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TV: Two Injured Turtles Receive Cat Scans
and Check Up at Kitty Hawk Medical Facility.....
One turtle named Vortex was hit by a propeller in May 2013 that fractured its skull and the second turtle named Aquile was recovering from frostbite and had lost of her outer shell. Both turtles were recovering from injuries at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Both turtles were brought to the Sentara Kitty Hawk outpatient facility for the CT Scans and medical checkups.
Inlet Idiots: Beach Nourishment Starts on
Hatteras Island to protect Highway 12;See Picture
Coast Guard: Man Rescued After Collapsing
with Seizure on Fishing Boat in Pamlico Sound
Annual Carolina Boat Builders Tournament
Winner Triple 7 (55' Omie Tillett) Captained
by Charles Haywood Picks Up $37, 427.50......
Dare County Boat Builders Foundation Facebook Page: Triple 7 (55' Omie Tillett) captained by Charles Haywood won first place boat, winner take all and and daily winner for days 2 and 3, in the 11th Annual Carolina Boat Builders Tournament picking up prize money totaling $37,427.50.
Free Press: Outer Banks Business Leaders
& Politicians Dispute Rising Sea Level Prediction
Main Areas of Dispute by Outer Banks business leaders in the Island Free Press article:
"The 39-inch sea level rise prediction originated from Stefan Rahmstorf, a scientist with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany and the “leading” sea level researcher. His projection was derived from a computer model that takes into account future man made global warming – not statistical data. His work was purportedly funded by the largest reinsurance company in the world, a business that advocates man-made global warming.
Rahmstorf predicts sea level rise will continue as it has historically until about 2050 when he expects it to accelerate at an alarming rate. This is referred to as the “hockey stick” projection.
Rahmstorf has publicly stated that his “best estimate of sea level rise by 2100 based on his prediction of future man-made global warming is one meter, give or take a half meter.” This translates into a range of 18 to 55 inches. (One meter equals 39 inches.)
Using historical, statistical sea level data, NC-20 favors a forecast of 8 inches of sea level rise.
The 2010 CRC Science Panel Report was not compiled after an independent study of sea level rise by the panel. It was compiled by members of the panel conducting a “literary review” of the subject. The report did not include any opposing positions from researchers and scientists, and it appeared to represent cherry-picked information.
The report contained inherent imbalances. It did not reference any scientific studies that refuted a possible 39-inch rise in sea level by 2100.
Many people do not understand the concept of relative sea level rise – areas where the land is actually sinking and not entirely due to rising waters. (The Duck Pier where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a sea-level monitoring facility is located in one of these areas.)
If the CRC had adopted the Science Panel’s recommendation that “a 39-inch rise in sea level shall be used as a planning benchmark” for coastal counties, North Carolina would have been the first state to take this aggressive position. Coastal county officials became alarmed that the process used to arrive at this recommendation was not transparent, not based on sound scientific data, and could potentially harm property owners’ rights to develop, redevelop, or transfer ownership of their properties.
After a lengthy debate on the Science Panel Report/draft policy, the Coastal Resources Commission decided to postpone adopting an “official” sea level rise projection. The CRC chairwoman opened a meeting with the statement, “There is no accepted scientific method for the prediction of long-term sea level rise.""
Pilot: Texas School District Attempting to
Lure North Carolina Teachers with More Money
The Houston School district is offering a starting salary of more than $49,000 to North Carolina teachers at a job recruitment fair held in Charlotte, NC.
The average starting salary for a North Carolina teacher was reported to be less than $31,000, a number that falls below all neighboring states.
Guard Rescues 10 People from Sinking 22-foot
Pontoon Boat Southeast of Bald Head Island.........
Survivors were taken to Oak Island while a Coast Guard crew pumped water from the boat towed it to shore.
Pilot: Currituck Fisherman
Travis Kemp Catches 28 Pound King
Mackerel from Jennette's Pier
Mike Pettine Visits Carova Beach for
Final Vacation Break before Starting his First
Season as Cleveland Browns Head Coach......
New Streaming HD Cam
Placed on North Side of Jennette's Pier
Pier facebook page: Rob Rollason
of Kill Devil Hills Catches 60-pound Cobia Fishing
from Pier After Two Hour Fight (see picture)
TV: Report of Speeding Car
Starts Vehicle Pursuit in Currituck
County that Ends in Drug Bust
WAVY TV reports that Cameron Chad Cofflin, 21, Charleton Blake Mays, 21, and Cody Edward Steuart, 23 all from Virginia were arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after their vehicle was stopped the 6400 block of Caratoke Highway and officers found cocaine, Xanax and marijuana.
Inlet Idiots: Corvette Sports Car Gets Stuck
on Beach Near Ramp 44 in Buxton (see picture)
Center in Nags Head Offers Full Slate
of Yoga Classes During Summer Season
The Ashtanga Yoga Center of the Outer Banks has added extra classes for the summer season. In addition to the full schedule of traditional Ashtanga classes, a Heated Vinyasa Yoga (level 2) class, several Vinyasa Yoga (multi-level) classes have been added to the summer schedule as well as a Pilate’s class. See schedule.
The center is also offering special internet pricing of $50 for a 7 day unlimited pass. Mention Outer Banks Free Press to get the special pricing. Buy a pass and come as often as you want during your vacation.
If it is a question of finances, the center also offers 2 community yoga (donation) classes every week on Wednesday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 10 am.
Located at 2910 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959
Navy Officials reported to WAVY the loud noise was caused by F-18 jets in training off the coast at the Navy’s Dare County Bombing Range.
Banks Voice: Heavy Surf & Winds Create Busy
Weekend for Lifeguards; Kill Devil Hills Lifeguards
pull 60 People from Surf & Rip Currents in One Day
TV: Man Arrested After Threatening to
Activate Bomb at Outer Banks Wal-Mart Store
Andrew L. Snowden 33, of Elizabeth City was charged with making a false bomb threat to a public building.
Banks Grabs 2 of the Top 10 Best Beaches
Of The Carolinas as Selected by USA TODAY
Corolla Beach was selected 4th best Beach of North Carolina and was described as follows: "Drive your vehicle (four-wheel drive only) north to Corolla Beach, a secluded stretch of coast that runs all the way to the Virginia border. Spot wild horses grazing in the dunes and build a bonfire on the beach."
Cape Hatteras National Seashore was selected 6th. and described as: "This scenic stretch of natural beach is perfect for those looking to get away from civilization. Visitors can park their cars on the beach and swim with little contact from the outside world." see all 10 best beaches.
Banks Entertainment: CNN Selects Jockey’s
Ridge as North Carolina’s Top Natural Wonder
According to the report, CNN singled out Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head as North Carolina’s ultimate must-see natural wonder of the world in a new list of “50 states, 50 spots,” containing one natural landmark for each state in America.
Advance: Currituck County Crimewatch Arrest
Report Issued for Time Period between July 8-13
William Edward Kossnar VI, 42, of the 100 block of Johnson St., Jarvisburg, was arrested on July 8 and charged with assault on a female. Kossnar was confined to Currituck County Detention Center for 48 hours.
Vonnie Smith, 45, of the 100 block of Johnson St., Jarvisburg, was arrested on July 8 and charged with simple assault. Smith was confined to Currituck County Detention Center for 48 hours.
Dana Lynn Austin, 40, of the 100 block of Tuckers Lair, Grandy, was arrested on July 8 and charged with assault on a child under 12 years and assault inflicting injury by strangulation. $500 secured bond was set.
Danielle Amber Smith, 24, of the 200 block of Wedgewood Drive, Moyock, was served a criminal summons on July 9 for simple assault.
Kathryn Ann Stuart, 29, of the 100 block of Shortcut Road, Barco, was arrested July 9 and charged with driving while her license was revoked. A $500 secured bond was set.
Damien Geary Michael Roberts, 27, of the 500 block of Dorothy Court, Chesapeake, Va., was arrested on July 9 and charged with breaking and entering with larceny. A $1,000 secured bond was set.
Trent Alen Boone, 32, of the 100 block of North River Beach Lane, Jarvisburg, was arrested on July 10 and charged with driving while impaired, driving while license is revoked, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A $4,000 secured bond was set.
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County Sheriff Facebook Page: Narcotics Task
Force Raids Nags Head Home; Marijuana, Cash,
Firearm & Drug Paraphanelia Seized; Arrests Made
The Dare County Sheriff facebook page reports the Dare County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant on a residence in Nags Head where arrests were made and a quantity of Marijuana, cash, a firearm and items used to weigh, package and sell marijuana were seized.
The following individuals were arrested as a result of the seizure.
Matthew Paul Cartwright, 26 of 300 Lookout Road, Nags Head was charged with Possession with the Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling/Place to keep Controlled Substance. Cartwright was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Katelyn Rae Depratter 22 of 300 Lookout Road, Nags Head was charges with Possession with the Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling/Place to keep Controlled Substance. Depratter was Released on $10,000 bond.
Michelle Roberts Allison of 300 Lookout Road, Nags Head was issued a citation for Possession of Less than 1/2 oz of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Outer Banks Watermen at the Outer Banks
Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 18, 2014
Peele shows a festival-goer how to mend a fishing net at the 2013
Outer Banks Seafood Festival. Photo courtesy of Outer Banks Catch.....
Outer Banks, N.C. -- Fishermen are the reason we have fresh, local seafood to enjoy year round on the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks Seafood Festival was created in part to honor and celebrate the hardworking people – the gillnetters, the longliners, the crabbers, the shrimpers, the oystermen, watermen, one and all – who help put the bounty of the sea on our plates.
What follows is an article on one Outer Banks waterman, Michael Peele of Hatteras village. It is the first in a series of articles about the people of the seafood world, from the fishermen who bring seafood from the sea to the chefs who put it on our plates.
generations of fishing; As a fisherman and fish-house owner, Michael
Peele of Hatteras village follows in his family’s footsteps by
Community Crimeline: Southern Shores Police
Hunting Suspicious Man Who Fled Officers After
being Discovered with Potential Burglary Tools
Suspect; Dare Community Crimeline
Suspect; Dare Community Crimeline
"Suspicious Person : In the early morning hours (around 2 am) of the fourth during the hurricane, Southern Shores police officers on patrol found a white male approximately 5’09”-6’00” tall medium build wearing a dark rain coat with green, blue and grey shorts and black tennis shoes and white socks creeping around Pelican watch which is just to the north of the Hilton Garden Inn at 5353 N Virginia Dare Trail. When confronted, the male ran off and eluded the officers. During his escape he shed his rain coat as well as a pry bar and several other B&E tools. Officers discovered he was in Wal-Mart just shortly before encountering them. He was driving what looks like a gold in color older Ford Explorer. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.Dare Community Crimeline
of Country: Scotty McCreery Films New
Music Video “Feelin’ It” on the Outer Banks
Scotty McCreery bringing his friends to Dune Burger in the new music video "Feelin' It"..Also Watch video on youtube
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