Stories by Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

A passionate ‘State of the County’ address

Bob Woodard mixes performance, policy and pride “Good morning Dare County,” declared Dare County Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Woodard as he opened his State of the County 2020 presentation…

20 hrs


FFMS’ ‘Bri Strong’ uniforms honor fallen student

In the days following the tragic accident that took the life of First Flight Middle School student Bri Blumenthal in November 2015, students at that school held a fundraiser to…

Jan 15


Five seek appointment to vacant ed board seat

Five candidates have applied to fill the vacant District 2 Dare County Board of Education seat created when former Board Member Ben Sproul took office as the new mayor of…

Jan 12


Dare Sheriff still looking for bomb threat suspect

The Dare County Sheriff’s office says that while it is pursuing charges against the student alleged to have posted a social media threat that led to a school lockdown on…

Jan 3


Probe of K-Mart crash finds private driver at fault

The N.C. State Highway Patrol’s investigation of an accident last week between a police car and a private vehicle in front of the K-Mart in Kill Devil Hills has concluded…

Dec 23


State House battles to highlight 2020 election year

Five contests loom for Dare Commissioners, Ed Board A flurry of eleventh-hour filings has left Dare County voters with a pretty full ballot of candidates to choose from in the…

Dec 21


Schuster crowned Dixie Women’s Amateur champ

First Flight High School’s Katherine Schuster brought home another addition to her already crowded trophy shelf when she captured the 2019 Women’s Dixie Amateur Championship on Friday, Dec. 20. The…

Dec 21


The Candy Bomber delivers again

Under a cloudless blue sky and a warm winter sun, hundreds of people turned out at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo on Sunday afternoon to participate in a…

Dec 15


What’s my home worth?

With revaluation, Dare property owners will soon find out Sometime in February, the owners of nearly 44,000 Dare County properties will receive notices telling them, hopefully as accurately as possible,…

Nov 20


After deadlock, Borland is Manteo Commissioner

 Victory comes after Fry opts out of tiebreaker  Jason Borland has become a Manteo Commissioner under unusual circumstances after he and incumbent Hannon Fry remained tied following a Nov. 15…

Nov 15


Recount in Manteo? Not quite yet

 Some votes still need to be counted The possibility of a recount looms in a Manteo Commissioners race after the Election Day results left incumbent Hannon Fry (154 votes) with…

Nov 12


Sproul wins KDH mayor’s race, some incumbents lose

Dare County Board of Education Member Ben Sproul cruised to a relatively easy victory over Anne Petera in the one contested mayoral race in Dare County on Tuesday Nov. 5…

Nov 5