Stories by Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

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

Feb 2


Hunt Club Dr. property could be site of new Corolla Sugar Planet store

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice The Currituck County Planning & Community Development Department has confirmed that S&S properties, believed to be the parent company of the Sugar Kingdom candy store chain, obtained permits in July 2022 for the “Sugar Planet” name and for an interior build-out of a Corolla office building into an “ice cream and retail space.” Full story

Jan 24


Sugar Kingdom company to open two new stores

Along with Kitty Hawk site, Corolla proposed as second location By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice According to a company official, Sugar Kingdom, which currently has stores in in Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, plans to open soon at two new locations. Full story

Jan 21


‘It just depends on the year or day you pick’

What part of OBX is an island and what part is a peninsula?

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

On a barrier island, the only constant is change. Full story

Jan 17


After Dark at All Saints readies for new season

Course offerings range from wine tasting to surf casting, proceeds go to nonprofits Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice All Saints Episcopal Church Full story

Jan 6


Manteo Board paves way for new Dare Youth Center

Approval follows spirited debate over new facility’s roof

Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

At its Jan. 4 meeting, the Manteo Board of Commissioners approved, with a condition, the special use permit for the $1.7 million, 4,800 sq ft. Dare County Youth Center facility to be built at 101 N. Highway 64-264 between Agona and Fernando Streets in Manteo. Full story

Jan 8


After Dark at All Saints readies for new season

Course offerings range from wine tasting to surf casting, proceeds go to nonprofits Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice All Saints Episcopal Church Full story

Dec 31


From a grateful community, an ode to the Pioneer

From the famous popcorn to the first nervous kisses By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice For those of us who grew up on the Outer Banks, the Pioneer Theater in Manteo was more than just a place to see movies. It was a place of firsts — our first taste of independence, our first handholding, our first dates, our first kiss. Full story

Dec 15


OBX must-see Christmas Houses
Another home in KDH carries on the Poulos legacy

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice Dianna Mueller says she had long searched for an angel to put in her yard, but she could never find the one she had pictured in her mind. Full story

Dec 19


How OBX’s ‘Pottery Family’ came together

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice It might be fair to say the Outer Banks “Pottery Family,” was born in Robin York’s pottery class on the Dare County campus of the College of the Albemarle. Full story

Dec 12


Shining a spotlight on Dare’s childcare crunch

Hannah Bunn West and allies want to ‘start a conversation’ on the issue By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice. In 2020, Hannah Bunn West faced the dilemma and difficult choice that a number of working mothers do. Twice within that year, under different circumstances, West left jobs she liked because of a lack of childcare for her two very young children. Full story

Dec 6


Dedicated to the herd mentality

How the Corolla Wild Horse Fund protects its unique community Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice What do you do when a herd of wild horses that has been around for more than 500 years are being killed at an alarming rate? You protect them at all costs. That was the thought of a group of concerned citizens who banded together in 1989 when a number of wild horses were hit and killed on Highway 12 from 1985 to 1989. Full story

Nov 27