Stories by Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

Dare Sheriff’s deputies ticketing checkpoint cheaters

Virtually every day, on social media and elsewhere, rumors and stories surface about people finding ways to circumvent the restriction on non-residents and non-resident property owners entering the Outer Banks.…

Mar 31


Cooper issues statewide ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

Several hours after Dare County officials issued a similar edict, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced a statewide ‘Stay-at-Home’ Executive Order on March 27 that is designed to slow the…

Mar 27


Official says about half of NC hospital beds now empty

Average age of person infected with COVID-19 is 41 At the 2 p.m. March 26 COVID-19 briefing, North Carolina State Health Director Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson provided some new information indicating…

Mar 26


Cooper announces first two NC COVID-19 deaths

Governor says new restrictions to be unveiled soon Opening his 2 p.m. March 25 briefing with the news that North Carolina had recorded its first two COVID-19 deaths, a somber…

Mar 25


Cooper extends school closures until May 15

At his March 23 COVID-19 briefing, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the state’s K-12 public schools will remain closed for in-person instruction until at least May 15, substantially extending the…

Mar 23


“Extreme circumstances” required to allow non-resident owner into Dare County

Dare County can approve an exception to its current restrictions on non-resident property owners entering the county. But it is one that would only apply to “something dire,” according to…

Mar 22


NC official: No plans to ‘shelter in place’

Despite increasing efforts to restrict the movement of residents in several other states, a top North Carolina official said today that there are no plans to order state residents to…

Mar 20


NC Health Director says no ‘community spread’ detected in state yet

Speaking at a press briefing on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 16, North Carolina State Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson offered up a few key numbers related to the…

Mar 16


In Dare County, ‘More people are getting tested’

While not divulging the number of tests conducted in Dare County to date, a local health department official noted that the county is in good shape when it comes to…

Mar 13


NC high school sports suspended

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced today that it is suspending the spring sports season until at least April 6, when the decision will be re-evaluated. The…

Mar 12


NC high school sports suspended

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced today that it is suspending the spring sports season until at least April 6, when the decision will be re-evaluated. The…

Mar 12


Taste of the Beach cancels events at Soundside Site

But restaurant-hosted events will continue as planned Outer Banks Taste of the Beach events that had been scheduled for the Soundside Event Site during the upcoming March 26-29 event have…

Mar 11