Stories by Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice

How soccer became king in Dare County

The evolution of the sport, from sandspurs to state tourneys By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. State titles. Regional championships. Collegiate players. Soccer in Dare County, a narrow sliver of land with a small population, is a resounding success story — and has been for some time. But how did we get here? Full story

19 hrs


Karin Edmond keeps ‘Candy Bomber’ legacy alive

Manteo resident leads fundraising for this year’s event By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. The distinct roar of the C-54 engine drew Karin Edmond to the Manteo airport in 1999. About half a century had passed, but she immediately recognized the airplane’s sound, and it flooded her with memories of a difficult childhood that she’d previously never shared with her five children. Full story

Nov 15


‘Think outside our walls’

Churches encouraged to address community mental health, harm reduction By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice Speaking to local faith leaders on Nov. 3, Reverend Jessica Stokes from the N.C. Council of Churches encouraged their organizations to “think outside our walls” and take pragmatic steps to address mental health and harm reduction in the community. Full story

Nov 5


Duck delays pursuit of Barrier Island Station vehicular access; defers decision to February

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice Citing timing and the still-pending CAMA permit, the Town of Duck announced on Nov. 1 that no beach access for anything other than official vehicles will be pursued until after the Town Council’s February retreat. Full story

Nov 4


State rejects Rogallo Museum on Jockey’s Ridge

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. Citing both natural environment and legal concerns, the state on Friday Oct. 28 denied the request for a private museum to be built on Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Full story

Oct 28


Proposed Event Center in ‘consensus building’ stage

No timeline yet for construction of Nags Head facility By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. As tourism officials continue to provide public presentations about the proposed Event Center at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head, the building itself is still at least three years away, with no clear timeline for what happens going forward. Full story

Oct 27


Dare County ‘far ahead’ in opioid funding plans

AG Stein praises county’s use of settlement funds By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. Dare County is “far ahead” of most counties in its plan to use its portion of the national opioid settlement funding, according to North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. Full story

Oct 23


Opposition emerges to Duck plan for beach access at Barrier Island Station

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. At an Oct. 5 meeting that featured numerous objections to the plan, the Duck Town Council voted 4-1 to move forward with revisions to its CAMA permit applications to allow vehicular access at Barrier Island Station Duck Resort. Initially, that access will be used to transport workers for the town’s upcoming beach nourishment process. Full story

Oct 9


Dare Sheriff ramps up fight against human trafficking

County gets $400K grant for regional trafficking task force By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. Jaclyn Kiene holds a position that the Dare County Sheriff’s Office just created in March of this year. She’s an investigator dedicated to the addressing the growing problem of human trafficking in the county. Full story

Oct 11


At town hall meeting, straight talk about suicide

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice The Sept. 27 Dare County town hall on suicide featured a documentary with moving accounts from those affected by suicide, ominous warnings about the increase in suicide among young people and practical information about the reasons people take their owns lives and ways to prevent it. Full story

Sep 29


‘Shattering the silence around suicide’

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice | On Sept. 27, leaders of several Dare County groups hope to put a spotlight on a public health issue that often stays in the shadows. Full story

Sep 1


Abortion rights a central message at Dowdy Park rally

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. Speakers hailing from as close as Dare County and as far away as Charlotte and New York shared messages encouraging civil engagement and hope for the state’s future at Rally for Our Freedoms on Sept. 25 at Dowdy Park in Nags Head. Full story

Sep 26