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There also is the potential for flash freezing as temperatures dip drastically, the weather service said in its Thursday morning briefing.

Nags Head is planning to spend $514,800 to mitigate problems in three different areas. The work is expected to reduce how often it floods and how long the water stays high, said town engineer David Ryan.

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Computer forecasting models used by the National Weather Service have become more confident that the coastal storm will produce only rain for southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

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As of Tuesday, forecasters were calling for a little more than a half inch of rain for the extreme coastal parts of the region, with a possible mixture forming just to the west.

Chase Padula, 3, plays on the Corolla beach with his fur brother Baxter. Chase's extended family has made the annual trek from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Corolla for the past eight years, and they plan to return in September.

This sweet 5-year-old mixed breed has been in the care of the Outer Banks SPCA since March 28, 2018 — that's nearly seven years in dog years. The SPCA is hoping someone will open their heart and help Brownie have a happily ever after by providing this snuggle bug a forever home.

Norfolk's biggest Christmas snowfall was in 2010. There was no snow in the morning, but flakes started falling in the afternoon and a major snowstorm blew through on the 26th. Norfolk received 14.2 inches that day — the third largest one-day snowfall in Norfolk's history, according to the weather service.

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Edward James Vincek, 94, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, was presented with a Quilt of Valor during a Roth family union Nov. 24 at the Grassfield Ruritan Club.

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Since the remains of the Queen Anne’s Revenge were found 22 years ago, state conservators have recovered thousands of metal parts from the pirate's sunken ship, including cannons and a 12-foot-long anchor. But the real value of the vessel's discovery is the wood.