Stories by Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice

‘I think we are going to see increases here’

New FEMA flood insurance system means bigger local premiums Effective October 1, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has implemented a new rating system called Risk Rating 2.0 to determine how much… Full story

Oct 18


Southern Shores candidates cite cut-through traffic as major issue

Southern Shores candidates vying for the mayor’s job along with one other seat on the town council participated in a League of Women’s Voters Forum on Oct. 13. It was one in… Full story

Oct 14


Some key points from Davies’ COVID memo

Dare BOE voted not to allow memo into Oct. 12 meeting In an Oct. 11 memo to Schools Superintendent John Farrelly, Dare County Department of Health and Human Services Director Dr. Sheila… Full story

Oct 13


Dare Ed Board takes no action on mask mandate

The Dare County Board of Education did not take any action on a mask mandate during its Oct. 12 meeting, leaving in place the schools’ universal masking requirement it unanimously adopted on… Full story

Oct 12


Memphis Price: A boy’s birthday wish helps his favorite furry friends

Manteo Elementary School first grader Memphis Price has always loved cats. Although he isn’t able to have a cat of his own because of a family member’s allergy, Memphis makes up for… Full story

Oct 12


Manteo candidates tackle traffic, housing issues

Five candidates running for a spot on the Manteo Board of Commissioners participated in a Dare County League of Women Voters’ forum on Oct. 7. Incumbent Mayor Bobby Owens is running unopposed.… Full story

Oct 8


Duck candidates tackle town issues at LWV forum

An Oct. 4 forum among seven Duck candidates vying for five council seats in the Nov.2 municipal election kicked off a series of similar virtual forums the Dare County League of Women… Full story

Oct 5


At forum, Kitty Hawk candidates outline priorities

Candidates vying for a place on the Kitty Hawk Town Council participated in a League of Women Voters’ forum on Oct. 5, tackling a variety of issues from parking and beach nourishment… Full story

Oct 6


The Prince of the sidelines

First Flight’s football coach reflects on 50 years in the game The walls of First Flight High School Head Football Coach Jim Prince’s office are covered with photos of the great players… Full story

Oct 3


Proposal seeks to pave way for more food trucks in Dare County

An Avon restaurant owner is requesting that Dare County relax its zoning ordinance to allow business establishments to have up to five mobile food trucks on their property as opposed to just… Full story

Oct 1


The Prince of the sidelines

First Flight’s football coach reflects on 50 years in the game The walls of First Flight High School Head Football Coach Jim Prince’s office are covered with photos of the great players… Full story

Sep 30


DNCR Secretary Reid Wilson tours Outer Banks

Says funds for some local projects depend on budget outcome North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) Secretary Reid Wilson spent two days on the Outer Banks this week visiting DNCR’s sites while in town for this year’s Surfalorus Film Festival, which is being sponsored by DNCR’s North Carolina Aquarium and hosted by the Dare County Arts Council.   Full story

Sep 25