santa and Big Raffle
Linda Molloy, Chicamacomico Site Operations Manager, is dressed for the holidays and also for their super-special guest! Here she is assisting Santa to draw the winning tickets for their 2013 Season-Long Raffle last Friday, October 29, Chicamacomico’s last day of the season. There were 18 lucky winners from all over the country.
Chicamacomico’s 2013 season concluded with with its traditional “End of Season Festivities” That event culminated with Santa’s first stop on the Outer Banks, another of many Chicamacomico superlatives. The crescendo of Santa’s visit was his drawing of the winning ticket-holder’s names for the First Annual Chicamacomico Season-Long Raffle.” Eighteen winners from California to West Virginia, and a lot in between, were awarded a total of over $5,500 in donated prizes donated to Chicamacomico by Hatteras Island businesses.
of CHICAMACOMICO’s 2013
SEASON-LONG RAFFLE WINNERS!!
First Place Prize: Brooke B. from WV won a 1-week stay at “The Big Kahuna” in Rodanthe, NC (courtesy of Outer Beaches Realty)
Second Place Prize: Tony B. from OH won a 1-week stay at “2BNWAVES” in Waves, NC (courtesy of Hatteras Realty)
Third Place Prize: Phil K. from MD won a 1-week stay at “Aquaholic” in Hatteras, NC (courtesy of Midgett Realty) Lee H. from MD won a $125 art print of Chicamacomico from the Pea Island Art Gallery in Salvo,
NC Gerri Eckert from Sharon, PA won a $100 gift certificate from Dinky’s Waterfront Restaurant in Hatteras, NC (courtesy of Sun Realty)
Maria Rossi from Overland Park, KS won a $50 gift certificate to Lisa’s Pizzeria in Rodanthe, NC
Martin Perlick from West Chester, PA won a $50 gift certificate to Atlantic Coast Café in Waves, NC (courtesy of Sun Realty)
Jack Brown of Harrisburg, PA won a $50 gift certificate to Kinnakeet Clay in Avon, NC
Meg from NJ won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Valli Faherty from NY won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
December Robinson from NJ won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC Stephen G. from Charleston, SC won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Dawn Bryant of Southern Pines, NC won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Angela Paravis from Greensboro, NC won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves,NC
Donna Hauser of Currituck, NC won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Don Weigand from Riverside, IL won a $25 gift certificate to Good Winds Restaurant in Waves, NC
Jim Akana from Northridge, CA won Six Admission Passes to the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe, NC
Nancy Walter from Canastota, NY won a VIP Tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Station Oregon Inlet
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Society Following 6 Oystercatchers Fitted with
Satellite Transmitters to Track their Journeys and Understand
the Threats they Encounter in their Coastal Habitat Area
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