Stories by Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

OBX Environmental Film Fest

Event organized by Peace Garden Project, sponsored by Dare Arts
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

The Peace Garden Project, a local 501 (c)(3) focused on environmental justice and food justice, is bringing the Outer Banks its first ever environmental film festival next month. Full story

Oct 4

A post on OBX Locals sparks community kindness

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
A recent post on the OBX Locals Facebook site has generated a lot of attention and interaction. And it’s all for a good cause. Full story

Nov 17

All Saints Episcopal to host Holly Days on Nov. 17 and 18

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
If you’ve been to events at All Saints Episcopal Church in Kitty Hawk, one thing is clear: When they do events, they do them big. The largest craft show on the Outer Banks, the Holly Days Bazaar and Arts Festival will take place on Nov. 17 and 18 and will offer paintings from local art icons like James Melvin and Noah Snyder as well as a plethora of jewelry, pottery, soaps, candles and more. Full story

Nov 6

‘It’s going to be like hallowed ground’

Stirring memories and emotions, The Wall That Heals comes to Dare County
By Maggie Miles  | Outer Banks Voice

The Wall That Heals—a traveling, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which tours the country—will be on display in Dare County from Nov. 16 through Nov. 19 at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. Full story

Nov 1

Some Outer Banks ghost stories for Halloween

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
With the Halloween season upon us, let’s not forget some of the scary, ghost-y legends of the Outer Banks. There are those who long ago shuffled off this mortal coil but are still believed to wander their old haunts. And some say they have even seen the shadows of their spirits lurking in the corners. Here are a few of the places you can go if you want to feel spooked. Full story

Oct 27

‘It’s been a good career’

After more than 50 years in the sky, Charlie Snow honored with Wright award
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

From flying for the Civil Air Patrol at just 14 years old to running private charter flights for celebrities, Charlie Snow been airborne for more than six decades. And for his lifetime in in flight, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding Snow with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50 years of accident and violation free flying. Full story

Oct 13

‘You could never have convinced me this would happen here’

Family of Demetrius Selby speaks about his death, plan protests
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

Members of the family of Sylvester Demetrius Selby say they are shocked and frightened after he was shot and killed last Monday night by a Dare County Sheriff’s Deputy, the fourth death in their family from gun violence in the past two years. Full story

Oct 9

Behind the camera with Pet of the Week

How the SPCA creates the videos designed to lead to adoptions
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

Every other Monday, Casey Robertson, local photographer and producer of CurrentTV, heads to Manteo to film some special subjects. They are a little furrier than his usual clients and like to chase balls and get their bellies scratched. They’re the SPCA Pet of the Week, and whether it's Sugar the dog, who’s “as sweet as they come,” or Theadore the cat, who loves chasing after string, the videos showcase the unique personality of each pet. Full story

Oct 2

‘Lights, camera, classics’: New Outer Banks Film Society plans a ‘book club for film’

New Outer Banks Film Society plans a ‘book club for film’
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

Dare Arts, along with film enthusiasts Gaye and David Morris, are bringing yet another attraction to Manteo by introducing the first ever Outer Banks Film Society, created to foster a community that appreciates the art of film. Full story

Aug 21

‘It’s a moving tribute, a celebration of compassion’

Why Erin Collins started the Chasing Rainbows Charity Race
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

After Erin Collins lost her son right before his due date in 2019, she did the only thing she could think of that had gotten her through ups and downs in life. She laced up her shoes and went for a run. Full story

Sep 22

Using farm animals to help humans feel better

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
When Christina Strayer and Frances Danner looked at the suicide rate for workers on the frontlines of public safety and public health, they thought, ‘What can we do?’ Full story

Sep 28

Jockey’s Ridge ceremony to mark terminus of Mountains-to-Sea Trail

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
In 1977, Howard Lee, then Secretary of the NC Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, was invited to give a speech at a trails conference at Lake Junaluska. In that speech, he proposed that there should be a trail that runs from one end of the state of North Carolina to the other. Full story

Sep 15