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So far this year, a total of 16.05 inches of rain has fallen. February was the wettest with 4.69 inches, followed by January with 3.81, April with 3.24, March with 2.43 and so far 1.88 this month.

Cooper, a 9-year-old beagle-mix, is the care of the Currituck County Animal Shelter, 140 Aviation Pkwy., in Barco. The Department of Animal Services and Control is responsible for operating the animal shelter, and its staff is responsible for protecting the rights of animals in the community…

Kate, a sweet-natured, declawed domestic shorthair, has been at the Outer Banks SPCA since Nov. 3, 2018. The nearly old feline is waiting for her fur-ever home. If you'd like to meet Kate, stop by the OBX SPCA at 1031 Driftwood Drive, Manteo, call (252) 475-5620, or visit obxspca.org.

Australia, with Rod Waterhouse and Beau White, still hold the overall lead and continuing to dominate the first Worrell in 17 years — holding an overall lead of nearly four hours ahead of Cat in the Hat and almost 12 hours in front of TCDYC.