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May 27

Brigadier Gen Billy Mitchell—an outspoken, controversial visionary with a place in OBX history

Brigadier Gen Billy Mitchell—an outspoken, controversial visionary with a place in OBX history

Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
The Billy Mitchell highway sign on the north end of Hatteras Village gives a sense of who Brigadier General Mitchell was. But it does not come even close to telling the full story of a man who, with considerable justification, is considered the father of American air power. Full story

Former Dare educator now teaches about nature in her books

Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
There’s a new Under the Sea and Wildlife themed children's book series on the Outer Banks, written by a local educator and former vice principal of Manteo Elementary School, Adrienne Palma. Full story

Memorial Day remembrances in Dare County

Memorial Day 2024 ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 27 in the following locations in Dare County. Full story

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‘The race is just a great experience’

Worrell 1000 competitors on the thrills and challenges of the race
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

Eleven impressive 18-foot catamarans came ashore on May 23 at Kill Devil Hills on the next to last leg of the Worrell 1000 race. Full story

Is the Ocracoke Brogue on the endangered list?

NC State researcher Walt Wolfram tracks the disappearing dialect
By Maggie Miles | Outer Bank Voice

Recent research from the Linguistics Department at North Carolina State University has found that southern dialects of North Carolina are disappearing at a rapid rate. Full story

Duck celebrates completion of Living Shoreline and Resiliency Project 

The Town of Duck hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 to commemorate the completion of the Living Shoreline and Resiliency Project that took place along Duck Road (NC-12). Full story

NOAA predicts 85% chance of above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA National Weather Service forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center predict above-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin this year. Full story

Jordan Hennessy threatens to sue Dare Commissioner candidate

Coastal Affordable Housing official blames Katie Morgan for county canceling its housing contract
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

Two weeks after the Dare County Commissioners terminated their housing partnership with Coastal Affordable Housing (CAH) and voted to return $35 million in state housing funds, an attorney for CAH principal Jordan Hennessy wrote to Dare Commissioner candidate Katie Morgan accusing her of “false and defamatory statements” and threatening litigation if the matter is not resolved “immediately and satisfactorily.” Full story

Congressman Murphy to undergo surgery for tumor in base of skull

Congressman Greg Murphy, the Republican who represents North Carolina’s Third Congressional District, issued the following statement on May 21 about a personal health issue. The Third District includes Dare and Hyde Counties, among others. Full story

Army Corps of Engineers completes pipe removal in Buxton 

Analysis of soil samples will determine next steps
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has completed the pipe removal work at the former Buxton Naval Facility Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) property in Dare County North Carolina, but results from soil sampling, which will identify the next steps, are still pending. Full story

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What’s happening on the Outer Banks?

Kitty Hawk Kites has long been a leader in hosting events on the Outer Banks, with annual festivals covering the spectrum of celebrations – from festivals, hang gliding, and kiteboarding to watermelons, pirates, and more! Kitty Hawk Kites is pleased to announce this year’s event schedule, featuring events spanning North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Full story

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