Kitty Hawk, NC


Three suspects in Manteo ABC robbery arrested

The Manteo Police reported that three suspects charged with larceny from the ABC store in Manteo were taken into custody in the early morning hours on Jan. 28. The suspects, two females and one male, were reported to be driving a silver 2008 Mercedes when they entered the store and began taking items at about 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 27. Before their arrest, the Manteo Police had released photos of the suspects and their vehicle while asking for public assistance in locating them.
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Currituck sheriff still searching for 'armed and dangerous' suspect

CURRITUCK — The Currituck County Sheriff's Office is continuing its search this morning for an armed man who fired a rifle at deputies following a vehicle chase before he disappeared into a wooded area. The sheriff's office said on Facebook this morning that it is continuing to search for Preston Mertes, whom it described as "armed and dangerous." Officials do not believe Mertes is a threat to Currituck schools, but...

Kitty Hawk police chief retiring

KITTY HAWK, N.C. (WITN) - A long-serving police chief on the Outer Banks is retiring. After 22 years of service with the Kitty Hawk Police Department, and 30 years in law enforcement, Chief Joel Johnson will be retiring effective Wednesday. Johnson has served as chief for over 10 years and...

Missing armed suspect now in custody

Update: We are continuing the search this morning and following up on leads. We do not believe there is any threat to the schools, however, we will have extra patrol in the the elementary schools throughout the day. Thank you for all the assistance and patience. *****. Update: At about...

New phase of construction project to impact intersection of Colington Road and US-158

On Jan. 31, the Town of Kill Devil Hills posted this update on impending changes to traffic patterns as a result of the ongoing Colington Road project throughout the month of February. This work will also impact the First Flight Schools complex. Traffic Alert from North Carolina Department of Transportation...

Kill Devil Hills and Manteo Book Clubs February Meetings

Find out about Book Clubs for Adults in Manteo and Kill Devil Hills Libraries. February 9, 2023 at 4 p.m. Please contact Sophie Bennewitz at the Manteo Library at 252-473-2372 to learn how to join. Kill Devil Hills Library Book Club:. February 14, 2023 at 4 p.m. “American Dirt” by...

Home-school students cleared to participate in Dare County’s high school athletics

A new Dare County Schools policy now allows the county’s home-schooled students in grades 9-12 to try out for public high school athletic teams, provided they dually enroll and meet other district requirements. The Dare County Schools Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of adopting the policy in a specially called meeting on Monday, Jan. 30.

Theatre of Dare to shine spotlight on dementia care during February fundraiser

Oldies music and an original play will help raise money for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia at a fundraiser hosted by Theatre of Dare on February 12. The event, titled “Have a Heart for Dementia Care” will raise money for Gentle Expert Memorycare (GEM) of the Outer Banks and for Theatre of Dare. It will begin at 2 p.m. with a reading of a new one-act play written and directed by T.O.D. Board President Stuart Parks II titled Do You Remember Me?, a first-hand account of a person’s life before, during and after a dementia diagnosis. It’s a light and touching tale of what is most important in life when time is at stake, and how memories are never lost when they become stories to cherish and inspire.

Miss Katie arrives in Hatteras for her first Hatteras Inlet dredging

Dare County’s own dredge, the Miss Katie, arrived in Hatteras village on Thursday, Jan. 26, to conduct a maintenance dredging event in Hatteras Inlet’s Connector Channel over the next few days. “The dredge is there, and it’s supposed to start working this morning,” said Dare County Waterways Commission...

Giant jellyfish wash up in Virginia Beach, on the Outer Banks

If you’ve walked the shoreline in Virginia Beach or the Outer Banks lately, you’ve likely come across a monster jellyfish or two. Known as mushroom cap jellyfish, the tentacle-less jellies washed up by the hundreds at False Cape State Park last week, with dozens spotted on Outer Banks beaches, too. The jellyfish can grow to nearly a foot in diameter, and the “bell” inside ranges in color from ...

Currituck approves first phase of Corolla Boat Club with conditions

Currituck commissioners held another lengthy public hearing January 17 to consider again a request for preliminary plat/special use permit for Phase 1 of the Corolla Boat Club located on Malia Drive in Corolla. The board, though divided, eventually approved the request with conditions. The overall development plan includes 36 residential...

Kitty Hawk Fire Rescue Offering CPR Training for the Community

Kitty Hawk Fire Rescue has begun offering the community monthly Adult and Pediatric CPR training. Our first course was offered on January 11th and 12th and was a huge success. The Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age).