OBX Outer Banks NC

Civil War scenes through the Lens of the Magic Lantern

MANTEO – A Civil War photography presentation will be held on Saturday, July 14, in the Meeting Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park from 2-3 p.m. Jointly hosted with Outer Banks History Center, it will feature Civil War historian, Dennis Schurr. The event is free and open to the public. The […]

Report from China: Recent graduate updates U.S. State Department experience

Amanda Slowikowski, Nighthawk News editor-in-chief for 2011-2012, is spending six weeks in China with the U.S. State Department as a part of  the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. Slowikowski will be sending email updates about her trip to us here.  Keep up with what she’s doing and what she’s […]

Senior will spend summer in China, immerse herself in language, local culture

By Anderson Sullivan Associate Editor When most students think of summer, the beach, jobs and time with friends come to mind. For one senior, this summer will hold much more. Senior Amanda Slowikowski will be spending six weeks of her summer in China through the National Security Language Initiative for […]

First Flight students bring home 43 awards from NCSMA Institute in Chapel Hill

From Staff Reports Winning a total of 43 awards, First Flight High School was one of the big winners in the state last week at the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association’s Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among the awards were three Tar Heels, making […]

FFHS Teacher Babies Galore

By Jose Valle Advertising Editor In several months, the stork will be making visits to a couple of teachers’ homes. Several teachers at this school are expecting children in upcoming months, though for many it is not their first. In a similar cradle, many just recently had children. Among the […]

Your Missing Out on Some Real FUN!

OBX Outer Banks, NC – Yesterday, leftover swell from the recent string of NE wind remained on the east facing beaches providing some really fun summer time surf!  The standard surfing crew had it in the morning when the swell was up and the tide was pushing near low with […]

Change coming to FFHS halls

By Zach Smith Opinion Editor While some are waiting on the world to change, teachers and students are ready to embrace those changes. Whether it is coming or leaving, adding or cutting, change is coming to this campus for the 2012-2013 school year. Beginning July 1, current administrative assistant Steven […]

OBX Outer Banks: Just Imagine Your Favorite Outdoor Place…

OBX Outer Banks, NC – Now that the spell of NE winds have subsided on the OBX, we begin to look at the upcoming SW opportunities and wavesailing potential for the east facing beaches. However, one dark stain on opportunity to enjoy the best breaks on the islands is the […]

Journalist Uppalapati Comes in Close Second in State-Wide Competition

by xhorxhina zyka staff writer The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, founded in the late 1930s, recognized by academics, journalism and leadership skills, is an educational program which selects potential winners and runner-ups to become N.C. High School Journalist of the Year. “North Carolina Scholastic Media Association is the state […]

Study finds American fast food saltier than other countries’

by megan munson staff writer A man eats an Angus Bacon and Cheese Burger from his local McDonald’s and casually sprinkles extra salt over his fries, ignoring the nutrition label on the side of the carton. A dash of salt might seem harmless, but a teaspoon of salt packs a […]