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Recount Scheduled for Currituck
County Sheriff Election Race................
Observer: 2019 Peregrine Falcons
Observed on Ocracoke Island...................
Republican Challenger Beverly Boswell
Defeats Democrat Incumbent Dare County
Commissioner Max Dutton in Official Election Count
Commissioner Dutton was reported to have a 60 vote lead after the Unofficial count on election night, however Boswell over came the lead by 25 votes after provisional ballots, curbside votes, mail-in absentee ballots and a discrepancy in Wanchese the precinct returns were corrected.
Challenger Margarette Midgett Umphlett
Defeats Incumbent Dare County Commissioner
Virginia Simmons Tillett by 711 Votes....................
Observer: Ocracoke Artists to Provide Art
Education to Public School through Nonprofit After
Hyde County Cuts Funding for School's Art Teacher
Channel 3: Strategic Location of Coquina Beach
to Command and Control Rockets Lanched from NASA's
Wallops, Virginia Launch Pad May Bring Jobs to OBX
Because of a strategic location on the Outer Banks that allows NASA to get a side view of launches from the Wallops launch center in Virginia, NASA is considering the construction of a permanent tracking/telemetry facility near the Coquina Beach area could end up bringing more space business, jobs and educational outreach to the OBX area.
Community Crimeline: $1200 Ring
Stolen from Home in Southern Shores
"Felony Larceny: On November 9, 2014 a larceny was reported from a residence in the 140 block of Holly Trail. Items stolen included silverware, a man’s wedding band and a man’s ruby ring valued at approximately $1200.
Scams: Southern Shores PD reports some residents have been receiving fraudulent phone calls attempting to obtain money saying loved ones are in jail"
Free Press: Dave Hallac Selected
Superintendent of Cape Hatteras National
Seashore and the Outer Banks Park Group
Hallac has been working at Yellowstone National Park for the last three years and will start his new assignment at Cape Hatteras in early January 2015.
Ginny Cronley 25 of Greensboro, North Carolina Top Female Finisher with Time of 3:00:16.7.
Cleophas Ngetich 25, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina Top Male in the Half Marathon with Time of 1:04:41.2. Susan Jerotich of Chapel Hill, North Carolina Top Female in the Half Marathon with a Time of 1:17:15.0.....see complete race results.
Video of the 2015 Outer Banks
Marathon by OBX Entertainment
|Fisherman Catches 49" Drum from Avalon Fishing Pier|
Observer: National Park Studying Fee
Increases for Wright Brothers National Memorial
& Cape Hatteras National Seashore Campground
Work Begins in Effort to Raise Roadway
on NC Highway 12 near Rodanthe up to 18 inches
on Ocean Side in Fight Against Ocean Overwash
|Dare County Publishes Names of Delinquent Tax Payers|
Banks Sentinel: Kill Devil Hills Police |
Seeking Public's Help Identifying Man
Who Robbed Burger King Armed with Knife
The robber was described as a 20 to 30 years old white male, five feet, eight inches tall, 160 pounds, with light color hair. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department requests anyone with information to contact them at 449-5337 or call Dare Central Communications at 473-3444. Tips may also be sent through the Dare County Crime Line at 473-3111 or online at darecommunitycrimeline.org. Anyone with information are eligible for rewards of up to $1,000.
Court Judge Overrules Town of Nags Head,
Allows Homeowners to Repair Homes Ruled Nuisances
by Town as a Result of Storm Damage 5 Years Ago
Fayobserver.com reports that U.S. District Court Judge James Dever ruled the town was responsible for the homes becoming nuisances by not allowing the owners to make repairs to them in accordance with North Carolina law.
Inlet Idiots: Piebald Colored Buck
Spotted Walking through Village of Duck
Banks Condominium Sales Reported up
19%; Single Family Home Sales Down by 4%
Outer Banks Association of Realtors October MLS Statistical Year to Date Summary: Residential sales – Overall, residential sales for the year are up slightly (1%) but when looking at the types of properties that are selling, we notice that condominium unit sales are up 19% with total volume sold up 22%. It should also be noted that the median sales price for condominiums are up 16%. Single Family detached home sales are down by 4%; however, total volume sold is up 3%. It should also be noted that average / median sale prices are both up (7% and 2%).
Lots / Land sales – Lots / Land sales are on the rise with the sale of residential lots up 13% for the year and Total Volume sold up 5%.
Inventory – For the year, residential inventory is up 8% and land inventory is up 7%. Commercial inventory is down by 2%. See full PDF Report
for Rent in Southern
Shores with Home Privileges
Two private rooms for rent in Southern Shores home of female homeowner. Seeking neat, financially responsible female(s) to share the entire house with.
Quiet, nature oriented location ¼ mile from beach. Fully furnished bedrooms include WIFI, private TV.
$450. per month including utilities,. $100 security deposit required. No Pets, short term rental possible. Call Joan at 252-261-6903.
Investigation Leads to Arrest
of Two Virginia Men in Kitty Hawk
The Dare County Sheriff Facebook Page reports an investigation by Dare County Narcotics Task Force officers into the illegal distribution of prescription medication in Dare County led Officers to Kitty Hawk where they arrested two men from Newport News, Va.
Suspect #1: was identified as Shaun Faulk 39, of 32 Pennington Ave., Newport News, Va. Faulk was arrested on charges of Conspire to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule II controlled substances.
Suspect #2: was identified as Dylan Rowe Vandyke 21, of the same address, was arrested for : Conspiring to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule II controlled substances and Maintaining a Vehicle to Keep Controlled Substance.
Faulk was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 Bond and Vandyke was released on $25,000 bond
Deputy with K 9 Partner Arrests
Two Burglar Suspects in Colington
The Dare County Sheriff Facebook page reports Deputy David Saffell and K-9 partner “Rico” were on patrol in the Colington community on October 25th, 2014,when Saffell noticed two persons attempting to enter a vehicle on the parking lot at local business. As the officer approached the vehicle, the two persons ran from the scene.
Saffell deployed K-9 officer Rico and other units were dispatched. After a search of the area, Saffell and Rico were able to locate and apprehend the following two suspects. Dustin Brent Isner, 27, 105 Inlet Court, Kill Devil Hills was charged with Breaking or Entering a Motor Vehicle, Resist Public Officer. Isner was Committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $4,000 Bond.
Suspect #2, Denton Tyler Hedgepeth, 25, 113 Lancer Court, Kill Devil Hills was charged with Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, Resist Public Officer. In addition, Hedgepeth was served with outstanding warrant (Child Support) and committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $5,639 bond
Newswire: 106-room Sanderling Resort Sold
to Carey Watermark Investors for $38 Million..
"Michael Medzigian, Chief Executive Officer of CWI, commented: "Situated on one of the few remaining natural barrier island chains and proximate to several major markets, including Washington D.C., the Sanderling Resort is well-positioned to attract guests from the East coast. Our acquisition of the Sanderling Resort provided the opportunity to add a recently renovated and market-leading, oceanfront property that we believe has the potential to create long-term value for CWI's portfolio.""
Banks Voice: Outer Banks Reporter
Describes "Frightening Rocket Explosion"
at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....
Ithican: Coastal Conservation Attracts Ithaca
College Students to OBX for Spring Break........
Reports on Missing
Dare County Commissioner...
Falcon Released After Care at
Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation
|Latest OBX High School Girls Volleyball Scores|
|Midway over First Flight 3-1|
|Voyager Academy over Manteo 3-0|
|South Granville over Currituck County 3-0.|
Banks Voice: Red Tide Discovered Along
Bodie and Pea Islands in Time for Halloween
Tube: 2nd. Shark Feeding Frenzy Film
Surfaces Showing Large Black Tip Sharks Feeding
Viciously in Ankle Deep Surf Along OBX
"On Thursday, October 9 at sunset I witnessed a shark feeding frenzy along the Cape Lookout National Seashore. I was fishing and noticed the birds crashing the water and then came fins along the shoreline. About 50 black tip sharks were feeding on the point in ankle deep water. They were eating finger mullet"
Banks Seafood Festival Reported to be
a Smashing Success After Estimated 9,000 Attend
the 3rd. Annual Seafood Festival in Nags Head
OUTER BANKS, N.C. -- Saturday, October 18 was a great day for a festival on the Outer Banks. Spectacularly sunny skies and mild fall temperatures made it the perfect day for gathering at the soundside event site in Nags Head to celebrate local working watermen and Outer Banks seafood heritage.
Around 9,000 festival-goers enjoyed seafood dishes and other delicious fare from 14 different restaurants and sipped beer and wine while catching up with old friends and making new ones. They watched cooking demonstrations and met local watermen in and around the Outer Banks Catch tent. They rocked to a full-day lineup of local and regional bands, and they strolled and shopped among 40 artist tents and non-profit booths.
More than 200 volunteers were on hand to assist with every aspect of the festival, which drew its largest crowd in its three-year history. More than 40 sponsors made the event possible, especially title sponsors TowneBank and Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, both of which were lead sponsors for the third year in a row.
“This is truly an event by the community and for the community with the involvement of so many groups and individuals,” says Lee Nettles, chairman of the 2014 Outer Banks Seafood Festival. “We had phenomenal cooperation and assistance from Dare County and the Town of Nags Head as well.”
The 11-member, volunteer Festival Board has already begun planning the 2015 event, and the order has been placed to repeat this year’s weather. Planning takes place throughout the year and the media will be notified as details unfold. Submitted by Molly Harrison
Food Service Worker in Dare County Detention
Center Arrested & Charged with Possession
of Controlled Substance Inside Jail Premises
The Dare County Sheriff FaceBook Page reports the Dare County Narcotics Task Force has arrested Nancy Lee Reichenbach 52, of 142 Amelia Heights in Manteo and charged her with Possession of a Controlled Substance Inside Jail Premises. Reichenbach was an employees of a private contractor providing workers for the Detention Center.
Today: Kevin and Jalou Langeree Finish on Top
in Cape Hatteras Wave Classic 2014 Kitesurfing Event
1. Kevin Langeree
2. Reider Decker
3. Evan Netsch
4. Brandon Cordina
5. James Ropner
5. Mark Miedama
5. Patrick Rebstock
5. Chad Speedy
1. Jalou Langeree
2. Isa Cohen
3. Gage Ficther
4. Dominique Granger
5. Jessie Kilgour
5. Annie Carrier
5. Ashley Wright
5. Carol Bolstad
Multiple Strains of Mold, Some
Toxic, Uncovered and Removed from the Ocracoke
Community Center During Renovation Project
According to the report in the OcracokeCurrent, the building was called a "swamp of mold and mildew" that contained 18-22 Different strains, some of if toxic. The infestation was blamed on water damage from Hurricane Arthur in July
Free Press: Dare County Public Health
Director Briefs Dare Board of Commissioners on
Local Preparedness for Infection from Ebola
|Nags Head Kite Festival Demonstration Flight|
OBX Video: Nags Head Kite Festival Demonstration held at Windmill Point in Nags Head on September 27, 2014. Acrobatic kite flying to Music
State Journal: West Virginia Couple Convicted
of Stealing $397,000 from 90-year-old Woman
and Using Procedes to Buy an Outer Banks Home
A federal jury has found Timothy Summers 67 and his wife, Lea Ann Summers 52, of Proctor, West Virginia guilty of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, securities fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. According to the report in the State Journal, Lea Ann Summers called the stock holding company, Computershare identifying herself as the victim and sold 2,175 shares of PPG Industries stock, belonging to the victim. Lea Ann Summers then arranged for the proceeds of the sale, just over $397,000, to be sent to herself. When the check arrived, her husband, Timothy Summers deposited the proceeds and then transferred the money into a bank account which he shared only with his wife. The couple then traveled to North Carolina and purchased a beach house.
Trouble in Southern Shores, Residents
Express Anger and Frustration Over Actions
of Town Officials After Huge Trees Cut Down
Photographer Takes Rare Photograph
of Corolla Wild Horses Running in Deep Surf.....
More than 100 Sharks Caught
in Feeding Frenzy on Hatteras Island Beach.
The Sharks were captured on video by Donnie Griggs around noon on Thursday, October 9. The sharks were observed for more than five minutes, with some sharks reported so excited as a result of the feeding frenzy they beached themselves in the surf
Enter Nags Head Home, Steal
$3000.00 in Cash and Mac Computer....
The town of Nags Head reports on their unsolved crimes web site that an unknown subject entered a residence located at 2439 S Virginia Dare Trail on September 17, 2014, stole a wallet containing more than $3000.00 cash and a Macbook Laptop Computer
Cruise the Outer Banks with
VFR Zen on a Suzuki C50 Boulevard
|Ride with VFR Zen as he visits and cruises the Outer Banks on July 5, 2014, only one day after Hurricane Arthur Passed through the fragile barrier island|
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