- Sam Walker

Video: Managing coyote conflicts on the Outer BanksA near-standing room only crowd attended a workshop on managing and reducing conflicts with the growing population of coyotes held this past week and hosted by the Town of Southern Shores.

- Sam Walker

Great white guest from the deep pings in Swan Quarter BayA great white that was tagged by researchers off Long Island in August measuring 5-feet, 5-inches long has been apparently hanging out around the area over the past week, and was tracked off the Hyde County mainland on Friday.

- Outer Banks Voice

Kill Devil Hills gets state grants for beach access improvementsThe N.C. Division of Coastal Management has awarded $83,000 to build an observation deck and walkway with stairs at the Ferris Avenue, and elevate a gazebo and install a connector ramp and walkway with stairs at the Glenmere Ave.

- Submitted Story

Ben Douglas’ Crooked Frame Gallery: Rain DropBen, officially known as Benito Douglas, is a student at College of The Albemarle and a waiter at the SaltBox Cafe on Colington Island. He is also an aspiring photographer who captures distinctive images of life on this sandbar.

- Russ Lay

The Candy Bomber returns to Dare County Regional AirportWhile it won't be famed pilot Col. Gail Halvorsen at the controls, The Candy Bomber tradition will continue again this year on the Outer Banks as part of the 114th anniversary of the Wright Brothers historic first flight.

- Russ Lay

Low-cost pet vaccines this week at Roanoke Island Animal ClinicThe Coastal Humane Society and Roanoke Island Animal Clinic are sponsoring a low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats at the clinic, 107 Russell Twiford Road, Manteo, from Monday, Dec. 11 through Saturday, Dec. 16.

- Sam Walker

Connie Basnett Jennette Fox of Buxton, Dec. 1Through Connie's life, she enjoyed working as a teacher's aide and substitute teacher. She was an active and loving member of United Methodist Churches where she held many different positions.

- Sam Walker

Amelia Simpson Austin of Wanchese, Dec. 7Amelia was born in Wanchese, attended school in Wanchese and then became the wife of a Coast Guard man and traveled as she raised her family across the globe. Eventually, they settled back on the same property where she was born and raised.

- Sam Walker

William Wayne Higginbotham of Southern Shores, Dec. 6Born in Alexandria, VA on June 10, 1958, he was the son of the late Barbara Ann Showers and John Lee Higginbotham.

- Submitted Story

Cory Stowe Sisler of Hatteras, December 4A Hatteras boy and Southsider through and through, Cory was 31 years young. He was happiest bobbing on a swell in the Atlantic , Indonesia and the North Shore of Hawaii waiting for either the next big ride or the next big catch with family and friends.

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