- Rob Morris

In first OBX visit since election, Cooper derides GOP agendaVisiting the Outer Banks for the first time since his election, Gov. Roy Cooper offered words of encouragement to children’s advocates training in Kitty Hawk Tuesday and added a few pokes at the GOP-controlled legislature.

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Vinesong, a non-denominational team of missionaries, will visit Sharon United Methodist Church in Shiloh at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26.

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Outer Banks Forum to present Virginia Symphony SaturdayThe Virginia Symphony, conducted by nationally acclaimed resident conductor Benjamin Rous, performs for at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at First Flight High School. Presented by the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts.

- Russ Lay

Water safe for drinking in Avon, Dare County saysThe Dare County Water Department is assuring customers in the village of Avon that their water is safe to drink following odor complaints on Sunday evening. The water lines have been flushed, samples taken and the water is safe to drink,

- Sam Walker

The Voice Podcast: Tuesday, April 25, 2017You can hear Voice newscasts every weekday morning on Max Radio of the Carolina's stations Beach 104, 94.5 WCMS, 99.1 The Sound, and Classic Rock 104.9 & 92.3.

- Sam Walker

Repeal of OBX plastic bag ban approved by the state SenateThe repeal of the 2009 law was tacked on to Senate Bill 434 by Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, before being approved by the Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee. The full Senate approved the bill Monday night.

- Sam Walker

Repeal of OBX plastic bag ban approved by the state SenateThe repeal of the 2009 law was tacked on to Senate Bill 434 by Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, before being approved by the Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee. The full Senate approved the bill Monday night.

- Sam Walker

Body found near Wright Bridge after probable suicideA county deputy saw an unoccupied vehicle stopped near the top of the navigation span of eastbound bridge around 4:40 a.m., according to a news release from Currituck Sheriff Susan Johnson. The engine was still running.

- Rob Morris

Wind and waves, some heavy rain, on tap starting later todayAn advisory from the National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City says wind will pick up later today, reaching 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Breakers are forecast to build 5 to 8 feet, peaking overnight at 6 to 10 feet.

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