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Jun 7

Community Foundation awards $198.8K in 81 scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded $198,800 in 81 scholarships to 70 students this spring, the most awards ever in the Community Foundation’s expanding scholarship program’s history. Full story

Shayne Perry murder case continued to Oct. 30

Judge cites plea negotiations in case involving killing of William Bowlin
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
The case against Shayne Michael Perry, the Kitty Hawk man charged with the second-degree murder of 60-year-old William Jeffrey “Jeff” Bowlin on Aug. 14, 2022, came up in Dare County Superior Court on June 5, but was continued again, this time to Oct. 30. Full story

Virginia Beach man given $155K secured bond on multiple drug charges

On June 5, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Dare County Sheriff's Office Deputies working the C-District along with NCSHP [North Carolina State Highway Patrol] conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Avon near the Food Lion on NC Hwy 12. Full story

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The Lost Colony Finds Its Way 

Curtain rose for 86th season on June 2
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
The 2023 version of The Lost Colony offers a great night of theater under the stars. The special effects are compelling; the pacing of the play is brisk but keeps the story line intact; and there is not a weak link among the actors. Full story


By Mark Jurkowitz The undefeated Manteo High School Women’s soccer team permanently etched its 2023 season into sports history by winning the North Carolina 2A State Championship in Greensboro on Saturday, June 3 by a score of 5-3 over powerhouse defending champs Wheatmore. Full story

‘It’s the greatest underdog tale’

Film students are bringing the Wright Brothers story to the screen
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice Despite their monumental achievement of inventing the world's first successful motor-operated airplane and shaping the course of history, the story of the Wright Brothers has never been brought to life on the silver screen Full story

‘It was a dream to come over here’

International J-1 students gather for an Outer Banks summer
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
About 70 international students were already in line outside the Outer Banks Family YMCA on Tuesday, May 30 by 9 a.m.—and there were more to come. Full story

In Dare County, a struggle to hire new workers

Currently 64 full-time vacancies, new budget proposes cutting 11 positions
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
Dare County’s struggles to hire county employees was a topic of discussion at the board of  commissioners May 17 meeting, when County Manager Bobby Outten reported that as of April 30, there were 64 full-time employment vacancies in the workforce. Many of the positions have gone unfilled for a long time. Full story

Where will Outer Banks tourism be in a decade?

‘Long-Range Tourism Management Plan’ looks ahead 10 years
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
After considering global tourism trends and garnering local input, a consulting firm working with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau presented a “Long-Range Tourism Management Plan” on the evening of May 24 at the Ramada Plaza Oceanfront in Kill Devil Hills. Full story

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What’s Happening in 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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