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Flood Watch in our region as severe storms possible on Thursday

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Newport/Morehead City has issued a Flood Watch that is in effect until midnight on Thursday, July 18. The affected areas include mainland Dare County and the Northern Outer Banks as well as mainland Hyde County. Full story

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Dare Board moves up Avon/Buxton beach nourishment to 2026, protecting NC 12 cited as key reason

By Mark Jurkowitz   | Outer Banks Voice
Following a presentation from Dare County Manager Bobby Outten, the Dare Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on July 16 to move up a beach nourishment project for Buxton and Avon from 2027 to 2026. Full story

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Rob Morris was the North Carolina editor for The Virginian-Pilot for 12 years. Before that, he held a variety of editing and writing posts at the Pilot in the Hampton Roads area for 15 years and played a role in numerous award-winning projects and breaking news stories. He was a reporter and writer with The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette and the Daily Full story

Dec 13

As beach volleyball grows on OBX, First Flight High gets three new courts

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
When he came to the Outer Banks in 2018. Ty Green couldn’t believe there wasn’t a beach volleyball team at any of the local schools in this beach community. Today, First Flight, Manteo and Currituck high schools all have club teams, with Green helping form the First Flight club in 2021. Full story

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Nags Head Board approves site plan modification for Inn at Whalebone, traffic concerns persist

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
As plans for the 87-room Inn at Whalebone at the intersection of W. Lakeside Street and US 158 in Nags Head move forward, residents of the Roanoke Shores subdivision are voicing increasing concern about the impact of traffic at that intersection. The intersection is the only entrance and exit from the subdivision. Full story


Swimming advisory lifted in Colington Harbour, remain in effect in for two Nags Head sites

North Carolina recreational water quality officials on July 16 lifted a water quality swimming advisory at a sound-side site in Dare County. Ocean-side swimming areas in Nags Head located at the public beach accesses at East Abalone Street and East Curlew Street remain under advisory. Full story

Jul 16

Dare Commissioners approve balloon release ban

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
After a July 16 public hearing that featured two speakers and virtually no discussion among the commissioners, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a balloon release ban for the unincorporated areas of the county. Full story

Jul 16

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Dec 27

Buxton Civic Association to press for cleanup at former Naval facility

By Kip Tabb  | Outer Banks Voice
At a July 11 meeting, Buxton Civic Association (BCA) Board Members Brian Harris, Heather Jennette and Wendi Munden outlined a plan of action to address continuing concerns about the contamination from the former Naval Station site and the actions the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are taking to correct the situation. Full story

Jul 13

Structure fire at OBX Beach Buggies on Caratoke Highway, no injuries reported

About noon on Saturday, July 13, the Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire Department posted this message about a structure fire in Harbinger. A responder told the Voice that the business involved was OBX Beach Buggies, located at 8604 Caratoke Hwy., and there were no injuries. The incident did impact traffic in the area. Full story

Jul 13

Public hearing held on Dare Early College

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
Speaking before an audience of about 80 people scattered throughout the First Flight High School auditorium on July 10, Superintendent of Dare County Schools Steve Basnight made an impassioned appeal to the public to support an early college program in Dare County. Full story

Jul 13

Woman seriously injured in Kill Devil Hill collision

On Wednesday, July 10, at approximately 10:44 p.m., Kill Devil Hills Patrol Units were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Baum Street and South Croatan Highway. Full story

Jul 11