Sep 25

Hydrant flushing in Manteo to begin Sept. 26

The Town of Manteo Water and Sewer Department will conduct unidirectional hydrant flushing on the section of Sir Walter Raleigh Street between Uppowoc Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Avenue.  They will plan on flushing tomorrow, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 3:30 AM to 6:00 AM. Full story

Meet Big Yellow, this week’s OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

Big Yellow was brought into the shelter in May because, unfortunately, he was bitten by an unknown animal which led to a 6 month quarantine. His quarantine is now up and he is doing fantastic. Big Yellow loves attention and doesn’t seem to mind other cats. Watch this video to learn more about Big Yellow. Full story

Local Funeral Home Offers Fall Educational Series

“Dialogue With A Director“ is the title of an upcoming community education series to be hosted monthly at the Baum Center in Kill Devil Hills.  Full story

Manteo Resident Receives Prestigious STAR Award

The Democratic Women of North Carolina (DWNC) has honored longtime Manteo resident Marion Midgett with a 2023 STAR Award. Full story

KDH Ice Cream Social Sept. 26 at Aviation Park

Join us at Aviation Park , 103 Veterans Drive on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for a FUN and FREE community event which will include hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, drinks, treats for dogs and ice cream, of course! Full story

Mountains-To-Sea Trail Terminus Monument to be unveiled

A ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Eastern Terminus Monument will be held on Friday, September 29th at 10:00 AM at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Full story

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial reopening most facilities Sept. 24

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial are reopening all facilities, except for the Cape Point Campground, at normal times tomorrow, Sept. 24. Full story

BBQ fundraiser for the Colington Volunteer Fire Department on October 7

BBQ To Go! Colington Volunteer Fire Department Saturday, October 7 serving from 4 until 7 pm (or till it’s gone) Huge bake sale to help VFW Post 10950 Auxiliary Full story

10th Annual 2023 Southern Shores Fall Community Yard Sale

Back by popular demand! Our new layout is bigger & better! More than 25 families and community organizations from Southern Shores participating to sell previously loved items like jewelry, furniture, collectables, electronics, toys, children/adult clothing, books, sports equipment, fishing rods, crafts, seasonal decorations, tools, live plants, plus so much more! Full story

National Night Out at Dowdy Park October 3

Join us for National Night Out Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 5-7 pm at Dowdy Park. We will have a bounce house, emergency vehicles on display, a seatbelt simulator and other various vendors and kids activities. The police department will also be providing food for the event. We hope to see you all there! Full story

Water quality swimming advisory lifted for Jockey’s Ridge Sound-side Access in Dare County

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming advisory at a sound-side site in Dare County. The advisory was lifted because water testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play. The advisory was posted on Aug. 9 at the Jockey's Ridge Sound-side Access in Nags Head. Full story

Dare Board adds $1.5M for new housing project

Plan is for Woda Cooper to build 57 units at unspecified site
By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice

Meeting in special session on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appropriate another $1.5 million to help its essential housing partner, Woda Cooper, proceed with an effort to build a 57-unit development in the county. Full story

Nags Head Beach Driving Permits are on sale now

Nags Head beach driving permits for the October 1, 2023 through April 30, 2024 season are on sale now. Full story

Current TV Releases Video Highlighting 2023 Municipal Elections in Dare County

Current TV, in partnership with Dare County, has released a new video highlighting the 2023 Municipal Elections that will be held for the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Full story

Help make the holidays special during Season of Giving on the OBX

During the holiday season, there are a number of opportunities for those who would like to donate to help make the holidays special for local residents in need. The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services partners with a number of community organizations, individuals and churches to ensure holiday joy is experienced by all. Here are a list of the programs available for those who would like to donate or apply. Full story

Meet Sugar, this week’s OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

Meet Sugar, She is as sweet as they come. Sugar was brought into our care from a high kill shelter who reached out for help knowing she deserves a second chance to find her forever home. Sugar is safe now and is soaking up all the attention we can give her. Sugar is house trained, rides great in the car and is dog friendly. To learn more about Sugar, watch this video. Full story

Dare County to try again on Woda Cooper housing proposal

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Two weeks after its proposal was unanimously rejected by the Manteo Board of Commissioners, the Dare County Commissioners will be looking for a way to move forward on a planned Woda Cooper housing development when they meet on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in special session. Full story

Hurricane Isabel: Looking back 20 years later

By: Heather Eckstine | WTKR News 3
This story is brought to you through our news gathering partnership with WTKR News 3.
On Sept. 18, 2003, Hurricane Isabel barreled its way up the coast of North Carolina and Virginia, leaving 17 dead, hundreds of thousands without power, and destroying homes and businesses. But that was just the beginning. Let’s take you back. Full story

Baum Bridge project will reduce lanes in each direction, completion date in 2025

Just a heads up for folks traveling between Manteo and Nags Head: Starting today (9/18), the Washington Baum (Pirates Cove) Bridge on US64 will be reduced to one lane in each direction as deck work begins on a bridge rehabilitation project Full story

New film relives fearsome 1962 Ash Wednesday Storm 

 ‘Praying that God will spare your very life’
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

With as many as 300 people in attendance, the Town of Nags Head’s Ash Wednesday Storm documentary premiered at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head on Sept. 14. A co-production of the Town and the Outer Banks History Center, the film was funded by a grant from CurrentTV with production assistance from Rayolight Productions. Full story

N.C. 12 Returns to Off-Season Speed Limits

N.C. Department of Transportation crews have now reinstalled off-season speed limit signs along sections of N.C. 12 in several parts of Currituck and Dare counties. On Thursday, speed limits in areas through the tri-villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo, as well as Corolla and Frisco, returned to 45 mph from their seasonal speed limits of 35 mph. Off-season speed limits also resumed in several areas of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, such as the area near the Haulover Parking Lot south of Avon. Full story

LWV Dare Presents: 2023 Municipal Election, Candidate Forums for Six Dare County Towns

6 LWV CANDIDATE Forums are planned in support of the Local Municipal Elections on November 7, 2023! Candidate Forums help you make an informed decision for the November 2023 Municipal Elections. Come and meet the candidates. Full story

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

NCDOT’s Early Flood Warning System Nominated for Top Prizes

The N.C. Department of Transportation's nationally recognized advance flood warning system is in the running for two top prizes, and the state agency needs the public's help to win one of the accolades. People may cast a ballot for NCDOT's flood-warning system on the contest webpage. Full story

Bethany Church of Wanchese Fried Shrimp Dinner Fund Raiser rescheduled for Sept. 29

September 29 starting at 4pm
Proceeds go to the Church Building Fund We will also have a Bake Sale. Full story

Manteo is accepting applications for the position of Town Planner

Manteo is accepting applications for the position of Town Planner
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Room in The Inn names Fiveash executive director 

Will head Dare County’s only shelter for homeless, displaced
OBX Room in The Inn (RITI), Dare County’s only shelter for homeless and displaced adults, today (Sept. 13) announced the arrival of Shari Fiveash, who will serve as Executive Director. Shari will lead the organization in all of its activities including assisting guests with case management services.  Full story

NCDHHS urges COVID and flu shots, RSV vaccine available for seniors

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is urging everyone 6-months and older to get the fall COVID-19 vaccine with their flu shot. Full story

Night driving reopens at many ramps at Cape Hatteras National Seashore starting this Friday, September 15

Night driving restrictions will be lifted at many designated ORV ramps at Cape Hatteras National Seashore starting at 9 p.m. Friday, September 15. To find out which ramps will no longer have night driving restrictions, and which ramps will still have opening and closing times due to sea turtle nests, visit, any time after 12 p.m. September 15. Full story

Three N.C. Ferry Routes Switch to Off-Season Schedules starting Sept. 12

The air is turning cooler and the kids are back in school, and that means it’s time for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Southport-Fort Fisher, Swan Quarter-Ocracoke and Cedar Island-Ocracoke ferry routes to make their annual transitions to off-season schedules. Full story

Potential sale of Avon church stirs community passions

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
In an emotionally charged meeting, a small gathering of Avon residents met at the Avon Fire station on the evening of Friday, Sept. 8 hoping to stop any potential sale of the Heritage Church of Avon. The church, located on Harbor Road in Avon, is owned by Bryan Gray Ministries according to Dare County tax records and is currently listed for sale for $1.2 million. Full story

National Park Service accepting bids on contract to build Cape Hatteras National Seashore employee housing in Buxton

The National Park Service is accepting bids on a federal government contract to build new Cape Hatteras National Seashore employee housing in Buxton, North Carolina. Interested businesses have until 5 p.m. Oct. 2, 2023, to submit bids via the System for Award Management ( website. Full story

Meet Theodore, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

Our Pet of the Week is Theodore. Theodore is a Brown Tabby who transferred from another shelter. He is a super sweet guy who loves snuggles. Theodore gets along great with all other cats. He is very playful and definately likes to chase after strings. Watch this video to learn more about Theodore. Full story

The application for Dominion Energy’s environmental grant is now open

Deadline is Sept. 30 for nonprofit grant opportunity Nonprofits and educational organizations in the company’s service areas are encouraged to apply, including those in Virginia and North Carolina. Full story

OBX Remembers 9/11

The events of Sept. 11, 2001 were remembered in communities around Dare County today. The Kitty Hawk Police Department helped organize a March to Remember that began at EMS Station 1 and ended at the Wright Brothers Monument in Kill Devil before returning back. In Duck, a walk from the Public Safety Building to Town Hall and back again was led by the town’s police chief and several deputy chiefs. Hatteras Island volunteer firefighters, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Guard walked from the Buxton Fire Station to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to honor those who gave their lives 22 years ago. Full story

Charter and Disney announce deal, restore programming to Spectrum customers

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Right before the 8 p.m. kickoff of the Aug. 31 Utah-Florida college football game on ESPN, Charter Spectrum cable viewers saw something strange. The screen went completely dark. Full story

Charges pending in Aug. 10 Manteo shooting 

Victim has been released from hospital   
By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
Manteo Police Investigator Tony Corbin says that charges stemming from an Aug. 10 shooting that hospitalized one woman “are being finalized,” and that the investigation includes the “possibility of multiple arrests.” Full story

Voter Registration Deadlines Approaching for 2023 Municipal Elections

Voter registration deadlines are approaching for eligible individuals who wish to vote on Election Day in October and November municipal elections in North Carolina.  Full story

Currituck unveils new interactive map

Currituck County Geographical Information Services (GIS) launched a new interactive online map this week. This map is very user-friendly, features improved graphics, and provides a range of information on county properties. Full story

Island Farm Seeks Volunteers for Fall Event

This fall, Island Farm will host its 12th Annual Pumpkin Patch event, welcoming the season with a plethora of fall activities. The Farm is seeking volunteers for the event who will assist with a variety of activities such as; food service, candle making, pumpkin sales and transport, front desk check-in, and parking. Full story