Stories by Outer Banks Voice

700 meals in 20 minutes!!!

The Community Curbside Suppers initiative that was launched on April 2 in the parking lot of Rooster’s Southern Kitchen was a huge success, serving 700 meals in 20 minutes. The…

10 hrs


New order stops utilities from shutting off customers

At his 4 p.m. briefing on March 31, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper unveiled a new order that prohibits utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay their bills…

Mar 31


We’re all in this together

By Rick Lawrenson Culture never stays the same.  And with the advent of so much technology, things change ever more rapidly.  Dylan was right when he said that, “The Times,…

Mar 23


Vidant CEO calls for ‘shelter in place’ rule in NC

In an op-ed released today, Dr. Michael Waldrum, the CEO of Vidant Health, and Dr. Mark Stacy, the dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, call…

Mar 22


Our listings of what’s open on the OBX

In order to keep our readers updated on how the business community is responding to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, we are asking Outer Banks businesses to send us…

Mar 22


Use the Voice to let your customers know

In order to keep our readers updated on how the business community is responding to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, we are asking Outer Banks businesses to send us…

Mar 18


Sign of the Times

This photo, taken at the Kill Devil Hills Harris Teeter store, show the consumer impact of “social distancing.”

Mar 17


YMCA closes for two weeks

This statement was posted on March 16 by Anthony Walters, President and CEO of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. A call to the Nags Head YMCA at around noon…

Mar 16


Gov. Cooper orders schools closed for at least 2 weeks

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper today, March 14, issued an Executive Order that directs K-12 public schools across our state to close for students on Monday, March 16 for at…

Mar 14


Harris Teeter, Publix cut back on store hours

  Update: Walmart announces cut back in hours Two major supermarket chains with stores on the Outer Banks announced today they are reducing their hours to respond to circumstances created…

Mar 14


‘Most patients would have minor symptoms’

OBX Hospital president talks coronavirus readiness One local institution on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis is the only facility of its kind in the area, The Outer Banks Hospital…

Mar 14


Currituck, Hyde Schools announce COVID-19 steps

Currituck County Schools has made the decision to declare Monday, March 16 a required workday for all staff. Students will not report to school on Monday. This day will be…

Mar 13