Stories by Outer Banks Voice

Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Dare County

Dare County has issued this storm update at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City, N.C. has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for all areas of Dare County. Full story

Aug 30

Young Manteo football squad suffers loss to Norfolk Christian

Photos and text by Michael Brisson 
With only four seniors representing the Manteo High School varsity football team this season, the underclassmen are taking on bigger roles. Full story

Aug 26

First Flight drops football season opener, 29-22

In the opening game of the 2023 football season, the First Flight Nighthawks dropped a 29-22 road contest to Virginia Beach Catholic. Full story

Aug 26

FFES cleared, more cleaning in one room at FFMS 

Both schools slated to open on Aug. 28
Dare County Schools issued this release on Friday, Aug. 25 about the mold mitigation and air quality work being done to open First Flight Middle and Elementary Schools in time for the new school year. Full story

Aug 25

Dare County releases video on Recreational Water Illness 

Release comes amid new report of Vibrio-related fatality in county
Amid reports of a possible second Dare County fatality resulting from infection with the Vibrio bacteria in the past two months, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released on Aug. 24 a “Recreational Water Illness Educational Video.” Full story

Aug 24

Seven people displaced by Colington Pointe fire 

Update provided by Colington Volunteer Fire Department
The Colington Volunteer Fire Department has issued this Aug. 25 update with new and fuller details on the dangerous fire at Colington Pointe on Aug. 24 Full story

Aug 25

No injuries in major Colington Pointe condo fire

Multiple responders from Southern Shores to Roanoke Island helped battle a fire at a four-unit condo building in the Colington Pointe subdivision that began on the afternoon of Thursday Aug. 24. According to Lt. Andy Creech of the Dare County Sheriff’s Department, all residents of the building were safely evacuated and there were no significant injuries. Full story

Aug 24

Vibrio may have caused 2nd Dare County death

Endurance Seafood owner Murray Bridges passed on Aug. 22
By Mark Jurkowitz and Maggie Miles| Outer Banks Voice

The Aug. 22 death of Murray Bridges, 89, the longtime owner of the Endurance Seafood Company on Colington Rd. may have been the result of a deadly Vibrio bacterial infection, according to an interview given by his daughter, Kristina “Kissy” Bridges. Full story

Aug 24

Five sea turtles return home while their best friends watch

On Aug. 24, the NC Aquarium at Roanoke Island posted this announcement, and accompanying photos, of a quieter sea turtle release for those most closely involved with the work to preserve and sustain these animals. N.E.S.T. is the acronym for Network for Endangered Sea Turtles. Full story

Aug 24

Dare County Land Transfers

August 15 to August 21, 2023 Full story

Aug 24

FFES, FFMS cleared to reopen after air quality tests—except for two rooms

The latest Dare County Schools update on the emergency mold mitigation and air quality restoration at First Flight Elementary and Middle Schools, released on Aug. 22, says that both building have been cleared to re-open—with the exception two rooms. Full story

Aug 22

Dare Schools ‘confident’ FFES, FFMS will be cleared to open, await air quality test results

The Dare County Schools issued this Aug. 21 update on “emergency mold mitigation and air quality restoration services” at First Flight Middle and Elementary Schools one week before the beginning of the school year. While still awaiting the results of air quality testing, the district expressed confidence the schools would be cleared to open on time. Full story

Aug 21