Stories in Election2022

Unaffiliated Ed Board candidates await their fate

Dare elections officials to review signatures from Russell and Fearns By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Aside from being Primary Election Day, Tuesday May 17 was also the deadline for two unaffiliated Dare County Board of Education hopefuls to submit enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Full story

May 18


Bateman, Sanderson, Cruden, Moreland win primaries

Gaskins to face Murphy in 3rd Congressional District contest By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Incumbent Dare County Commissioner Ervin Bateman turned back a Republican challenger while the county’s current state senator, Bob Steinburg, was defeated in a redrawn district in the May 17 Republican primary election. At the same time, two Dare County Republicans were defeated a three-way race to become a District 1 Judge. Full story

May 18


Four GOP candidates challenge Murphy in 3rd Congressional District primary

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Four candidates are challenging incumbent Third District Congressman Greg Murphy in the Republican primary to be held on March 17. Full story

May 16


Gaskins and Swartz compete in Democratic primary for Third District seat in Congress

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Two Democrats who are newcomers in elective politics, and who don’t have a lot else in common, are competing in the primary for the U.S. Third Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Greg Murphy. Full story

May 16


Bland, McAvoy and Moreland compete in Republican primary for District 1 Judge

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice There are three candidates in Republican primary race for a District 1 District Court Judge’s seat. They are Jennifer Bland, who has held the post since last September after being appointed by Governor Roy Cooper; Kill Devil Hills attorney and Town Commissioner Bernard (B.J.) McAvoy; and Hertford attorney and District 1 Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Moreland. Full story

May 15


NC Senate incumbents Steinburg and Sanderson face off in District 1 GOP primary

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Two incumbent North Carolina State Senators, Bob Steinburg and Norman Sanderson, are competing in the Republican primary for the reconfigured District 1 State Senate seat that includes Dare County and contains constituents from both of their current districts. Full story

May 14


Hege challenges Kidwell in Republican primary for NC House District 79 seat

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice In the Republican primary race for a reconfigured NC House District 79, Edwin Hege is challenging incumbent Keith Kidwell for a seat that now represents the southern part of Dare County, with the dividing line running through Kill Devil Hills. Full story

May 12


It’s Burrus vs. Bateman for Dare Commissioner’s seat

Political newcomer Mike Burrus of Wanchese is challenging incumbent Ervin Bateman of Kitty Hawk for the Dare County Board of Commissioners at-large seat in the upcoming May 17 Republican primary election. Full story

May 11


Pellini and Cruden vie in Republican primary for District Attorney

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Two assistant district attorneys are competing in the Republican primary to succeed their boss, District 1 District Attorney Andrew Womble, who is running for Superior Court Judge. Full story

May 12