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Feb 6


Croatan Hwy project starts in Nags Head  

Some traffic to be diverted to S. Virginia Dare Trail The milling and paving portion of NCDOT’s South Croatan Hwy resurfacing project is scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 6 commencing near the intersection of Gray Eagle St./S. Croatan Hwy. and proceeding northward. Full story


Frank Stick show opens at Dare Arts, winning entries displayed

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice Hundreds of people cycled through the galleries at Dare Arts in downtown Manteo for the opening night reception for two art shows on Friday, Feb. 3. Both the 45th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show and “A Checkered Past: The Story of Keeper Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesaving Station” opened on Feb. 3 and are on display through Feb. 25. Full story


From duck blinds to shipwrecks, Dare’s GIS maps are a treasure trove of info

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice There’s something for everyone on the Dare County GIS (Geographic Information System) page. Find the value of a particular Dare County property, locate the county’s duck blinds and identify their owners, or go back in time to learn about the area’s first real tourist hotel (built in 1838). It’s all there in an easy-to-use format. Full story



‘We want it to be told’  

Pea Island Preservation Society celebrates Black history on the Outer Banks By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice Joan Collins is firmly anchored to the Black history of the Outer Banks. “My family history here can definitely be connected to the roles Blacks played in the US Life-Saving Service,” the US Coast Guard and the Freedman’s Colony,” she said. Full story


Events honoring Black History Month on OBX

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice Feb. 1 marked the start of Black History Month, and the Outer Banks has no shortage of stories rich with the survival and courage of generations of Black locals in the community. Full story



Shortage of local sports officials in ‘a crisis mode’

Refs cite factors ranging from bad behavior to low pay By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice Roger Morgan has a grim prediction for the future of scholastic sports. Full story


Manteo Planning and Zoning Board approves permit for new health center

The planned federally qualified health center in Manteo moved closer to reality when the Manteo Special Planning and Zoning Board approved a change of use permit on Jan. 31 to allow the facility to operate at 402 Budleigh Street. Full story



Three suspects in Manteo theft also charged with Nags Head larceny

By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice The three suspects charged with theft from a Manteo ABC store on the night of Jan. 27 are also facing charges involving larceny from the Ulta store in Nags Head as part of a reported spree that included a high- speed getaway attempt, responses from multiple law enforcement agencies and, ultimately, their being taken into custody around the OBX Bowling Center in Nags Head, according to police sources. Full story


New phase of construction project to impact intersection of Colington Road and US-158

On Jan. 31, the Town of Kill Devil Hills posted this update on impending changes to traffic patterns as a result of the ongoing Colington Road project. Full story



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