Stories by Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice

Outten stresses need for Avon beach project

Residents learn Dare County can foot more of the bill At a Feb. 24 public hearing, Dare County Manager Bobby Outten told Avon residents their share of the funding burden…

Feb 25


A double dose of Dobies

Brothers star in First Flight hoops Southern Shores brothers Mason and Isaac Dobie have been dominating the basketball court ever since the two were youngsters shooting hoops in the Dare…

Feb 21


Dare Board funds new sheriff’s deputy job

Will help transport those with substance abuse problems During its Feb. 16 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved funding for an additional Sheriff’s Deputy position to give…

Feb 17


‘The rule is — no snakes in the house’

Hatteras’ Haley Rosell has a healing touch From the time she was a young child, Cape Hatteras Secondary School junior Haley Rosell has been chasing lizards. “I was [known as]…

Feb 15


Dare Ed Board votes for March 1 school return

Different plans for PreK-5 and grades 6-12 The Dare County Board of Education on Feb. 9 voted unanimously to return students to face-to-face instruction beginning on March 1. PreK-5 students…

Feb 9


‘Blessing bags’ and a helping hand

Local group mobilizes to aid the homeless In response to a Facebook post last month suggesting that homeless individuals may be staying in area woods, one Outer Banks resident was…

Feb 11


New rip current forecast model could be lifesaver

NOAA unveils system with long-range warnings A new rip current forecasting model unveiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this month is able to predict the hourly probability…

Feb 8


HJCS Museum honors local African-American history

Beginning on Feb. 3, Currituck County’s Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Museum will open to the public three days a week after being closed for the season since mid-December. The oldest…

Feb 3


Nags Heads eyes zoning relief for older hotels

The Nags Head Board of Commissioners is slated to vote next month on a zoning text amendment that would allow owners of some of the town’s older, more nostalgic motels…

Feb 4


Dare okays modest Frisco cluster home plan

During its Feb. 1 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit application for a cluster home development in Frisco that will include four 900-square-foot,…

Feb 1


In wake of accident, community rallies for Tatum Love

As news spread of the Jan. 26 car accident that has left First Flight High School Junior Tatum Love with serious injuries, the Outer Banks community and beyond has quickly…

Jan 28


A Slice of gratitude

Free pizzas to local ‘heroes’ The owners of Slice Pizzeria are showing their appreciation for local first responders and other essential workers who have been instrumental throughout the COVID-19 pandemic…

Jan 28