Stories by Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

NC, Dare County to pause J&J COVID vaccinations

The State of North and Dare County are heeding the guidance of the CDC and FDA, which have recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot…

23 hrs


The Lost Colony to no longer include ‘redface’ actors 

Other changes coming in Native American aspect of play Kevin Bradley, chairman of the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA), recalls that the organization would receive occasional complaints about its use…

Apr 12


Layton assault case postponed again — till June 3

The court date for the assault case against former Duck Town Manager Chris Layton, which had been scheduled for April 8, has again been moved back, this time to June…

Apr 7


Citing negativity, DHHS cancels Safer Spot program

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on April 6 that it is discontinuing its OBX Safer Spot program that was designed to recognize establishments and organizations…

Apr 6


Cooper eases capacity limits on businesses, venues

New Executive Order comes as COVID metrics improve Stating that “we are still seeing improvement with our COVID metrics,” Governor Roy Cooper has issued a new Executive Order easing a…

Mar 23


In pandemic year, 2020 occupancy revenue exceeds 2019 numbers by 11%.

Some sectors of the local economy suffered a COVID pandemic recession in 2020. But that sure isn’t the case for one part of Dare County hospitality industry. The Dare County…

Mar 11


Case against defendant in LeeAnn Fletcher killing continued until May 3

The office of First District DA Andrew Womble confirmed today that the second-degree murder case against John (Jay) Tolson in the killing of LeeAnn Fletcher has been continued until May…

Mar 3


Positive news on COVID cases and available doses

March 2 was a day for optimism as both North Carolina and Dare County officials provided updates on the battle against the COVID pandemic. At a 2 p.m. press briefing,…

Mar 2


Dare County to buy Mako Mike’s from Kelly

Dare County today agreed to buy Mako Mike’s restaurant from owner Mike Kelly as part of a project that would involve a new Dare County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) facility…

Mar 1


‘A very strong culture of philanthropy’

Departing OBCF director Lorelei Costa shares her thoughts After eight years at the helm of the Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF), its Executive Director Lorelei Costa will be departing in…

Feb 25


Duck pays over $300K in settlements that center on former town manager

The town of Duck has paid out more than $315,000 to two female former town employees and their attorney in settlements related to the conduct of former Town Manager Chris…

Feb 24


Playing during a pandemic

Four high school AD’s talk about the challenges  First Flight High School Athletic Director (AD) Chad Williams does not minimize the challenges of fielding a sports program during a pandemic…

Jan 29