Stories by Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice

The Dare Special Olympics’ own gold medalist

‘Backbone’ of the program, Kathleen Morgan steps down Six years ago, Special Olympics Dare County was a program struggling to stay afloat. With only three sports and a few dozen…

Nov 20


SAGA proposes KDH cottage court project

Plan temporarily tabled by Planning Board SAGA Construction is seeking to develop a cottage court project along the Kill Devil Hills oceanfront at milepost 7.5 as an alternative to constructing…

Nov 18


Teacher shortage drove vote to return to remote

The 6-1 vote on Nov. 13 by the Dare County Board of Education to  return all students to remote learning was made after a presentation by Superintendent John Farrelly stressed…

Nov 14


Dare Ed Board votes return to virtual learning

Three weeks after opening school buildings  — and with between 25 and 30 percent of district teachers already sidelined due to either being quarantined or testing positive with COVID-19 —the Dare…

Nov 13


At her last meeting, tributes to Bea Basnight

In tearful and heartfelt remarks, Dare County Board of Education Chair Bea Basnight reflected on her nearly five decades of service to Dare County Schools — 35 as a teacher…

Nov 11


The Poulos XMAS House lights will go dark – but just for this year

After four decades of bringing holiday joy to thousands with a dazzling display of lights and festive decorations during the holiday season, members of the Poulos family will take a…

Oct 23


Nags Head to tackle traffic woes at Jockey’s Ridge soundside access

The Nags Head Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Nov. 4 to form a working group that will be charged with addressing the growing parking and traffic problems along Soundside…

Nov 8


Local officials push to replace Alligator River Bridge

Local officials in Dare and Tyrrell counties are appealing to officials in Raleigh and Washington in an effort to prioritize the replacement of the 60-year-old Lindsey C. Warren Bridge —…

Nov 6


‘The right place at the right time’

Park Ranger Valerie Streiff is a lifesaver For U.S. Park Ranger Valerie Streiff, responding quickly to emergencies has always been second nature. Now stationed out of the Bodie Island district…

Oct 29


Proposed sand mine stirs concern in Powells Point

An application for a use permit that would allow the HOM Development Company to operate a sand mine on a 65-acre property in Powells Point has stirred up concerns among…

Oct 27


Dare Board moves ahead on affordable housing sites

Survey: 87% of employers say shortage limits worker pool In an effort to generate more reasonably priced housing here, the Dare County Commissioners unanimously authorized the county to move forward…

Oct 20


Deane of the waves

KDH’s 12-year-old surfing phenom There aren’t many days that 12-year-old Will Deane of Kill Devil Hills doesn’t paddle out to catch some waves – whether it’s to surf with his…

Oct 31