- Kari Pugh

Gale warning issued; minor sound rise possibleStrong northwest winds, with gusts up to 50 mph over Outer Banks, are expected into Sunday afternoon. Wind may lead to minor water level rises of 1 to 2 feet on the sound side.

- Submitted Story

Scott Saufley Leavel of Point Harbor, Oct. 11Scottie and Julie started Scottie & Co. in 1986 and have built many homes and friendships throughout the years. More importantly, Scottie has been a devoted husband, a Boy Scout Troop Leader, a tireless soccer coach and steadfast fan of surf contests.

- Kari Pugh

UPDATED: Mega Millions jackpot surpasses $1 billionWhat would you do with nearly $1 billion? Buy a Mega Millions ticket before Friday’s drawing and you’ve got a (slight) chance of finding out.

- Outer Banks Voice

Renovated Wright Bros. Visitor Center reopens as its old selfThe $5.8 million rehabilitation project, led by Group III Management from Kinston, started in the winter of 2016. The work has brought the building back to the way it appeared when it opened in 1960 -- orange trim, concrete and all.

- Kari Pugh

Attention foodies: Restaurant week kicks off FridayEateries from Jarvisburg to Nags Head are offering everything from pizza and wings to green curried mussels and local mahi mahi during the nine-day event. No need for tickets; just go to any of the restaurants listed and order off their restaurant week menu.

- Submitted Story

Lewis W. Gregory of Kill Devil Hills, Oct. 15He was a member of Duck United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir, a former member of the Outer Banks Chorus, and he sang in the Outer Banks Presbyterian church’s special music programs. His beautiful solo voice will be missed by many.

- Submitted Story

Kathleen Hale Parker of Moyock, Oct. 15Many will remember her as the blueberry lady on Spot Road. She was an avid reader, animal lover and expert crossword solver. She was the devoted caretaker for her Mother, Miss Edie, after a car accident had left her an invalid for the last 25 years of her life.

- Submitted Story

Cheryl Reber of Wanchese, Oct. 12She was born January 24, 1960 in Mckeesport, PA. Cheryl was a custom cabinet builder at Island Woodcrafts for 32 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel May and Jim Sharpless, and a sister Lorraine.

- Coastal Review Online

Federation asks Corps to fast track permits for living shorelinesWhile the state is offering expedited permitting for coastal property owners who need to replace bulkheads damaged by Hurricane Florence, the N.C. Coastal Federation wants to make it easier to consider a more natural alternative.

- Sam Walker

Election 2018: Candidates for Dare commissioner District 1Incumbent Republican Jim Tobin of Manns Harbor, who was appointed to the Board of Commissioners District 1 seat in 2017, is being challenged by Democrat Rosemarie Doshier of East Lake.

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