Stories in Featured Stories

From Buffalo City to Ash Wednesday, OBX filmmaker Raymond Wallace is on a roll

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
Since his 30-minute featurette Lost in Buffalo City debuted in 2018, it’s been a good five years for Raymond Wallace and his film and video company Rayolight Productions.
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Sep 23

Otocber 1 | Chasing Rainbows Charity Race
‘It’s a moving tribute, a celebration of compassion’

Why Erin Collins started the Chasing Rainbows Charity Race
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

After Erin Collins lost her son right before his due date in 2019, she did the only thing she could think of that had gotten her through ups and downs in life. She laced up her shoes and went for a run. Full story

Sep 22

OBX rallies for Dare County Schools’ Music Man John Buford 

2023 Teacher of the Year announces cancer diagnosis
The Outer Banks community is rallying in support of John Buford, the much-loved Dare County Schools music teacher, who was named in late August as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Full story

Sep 14

Aleya Howington’s winding path to the runway

Despite obstacles, Currituck resident makes NY Fashion Week debut  
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

In 2013, during her freshman year of college at East Carolina University, Aleya Howington walked into a gas station when an older gentleman approached her and introduced himself. Full story

Sep 8

OBX photographer Ray Matthews ‘loved where he lived’

Nags Head gallery showing a retrospective of his work
By Mary Ellen Riddle |  Outer Banks Voice

Life flows from the photographs in the West Wing of Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. A giant pelican soars, sunlight beams through crashing waves, and one can almost taste salt in the air. The gallery is currently showing a retrospective of the late Ray Matthews’ photography that features Outer Banks nature, iconic architecture and an evocative black and white self portrait of the man many came to honor. Full story

Sep 14

Pink Flamingos make an appearance at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press
Birdwatchers at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge were surprised to encounter a flock of rare visitors over the weekend – a group of pink flamingos that paid the Outer Banks a visit after Hurricane Idalia. Full story

Sep 4

The mysterious castle in the dune

Remnant at Jockey’s Ridge harkens back to mini golf and a different era
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

For decades, the tip of a mysterious castle poking out from beneath the sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park has piqued the curiosity of locals and vacationers alike. Visible from U.S. 158 (The Bypass), the castle plays an ongoing game of peekaboo with those driving by and those who come to climb the highest sand dunes on the East Coast, as it alternates between being buried and revealed, depending which way the wind blows. Full story

Sep 1

Paddle out ceremony set to honor Delbert Melton

Local legend and surfing icon passed in March
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

A paddle out ceremony will be held to celebrate the life of Delbert Melton on Saturday, Sept. 16. Delbert, who passed away this year on March 15, was a local surf legend who was known for his counter-culture lifestyle and for teaching kids across the Outer Banks how to surf. Full story

Aug 17

 ‘Policing is kind of cerebral now’

Michael Palkovics discusses his new role as Kitty Hawk Police Chief  
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice 

After 30 years of experience working for the Henrico County, VA Police Department, Kitty Hawk’s new Police Chief Michael Palkovics knows what his first task is on the Outer Banks. Full story

Aug 16

‘They need our help’

How an Indiana family works to support OBX sea turtles
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

When the McFate family came to Nags Head from Indiana last fall for one of their regular trips to their second home, Laura McFate decided to incorporate lessons about sea turtles into her curriculum for what the kids refer to as “car school.” Full story

Aug 15

‘Nature Series’ creators honored by Dare

Suzanne Tate and James Melvin began working together 35 years ago At the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting held on Aug. 7, author Suzanne Tate and illustrator James Melvin were honored with Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of the best-selling children’s “Nature Series” of books the pair have created together over the past three decades. Full story

Aug 9

‘It’s our home tournament, the whole community gets involved’

Pirates Cove and Alice Kelly Billfish Tournaments get underway this weekend
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

The anticipation is palpable at Pirates Cove Marina and throughout the fishing community as the Outer Banks gears up for the 40th annual Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament (PCBT). The event is not only one of the longest standing fishing traditions on the Outer Banks, it also features the Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament, the largest lady angler tournament in the world. Full story

Aug 10