Stories by Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice

Facebook group helps navigate remote learning

As students in Dare County Schools began their academic year remotely, one local parent found a way to connect parents and caregivers as they navigate the challenging world of virtual…

Sep 17


KDH okays plan to transform Meekins Field

The Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners on Sept. 14 gave the green light to move forward with an $888,0000 project to turn Meekins Field park into a new and…

Sep 15


Dare Board of Ed changes date of special meeting

Update: In order to allow for more stakeholders to listen to the live special called meeting, the Board of Education is moving the reopening of schools’ special called meeting to Thursday,…

Sep 9


As new Dare shelter progresses, SPCA ‘can’t wait’

Construction of the new Dare County Animal Shelter on Roanoke Island is underway and expected to be complete around April 1, according to county officials. Savings achieved during construction is…

Sep 11


Dare BOE re-ups Superintendent Farrelly into 2024

At their meeting on Sept. 8, The Dare County Board of Education unanimously approved the extension of Superintendent Dr. John Farrelly’s contract through Sept. 8, 2024. Farrelly took over the…

Sep 10


Bri Young helps young women make waves

For Bri Young, surfing and art have always been intertwined as avenues of self-expression. An Outer Banks native and First Flight High School graduate, Young grew up creating art and…

Sep 10


Harris Teeter Fuel Center slated for KDH

Preparation is underway at the site slated for a Harris Teeter Fuel Center on U.S. 158 in Kill Devil Hills, with construction expected to be completed before the end of…

Sep 3


Surfrider Foundation starts solo clean-up campaign

The Outer Banks Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation saw a changing of the guard this past February, but it wasn’t long after the new leadership took over that COVID-19 altered…

Aug 31


Expecting an influx of visitors, Dare towns extend lifeguard service into fall

Anticipating higher-than-average beach populations this fall, five Dare County municipalities are extending their lifeguard coverage beyond Labor Day, a holiday that traditionally marks the end of summer and the removal…

Sep 3


In time of pandemic stress, Dare’s Recovery Learning Circle even more crucial

Whether recovering from substance use, mental illness or past trauma, support is an essential part of healing. That support can be even more crucial during times of stress and uncertainty…

Aug 29


‘It was a horrible idea’

Lidl finally abandons plans for Nags Head store About three years after Lidl spent $3.9 million to purchase the property and subsequently secured a site plan for a 36,000-square-foot grocery…

Aug 27


COA adjusts to educating in a pandemic

College offers mix of learning options Students at the Dare County campus of College of The Albemarle (COA) may have begun their fall semester a little differently during the COVID-19…

Aug 26