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  • Peeping suspect pleads guilty

    By William F. West | May 27, 2015 - 9:21pm

    CURRITUCK — A former emergency medical technician accused of secretly videotaping women at both a fire station and a tanning booth is currently serving probation after pleading guilty to two felony charges last month.

  • Safeguards sought for Currituck solar farm

    By Cindy Beamon | May 25, 2015 - 8:38pm

    CURRITUCK — Just in case two approved solar farms aren’t as clean as advertised, Currituck is considering adding new safeguards to protect against pollution and blight.

  • Counties oppose flounder limits

    By Cindy Beamon | May 20, 2015 - 9:48pm

    Seafood lovers may find flounder in short supply if new limits on commercial fishing are enacted this year, local watermen are warning.

  • DOT to use ‘backup measures’ for OBX-bound traffic

    By Cindy Beamon | May 16, 2015 - 10:27pm

    CURRITUCK — New rules of the road will be enacted starting Memorial Day to help ease beach-bound traffic congestion in Dare and Currituck counties this summer.

  • Whalehead Trust leader seeks return of autonomy

    By Cindy Beamon | May 14, 2015 - 8:53pm

    CURRITUCK — The nonprofit that ran Whalehead since the early 1990s appears ready to accept its new mission to restore and display the county’s historic collection of boats.

  • Nelms gets roadside sign, but no electronic message board

    By Cindy Beamon | May 13, 2015 - 12:29pm

    GRANDY — A Currituck County restaurant owner has won approval to put up a sign advertising his business but it won’t feature the electronic message board he had requested.

  • Currituck hopes to find next superintendent in July

    By Corinne Saunders | May 12, 2015 - 10:04pm

    CURRITUCK — The Currituck Board of Education has already begun a search it hopes will lead to the hiring of the Currituck school district’s next superintendent by mid-July.

  • Candy Bomber Drops In: 700 attend first-ever Skyway Fest

    By Cindy Beamon | May 10, 2015 - 9:30pm

    MAPLE — Candy falling from the sky was not 12-year-old Vaughan Hull’s favorite part of Currituck’s first Skyway Festival Saturday as one might expect.

  • Construction of $2.5M animal shelter moves forward

    By Cindy Beamon | May 9, 2015 - 10:09pm

    CURRITUCK — Construction of a $2.5 million animal shelter is underway, but Currituck officials have not decided yet who will operate the new facility when it opens this fall.

  • Gun range operator denied permit in Currituck

    By Cindy Beamon | May 6, 2015 - 10:00pm

    CURRITUCK — A gun shop owner vowed to operate an outdoor commercial shooting range in Moyock even though the Currituck commissioners denied him a permit.

  • Currituck’s first Skyway Festival set for Saturday

    From Staff Reports | May 4, 2015 - 9:47pm

    CURRITUCK — The “Spirit of Freedom” flying Cold War museum that’s made numerous stops at Elizabeth City’s Regional Airport over the past decade will be making an appearance at this weekend’s first-ever Currituck-Outer Banks Skyway Festival in Maple.

  • Corolla project delayed again over bridge

    By Cindy Beamon | May 2, 2015 - 9:14pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck Commissioners once again delayed a developer’s plans to build homes on the proposed Outer Banks landing point for the Mid-Currituck Bridge to give the state time to buy the land.

  • Billionaire’s firm owes taxes on solar farm site

    By Cindy Beamon | April 29, 2015 - 10:02pm

    CURRITUCK — The site of a proposed solar farm in Moyock is owned by a company connected to a West Virginia billionaire that owes Currituck County nearly $10,000 in back property taxes 
on the land.

  • Mackey shooting witness testifies

    By William F. West | April 28, 2015 - 10:15pm

    CURRITUCK — An eyewitness to Morgan Mackey’s fatal shooting in August 2011 told jurors Tuesday she was in the room when murder defendant Thomas O’Malley fired the shot that killed the Currituck woman.

  • O’Malley goes on trial for murder

    By William F. West | April 27, 2015 - 9:18pm

    CURRITUCK — Opening arguments are set to begin today in the murder trial of a former Currituck County man charged in the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend more than 3½ years ago.

  • WEVS to open with 26 students

    By Corinne Saunders | April 26, 2015 - 9:13pm

    COROLLA — Adding nearly a dozen new students may not be a big deal for most schools, but it is for Water’s Edge Village School, a K-6 charter school in Corolla.

  • Va. motorcyclist killed in Currituck

    By William F. West | April 23, 2015 - 6:49pm

    CURRITUCK — A Virginia man was killed in Currituck County Wednesday evening after his motorcycle collided with a delivery truck on U.S. Highway 158, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.

  • Currituck schools chief to retire

    By Corinne Saunders | April 20, 2015 - 9:50pm

    CURRITUCK — Allison Osmon, Currituck County Schools superintendent since 2011, will be retiring from the school district early next year, the district announced Monday.

  • Currituck garden show abuzz with colorful ideas

    By Corinne Saunders | April 19, 2015 - 8:47pm

    A Camden couple attending the 2015 Currituck Home, Flower and Garden Show on Saturday said they’d leave the event with not only new plants, but also having gained knowledge.“We have carpenter bees destroying our shed,” said Sue Vanderlaan of Old Trap.

  • Currituck may swap marshland for beach

    By Cindy Beamon | April 17, 2015 - 9:46pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck is reconsidering a land swap with an Outer Banks

  • Diggin Agriculture: 3rd-graders taught ‘ag literacy’

    By Corinne Saunders | April 16, 2015 - 10:31pm

    POWELLS POINT — A typical school day for third-graders in the Currituck County Schools usually involves sitting in a classroom and learning about science, math and other subjects.

  • Reasons for Trust chair’s removal cited

    By Cindy Beamon | April 16, 2015 - 10:29pm

    CURRITUCK — The Currituck Board of Commissioners this week removed the chairwoman of the Whalehead Preservation Trust for two reasons, a newly released county document indicates.

  • 120-megawatt solar farm proposed in Currituck

    By Cindy Beamon | April 15, 2015 - 10:22pm

    CURRITUCK — A solar energy company is proposing to build a 120-megawatt solar farm in Moyock that could be among the region’s largest renewable energy projects to date.

  • Currituck ousts Whalehead chairwoman

    By Cindy Beamon | April 13, 2015 - 9:59pm

    CURRITUCK — Currituck commissioners on Monday removed the chairwoman of the Whalehead Preservation Trust board, a week after ordering the county to take over operations at Whalehead and Historic 
Corolla Park.

  • Drone goes where the smoke is

    By Cindy Beamon | April 12, 2015 - 10:02pm

    CAROVA — Smoke means fire, but tracking the blaze isn’t easy on Currituck’s remote northern beaches. Rutted sand roads, slippery marsh, big stretches of roadless terrain — all can slow down firefighters scouting a black smudge in the sky.