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New podcast re-examines 1997 murder of Denise Johnson

Delia D’Ambra was four years old when her family moved to Roanoke Island in 1997. That happened to be the same year that 33-year-old Denise Johnson was brutally murdered in her Kill Devil Hills home.

      Twenty-one years later, the Johnson killing remains a haunting and frustrating mystery that has gone unsolved for two decades. And D’Ambra, now a television news reporter in Fort Myers, Florida, is re-examining the case, hoping her work will generate new leads, new evidence and a renewed commitment to solve a murder that stunned and shook the insular Outer Banks community.

Town advises residents to boil water

The town of Manteo is reporting that water services have been restored to most of the town after a main line water break resulted in periods of low pressure and an outage in the distribution system. Crews are currently working to restore water pressure to Pirates Cove, the Peninsula, and other areas to the south of the break.  

The body of Kyler Miles was found at 4:12 a. m. on Monday morning, Sept. 24, by Town of Duck police. Miles, 35, from Ohio, went missing on Saturday, September 22 while swimming in the ocean. On September 22, at approximately 7:53 a.m., Duck Surf Rescue, Duck Fire and Police, and Dare County …

TODAY: Body of missing swimmer found/KDH Police taking donations for Florence victims/Hurricane takes toll on hogs and poultry in North Carolina.

Outer Banks Through The Lens

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Corbett looks to bring more teachers, students to research institute

Over the past two decades, coastal scientist Dr. Reide Corbett has developed a deep appreciation for the Outer Banks. Now, as he takes the reigns at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), he is looking to expand its reach and mission to include significantly more students, teachers and ongoing research.

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Mike Bryant gave an in-depth presentation on the red wolf re-introduction program at the Aug. 27 Manteo Rotary Club meeting held at the Hungry Pelican. Bryant recently retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after a 37-year career on refuges in three regions. During the past 20 years…

LAND TRANSFERS

February 14-20, 2018

Dare County Building Permits

AVON

      Mccabe James R from Stallings George R; 014822124, Lot 17 Kinnakeet Shores Phs 15; $408,000; Improved Residential.

      Lagana Angelo J from Carl Worsley & Associates; 014815000, Lot 3 Kinnakeet Dunes; $519,000; Improved Residential.

BUXTON

      Stowe Evan Christian from Lewis Jason R; 016862006, Lot 8 Sanderling Ridge; $45,000; Vacant Residential.

      Kiricoples Matthew Payne from Nuzzo Rachel A; 016650000, Metes & Bounds; $168,500; Improved Residential.

      Lighthouse View Motel Inc from The Harold R Johnson Fam Ltd P; 017140000, Lot 7 Cape Hatt Seashore; $310,000; Improved Residential.

COLINGTON

      Holcomb Wendy G from Whitehead Kevin G; 020314000, Lot 44 Sec R Colington Hrbr; $279,000; Improved Residential.

HATTERAS

      Morani Antonio L from South Beach Drive LLC; 000507013, Lot 10 Hatteras Landing; $1,500,000; Improved Residential.

      Beverly Richard Wade from Fulcher Mary Ttee; 015680000, Lot 1 Levin Fulcher; $75,000; Improved Residential.

KILL DEVIL HILLS

      Major Robert W II from Nags Head Freehold LLC; 002533001, Lot 18 Blk 20 Croatan Shrs; $110,000; Vacant Residential.

      Kelley William from Northeastern North Carolina Pr; 002693000, Lot 9 Blk D High View; $250,445; Improved Residential.

      Korbusieski Todd Joseph from Sea Winds 4 LLC; 002874003, Lt 18 Pt 37 Blk G Croatan Shrs; $549,000; Improved Residential.

      Nasch Barry P from Deshazo George Newton Sr; 014937000, Unit 2 Seawalk; $260,000; Condo.

      Rosa Duane A from       Branche Jason Matthew Ttee; 000980001, Lot 40 Moor Shores; $130,000; Improved Residential.

      Grunthaner Carl Roger from Roquena-Jones Rita A; 002349000, Lot 42-Jd Nelson Surveyor; $315,000; Improved Residential.

      Bradshaw Kerry K from Florida OBX II LLC; 008164800, Ut 28 Devonshire Place; $294,250; Condo.

      Creamer David A from Florida OBX II LLC; 008164800, Ut 6 Devonshire Place; $377,890; Condo.

      Nichols Mary Ellen V from Aydlett Journeay D Jr; 002283000, Lot 57 Section 2 Wrights Shore; $247,000; Improved Residential.

      H & K Lots from Scarborough Fields Lee Sr; 001945000, Lts 14-22 Blk 79 Va Dare Shrs; $340,000; Vacant Residential.

      H & K Lots from Scarborough Fields Lee Sr; 029616003, Lts 9-10 Blk 86 Va Dare Shrs; $16,000; Vacant Residential.

      O'berry Brianna Len Ttee from Winslow Cynthia B Ttee; 004562000, Metes & Bounds; $33,750; Vacant Residentia.

KILL DEVIL HILLS (Outside)

      Wheeler Brian D from Mercer Benjamin Bryan; 004098000, Lot 19 Section 1 Baum Bay Harb; $275,000; Improved Residential.

KITTY HAWK

      Rogers Stephen W from Steckroth Susan R; 010506000, Lot 331 Sec 1 Sea Scape; $339,000; Improved Residential.

      Bernard Kevin from Patterson Reese W; 009668000, Lot 155 Moor Shores II; $258,000; Improved Residential.

      Smith Susan Hahn from Hahn Bryan; 018472000, Metes And Bounds; $110,000; Improved Residential.

      Zeiner Michael R from Coverdale Edmond B; 017938003, Lt 3 Pawpaw Ridge; $267,000; Improved Residential.

      Bradshaw Francis C from Jordan Amy L; 017775123, Unit 1203 Sandpiper Cay; $180,000; Condo.

      Kole Justin D from Yaccarino Steven D; 017938002, Lot 2 Pawpaw Ridge; $253,000; Improved Residential.

      Jumper Cheryl L from Bradshaw Francis C; 017775133, Unit 1303 Sandpiper Cay; $180,000; Condo.

MANTEO

      Scarborough Fields Sr from Southard Thomas J; 025709025, Lot 25 Cypress Cove; $375,000; Improved Residential.

      M C France Development & Const from Blaisdell Richard; 025536030, Lts 30 & 31 Cedar Bay; $60,000; Vacant Residential.

MARTINS POINT

      Hellman Marc from Lycan Amber; 027757075, Lot 16 Sec IV Martin's Pt; $825,000; Improved Residential.

NAGS HEAD

      Taggio Rocco from Kulik Timothy S Ttee; 007859000, Lot 18 Pond Island; $210,000; Vacant Residential.

      Sand Properties LLC from Ferentz Patrick T; 007325004, Lt 4 Shellbank Landing; $507,000; Improved Residential.

      Burns Korin L from Thompson David Wayne; 006257000, Lot 2 Sec B Old NH Cove; $330,000; Improved Residential.

      Grisson Danielle from Everett Joshua M; 006418000, Lot 25 Sec C Old NH Cove; $240,000; Improved Residential.

      Martz David Alan from Campion Bonnie I; 005932025, Lot 25 Sec 2 NH Acres; $272,000; Improved Residential.

      Brinkley Robert H III from Winslow Cynthia B Ttee; 006024000, Lots 32 & 33 Kitty Dunes Estates; $249,000; Improved Residential.

      Leskowyak David from Warthog Properties Obx-Dreamin; 007269000, Lot 7 Hollywood Beach; $1,153,000; Improved Residential.

SALVO

      Steinhice Thomas M from Andes William J; 012919000, Lot 14 Sec D Hatt Colony; $270,000; Improved Residential.

SOUTHERN SHORES

      Brodie Katherine L from Nix-Karnakis Nancy L; 021538000, Lot 28 Blk 73 S Shores; $135,000; Vacant Residential.

      Michelangelo Anthony from Poulin Michael Bruce; 020968000, Lot 8A Block 62 Southern Shores; $299,000; Improved Residential.

      Patterson Reese W from Radomski Bruce H; 021981000, Lt 7-8 Blk 41 S Shores; $278,000; Improved Residential.

WANCHESE

      Daniels William Tony from Holt Robin Daniels; 023597000, Lot 2R Prt Parcel 023597000; $15,011.97; Family Deed.

      Delgado Clemente Perez from Holt Robin Daniels; 023597000, Lot 1R Prt Parcel 023597000; $25,587.70; Family Deed.

WAVES

      Miller Scott C from Pepper Michael B; 014265000, Lot 2 Harvey Rawls; $137,500; Vacant Residential.

      Corning Ralph L Jr from Samuel Jeffery L; 014324128, Lot 28 St Waves; $277,000; Improved Residential.

January Building Permits

KITTY HAWK

      Commercial renovations/$700,000/ 4629 N. Croatan Hwy; Wink Davis Company LLC.

      New residence/$500,000/ 119 Harbor Bay Dr; Clyde Greene Jr.

      New residence/$280,000/ 4033 Tackle Ridge Dr; Michael Pitzer.

      New residence/$250,000/ 3818 Elijah Baum Rd; William & Cathy Baum.

      Residential remodel/$79,000/ 4608 Seascpae Dr; Stegner & Pedigo.

      New residence/$300,000/ 3523 Bay Dr; Mahco Enterprises LLC.

      New residence/$375,000/ 200 Eagle Landing; Franklin & Sandra Soles Sr.

      Residential garage/$60,000/ 4309 Shady Lane; William & Dolores Whamond.

      Residential addition/$90,000/ 1078 W Kitty Hawk Rd; Aaron & Tiffany Seigler.

NAGS HEAD

      Commercial remodel/$100,000/ 2525 S Croatan Hwy; Shoppes At 10.5-Nags Head Partners LLC.

      Shopping center remodel/$400,000/ 5200 S Croatan Hwy; Outer Banks Mall-Rosemyr Corp.

      Shopping center remodel/$353,519/ 2515 S Croatan Hwy; Shoppes At 10.5-Nags Head Partners LLC.

      Warehouse/$255,000/ 2230 S Croatan Hwy/Bottom Rig LLC.

      Remodel religious complex/$102,652/ 105 Soundside Rd; Nags Head Church Inc.

      Remodel shopping center/$80,143/ 7100 S Croatan Hwy; Tanger Properties Ltd.

      New residence/$450,000/ 2404 Onto Lane; 2404 SOL LLC.

      Remodel residence/$75,000/ 324 Soundside Rd; Cola & Megan Vaughan.

      New residence/$575,000/ 3335 S Memorial Ave; Robert & Bonnie Zysk.

      New residence/$728,000/ 2613 S Virginia Dare Tr; Matthew & Elizabeth Mulherin.

      Residential addition/$200,000/ 4115 S Virginia Dare tr; Jonathan & Deborah Demeo.

      Residential repair/$54,450/ 4801 S Virginia Dare tr; Paul & Joanne Steindorf.

      New residence/$155,000/ 4206 Silver Sands Ct; Nags Head Construction.

UNICORPORATED DARE COUNTY

      New residence/$224,640/ 149 Lee Ct, Colington; Keith and Barbara Johnson.

      Remodel residence/$75,000/ 39075 Porpoise Pl, Avon; Harris McMurry.

      New residence/$331,720/ 47065 Rocky Rollinson Rd, Buxton; Dave Swanner.

      New residence/$130,000/ 408 Colington Dr, Colington; Phillip Harrington Enterprises.

      New residence/$250,000/ 1180 Harbor View Dr, Colington; Kevin and Spence Godfrey.

      New residence/$204,000/ 98 Colington Pointe Dr, Colington; Colington Pointe LLC.

      Residential addition/$75,000/ 57373 Highway 12, Hatteras; Sheila Schinke.

      New residence/$394,423/ 211 Rhodoms Dr, Colington; Aaron Evans Trustee.

      New residence/$160,000/ 100 Colington Pointe Dr, Colington; Colington Pointe LLC.

      Elevate residence/$47,000/ 40278 Dolphin Ln, Avon; William Bunch Jr.

      Remodel supermarket/$335,000/ 41934 Highway 64, Avon; OT Enterprises LLC.

      Replace storage building/$67,000/ 52470 Highway 12, Frisco; Frisco Fire Department.

      Commercial remodel/$85,000/ 25706 Highway 12, Waves; Stanford Holdings LLC.

      Mobile home/$66,000/ 1095 Old Wharf Rd, Wanchese; Kimberly Lee.

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