Stories by Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice


Manteo women take NC 2A soccer title
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
The undefeated Manteo High School Women’s soccer team permanently etched its 2023 season into sports history by winning the North Carolina 2A State Championship in Greensboro on Saturday, June 3 by a score of 5-3 over powerhouse defending champs Wheatmore. Full story

13 hrs

Scallywags drop opener, but fog has the last say

By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
Summer collegiate wooden-bat baseball returned to the Outer Banks on June 1 in a game that was actually fogged out—the umpires calling it in the sixth inning after a high fly ball was lost in the heavy haze enveloping the field. Full story

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One win away!!!   

Manteo women win Regional Championship against Clinton, 2-1
By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
The still unbeaten Manteo women’s soccer team moved into the State 2A Championship game with a 2-1 win over No 1 seed Clinton in the Regional Championships on Tuesday, May 30. Full story

May 30

Former Kitty Hawk Town Manager Stewart hired for that job in Oakland, Florida

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Andy Stewart, who resigned suddenly last fall after serving for six years as Kitty Hawk Town Manager, has just been hired to fill the same position in Oakland, FL, a town of about 3,500 located in the central part of the state. Full story

May 30

Local State Rep. Kidwell resigns from leadership slot

Move comes after remarks about Democratic lawmaker
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Representative Keith Kidwell, a Republican who represents part of Dare County as well as Hyde County in the NC House of Representatives, resigned his leadership position there in the wake of recent remarks he made regarding a Democratic state representative, according to multiple media reports. Full story

May 26

‘He has truly been an inspiration to everyone’ 

In remarkable comeback, JD Perry takes the mound for Manteo
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Last summer, 15-year-old Manteo High School student and blossoming pitcher JD Perry was severely injured when his legs were mangled by a propellor in a boating accident. Recovery included multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. Full story

May 1

Harbinger man dies in motorcycle accident

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has confirmed that a Harbinger man was fatally injured in an accident on April 18 in Grandy after the motorcycle he was riding lost control and skidded into another vehicle. Full story

Apr 20

Dare Ed Board could soon approve policy to allow school personnel to administer Naloxone

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
  While no action was taken when it came up for First Reading at the April 17 Dare Board of Education meeting, the board could soon approve a new policy that would allow school employees to administer the opioid overdose rescue drug Naloxone to those experiencing an overdose. Full story

Apr 19

FDA approval of over-the-counter naloxone spray cheered by Dare Health officials

By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
Local officials on the frontlines of the fight against the opioid epidemic welcomed the March 29 announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Narcan, 4 milligram (mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, for use without a prescription. Full story

Mar 29

Manteo moving quickly to create ‘social district’

Plan could be in place by April 7 First Friday event By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice With the April 7 First Friday event as a target date, Manteo officials are moving quickly toward the establishment of a downtown “social district” where alcoholic beverages in designated containers are permitted on the street. Full story

Mar 22

Outer Banks Health earmarks $5M to support expansion of Manteo Family Medicine Practice

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice In July 2022, Outer Banks Hospital President Ronnie Sloan announced plans to renovate the property housing the Outer Banks Family Medical Practice in Manteo and to build a 2,500- square-foot addition adjacent to that building in order to eventually incorporate more medical staff. Full story

Mar 20

Two couples are new owners of Brewing Station

Will retain staff, keep business going as is  By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice. According to outgoing Outer Banks Brewing Station co-owner Eric Reece, the sale of the iconic restaurant and entertainment venue was really clinched when the new owners agreed to retain all the existing employees and keep operating the business as it had been run. Full story

Mar 10