Outer Banks Sentinel: Your Newspaper For Today's Outer Banks

NCDOT lauds the benefits of new Bonner Bridge

With work on the replacement Bonner Bridge finally set to begin, NCDOT officials briefed the Dare Commissioners on Feb. 1, making the case that the durable new structure will ensure safer navigation through Oregon Inlet and even reduce the need fo...

Posted: February 03, 2016
SELC stakes out opposition to Mid Currituck project

On Nov. 19, 2015, Governor Pat McCrory moved the timetable up for the Mid Currituck Bridge, changing the start date from 2019 to 2017. Five days later, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) fired off a six-page letter detailing why the proj...

Posted: February 03, 2016
Dare Board backs delay on ferry tolls

In a move that may soothe some frayed feelings, the Dare Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its Feb. 1 meeting to support a resolution by the Hyde County Commissioners asking the Albemarle Rural Planning Organization (RPO) to delay consid...

Posted: February 03, 2016
Like Obsentinel on Facebook
Follow Obsentinel on Twitter
Nags Head recycling

(by the numbers)

Nags Head’s new town-wide residential recycling program began on Tues., Feb 2. Here are a few key facts and figures about the initiative.

Posted: February 03, 2016
Arrests on drug, burglary charges

A Kill Devil Hills man was charged with distributing cocaine following the execution of a search warrant at a house on Newbern Street.

Posted: February 03, 2016
What you should know about the state's voter ID requirement

With the primary elections looming in March, the State Board of Election is using this graphic to inform people about the kinds of voter ID that will be acceptable at the polls.

Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:31 am
High school swimmers set to make a splash

Manteo and First Flight eye state championships

Posted: February 03, 2016
Frustrating week for First Flight boys

But Manteo girls roll on

Playing against the top three teams in the Northeastern Coastal 2A conference last week, the First Flight boys basketball team dropped all three contests, two of them by narrow margins.

Meanwhile, the high-flying Manteo girls’ basketball squad had a perfect 3-0 record last week.

Posted: February 03, 2016
Who will step up in the ACC?

The ACC basketball season is in full swing. As usual the league has been highly competitive. For proof, look no further than last week’s Tuesday night matchup of Virginia and Wake Forest that ended with an epic comeback as the Cavaliers hit three ...

Posted: February 03, 2016
Let’s cut Cam some slack

The Carolina Panthers rolled through the regular season with a 15-1 record, plowed through the playoffs, and are preparing to battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

Posted: February 03, 2016
Slam dunking for Dare Schools

Players wanted!

Updated: February 03, 2016 - 1:03 am
Defense powers a strong Manteo season

Cleaver molds a young and rising squad

Posted: February 03, 2016
Old Fashioned Oyster Roast

Gather around the fire at Oden’s Dock for an old-fashioned oyster roast.

Posted: February 03, 2016
Baum Center to present 'The Tides'

“The Tides,” an original play by local theater staple Julia Scheer, will have its world premiere at the Thomas A. Baum Center in February. 

Posted: February 03, 2016
Painting with Catherine Hamill

Designed for beginner to intermediate artists ages 16 and up, this workshop will introduce you to working with acrylics, and discuss different materials, styles, composition and techniques.

Posted: February 03, 2016
Writing Workshop with Kip Tabb

This workshop is ideal for anyone looking improve their writing skills for blogs and newspaper and magazine length writing.

Posted: February 03, 2016
Driving Miss Daisy

With the Stars of CBS-TV hits “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Dallas” Sheree J. Wilson & Clarence Gilyard

Posted: February 03, 2016

ADDICTIONS: Taking a stand against prescription drug abuse

Thanks go to the Outer Banks Physicians’ Council on Prescription Drug Abuse! This Council has been addressing our epidemic problem of the abuse of prescription drugs for several years. More than sixty physicians and other health care providers have taken a pledge “to be part of the solution to prescription drug abuse in our community.”

Posted: February 03, 2016
LIVING WITH PURPOSE: Put your heart into it...all of it

The Bible tells the story in 1 Samuel chapters 8-12 of the nation of Israel as it left a time in its history where God raised up judges – men and women – who were military leaders and defeated the nation’s enemies in times of crisis and war. By the time the last of these judges, Samuel, grew old the people insisted he appoint a king. Listen to their reasoning: “…appoint a king to judge us the same as all the other nations have.” (1 Samuel 8:5)

Posted: February 03, 2016
SENIOR NEWS LINE: Strong legs boost brainpower

A 10-year British study out of Kings College found an interesting correlation between leg strength and brainpower. In the first-of-its-kind study, strong legs equated to cognitive strength down the road.

Posted: February 03, 2016
VETERANS POST: Want a VA job? Bring a broom

The online Daily Caller headline was a bit of a shock: “Only VA Job Reserved Specifically For Vets: Janitor.”

Posted: February 03, 2016
Election 2016
What you should know about the state's voter ID requirement

With the primary elections looming in March, the State Board of Election is using this graphic to inform people about the kinds of voter ID that will be acceptable at the polls.

Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:31 am
Ferry runs aground in Hatteras Inlet

The ferry Roanoke grounded in Hatteras Inlet Saturday morning, Jan. 30, and five passengers were safely transported to Hatteras by the Coast Guard.

Posted: February 03, 2016
Duck hunter rescued by Marine Patrol

A duck hunter who was in the water in Roanoke Sound was rescued by N.C. Marine Patrol officers on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Posted: February 03, 2016
Divided Southern Shores Council tackles zoning

New round of the ambiance vs. development debate  

    A special Jan. 22 Southern Shores Town Council meeting to consider several zoning text amendments became a forum for highlighting a familiar fault line in the town’s politics — balancing business development against the town’s quieter ambiance.

Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:41 am
County set to partner with NCSU on economic development

Goal is to diversify Dare’s tourism-heavy economy

At its Jan. 4 meeting, the Dare Board of Commissioners took steps toward approving a year-long economic development project presented by representatives of North Carolina State University's Office of Outreach and Engagement (OOE). The board is expected to approve the proposal at a Jan. 19 public hearing.

Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:42 am
OBX residents worry about drugs, wages, water quality

But only five speak at Jan. 19 town hall meeting

    The second annual town hall meeting, held by the Dare County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 19, was considerably shorter and less crowded than last year’s inaugural event.

Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:43 am
Dare County meets new EMS director

Dare County Manager Bobby Outten introduced new Dare Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Jennie Collins at the Jan. 19 Board of Commissioners meeting. Pictured with Collins are her family, Dustin and Angela.

Posted: February 03, 2016
Is KDH ready for more hotels?

The town ponders building new rooms

With the county having lost about one-quarter of its hotel rooms, and with an eye toward economic development, Kill Devil Hills officials began publicly exploring the idea of building more hotels and motels at a special meeting on Jan. 15. 

Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:43 am
Purse snatching suspect dies after being struck by a car

The investigation into a purse snatching at a Nags Head grocery store is closing after the primary suspect was hit by a car and killed in Virginia.

Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:44 am
Merrell disciplined by State Bar

Former KDH Attorney agrees to settlement 

      Dan Merrell, a former Kill Devil Hills town attorney who became embroiled in a legal showdown between Superior Court Judge Jerry Tillett and town officials, has been disciplined by the North Carolina State Bar for revealing and using confidential information without the town’s permission.

Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:45 am
Phil says spring is coming early

The verdict is in: Punxsutawney Phil declared Tuesday morning — Groundho...

Working on Daily 5

Manteo Elementary School fifth grade teacher Charlotte Hester was awarde...

Jockey's Ridge: 40 and still going strong

Jockey’s Ridge State Park celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, bri...

Online poll

Should the Mid Currituck Bridge be built?

On Nov. 19, 2015, Governor McCrory moved the timetable up for the Mid Currituck Bridge, changing the start date from 2019 to 2017. Five days later, the Southern Environmental Law Center fired off a letter detailing why the project should not go forward. 'One of SELC’s concerns ... is that it will encourage yet more development on the Outer Banks, particularly North of Corolla,' SELC Attorney Kym Hunter wrote. ('SELC stakes out opposition to Mid Currituck project,' The Sentinel, Feb. 3)

Total Votes: 107

Loading…
Visitors Bureau accepting grant applications

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is accepting grant applications for its ...

Well-read bird

Manteo Elementary School Administrative Intern Tami Harper went undercov...

MHS Student of the Month

Manteo High School junior Josh Pack was named Manteo High School's Stude...

Poet laureates

First Flight High School senior Rosslyn LaCroix took top honors at the d...

'Honk! Honk!'

This Canada goose is sounding a warning at Pea Island National Wildlife ...

From Buffalo City to Mayberry

Local history lives in the Bluegrass Island Shop

Walking into Cory Hemilright’s Bluegrass Island Shop on the Manteo Waterfront will be like stepping back into time — into a once busy logging-and-moonshine town no longer on the map.

Turning the Dowdy Park vision into reality

Nags Head prepares for design of playground phase

Dare County meets new EMS director

Dare County Manager Bobby Outten introduced new Dare Emergency Medical S...

Eddie Greene’s retirement party

After 48 years, the iconic Christmas Shop shuts its doors

On the last day of 2015, a sign reading “Closed Forever” stood in front of the Island Art Gallery and Christmas Shop in Manteo, bringing down the curtain on a business that brought joy to many Outer Banks residents and visitors over the past 48 years.

Dare Schools distribute laptops

Dare County Schools achieved a milestone​ ​in their Strategic Plan to pr...