- Ed Beckley

A trio seventh graders combined for half of First Flight Middle School's 112 points to lead the Seahawks to the their fourth straight Albemarle Athletic Conference girls track and field championship. The First Flight boys took fifth place.

- Sam Walker

The fire burning since April 18 on the mainland of Dare and Hyde counties was declared 100% contained Saturday morning, as the perimeter of the fire is now cold and there is a high confidence it will not spread before burning out.

- Michael Beswick

The Braves finished unbeaten in league games to clinch the 2016 Albemarle Athletic Conference regular season title, and will be the top seed in next week's conference tournament.

- Sam Walker

Fire activity on the Whipping Creek Fire has been steadily declining over the last few days, thanks in part to better weather over the mainland of Dare and Hyde counties. The fire has been burning since April 18 around Long Shoal River.

- Sam Walker

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- Outer Banks Voice

Gov. Pat McCrory joined officials from the NCDOT Ferry Division on Thursday to officially christen the division’s new dredge. The Manteo is capable of clearing a channel to a depth of 30 feet, and replaces the dredge Carolina built in 1968.

- Island Free Press

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse beacon is rotating once again. Grinding bearings in a motor installed in February were blamed for the latest problem that had the airport-style beacon frozen in place Sunday night.

- Russ Lay

The Dare County Detention Center has a new program director for substance abuse programs and All Saints' Episcopal Church has donated $500 to help create programs to aid in substance use recovery and rehabilitation.

- Submitted Story

For more than 25 years, Tom Murphy has served as an active member of the Permanency Planning Team that assists local children in foster care. Murphy was honored for his work at the April 18 Dare County commissioners meeting.

- Rosie Hawthorne

One must think of grits as a blank canvas. Basically, you can add whatever flavors you want to them. For the liquids, you can use water, milk, chicken broth, beef broth, or a combination.

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