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Feb 29

Currituck County Manager Ike McRee to retire

Currituck County Manager Ike McRee to retire

McRee’s status was a focal point of censure of Commissioner Beaumont
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

Currituck County Manager Ike McRee will be retiring from that post on April 1 of this year, the county reported on Wednesday, Feb. 28. News of his retirement was included in a press release announcing that the Currituck Board of Commissioners would meet on Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m. to “discuss a succession plan” to fill that post. Full story

Fire destroys Manteo Furniture Warehouse 

Firefighters from Dare, Currituck and Tyrrell counties respond to Manns Harbor blaze
A fire that broke out at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 destroyed the Manteo Furniture & Appliance warehouse in Manns Harbor, according to Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson. Full story

Strong winds, possible flooding in our forecast

Strong southwesterly winds will bring a threat for soundside coastal flooding and localized ocean overwash to portions of eastern NC on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Full story

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‘Making a survivor’ into ‘a thriver’ 

Gail Hutchinson fills many roles as victim’s advocate in Dare Sheriff’s office.
By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice

Gail Hutchison is a calming and capable force. She works as a victim’s advocate at the Dare County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Doug Doughtie finds her irreplaceable. “It’s a job probably that very few people can do that she does,” he says. “She does things well outside the scope of what I hired her for.” Full story

Dare County’s 2023 meals and collections numbers up modestly over 2022

By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
The full-year 2023 numbers for occupancy and meals collections in Dare County were up slightly compared with the previous year, according to data presented on Feb. 19 by Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Executive Director Lee Nettles. Full story

No threat to safety found after report at Moyock Middle School

On Feb. 26, the Currituck County Schools posted this report on its Facebook page concerning a potential threat at the Moyock Middle School. Full story

Nags Head BOC nixes planning board proposal on multi-family dwellings, opts for task force

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
Meeting on Feb. 7, the Nags Head Commissioners rejected a text amendment approved by the Nags Head Planning Board that would have permitted multi-family dwelling in certain parts of town—opting instead to create a task force to work on the issue. Full story

Woodard versus Hayman for District 2 Dare Board of Commissioners seat

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
(This is the third of three stories about the six candidates in Republican primary contests for the Dare County Board of Commissioners) The Republican primary contest for the District 2 seat on the Dare County Board of Commissioners features incumbent Chair Bob Woodard being challenged by Christian Thomas Hayman. Full story

‘Save Our Sand Dunes’ spotlights the role of kids in saving Jockey’s Ridge

Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
In 2016, the North Carolina Office of Archives and History began a children’s book series aimed at preserving and promoting North Carolina History. Their latest installment, distributed by the University of North Carolina Press, is on a topic near and dear to Outer Banks residents. Full story

Overman vs. Creef in primary contest for District 1 seat on Dare Board of Commissioners

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
(This is the second of three stories about the six candidates in Republican primary contests for the Dare County Board of Commissioners)
One of the three Republican primary contests for the Dare County Board of Commissioners pits current Board Vice Chair Wally Overman against challenger Carson Creef for a District 1 seat. Each candidate was asked the same five questions. Full story

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