Stories by Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice

Case of missing Currituck teen was not trafficking

Sheriff shares details about girl found in Georgia An investigation into the case of the 13-year-old Currituck County girl who went missing in late December and was found in Georgia…

Jan 19


‘Say Something’ tip system comes to Dare schools

Dare County Schools (DCS) has joined more than 100 other North Carolina school districts in implementing an anonymous reporting system that allows students to use a cell phone app, a…

Jan 16


Work on new animal shelter begins in March

Roll-up doors that provide fresh air for the animals, plenty of open space and a combination of outdoor terrain such as astro turf and pea gravel for little paws are…

Jan 16


Nags Head may face tough choice on recycling

Hit by the rising cost of maintaining a municipal recycling program, and having just learned that its recyclables are being used for waste-to-energy efforts rather than being recycled, the Nags…

Jan 14


Former Captain George’s GM pleads ‘no contest’ to assault charge

Bambos Charalambous, the former general manager of Capt. George’s Seafood Buffet and a Kill Devil Hills resident, pleaded “no contest” to simple assault in Dare County District Court on Jan.…

Jan 9


Update: Pamlico Sound search continues, one pronounced dead

The U.S. Coast Guard continued its search Wednesday morning for two missing crewmembers of a commercial fishing vessel that sank in the Pamlico Sound on Jan. 7 after sending a…

Jan 8


Coast Guard searching for two boaters in Pamlico Sound

U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet is currently searching for two crew members of a commercial fishing vessel that sank in the Pamlico Sound last night, Jan. 7. Meanwhile, two…

Jan 8


Dare officials concerned about FEMA flood maps

Thousands of properties removed from flood zone Sweeping changes to the FEMA’s revised 2020 flood maps will mean a 41 percent decrease in the number of unincorporated Dare County properties…

Jan 7


The birdman of Hatteras

Lou Browning is dedicated to healing his feathered friends. Lou Browning’s ease around wild creatures didn’t begin when he moved to Hatteras Island as a young adult in the late…

Dec 28


Sea Breeze Drive Access in Duck. Is the access private as the Sand Dollar Shores HOA asserts or is it public according to Bob Hovey?

Hovey trespass case on hold until lawsuit settled

The second-degree trespassing case against Duck Village Outfitters owner Bob Hovey, who was arrested in late May for attempting to use the Sea Breeze beach access in Duck, has been…

Dec 19


Task Force hears troubling news on teen vaping

More than five million young people across the country are currently using e-cigarettes, according to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention…

Dec 19


Dare County partners with UNC on affordable housing

After several efforts to generate more affordable housing on the Outer Banks that have yielded few results, the Dare County Commissioners on Dec. 16 approved a predevelopment partnership with the…

Dec 17