Community

Apr 14


An open letter to Dare County residents

Help save Dare Home Health and Hospice (Editor’s Note: From time to time, the Voice publishes open letters from members of the community on a subject of public interest. This…


Southern Shores officers honored for life-saving effort

Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department 4 Southern Shores Police Officers (Sgt. Brinkley, Corp. Brickhouse, Officers Mann and Hines) were recognized for their quick actions at the scene of a serious…


Dare Libraries begin to reopen April 19

Dare County Library We are pleased to announce that the Dare County Libraries will be reopening our buildings for browsing, borrowing and some other services beginning Monday, April 19, 2021.…


Meet Gina, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

 Gina the affectionate feline want to come home with you! Learn more about Gina by watching this video. OBX SPCA new address is 378 Airport Road in Manteo, across…


Wednesday, April 14
Dare Master Gardeners plant sale

Dare County Master Gardeners Dare Master Gardeners are having a plant cart sale on Wednesday, April 14 at the Outer Banks Arboretum from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. or until…


May 5, 2021 and May 12, 2021 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Recovery & Resilience through Life’s Challenges

Saving Lives Task Force The Saving Lives Task Force has teamed up with The Breaking Through Task Force, Be Resilient OBX, Children & Youth Partnership, SMART Recovery and Dare County…


Hovey plans to appeal ruling on Duck beach access

Bob Hovey, the Duck business owner who filed a lawsuit arguing that a beach access in the Sand Dollar Shores subdivision is in the public trust, says he plans to…


Dare Ed Board approves four days of in-person learning for grades 6-12

By a 6-1 margin, The Dare County Board of Education voted today to offer four days of in-person learning for all students in Pre-K through 12th grade beginning on April…


Moving forward on Bonner Bridge Fishing Pier

(NCDOT) This update was on the project posted by NCDOT earlier on the morning of April 8. Great news for our Outer Banks fisherfolk: the process of improving and installing…


Three Dare County Employees Receive Service Pins

Three Dare County employees were recognized with a service pin presentation at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Two of the employees—Margaret Dennis…


Layton assault case postponed again — till June 3

The court date for the assault case against former Duck Town Manager Chris Layton, which had been scheduled for April 8, has again been moved back, this time to June…


‘It’s stacked against the ordinary citizen’

Corolla project highlights challenge of ‘quasi-judicial’ process By Matt Zabierek | Outer Banks Voice Earlier this year, a group of Corolla residents tried to lobby the county to deny a…


NCWorks Career Centers Fully Reopened to the Public

NC Works In accordance with Executive Order #204, the NCWorks Career Centers in Elizabeth City, Dare County, and Edenton are now fully reopened to the public with no appointment necessary…


Dare Board approves Letter of Intent with BrightSpring

Update: By a unanimous voice vote at its April 7 meeting, the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved the non-binding Letter of Intent to move forward with discussions about selling…


April 17 from 10 am to 2 pm
COA to host FAFSA Drive-in Event

College of The Albemarle College of The Albemarle (COA) will host a drive-in FAFSA event on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot…


Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project Complete

Coastal Review Online More than 3,000 crab pots were collected from coastal waters earlier this year during a collaborative effort to address marine debris. The Commercial Fishing Resource Fund Program…


‘It sounded like a freight train’

Harrowing and brave rescue from a Grandy fire On the night of March 4, Laura Stalls had fallen asleep on the couch of the century-old farmhouse in Grandy she had…


KDH Police remember Bill Walker

(Kill Devil Hills Police Department)  The Kill Devil Hills Police Department has posted this April 5 tribute to retired KDH Police Detective Lieutenant Bill Walker, who passed away on Sunday.…


More Than 3 Million Pounds of Roadside Litter Collected This Year

The 2021 Spring Litter Sweep is taking place April 10-24.​ NCDOT As part of its litter removal efforts, N.C. Department of Transportation crews, contractors and volunteers have now collected more…


Meet Warren, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

 Warren the loveable tripod wants you to be his new owner! Learn more about Warren in this video. OBX SPCA new address is 378 Airport Road in Manteo, across…

Mobile Food Pantry monthly visit to FFES is April 8

The Food Bank of the Albemarle, in partnership with Colington United Methodist Church, have changed their monthly visit to the parking lot of First Flight Elementary School. The new date…


Dare considers sale of home & hospice agency

Currently, only 3 nurses to serve 56 patients  With Dare County’s Home Health and Hospice agency facing challenges in retaining enough nurses to meet local demand, the Dare County Board…


GETTING TO KNOW…Logan Marshall, emerging young filmmaker

  Our focus for this “Getting to Know” installment is on our youngest subject to date. Logan Alexander Marshall won’t turn 21 until October. But age has never been an…


What’s Up: April 2021 Skywatching Tips from NASA

 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Morning planets, a sunset arch, and finding Leo the lion… NASA Solar System Exploration What are some skywatching highlights in April 2021? Look for the rosy arch…


Alligator River Refuge Temporary Road Closure

(Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society) Due to deteriorating road conditions on parts of Sawyer Lake Road, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has closed the portion of Sawyer Lake Road between…


Dare County announces Free Flood Insurance Webinar on April 8

The Dare County Planning Department has announced that a free webinar designed to educate homeowners about flood insurance coverage and inform them of potential savings on their policies will be…


2021 fishing tourney for visually impaired cancelled

(VIP Fishing Tournament) The 2021 NC Lions VIP Fishing Tournament, scheduled for this fall, has been cancelled due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus. The tournament’s governing board…


‘Keep Tatum in your thoughts’

It has been about three weeks since the Voice posted the last update on the condition of Tatum Love, the 17-year-old First Flight High School student who was very seriously…


Online Bidding April 1-30.
OBX Room In The Inn Auction

OBX Room In The Inn Online Bidding April 1-30. Our mission is to provide food, shelter and support services to the homeless men and women in Dare County mid-November thru…


Appeals Court rules Duck beach access is private

A North Carolina Court of Appeals has reversed a February 2020 decision from a Camden County Superior Court judge, ruling on April 6 that the Sea Breeze beach access in…


April 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Distinguished Environmental Leader to Discuss Clean Energy Education & Empowerment in Dare League’s April Hot Topic

League of Women Voters of Dare Join Dr. Lindsay Dubbs on April 19 via Zoom from 1 to 2 p.m. for our next Hot Topic session. This program is free…


OBCF accepting applications for Focus Grants

(Outer Banks Community Foundation) The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for Focus Grants. Focus areas include Animal Welfare, Aviation Education, Health/Wellness, and Opportunities for People with Disabilities.…


Nags Head highlights the creativity of its local artists

Town of Nags Head, NC We’re resurrecting old wood masts, once used for advertising, as a way to promote and highlight the creativity of its local artists. Many decades ago,…


Home construction season

(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) The camera caught this osprey swooping into a treetop with twig in claw to help with the building of the family nest. Spring is the…


Manteo Middle School TSA Brings Home First Place

Manteo Middle School TSA students participated in the Technology Student Association Virtual District Competition. A 1st Place award went to Guage Walston in the “Off the Grid” competition. His project…


Section of W. Side Multi-Use Path Closed in Nags Head

Town of Nags Head A section of the W. Side Multi-use Path is temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic immediately south of  Soundside Rd. The ongoing work is related to the…


More time for fishing: Jennette’s Pier increases its hours for April

Jennette’s Pier Security Guard Mike Preziotti uses a net needle to repair a landing net at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head Monday morning. This Friday, the Pier increases its hours…


Meet Mokona: Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week

 Mokona the affectionate feline wants to be yours fur-ever! Spend some time with this sweet soul and you will fall in love. Learn more about Mokona in this video.…


OBX Hospital to move Family Medicine, Urgent Care 

New comprehensive cancer center also planned (The Outer Banks Hospital) The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group confirmed today, April 2, that it is planning to move the Family Medicine…


Dredging project finally frees the Elizabeth II

(Dare County) A 90-day dredging project to deepen and widen the channels within Shallowbag Bay and Roanoke Sound in Manteo was recently completed, opening the waterways to many vessels previously…