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Clogged Oregon Inlet keeps charter boats docked

Boat owners are concerned that the start of charter fishing season may leave them high and dry because the Oregon Inlet is clogged with sand. More>>

Bodie, Cape Hatteras lighthouses to open

Two of North Carolina's best-known lighthouses are opening to the public for the summer season. More>>

Fire rips through "Wings" store in Duck Video included

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An Outer Banks souvenir store went up in flames Thursday morning. More>>

Groups aim to combat child abuse Video included

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Child abuse affects hundreds of children in Eastern Carolina every year. More>>

Corps: Part of Oregon Inlet too shallow to dredge

The Army Corps of Engineers says part of the Oregon Inlet is too shallow to dredge. More>>

Century old tombstones found damaged, disposed of in Dare County dumpster Video included

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Deputies have charged a suspect after tombstones more than a century old were found damaged and tossed into a Dare County dumpster. More>>

911 Call: Unconscious man found in Dare Co. driveway Video included

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There’s a follow-up to an assault investigation along the Outer Banks as we get our first listen to the 911 call.   More>>

Mugs: Currituck deputies round up 2 dozen in "Operation Upper Level"

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About two dozen drug dealers are off the streets as a result of an investigation dubbed “Operate Upper Level”. More>>

Albemarle Sound drowning victim identified Video included

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Authorities have identified the man who drowned in the Albemarle Sound Wednesday night. More>>

NWS: EF2 tornado struck eastern Carolina on Monday Video included

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An EF2 tornado tracked across several counties in the east Monday afternoon, destroying homes and damaging others. More>>

How does the Affordable Care Act affect you? Video included

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The Affordable Care Act is changing the way health care works in the country. It's also affecting individuals and providers. More>>

Off-road driving banned at Cape Point

The Cape Point area of Cape Hatteras National Seashore is being closed to off-road driving to protect breeding activities of piping plover shorebirds. More>>

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  • Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off

    Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-04-19 13:51:44 GMT
    A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park.
    A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park.
  • Alleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested

    Alleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-04-19 13:51:44 GMT
    A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria - after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation.
    A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria - after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation.
  • Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:32:40 GMT
    A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.
    A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.
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