Stories in Top Stories

Swimming advisory posted for Colington Harbour beach

An advisory against swimming was posted on Wednesday, June 7 at a soundside site in Dare County, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. Full story

1 hr

Community Foundation awards $198.8K in 81 scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded $198,800 in 81 scholarships to 70 students this spring, the most awards ever in the Community Foundation’s expanding scholarship program’s history. Full story

17 hrs

Shayne Perry murder case continued to Oct. 30

Judge cites plea negotiations in case involving killing of William Bowlin
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
The case against Shayne Michael Perry, the Kitty Hawk man charged with the second-degree murder of 60-year-old William Jeffrey “Jeff” Bowlin on Aug. 14, 2022, came up in Dare County Superior Court on June 5, but was continued again, this time to Oct. 30. Full story

Jun 5

Virginia Beach man given $155K secured bond on multiple drug charges

On June 5, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Dare County Sheriff's Office Deputies working the C-District along with NCSHP [North Carolina State Highway Patrol] conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Avon near the Food Lion on NC Hwy 12. Full story

Jun 5

The Lost Colony Finds Its Way 

Curtain rose for 86th season on June 2
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
The 2023 version of The Lost Colony offers a great night of theater under the stars. The special effects are compelling; the pacing of the play is brisk but keeps the story line intact; and there is not a weak link among the actors. Full story

Jun 4


By Mark Jurkowitz The undefeated Manteo High School Women’s soccer team permanently etched its 2023 season into sports history by winning the North Carolina 2A State Championship in Greensboro on Saturday, June 3 by a score of 5-3 over powerhouse defending champs Wheatmore. Full story

Jun 4

‘It’s the greatest underdog tale’

Film students are bringing the Wright Brothers story to the screen
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice Despite their monumental achievement of inventing the world's first successful motor-operated airplane and shaping the course of history, the story of the Wright Brothers has never been brought to life on the silver screen Full story

Jun 2

‘It was a dream to come over here’

International J-1 students gather for an Outer Banks summer
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
About 70 international students were already in line outside the Outer Banks Family YMCA on Tuesday, May 30 by 9 a.m.—and there were more to come. Full story

May 31

In Dare County, a struggle to hire new workers

Currently 64 full-time vacancies, new budget proposes cutting 11 positions
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
Dare County’s struggles to hire county employees was a topic of discussion at the board of  commissioners May 17 meeting, when County Manager Bobby Outten reported that as of April 30, there were 64 full-time employment vacancies in the workforce. Many of the positions have gone unfilled for a long time. Full story

May 28

‘We’re a little different now, but we’re still beautiful’

By Justin Bateman | Outer Banks Voice It’s March 2020, six months since Dorian blasted through Ocracoke wreaking havoc and leaving destruction in its wake. And while the community works to recover… Full story

Mar 3

Be ‘vigilant,’ but no ‘panic’

HHS director briefs Dare Board on coronavirus While there have been no documented coronavirus cases in North Carolina so far, Dare County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Director Sheila Davies assured the… Full story

Mar 2

Red sky at night

Update: NC Forest Ranger John Cook told the Voice that the fire on Sloop Island in Kitty Hawk Bay is out, likely extinguished by a combination of a rain and the moisture… Full story

Mar 3