Stories by Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice

Manteo Commissioners send SAGA project back to Planning Board

The Manteo Board of Commissioners on May 5 unanimously voted to return to the Manteo Planning Board a zoning text amendment application by SAGA Construction that would allow the company to build a 72-unit apartment complex…

May 6


Dare Board takes step toward Event Site boardwalk

Plans for a boardwalk at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head took a step forward on May 3 when the Dare County Commissioners unanimously agreed to award a $90,000 contract to Albemarle & Associates for…

May 4


Dare Board approves retention bonuses for Home Health & Hospice staffers

In an effort to retain staff as the county continues to pursue the $2.9 million sale of its Home Health & Hospice Agency to national healthcare provider BrightSpring, Dare County Commissioners on May 3 unanimously approved…

May 3


OBX businesses prepare for a short-handed summer 

Labor crunch may impact everything from hours to service Mark Ballog, owner of Lucky 12 Tavern in Nags Head for the past 16 years, remembers working summers on the Outer Banks some 30 years ago. “We…

Apr 24


Duke of Dare sold, to re-open in spring

After sitting empty and derelict for more than a decade, the Duke of Dare Motel on U.S. 64 in Manteo is undergoing a facelift and is expected to open by the end of May under a…

Apr 20


Dare Home Health & Hospice sale is topic of impassioned public hearing

About a dozen local residents made impassioned pleas to the Dare County Board of Commissioners during an April 19 public hearing, asking it to reconsider its plan to sell Dare Home Health & Hospice (HH&H). The…

Apr 20


Dare Schools in line for $7.5M in federal funds

Money for staff, programs to remedy COVID ‘learning gap’ The Dare County School District is slated to receive an estimated $7.5 million in federal dollars aimed at student learning losses caused by the COVID pandemic –…

Apr 14


Nags Head approves proposals to ease traffic, parking woes at Soundside Access

During its April 7 meeting, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners unanimously endorsed a series of recommendations from a working group created last fall to explore solutions to the growing parking and traffic problems along W.…

Apr 9


Ocracoke to be site of Bataan Memorial Death March

Retired U.S. Army officer Phil Dee to lead 26-mile trek When the COVID-19 pandemic turned the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at the Sands Missile Range in New Mexico into a virtual event, Retired U.S. Army…

Apr 13


‘Sebi the Colt’ now available on Amazon

Due to high demand, the book signing Friday at OBX Brewing Station to be delayed. Update: This is the news from an April 11 Facebook post. “Sebi the Colt – A New Life” is now available on Amazon.com!!!  https://www.amazon.com/Sebi-Colt-Brandi-L…/dp/0578872536/…

Mar 30


Hovey plans to appeal ruling on Duck beach access

Bob Hovey, the Duck business owner who filed a lawsuit arguing that a beach access in the Sand Dollar Shores subdivision is in the public trust, says he plans to challenge an April 6 Court of…

Apr 9


Dare Ed Board approves four days of in-person learning for grades 6-12

By a 6-1 margin, The Dare County Board of Education voted today to offer four days of in-person learning for all students in Pre-K through 12th grade beginning on April 13. The vote was taken at…

Apr 1