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The Bright Side: Dear God . . .

I remember the first time I wrote a letter to God. I was in fourth grade and we had just put our dog down; she ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Sunday, February 5, 2023 8:39 am



Locally-built championship racing boat memorabilia reunited with daughter of boat builder

After her first published book, Our Family, Its History, Their Boats: Six Generations of Boat Builders in Dare County, hit the bookshelves, LeVern Davis Parker ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:46 pm

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119th Wright Brothers anniversary celebrated, General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. inducted into First Flight Shrine

The Outer Banks community came together to celebrate the 119th Wright Brothers anniversary of powered flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial on Saturday morning, ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Wednesday, December 28, 2022 12:36 pm

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Salvation Army meets with Dare nonprofit reps for mission study on future partnership

A group of about 40 representatives from various nonprofit organizations in Dare County came together on Thursday, December 8 to meet with Major Jason Hughes ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:39 am

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The Bright Side: Good tidings

This time of year always brings a mix of overwhelming joy and a bout of uneasiness for me. While everyone readies themselves for the holidays, ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Sunday, December 25, 2022 7:29 am



Happy birthday, Bobby: Manteo’s mayor turns 90

Manteo wouldn’t quite be the same if it wasn’t for Robert Valentine Owens Jr., who many have come to know and love as “Bobby.” The ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Wednesday, December 21, 2022 6:32 am



Local author preserves mother’s documentation of Dare and Hyde history in new book

Outer Banks native Yolanda Collins Wilson has preserved the history of African Americans in Dare and Hyde counties through documentation and literature kept by her ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Tuesday, December 20, 2022 9:25 pm

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Manteo Elementary School first graders learn water safety in unique grant-funded program

Through a grant from POOLCORP’s “Splash of Joy” program, the Outer Banks Family YMCA has had the unique opportunity to host 103 Manteo Elementary School ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Monday, December 19, 2022 12:03 pm



Outer Banks Daredevils: The boys will be back in town for summer 2023

After a three-year hiatus from the fields due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Outer Banks Daredevils baseball team is making a comeback for the 2023 ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Friday, December 16, 2022 8:28 am

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide from The Coastland Times

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for the Outer Banks area from The Coastland Times. READ ABOUT MORE NEWS HERE. SUBSCRIBE TO THE COASTLAND TIMES TODAY! ... Read more

by Danielle Puleo, Wednesday, December 14, 2022 4:41 pm

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