Stories in Top Stories

KDH beach nourishment project to begin after Memorial Day

This summer, a critical beach nourishment project will occur in Kill Devil Hills (KDH). In KDH, the project will only be taking place from the north town line south to Prospect Avenue – which is approximately 2.6 miles of our Town. Full story

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In KDH, a debate over rules on itinerant vendors

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Hoping to host a regular gathering of local artists at the Outer Banks Brewing Station this summer, Ami Hill, the owner of the Bus252 who sells art from her bright pink bus and organizes events for local artists, submitted a permit request for a variance of the Kill Devil Hills Special Permit ordinance in April. Full story


The view from the other side of the voyage

This photo seems very appropriate for the opening night of the 85th season of The Lost Colony play at the Waterside Theater in Manteo. While vacationing in England, Colington residents Tim and… Full story

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New navigational channel at Oregon Inlet

On the afternoon of May 27, Dare County released this information on the creation of a new navigational channel to respond to serious shoaling problems at Oregon Inlet. Full story


Snyder named deputy superintendent for National Park Service Outer Banks Group

Robin Snyder was recently selected as the new deputy superintendent for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial (Outer Banks Group). Full story

May 26

If weather holds, ‘Jug Handle Bridge’ to open next week

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

If the weather cooperates and the paint subcontractor can meet its schedule, the Jug Handle Bridge — which bypasses the troubled S Curves north of Rodanthe — will open for traffic late next week, about three to four weeks later than originally anticipated.

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May 25

Dare Schools Supt. John Farrelly to retire in 2023

Announces decision in May 25 letter to school families In a letter emailed to Dare County Schools families on the afternoon of May 25, Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly announced that he will be retiring from that position and from the public school system on June 30, 2023, following the next school year. Full story

May 25

Cape Hatteras National Seashore urges visitors to use caution on the beach between Rodanthe and Salvo

Due to the potential for injury from both sand-covered and fully exposed home debris associated with the two homes that collapsed on May 10, 2022, Cape Hatteras National Seashore  encourages visitors to wear hard soled footwear on the beach between Rodanthe and Salvo, N.C. Full story

May 25

Dare COVID cases rise significantly last week 

DHHS Director Davies says serious disease remains rare By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice After weeks of steady, but relatively slow growth in the number of COVID cases in Dare County, the latest numbers reported by the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on May 24 show a significant increase. Full story

May 24

Taste of the Beach cancels events at Soundside Site

But restaurant-hosted events will continue as planned Outer Banks Taste of the Beach events that had been scheduled for the Soundside Event Site during the upcoming March 26-29 event have been cancelled.… Full story

Mar 11

KDH ponders incentives for event home safety

After months of debate about how to address safety concerns posed by large event homes along the oceanfront, the Kill Devil Hills Commissioners directed staff to prepare an amendment to the town… Full story

Mar 11

Jim Poulos, owner of iconic Christmas House, passes

Update: According to a post on his Facebook page, the viewing for Jim Poulos will be Sunday, March 15 at Twiford’s Funeral Home from 4-6 pm with the funeral being Monday, March 16… Full story

Mar 10