Stories by Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice

Manteo Commissioners consider new funding for businesses, residents

The Manteo Board of Commissioners met via teleconference during its April 1 regular meeting, working out the kinks in process that could represent a new way of doing town business,…

19 hrs


Threading the needle for public safety

  HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC A March 20 post on the Currituck Helping Hands Facebook page asking for 25 masks for local health care providers has quickly spread into a…

Apr 1


Uniting a community through a camera lens

HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC As the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the regular rhythms of life, the sense of isolation can feel overwhelming. But some local photographers are using their talents…

Mar 27


The new normal at Town Hall

Dare’s municipalities adapt to a pandemic Municipalities across Dare County have continued to provide services during the COVID-19 crisis, although the situation has required town staff and officials to significant…

Mar 26


Local non-profits try to ease a pandemic’s pain

But their own budgets may take a beating as well As the coronavirus crisis leads to economic uncertainty across the nation, the Outer Banks has been no exception and non-profit…

Mar 23


Real Estate Comm. says barred visitors owed refunds

Issues over travel insurance remain murky Dare County’s March 17 restrictions on visitor access left vacation rental brokers in murky waters when it came to tenant inquiries regarding refunds and…

Mar 20


Is now a good time for OBX tourists?

Issue inflames passions during COVID-19 crisis As the coronavirus crisis deepens, and as social distancing guidelines and rules tighten everywhere in the county, the question of whether the Outer Banks…

Mar 16


New 7-Eleven slated for Kitty Hawk

Once the site of a dilapidated and shuttered gas station that was built in 1958, the lot at the corner of U.S. 158 and The Woods Road has been cleared…

Mar 13


‘Taking it day by day’

Dare Schools monitoring coronavirus situation Hours after Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency in response to the novel coronavirus, (COVID-19), Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly told the…

Mar 12


KDH ponders incentives for event home safety

After months of debate about how to address safety concerns posed by large event homes along the oceanfront, the Kill Devil Hills Commissioners directed staff to prepare an amendment to…

Mar 11


Necropsy performed on humpback, no results yet

About a half dozen members of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network spent several hours on Friday, March 6 performing a necropsy on a deceased humpback whale that washed up at…

Mar 6


Nags Head declines to study Event Site issues

The Nags Head Board of Commissioners on March 4 rejected the idea of dedicating staff resources to investigate the feasibility of the Soundside Event Site tapping into a nearby sewer…

Mar 4