Talk, talk, talk. Where’s the beef?

We've cried and been depressed, protested and been ignored, stayed glued to the news and been appalled. We've sworn to do whatever it takes. But it seems we lack the courage to stand up and run. Five Democrats have filed to run for office in 2018. They are Tess Judge

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State ACLU and Dare resident sue Rep. Boswell

Exercising his FOIA rights, Kitty Hawk's Craig Merrill has repeatedly asked Rep. Boswell to provide her public phone and email communications. And Boswell has repeatedly failed to comply. Now she's being sued. In conjunction with Kitty Hawk resident Craig Merrill, the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-NC)

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Jen Alexander running for Dare County Board of Education seat

Colington resident Jen Alexander has announced her candidacy for the District Two seat of the Dare County Board of Education. “Dare County deserves only the most committed advocates for our children," Alexander said. She stated that, as a mother of two children and a child mental-health professional, she will "advocate

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Manteo’s Carlos Gonzalez has a dream

The Trump administration released a list of hard-line immigration principles last Sunday, which threaten any deal in Congress that would let younger undocumented immigrants stay in the country legally. One of those immigrants is Manteo's Carlos Gonzalez. When a Navy recruiter visited Manteo High School, Carlos Gonzalez was among the

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A win-win-win solution for affordable housing

It's called an "accessory dwelling unit," and with a few changes to township and county building regulations, it could very well solve the Outer Banks' affordable housing crisis. It's good for current homeowners, too. For at least 10 years, Dare County has investigated ways to create affordable housing for seasonal

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One woman’s tale of the Ocracoke power outage

At 73, Mickey Baker has experienced 14 hurricanes and several serious storms along with their accompanying power outages. She has never left Ocracoke for any storm or hurricane. But the power outage was different. Mickey Baker reminds you of the legendary Unsinkable Molly Brown—the Margaret Brown who survived the Titanic

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