Stories by Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice

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

Jun 5


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

May 25


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

May 28


‘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

May 31


Dare Board removes 22 zoning districts from cluster home ordinance

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
The Dare County Board of Commissioners approved a zoning text amendment removing 22 zoning districts from the county’s cluster home development ordinance by a unanimous 5-0 vote during its May 17 special meeting. Full story

May 18


After terrific seasons, Manteo and First Flight women’s soccer teams hit the playoffs

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice After finishing first and second respectively in the Northeastern Coastal 2A/3A Conference this season, the Manteo High School and First Flight High School women’s soccer teams are advancing to the playoffs, which start on May 15. Full story

May 13


‘A family because of Lisa’

Dare County Dance founder Lisa Allen Heath takes a bow
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
When Lisa Allen Heath announced on social media that she’d be retiring from Dare County Dance—a Dare County Parks and Recreation program that she established in 1986—hundreds of people responded instantly with well-wishes. Full story

May 10


Dare School Board approves new Naloxone policy

Move will allow school employees to administer overdose rescue drug
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
In a unanimous vote at its May 8 meeting, the Dare County Board of Education passed a new policy allowing school personnel to administer Naloxone. Full story

May 9


OBX Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Coalition seeks recruits

In presentation to Nags Head Board, Saltzman cites accident stats By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice “’Be bright and be seen’…is one of the major mottos” of the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition, according to Ben Saltzman, the coalition’s public relations director. That phrase also summarizes the work the organization does. Full story

May 6


Nags Head approves C-5 zoning district map

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
By a unanimous 5-0 vote at their May 3 meeting, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners approved a zoning map amendment for its historic character area. Full story

May 4


Dare Board approves Wanchese cluster home permit

Hearing set for May 17 to potentially amend cluster home ordinance By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice At its May 1 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the special use permit application for “The Villages at Old Wharf Road” in Wanchese, a 60-unit cluster home development project that has drawn vocal opposition from the Wanchese community. Full story

May 2


KDH Board expands use of Accessory Dwelling Units

Town officials say effort designed to combat local housing shortage By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice The Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners adopted two zoning amendments at its April 26 meeting that Town officials say are designed to create more year-round housing opportunities. Full story

Apr 27