Stories by Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

Health officials recommend stay-at-home Thanksgiving

In the wake of CDC recommendations that people avoid travel and celebrate Thanksgiving with those they live with, state and local health officials offered similar holiday advice with COVID-19 cases…

Nov 20


New state COVID alert system unveiled

Dare, Currituck classified as ‘orange’ counties State officials today unveiled a County Alert System to try and combat the increasing spread of COVID-19 in the state and have categorized Dare…

Nov 17


Harvey Hess’ restaurant vandalized after BOE meeting

The popular Kitty Hawk restaurant Capt’n Franks was vandalized shortly after its owner, Harvey Hess, cast the lone vote at the Nov. 13 Dare Board of Education meeting against returning…

Nov 14


Dare reports 21 new cases of COVID-19 

Cooper reduces size of indoor gatherings Dare County reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 10, the second highest number of new daily cases since the outset of the…

Nov 10


Woody win highlights GOP strength in Dare County

Back in 2016, when Dare County Board of Education campaigns were non-partisan events, Bea Basnight cruised to victory, running unopposed.  In 2020 — following state legislation that turned those elections…

Nov 4


N.C. official: ‘We are ready for Election Day’

Dare to deploy about 140 poll workers at 16 locations At a Nov. 2 news briefing at which state election officials were asked about a range of potentially disruptive scenarios…

Nov 2


Fletcher case arrest follows passionate public effort

The Oct. 26 news of the arrest of a suspect in the LeeAnn Fletcher murder case — coming almost exactly three months after the Kitty Hawk woman died — marks…

Oct 26


Judge vs. Steinburg in hard-fought NC Senate race

To a significant degree, the high-profile contest for the District 1 North Carolina Senate seat between incumbent Republican Bob Steinburg and Democratic challenger Tess Judge has played out as a…

Oct 28


Fulcher vs. Hanig in NC House District 6

In the race for the District 6 seat in the NC House of Representatives, Republican incumbent Bobby Hanig and Democratic challenger Tommy Fulcher agree that the COVID-19 epidemic has highlighted…

Oct 26


NC to ‘pause’ in Phase 3 of re-opening

Current COVID cases surpass summer numbers With the number of recent new cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina now surpassing previous highs reported back in July, Governor Roy Cooper announced…

Oct 21


Hooper challenges Woodard for District 2 seat

In their race for the District 2 seat on the Dare County Board of Commissioners, incumbent Republican Bob Woodard and Democratic challenger Amanda Hooper talk about a number of the…

Oct 19


‘This isn’t where we want to be’

NC reports record high in new COVID cases On the day when North Carolina reported a record high for new cases of COVID-19, top state officials strongly emphasized the need…

Oct 15