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Sky Full of Fun at the Khan Planetarium

Sky Full of Fun at the Khan Planetarium

Here’s an out-of-this-world experience for visiting guests this holiday season–reserve seats for one of the star and laser presentations at the Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University. Housed in a 30-foot hemispherical dome with comfortable seating, the planetarium’s star theater features a Spitz 512 star projector that can depict the s

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Turkey Trot Traffic Advisory

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On Thursday, Thanksgiving, the Advice 5K Turkey Trot will take place in Duck.  Drivers should be aware that between 8:00-10:30 AM, Northbound traffic will be rerouted to the center lane and there will be limited access to side streets between Scarborough Lane to Schooner Ridge.  Please use caution when traveling and have a safe and Happy T

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Dare Arts Council Adds New Twist To December Decadence Fundraiser

The Dare County Arts Council’s annual end-of-year fundraiser returns on December 13, 2014, this time with a twist. The organization’s December Decadence event will take place at 108 Budleigh in Manteo and is being presented by Black Pelican and Holiday House.

A strong lineup of several culinary artists from throughout the area will be creating

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Holiday Chefs Challenge To Benefit Outer Banks Food Pantry

Coffee-coated canned tuna cakes with maple syrup demi-glace? Instant potato casserole studded with peanut butter Pop-Tarts?  If the average person tried to make culinary magic from the Beach Food Pantry’s list of most-donated items, chances are the results might not be so tasty. But what about when you ask the Outer Banks best chefs to make cu

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N.C. officials meet to certify election results

The Associated Press
© November 25, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C.

North Carolina officials are meeting to certify the results for the elections earlier this month.

The state board of elections will meet Tuesday morning to certify results for all federal, judicial and multicounty contests.

All 100 county boards of election met earlier in the month to

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Police seek info on fire, vandalism in Nags Head, N.C.

The Virginian-Pilot
© November 25, 2014

NAGS HEAD, N.C.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help with information on a fire and vandalism at a landscaping business at 2224 Lark Ave. on Friday night.

About 11 p.m., police and firefighters were called to Albemarle Landscaping where they found several vehicles with windows smashed, their

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Ocracoke history teacher Gwen Austin honored by NCCAT

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Gwen Austin receiving her award from NCCAT fellow, Peter Julius. Photo from NCCAT

Nov. 24, 2014  

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) announced Monday that Gwen Austin, Ocracoke School’s middle school teacher of social studies and health, has been named the first recipient of the Mary D. McDuffie Honored Educator S

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Seatbelt crackdown over Thanksgiving in N.C.

The Associated Press
© November 24, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C.

North Carolina troopers will be cracking down on seat belt violations over Thanksgiving week as travel experts predict more people will be driving on the state's roads.

The Governor's Highway Safety Program announced Monday that it will hold a "Click It Or Ticket" program through Sunday.

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NC DOT Will Hold Open Meeting Regarding Traffic Strategies: Dec. 15, 7 PM

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The Outer Banks Chamber has issued the following invitation and summary of traffic issues facing the Outer Banks:

From Traffic congestion in the Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla areas in the summer is becoming an increasingly negative situation.  We have seen an increase in complaints from our visitors and residents alike regarding the

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A Stocking Full of Holiday Events!

A Stocking Full of Holiday Events!

Here in Elizabeth City, ourholiday event lineup is as long as Santa’s list! The holidays officially begin this weekend with our Downtown Holiday Celebration and runs through December with a terrific schedule of concerts, workshops and seasonal shows. Check your calendar and plan to join us for one, two or three of these happenings, and be sure to v

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Media sue over records of fired UNC staffers

By Emery P. Dalesio
The Associated Press
© November 24, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C.

A coalition of North Carolina news organizations is suing the state's flagship public university to force it to disclose the nine campus employees fired or disciplined for their roles in a scheme allowing fake classes and generous grades.

The Associated Press and nine

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Labor group in N.C. protests for higher wages

The Associated Press
© November 24, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C.

A labor group is demanding higher wages and full-time work for North Carolina Wal-mart workers as the holiday shopping season ramps up.

The AFL-CIO affiliate for workers without a union plans to protest Monday outside a Greensboro Wal-mart store. The group called Working America says

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