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May 30


Rodanthe home collapse becomes a national (even international) story

Rodanthe home collapse becomes a national (even international) story

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
The headlines blared from Raleigh, NC to Washington D.C. and from Bismarck, North Dakota to Sydney, Australia. Full story


DA Cruden says Dare Deputy’s actions were ‘lawful’ in March Colington shooting

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Following the NC State Bureau of Investigation’s (SBI) completion of its investigation into the incident earlier this month, District Attorney Jeff Cruden has concluded that the Dare County Sheriff’s Deputy who shot a woman in Colington on March 17 is “clear of any wrongdoing in the case.” Full story


Public invited to help Cape Hatteras National Seashore employees clean up beach debris in Rodanthe

On Wednesday, May 29, the public is invited to help Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) employees clean up some of the debris associated with today’s unoccupied house collapse at 24131 Ocean Drive in Rodanthe. Full story

 
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CHNS begins cleanup of fallen house in Rodanthe

The beach from Sea Haven Drive to South Shore Drive in Rodanthe is temporarily closed
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) is beginning cleanup activities at the site of an unoccupied house collapse at 24131 Ocean Drive in Rodanthe, North Carolina. The house likely collapsed around 2:30 a.m. this morning, May 28. Full story


Oceanfront home collapses overnight in Rodanthe

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press
An unoccupied home at the end of Ocean Drive in Rodanthe collapsed into the ocean at approximately 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday morning, May 28. Full story



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



‘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


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



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What’s happening on the Outer Banks?

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