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Nov 27


First Flight Society inducts four new Honorary Members  

Group includes Zara Rutherford, youngest woman to fly solo around the world Full story


WinterLights Locals Night is sold out – rescheduled to November 28

UPDATE: WinterLights - Virginia Dare Night has been moved to Monday, November 28th. All scannable tickets reserved online for Sunday, November 27th will be honored on Monday, November 28th. NOTE: Virginia Dare Night has SOLD OUT, therefore, only those already holding scannable tickets will be admitted on Monday. Full story


Hotline, Dare County Sheriff’s Office receive $860K to fight human trafficking

For the past two years, Outer Banks Hotline, Inc., Dare County’s local domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking crisis intervention and prevention center, in partnership with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office have worked to provide community outreach, awareness and prosecution of human trafficking. Full story


Shoaling Near Ocracoke Alters Pamlico Sound Ferry Schedules 

Ocracoke-Swan Quarter, Ocracoke-Cedar Island routes affected Full story


Meet Mac, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

This week our Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week Mac! Mac is a 7-month-old mixed breed pup. He is 100% good boy and loves other dogs and loves to play. This goofy boy would love an active family who could take him on all their adventures. Watch this video to learn more about Mac. Full story


What happens when five Santas meet for lunch?

Heartwarming stories and shoptalk from the North Pole By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice There was a gathering of the Santa Claus clan the other day at the Lost Colony Brewery in Manteo. Five local Santas met over lunch to review the upcoming season, share experiences and talk about years past. Full story


Lunch-To-Go Fundraiser for OBX Room in the Inn

Enjoy Lunch to Go and support OBX Room In The Inn, Dare County's Faith Based Homeless Shelter Program. Full story


Carbon capture project proposed for ocean waters off Duck

By Catherine Kozak | CoastalReview.org It was flashback to high school chemistry class for some, but Duck residents were up to the challenge last week at an information session about a carbon capture demonstration project proposed off their beach. Full story


Karin Edmond keeps ‘Candy Bomber’ legacy alive

Manteo resident leads fundraising for this year’s event By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. The distinct roar of the C-54 engine drew Karin Edmond to the Manteo airport in 1999. About half a century had passed, but she immediately recognized the airplane’s sound, and it flooded her with memories of a difficult childhood that she’d previously never shared with her five children. Full story


DECEMBER 2, 3 and 9
It’s a Manteo Christmas: Events begin Dec. 2

Tradition, sparkle, laughter, and joy all wrapped up with holiday spirit.  There is something so very special about Christmas in Manteo!  It is a time of festivities, celebrating community, and Christmas cheer! Full story


Auditions Dec. 5
A Christmas Story audience member auditions

Auditions for those six roles will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Dare Arts. Full story


A Dare County trip down nostalgia lane     

‘OBX Days Gone By’ map brings iconic attractions back to life Officially, it is called the “OBX Days Gone By” interactive map that was created to celebrate Geographic Information Systems Day (yes, that’s a thing) that was celebrated on Nov. 16. Full story


The Captain’s Crew “Friends, Faith & Songs of The Sea” supports Dare Challenge

In the year 1997, The Captain’s Crew released their first album, “Amazing Grace” and now 25 years later, The Crew is proud to announce the release of their 10th album,” The Captain’s Log, Friends, Faith & Songs of The Sea”.   The album has been dedicated to Dare Challenge of the Outer Banks, a faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Full story


Corolla Wild Horse Fund establishes Land Acquisition Fund to preserve wild horse habitat

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund has announced this initiative to expand and protect the wild horse habitat and is seeking public support for its efforts. Full story


The Elizabethan Gardens hires Education Programs Manager

The Elizabethan Gardens is pleased to announce that Laura Hensley will join the Gardens as Programs Manager. Full story


Meet Frankie and Vampy, OBX SPCA Pets of the Week

This week our Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week is a pair of kittens named Frankie and Vampy! They are a bonded pair who are very sweet and playful. Watch this video to learn more about Frankie and Vampy. Full story


OBX’s pickleball community wants room to grow

By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice. Everyone, it seems, wants in on the “picklesphere,” a term describing the growing “obsession” surrounding pickleball, an increasingly popular game resembling tennis in which players use paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball over a net. Full story


Basnight ‘consistently rose to the top at every step’

New Dare Supt. contract runs through 2026, starts at $190K By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice. Longtime educator Steve Basnight takes the helm of Dare County Schools as its new superintendent beginning Dec. 1, nearly six months after the sudden resignation of John Farrelly and the subsequent appointment of Steve Blackstock as interim superintendent. Full story


NCDOT says Colington Rd. project halfway done

Travel on road significantly affected by traffic stops By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice ​Improvements to busy, flood-prone Colington Road are now 48 percent complete, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Full story


Dare County Thanksgiving Closures and Trash Collection Changes

All Dare County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Friday, November 25, 2022, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Dare County Public Works Department, which provides trash collection for the unincorporated areas of Dare County as well as the Town of Kitty Hawk, has announced a revised collection schedule. Full story

Dredging Efforts to Begin in Bigfoot Slough to Address Ocracoke Shoaling 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to start this weekend work using a contracted dredge to clear critical shoaling in Bigfoot Slough just outside the N.C. Ferry Division's Ocracoke-Silver Lake Terminal. Full story


All Saints Episcopal Church to host Holly Days Bazaar and Arts Festival

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice. The 2022 All Saints Episcopal Church Holly Days Bazaar and Arts Festival would have been the 20th annual collection of artists, crafts, food and more. But two years were lost to COVID, so it’s the 18th Holly Days Bazaar and Arts Festival. Full story


Wind, rain and sweat: OBX Marathon returns after two-year hiatus

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice The Marathon and Half Marathon are the marquee races of the Nov. 12-13 weekend, but the Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE)-sponsored event included a full morning of races on Saturday, including an 8K, a 5K and a Fun Run circling the Wright Brothers Memorial and ending at the base of the hill. Full story


‘She made sure Hatteras was at the table’

Remembering fishing advocate and writer Susan West By Cate Kozak | Outer Banks Voice Susan West, a long-time advocate for the Hatteras Island fishing community and a writer who helped foster improved communications and respect between regulators and fishermen, died on Nov. 10 at age 73. Full story


OBX Jeep Charities donates $35K to Dare Special Olympics

OBX Jeep Charities—a recently formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides various resources, programs and activities that are designed to enhance the lives of Dare County citizens—has raised and donated $35,000 to the Dare County Special Olympics. Full story


First Flight Middle Schooler becomes published author 

Eleni Kiousis’ A Different Kind of Perfect available on Amazon. Full story


OBX Visitors Bureau survey solicits residents’ input on tourism issues

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice In an interview with the Voice six months ago, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Executive Director Lee Nettles said Dare County was committed to examining the issue of sustainable tourism and to trying to strike the right balance between the level of tourism needed to fuel the local economy and the level of tourism that brings adverse impacts, particularly to local residents. Full story


Dare County Veterans Day Ceremonies and Celebration

Dare County Veterans Day ceremonies and celebrations on Hatteras, Kill Devil Hills, Manteo, Nags Head and Southern Shore
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Meekins Field upgrade to be completed in mid-2023

By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice Enhancements and improvements to the Meekins Field Community Park in Kill Devil Hills are underway and expected to be complete by late spring or early summer, according to Kill Devil Hills Commissioner Terry Gray. Full story


Meet Corey, OBX SPCA Pet of The Week

This snuggly little girl is super friendly and cuddly five-month-old cat. Watch this video to learn more about Corey. Full story


GoFundMe started for young girl seriously injured in Nov. 5 Currituck accident

A GoFundMe account to help with expenses was started a few days ago. Here is the information on that GoFundMe page as well as a link. Fundraiser by Paula White: PLEASE HELP (gofundme.com) Full story


Ray White Receives Prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

Ray White, whose dedication to public service and the nonprofit community of northeastern North Carolina has spanned more than five decades, has received the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine award. Full story


‘Wait, you can do this for a living?’

OBX’s Sven Jseppi has made skydiving his life By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice. Sven Jseppi, the owner of Skydive OBX, has always been adventurous. But he didn’t know where that adventurous spirit would take him until he was free falling through the air 18 years ago during his first skydiving experience. Full story


Dare Board paves way for OBX’s first pet crematorium

Colington facility still needs Special Use Permit By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice The Dare County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 7 unanimously approved a request for a zoning text amendment that would allow for pet crematoriums as an accessory use to pet grooming and kennel facilities in certain areas of Colington. Full story


OBX Half Marathon to host big Colorado-based contingent

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice On the weekend of Nov. 13, around 1,500-1,600 runners will be on hand on for the Outer Banks Marathon and related events. There’s a couple of shorter races on Nov. 12 leading up to the main event, but the Sunday morning Towne Bank Marathon and Half Marathon is really the focus of the weekend. Full story


Launch from Wallops lights up the OBX sky

This photo was taken by Delores Mintz from her vantage point at Martins Point moments after the 5:32 a.m. Nov. 7 launch of the Grumman’s Antares rocket carrying the S.S. Sally Ride Cygnus cargo spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Full story


GoFundMe page started for replacement of iconic attraction

Update: Photographer Wes Snyder has announced a GoFundMe page to finance a new Frisco UFO structure. Full story


‘Think outside our walls’

Churches encouraged to address community mental health, harm reduction By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice Speaking to local faith leaders on Nov. 3, Reverend Jessica Stokes from the N.C. Council of Churches encouraged their organizations to “think outside our walls” and take pragmatic steps to address mental health and harm reduction in the community. Full story


“One of the biggest pillars in our community” 

Manteo’s Timmy Charity makes an impact on people’s lives By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice Back in June, Timmy Charity was in Family Dollar in Manteo when he overheard a woman telling the cashier that she had just taken in her two young grandchildren, but had no furniture in her home, except for one blow-up mattress that they slept on each night. Charity told the woman he could help. Full story


NOVEMBER 11-13
TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon and Half Marathon weekend is full of action and races

The 2022 Outer Banks Marathon Weekend will be chock-full of action. In addition to the marathon, the weekend will include a half marathon, 8K, Southern 6K, 5K, challenge and fun run. Full story