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10K tourists must evacuate Ocracoke island due to power outage

With a power outage expected to take days or weeks to resolve, officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for visitors to Ocracoke island, and no one will be allowed on the island unless they can prove residency.

Outer Banks beach widening snags more turtles than expected

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reports that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the dredging company has accidentally snagged 65 sea turtles since starting the project - instead of the 17 expected by scientists.
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Body of missing swimmer found off Outer Banks

The body of a missing swimmer has been found off the North Carolina coast.

Construction of new Outer Banks bridge attracts sightseers

Construction of a North Carolina bridge to replace the one that links isolated Hatteras Island to the mainland is attracting sightseers even though it's not quite halfway finished.
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Judge OKs completion of 24-bedroom house on NC Outer Banks

A New England woman has won a court case allowing her to complete work on her 24-bedroom rental home along North Carolina's Outer Banks.

More than a half dozen waterspouts seen in OBX

More than a half dozen water spouts were seen by emergency responders in the Colington Harbor neighborhood of Kill Devil Hills Monday morning.
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Sacked: Outer Banks plastic bag ban would go in Senate bill

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A 2009 law prohibiting Outer Banks retailers from providing plastic bags to customers would be repealed in a wide-ranging environmental...

Owner sues to finish 24-bedroom home listed as single-family

The owner of a 24-bedroom home along North Carolina's Outer Banks has gone to court, arguing the house with enough beds to sleep 50 people is a single-family home.

2 critically injured in Outer Banks motorcycle crash

Currituck EMS says that the emergency call came in at 2:45 p.m. Medics arrived on the scene and found two motorcyclists down and injured on N.C. Highway 615.

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