Stories by Russ Lay | Outer Banks Voice

GETTING TO KNOW…
Mary Ellen Riddle, Education Curator, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

There are a number of Outer Banks residents who have told our story to locals and visitors over the years through writing, music, painting and other fields that come other…

Jan 14


GETTING TO KNOW...
Outer Banks Hotline Executive Director Michael Lewis

Our second installment in the “Getting to Know” series focuses on an organization that is sadly, essential to every community. The Outer Banks Hotline’s mission statement reveals a simple and…

Dec 11


GETTING TO KNOW...
The Dare County Arts Council and Executive Director Chris Sawin

“Getting to Know…” is an ongoing Voice feature looking at some of the people who make the Outer Banks tick, the businesses, charities, and governmental departments they work for and…

Dec 2


WAcky Whimsical Winterland

“If necessity is the mother of invention then it is the mother of innovation as well…” Kip Tabb wrote in an Outer Banks Voice story back in July. Tabb was…

Nov 22


Mike Kelly’s new idea waits out a pandemic

As is the case with many businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned one well-known local restaurant operator’s plans upside down. But Mike Kelly hopes and believes that will only be…

Jul 30


The restaurant-omics of a pandemic

Why COVID-19 has upended many business models As we entered into Phase Two of statewide the statewide COVID reopening scheme, local restaurants were able to take advantage of new policies…

Jun 12


For troubled OBX fishing industry, COVID-19 is one more blow

The Outer Banks’ commercial fishing industry has seen its share of problems over the past few years. Federal neglect of the Oregon and Hatteras Island inlets has caused shoaling, making…

May 21


Texts, masks, gloves, sanitizers — and good food

Why a return to indoor dining felt safe and pleasant This past weekend North Carolina relaxed its rules concerning restaurant operations in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. The new…

May 26


Need SBA help for your business? What to know

By Russ Lay  |  Outer Banks Voice Disclaimer: The following information is provided by the Outer Banks Voice and the NC STBDC for informational purposes only based upon the best…

Apr 17


Peace, love and pizza. Peace of the Pie brings a new touch to an old favorite

      Pizza. It’s already a crowded field on the Outer Banks.  One might think opening a new pizza restaurant would give the new entrants some pause. But if…

Mar 7


The Cookshak-The OBX finally has its own ‘chicken joint’

When it comes to food, the Outer Banks enjoys choices from two distinct culinary traditions. As a coastal resort, seafood has always played a leading role with local as well…

Aug 19


Reynolds Barber Shop-experience the ‘old’ OBX and a slice of Americana

A young U.S. Coast Guard member takes a seat with his wife in the store. It’s close to 4:30 and Reynolds Barbershop is approaching closing time. Two more men await…

Sep 11