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|Outer Banks Free Press|
to Register to Vote in in North Carolina
for November Elections is October 10.................
Mind's Express Manipulated Mixed Media, Spoken
Word, Visual Art, Musical Active Performance Installation
Click on Poster for Larger View
Oct. 25, Show Times 1 and 5 pm, $5.00
Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Way, Manteo
Remembering Nags Head's 50th
Anniversary Celebration at Windmill Point
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of Duck Police Blotter; September
8th through September 14th, 2014......
The Duck Police Dept. reported 206 Police Calls Requiring a Response
between September 8th through September 14th, 2014. During this time
period only four Traffic Citations were reported Issued and one Town
Ordinance Violation was recorded.
Current: Outer Banks Community Foundation
Awards $70,000 + in Grants to 25 local Charities
& Nonprofits from Hatteras to Southern Shores........
Annual Convention on the Outer Banks
Sep 29th to Oct 4th, 2014! ....see schedule
|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
School Football Scores
* for Friday, 9/26/2014 *
|Northeastern over First Flight 47 - 0|
|Manteo over Mattamuskeet 54-6.|
|Pasquotank over Currituck County 22 - 20|
ZEN Motorcycles to the New
Tree House Coffee Shop in Duck
|3rd wave coffee comes to the outer banks|
Trail in Wanchese Woods Opens to
Public beginning at Dusk on Friday, October 3
Current: If You Want to Vote in the November
General Election Register by October 10th; "Some
people fought hard for this privilege. Don't waste it."
Inlet Idiots: Horse Tour Group Vehicle
Gets Stuck in Swan Beach Sand Dunes............
| Nags Head
Elementary School’s GREAT PUMPKIN
FAIR Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nags Head, N.C. – Pick out your Halloween pumpkins and fall decor at the ninth annual Nags Head Elementary School Great Pumpkin Fair on Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Choose from hundreds of pumpkins, including pie pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, small, medium and gigantic pumpkins, white pumpkins and more. Other fall decorating items for sale will include mums, gourds, straw bales and Indian corn.
Plan to stay awhile as there will be much more to do than pick out pumpkins. Also at the fair will be fall-themed games and activities for kids, Zoo to You Petting Zoo and pony rides (12 to 3 p.m.), bounce houses and slides, a bake sale, a silent auction and delicious food from Mulligans, Tubb’s Hot Dogs and Island Snow Cone.
Kicking off the festival this year is the Great Pumpkin Run, a 2K run/walk starting and ending at the new Dowdy Park next to Nags Head Elementary School. Cost is $10 if you register in advance at obxgofar.org. The first 250 entrants will receive a finisher medal.
Proceeds from the Pumpkin Fair support the programs and projects of the NHES PTO.
For more information contact Nags Head Elementary School at (252) 480-8880.
Nags Head Elementary School Great Pumpkin Fair
TV: Southern Shores
Man Shot in Kill Devil Hills
According to the WAVY TV report, the shooter was cleaning rifle in his residence when it discharged. The bullet reportedly traveled through the wall and struck the victim outside the residence in the lower back.
Burglar(s) Take Pistols and Cash
from Parked Vehicles in Kill Devil Hills
According to the ABC report, the thefts occurred near W. 1st Street and W. Landing Drive in the town of Kill Devil Hills. The pistols were identified as a Smith and Wesson .38 special Model 64 2” stainless revolver with wood grips in a black soft holster and a Bryco Arms Jennings J22 with a blue finish and black grips. In addition, the burglars took a 6’ surfboard, alcohol and laptop computer from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood. If you have any information about these crimes, please call the Dare Community Crime Line at (252) 473-3111.
Coast Guard Rescues Two from Sinking
18-foot Catamaran in Pamlico Sound
Distress signals from a pair of personal locator beacons and an emergency SPOT device on the catamaran credited with assisting in rescue.
Pilot: Outer Banks Developer Charles
"Chip" Friedman Claims Charges Currituck County
will Religious Discrimination in Lawsuit
"Friedman claims in a lawsuit that Currituck County will not let him build a commercial project with an inn, condominiums and shops on 37.6 acres separated into two tracts in Swan Beach, a community in the four-wheel-drive area of the Currituck Outer Banks.where wild horses roam, in part because he is Jewish"
|Outer Banks Video: Kite Love Affair at Windmill Point|
|Cosca and Smith Performing in Nags Head|
Report: Jockey's Ridge, A Mammoth Dune,
North Carolina's Part of 50 States , 50 Natural
"The dunes of Jockey's Ridge change with the wind, taking on the character of deserts: hot, bright and windy. Despite the volatile terrain, the tallest sand dune on the country's Atlantic Coast provides a scenic perch for sunsets.Temperatures can get high, with the sand often much hotter than the air. For the full experience of the 80- to 100-foot dune, try kiteboarding or sandboarding, which are allowed by permit during parts of the year in a designated area. Hang-gliding lessons are also available.The park on Nags Head in North Carolina's Outer Banks is bounded by Roanoke Sound to the west, home to big cordgrass, black needlerush, marsh pennywort, marsh-elder, cattail and lance-leaved sagittaria. A daylight-use park only, morning visitors might also spy the tracks of nocturnal animals such as foxes and lizards across the sand." see CNN Report
from Dare County Crimeline: Burglar(s) Force
Entry through a Glass Door at the Compass Rose
Located at 102 Airstrip Road on Friday, Sept.12, 2014
Banks Professional Wild Horse Tour
Guide & Photographer John Sams
Launches Wild Horse Freedom Project
"This project will bring world awareness & education that the wild horses, other wildlife and humans can live in harmony!!!
My dream is to help create a documentary to bring education and awareness about the amazing story of USA's wild horses' and their continued struggle of survival and adaptation in today's fast & ever changing New World.
This 1st phase of my KickStarter project will enable me to purchase the necessary equipment, software and have the time to meet & learn from others. I will continue learning, teaching, taking photographs, and then also include better quality hd video of the wild horses in North Carolina and ideally all across our great country. I definitely also want to meet, team-up and learn from others that already have skills, knowledge, video footage and equipment that I do not.
I know that I can not do all this by myself. Teamwork will be key! The Marine Corps, college and many other personal & corporate life experiences have taught me the importance of this collective philosophy. I truly believe that as a TEAM, we can achieve ANY goal!!! The bigger picture of this project is much larger than one individual and I know this. That is why I'm asking and will continue seeking help from those who want to be part of this dream. Thank you for your consideration and please help spread the spread the word: "We can live in harmony with wildlife!!!. Semper Fidelis." ... watch Video
Hit Play to learn more about the wild horse project
County Sheriff's Crime Blotter: Aug. 16, 2014-
Sept. 15, 2014 in Unincorporated Areas of Dare County
August 19, 2014 Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 2000 block of Colington Rd, Colington. Jewelry and money stolen.
August 19, 2014 Discharge of a Weapon into an Occupied Building. 40000 block of Buxton Back Road, Buxton. Home struck by gunfire.
August 20, 2014 Larceny. 24000 block of Highway 12, Rodanthe. Bikes stolen. August 23, 2014 Larceny. 58000 block of South Beach Drive, Hatteras. Beach items stolen.
August 25, 2014 Assault with Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. 50000 block of Highway 12, Frisco. Subject assaulted with a glass object.
August 26, 2014 Larceny. 46000 block of Tower Circle, Buxton. Laptop and money stolen.
August 27, 2014 Breaking and Entering. 1200 block of E.R. Daniels Road, Wanchese. Nothing stolen.
August 29, 2014 Breaking and Entering Auto. 25000 block of Wimble Shores North, Waves. Sunglasses and change stolen from unlocked vehicle.
August 30, 2014 Breaking and Entering Auto. 100 block of Fannin Mill Road, Roanoke Island. Money stolen from unlocked vehicle.
August 30, 2014 Breaking and Entering Auto. 100 block of Jones Circle, Roanoke Island. Firearm stolen from unlocked vehicle.
August 30, 2014 Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 26000 block Merrimac Lane, Salvo. Bottled water stolen.
September 1, 2014 Breaking and Entering Auto. 53000 block of NC 12 Hwy, Frisco. Fishing equipment stolen.
September 11, 2014 Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 100 block of Sir Richard W, Colington. Personal items stolen.
September 12, 2014 Larceny. 1200 block of 64 264 Hwy S, Roanoke Island. Trailer stolen.
September 13, 2014 Larceny of Chose in Action. 100 block Baum Bay Drive, Colington. Check stolen.
September 15, 2014 Burglary. 24000 block NC 12 Hwy, Rodanthe. Nothing stolen.
|Fitch Rates Dare County Financial Bonds 'AA'|
Fitch Ratings affirms the following Dare County, North Carolina ratings: --$0.2 million general obligation (GO) bonds at 'AA'; --$118 million certificates of participation (COPs) and limited obligation bonds (LOBs) at 'AA-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable.
Free Press: 7-mile Oregon Inlet Bridge
into Pamlico Sound Running from North of Pea
Island Inlet to Northern Rodanthe Back on Table
An agreement with the Southern Environmental Law Center and its clients might be the breakthrough needed in the legal wrestling match that's holding up construction of a new bridge over Oregon Inlet
Advance: Currituck County
Arrest Report Aug. 22 - Sept. 8...
"Jamie Lynn Buschor, 39, of the 100 block of Chamberlin Lane, Currituck, was arrested Sept. 2 and charged with failure to appear in court as required. A $2,000 secured bond was set.
Christopher David Bishop, 45, of the 100 block of Sawyertown Road, Moyock, was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with intoxicated and disruptive behavior in public. A $3,000 secured bond was set.
Karen Brennan Schalow, 49, of the 8100 block of Caratoke Highway, Powells Point, was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with writing worthless check. A $500 secured bond was set.
Finley William Holt, 24, of the 100 block of Poplar Bay Road, Poplar Branch, was arrested Sept. 4 and charged with communicating threats and ethnic intimidation. A $1,000 unsecured bond was set.
Ernest Lee Nogle Jr., 27, of the 100 block of S. Keller Lane, Grandy, was arrested Sept. 5 and charged with possession of up to 1/2 ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. A $2,500 secured bond was set.
Thaad Riley Tate, 26, of the 100 block of Taylors Road, Currituck, was arrested Sept. 5 and charged with failure to appear in court as required. A $10,000 secured bond was set.
Roy Rodrick Swindell, 70, of the 2700 block of Caratoke Highway, Currituck, was arrested Sept. 5 and charged with driving while impaired. A $750 secured bond was set.
Matthew Gregory Peelish, 50, of the 100 block of Mariners Way, Moyock, was served a criminal summons on Sept. 5 for fraud, obtaining property by false pretenses.
Eric Delana Holley, 36, of the 30 block of Hobbsville Road, Hobbsville, was arrested Sept. 6 and charged with driving while impaired. A $500 secured bond was set.
Lynne Marie Lunkenheimer, 52, of the 100 block of Barefoot Lane, Grandy, was arrested Sept. 7 and charged with simple assault. She was confined to Currituck County Detention Center for 48 hours.
Patrice Lallement, 45, of the 2200 block of Norton Road, Hudson, Ohio, was arrested Sept. 7 and charged with driving while impaired. A $500 unsecured bond was set.
John Charles Moore, 28, of the 1900 block of Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills, was arrested Sept. 8 and charged with driving while impaired. A $500 secured bond was set.
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
Man Arrested After Bag of Drugs
Seen 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.
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.
Devil Hills Police Department Neighborhood
Crime Blotter................................ August 2014
"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.
Berry of Manteo Catches Big Red Drum
Fishing on Jennette's Pier........See Picture
Video: Kitty Hawk Turtle
Nest Boils, 59 Sea Turtle Hatchlings
Race into the Sea......................
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)
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"
Banks Real Estate Report: Condominium
Sales Up 37%, Single Family Home Sales Down
9%, 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
Inlet Idiots: Man Filmed
Paddleboarding on Flooded Nags
Head Beach Road Following Downpour
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
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
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