Stories in Featured Stories

A first ride across the ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice I admit it, curiosity got the better of me. So one day after the delayed opening of the Jug Handle Bridge for traffic — the first vehicle traveled across shortly before noon on Thursday, July 28 — I decided to make the journey. Full story

Jul 31


Purple martins are here, but far fewer

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice For the past 50 years or so, the William B. Umstead Bridge, also known as the old Manns Harbor Bridge, has been a favorite roosting spot for close to 100,000 purple martins that come from all over eastern North Carolina. But those numbers have been significantly declining for the past several years, with this year’s estimate currently at only about 500 or so, according to representatives of the Manns Harbor Coastal Carolina Purple Martin Society. Full story

Aug 1


‘Our motto is connecting churches to communities’

Carolina Cross Connection lends a helping hand in Dare County By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice While its summer season in Dare County is ending, the non-profit Christian organization Carolina Cross Connection (CCC) has been here since the beginning of June doing home repairs for residents in need – from building ramps and stairs to constructing porches, painting and doing light yard work. Full story

Jul 15


Dr. Heyder’s mission to Africa

OBX dentist brings his work to those who need it most By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice Dr. Gunther Heyder took his first African trip, to the nation of Ghana, as an NC State undergraduate back in 2005. He returned from his most recent trip to Africa in April 2022, this time to Uganda, as part of a mission with ARTS (A Reason To Smile), the nonprofit he founded in 2014 to bring dental care to places where it’s needed most. Full story

Jul 13


Lifeguards show off lifesaving skills

Photos by Jenna Wienert Lifeguards representing ocean rescue agencies from Corolla, Southern Shores, Duck, Kill Devil HIlls and Nags Head have competed in a series of three local lifeguard competitions this summer that showcased their lifesaving skills. Full story

Jul 10


German U-Boat is centerpiece of WWII Exhibit at Graveyard of the Atlantic

Museum also announces $4.2M in funds for expansion By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice The cutaway model of German U-Boat 552 was the centerpiece of the expanded WWII exhibit at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum that was unveiled on the evening of Wednesday, June 29. Full story

Jun 30


Opening night reveals a re-invigorated, restored Lost Colony production

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice A much improved The Lost Colony took the stage at Waterside Theater last night for the opening of the 85th year of the nation’s oldest outdoor drama. Full story

May 28


New Paper Canoe owner carries on family legacy

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice At 24 years of age, Jean-Marc Berruet, the new owner of the Paper Canoe in Duck, is perhaps the youngest restaurant owner on the Outer Banks. Full story

Jun 13


The Crabby Lady Looks Back: Suzanne Tate’s story

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Suzanne Tate has never written a book quite like Crabby Lady Looks Back. Full story

Jun 16


Remarkable women of the Outer Banks get their own book

By Peter Vankevich | Ocracoke Observer. Hannah Bunn West has shone a spotlight on some little-known, impactful women in the history of the Outer Banks. Full story

Jun 19


Call Sign Romeo makes all the right moves

Filmed on location on the Outer Banks, the feature film Call Sign Romeo will be screening at RC Theatres Kill Devil Hills 10 through Labor Day weekend, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 7:00 PM, beginning June 5. Full story

May 15


50 years of flying high on Jockey’s Ridge

The long history of the Hang Gliding Spectacular By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice With a half-a-century-long history, the Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding Spectacular bills itself as the longest running hang gliding competition in the world. Full story

Jun 9