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Two ex-athletes sue UNC, NCAA over academic failures

By Aaron Beard
The Associated Press
© January 22, 2015

DURHAM, N.C.

Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither has done enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education.

The lawsuit names former women's basketball player Rashanda McCants and former football player

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37th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Call For Artists

Artists are invited to submit their artwork to the 37th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, which will be featured at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery February 21 through March 20, 2015.

Established in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is the longest running visual art exhibition in the county and includes a wide

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New law could open more Outer Banks beach driving

By Jeff Hampton
The Virginian-Pilot
© January 23, 2015

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.

A new federal law without much detail could open more routes to favorite fishing spots on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

But beach driving advocates want to know how the law will be implemented, said John Couch, president of the Outer Banks Preservation Association.

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Fog halts some ferries this morning in North Carolina

The Virginian-Pilot
© January 22, 2015

Thick fog has halted some ferry runs this morning in North Carolina.

The Currituck/Knotts Island ferry and the Hatteras ferry to Ocracoke both are temporarily suspended, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division Twitter feed.

The fog should decrease later this morning,

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OPS Art Show and Auction slated for Saturday 

Books & Music
OPS art

Piece No. 54. Seascape, by Cheryl Despo (island resident, artist, jewler), mixed media, is among the dozens of works for sale Saturday at the OPS fundraising art auction.

Ocracoke Preservation Society has been collecting dozens of small canvases of art for their art auction fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 24) in the

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Judge probes if move weakens N.C. learning standard

By Emery P. Dalesio
The Associated Press
© January 21, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C.

A changed definition of which children are on-track in their learning progress despite still needing help is part of North Carolina setting higher academic expectations, a top state school official said Wednesday.

The explanation seemed to satisfy Superior Court Judge

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13 charged with illegal harvest, sale of striped bass

By Lauren King
The Virginian-Pilot
© January 21, 2015

Thirteen commercial fishermen have been charged in connection with the illegal harvest, sale and false reporting of about 90,000 pounds of Atlantic striped bass from federal waters off the coast of North Carolina from 2009 to 2010.

The retail value of the illegally harvested striped bass is

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Suspects sought after N.C. man shot twice in 1 week

The Associated Press
© January 21, 2015

GREENVILLE, N.C.

Greenville police have apprehended two men who they say shot the same man twice within a week.

Police said 19-year-old Elijah Earl Conley and 23-year-old Jeremy Omar Whichard are each charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Greenville

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Michael Jordan gets emotional after business award

The Associated Press
© January 21, 2015

CHARLOTTE

A humbled and emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears, feeling vindicated after years of criticism, after being named the Charlotte Business Journal's Business Person of the Year.

The Charlotte Hornets owner said during a nine-minute acceptance speech Tuesday night posted on the

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N.C. man nabs two massive bluefin tuna two days in a row

By Will Doran, The News & Observer
Tribune News Service
© January 21, 2015

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C.

There’s a reason bluefin tuna is expensive. The massive fish are strong, fast and difficult to catch.

When Jason Davis set out on his first tuna fishing trip earlier this month, he knew he’d be fighting an uphill battle.

That’s why the Fuquay-Varina

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GOP outspends N.C. Dems during 2014 election cycle

By Gary D. Robertson
The Associated Press
© January 21, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C.

North Carolina Republicans outraised and outspent Democratic counterparts in the political money chase as the GOP retained control of the General Assembly last November, according to state campaign reports filed this month.

But the Republican Party's fundraising

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N.C. schools ordered to explain academic double-speak

By Emery P. Dalesio
The Associated Press
© January 21, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C.

The judge overseeing a 20-year-old lawsuit wants to know whether North Carolina officials are trying to define their way out of their duty to educate all of the state's children.

Superior Court Judge Howard Manning Jr. scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to examine whether

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Editorial: OVFD needs more volunteers

Editorial: OVFD needs more volunteers

Early morning fire of Dec. 27. Photo by Jackson Eiland

A volunteer fire department in a small, isolated community is crucial.

The recent early morning fire on Dec. 27 exemplifies why this is important.  A camper trailer–very close to a neighboring house–burst into flames.  The quick response saved the house and possibly lives, though, unfortunately t

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Dolphins fall to Wildcats, Lady Dolphins continue to roll

By Peter Vankevich

Ocracoke School boy’s team (4-11) lost a heartbreaker to the Columbia Wildcats 48-47 Tuesday during the match in the Ocracoke School gym.

Taking a 24-16 lead at the half, the third quarter saw the Wildcats rebound outscoring the Dolphins 21-10 to take a 37-34 lead.  Matteus Gilbert, who is developing a reputation for being a

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Health care enrollment seminar slated for Friday

Health care enrollment seminar slated for Friday
News

Enroll America will host an information and enrollment event about the Affordable Care Act from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, (Jan. 23) in the Ocracoke Community Library.

Consumers will be able to speak to staff and volunteers about the Affordable Healthcare Act and the options that are available to them in the health insurance marketplace. Local

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Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation

The Associated Press
© January 20, 2015

DURHAM, N.C.

Duke University says it has suspended a fraternity while police investigate allegations a woman was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party.

A statement from the university says Alpha Delta Phi has been suspended while Durham police investigate what happened at an off-campus house leased

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N.C. pays $425,000 to man mistakenly declared dead

The Associated Press
© January 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

North Carolina officials have agreed to pay $425,000 to a man who was mistakenly declared dead and shipped to a morgue in 2005.

The Charlotte Observer reports the payment settles a lawsuit that alleges the mix-up by a medical examiner left Larry Green paralyzed and with severe brain

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Roanoke Island Festival Park Hosting Outer Banks Quilt Show

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo reopens in March, kicking off their 2015 season with the annual Outer Banks Community Quilt Show.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free and this event is open to the public.

Antique and new quilts will be on display through March 21. The collection is drawn

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OBX Mystery Dinner And Ghost Tours Announce 2015 Auditions

OBX Mystery Dinner has announced auditions for their upcoming summer show Murder Rides Again, as well as their newest attraction, interactive Ghost Tours set to debut this year.

Come work for OBX Mystery Dinner and OBX Ghost Tours, the newest attraction in the Outer Banks, currently accepting resumes and head shots at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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