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Dec 1

At age 80, Le Hook is a special Santa

At age 80, Le Hook is a special Santa

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
It was the year 2000 and Le Hook was in Montgomery, Alabama at a Christmas lights show at the local zoo with his wife and two young sons. He decided to wear a Santa hat to be festive. As he sat on a train that guided folks through the lightshow, he looked behind him to find two wide- eyed little boys. “Are you Santa?” they asked him. Full story

KDH woman loses $29K in FTC scam

A Kill Devil Hills resident was scammed out of $29,000 by individuals posing as agents with the Federal Trade Commission. Full story

Dare County Water Department Announces Completion of Colington Road Water Leak Repairs

11/30 at 5:30 p.m. UPDATE: The Dare County Water Department has announced that the water leak that occurred between Old Schoolhouse Road and 1949 Colington Road in Kill Devil Hills has been repaired. Full story


NOV. 29 to DEC. 2
Good Guys tournament adds another day of high-flying hoops action

First Flight High School men’s basketball coach Chad Williams has built the Good Guys vs Cancer Basketball Showcase into one of the biggest and best tournaments in the state. Even better than the show-stopping talent on the court is the money raised for the American Cancer Society and local causes. Full story

Grand jury declines to indict man for August shooting in Manteo, other defendants still face charges

By Mark Jurkowitz |  Outer Banks Voice
There will be no charges against an individual who shot and wounded a woman in what police characterized “an internal family feud” that “boiled over” on Sir Walter Raleigh Street in Manteo on Aug. 10, 2023. Full story

Turmoil at First Flight High as principal resigns and assistant principal suspended

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
There’s been major upheaval at First Flight High School (FFHS) with the resignation of Principal Chuck Lansing and the suspension of Assistant Principal Lela Ingram pending an investigation. Full story

OBX’s special ‘Christmas Houses’
The Facendas’ Kitty Hawk Christmas Land

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
(This is part of an ongoing Voice series on the OBX’s special ‘Christmas Houses’)

Even in the summer months, when the kids in Tony Facenda’s neighborhood ride by on their bikes and see him doing any kind of work in the yard, they are quick to yell out, “Are you working on Christmas?” Full story

NOV. 30 to DEC. 31
A new OBX tradition: The 12 bars of Christmas

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
12 different Dare County restaurants and bars now plunging headfirst into Christmas spirit—from the décor and decorations to the food and drink. Full story

Preparing for cold-stun sea turtle season

If you spot a sea turtle on land this time of year, please call one of the stranding hotlines with your location. Hatteras Island: 252-216-6892 (National Park Service, Cape Hatteras National Seashore) North of Oregon Inlet: 252-441-8622 N.E.S.T. Full story

Mark Your Calendars
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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