Jun 4

Annual “Dine Out to Help Out” Event Provides Meals for northeast NC

The week of June 5th – 11th, residents and visitors in northeast North Carolina and along the Outer Banks are invited to take part in Food Bank of the Albemarle’s “Dine Out to Help Out” fundraising event. Full story

Dare County Library Summer Reading Program begins in June

The Dare County Library has announced that registration for its 2023 Summer Reading Program will begin the first week of June. Full story

NCDA&CS to treat Spongy (Gypsy) Moth infestations in five N.C. counties

reatments are weather dependent and may start as early as May 31 and could continue through June 20. Full story

Dare County offers CPR training in June

The classes are scheduled to be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Full story

What’s Up: June 2023 Skywatching Tips from NASA

Mars and Venus, Summer Stars, and the June Solstice! The planets of war and love draw nearer each night, as the bright stars of Northern Hemisphere summer rise. And note the June solstice on the 21st. Full story

Swim near a lifeguard

Lifeguard locations throughout Dare County and their times of operation for the 2023 season are listed below. Never swim alone. Lifeguards and important information that is posted on lifeguard stands along the Outer Banks provide beachgoers with valuable information about current beach conditions. Full story

Meet Rupert, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

This week’s Pet of the Week is Rupert, he is a four-and-a-half-year-old mixed breed and he is just the best. Rupert loves all the treats he can get and would love someone he can snuggle with on the couch. Once you meet him you will fall in love. He would make a great addition to any family. Watch this video to learn more about Rupert. Full story

Where will Outer Banks tourism be in a decade?

‘Long-Range Tourism Management Plan’ looks ahead 10 years
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
After considering global tourism trends and garnering local input, a consulting firm working with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau presented a “Long-Range Tourism Management Plan” on the evening of May 24 at the Ramada Plaza Oceanfront in Kill Devil Hills. Full story

Hyde County EMS management quits over budget concerns

The Hyde County Board of Commissioners will hold another budget workshop in a special called meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday (May 25) in the Hyde County Government Center.
By Connie Leinbach | Ocracoke Observer Full story

Memorial Fund Honoring Marine Corps Commandant General P.X. Kelley Supports “The Wall That Heals” in Dare County

The Wall That Heals, a touring Vietnam Memorial Wall replica and mobile education center, will be on display this November in Dare County, thanks in part to John and Chris Kelley Cimko and the General P.X. Kelley Memorial Fund they established at Outer Banks Community Foundation in 2021. Full story

The reborn Pioneer Theater opens in Manteo

Andy Griffith’s A Face in the Crowd being shown on May 26
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
The Pioneer Theater in downtown Manteo lives on. Full story

Memorial Day 2023 Closures and Trash Collection Schedule

The Dare County Public Works Department has announced that there will be no changes to the Dare County trash collection schedule over Memorial Day weekend 2023. Full story

Manteo to conduct water flow testing downtown on May 24

The Town of Manteo will be conducting water flow testing in the downtown area on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 beginning at 11:00 PM. Full story

More summer worker woes predicted on OBX

Lack of housing cited as key reason for the shortage
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
As the calendar closes in on the summer season, local business owners are expressing concern that the chronic staffing shortages that have plagued the Outer Banks for the past few visitor seasons will continue to affect customer service, hours of operation and revenues. Full story

Dare County highlights House Elevation Projects

Dare County has released a new video that highlights a series of house elevations that are currently underway thanks to funding from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which provides funding for the elevation of floodprone structures in order to prevent or reduce flood losses. Full story

Dare Board removes 22 zoning districts from cluster home ordinance

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
The Dare County Board of Commissioners approved a zoning text amendment removing 22 zoning districts from the county’s cluster home development ordinance by a unanimous 5-0 vote during its May 17 special meeting. Full story

OBX SPCA Pet of the Week, Kittens!

Our pets of the week, this week are kittens! We have kittens coming in almost daily and they are ready for their forever homes. Come in and meet these cuties today. Watch this video to learn more about our kittens. Full story

Currituck names new principal of Central Elementary School

Currituck County Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Sharolyn Harry-Clark as the new principal of Central Elementary School for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year, effective July 1, 2023. Full story

Weekly Recovery Support Group Begins May 25

Beginning on May 25, the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ ROSS program (Recovery Overdose Support Services) will be hosting a weekly recovery group on Thursday afternoons at the Community Care Clinic in Nags Head. Full story

Party for an iconic OBX Light Station

The National Park Service posted this release about the May 18 celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Ocracoke Light Station. Full story

College of The Albemarle Holds Spring 2023 Commencement

College of The Albemarle (COA) hosted its spring commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at COA - Dare and 5:00 p.m. at COA - Elizabeth City.  We celebrated 239 graduates earning 243 degrees/diplomas during the ceremonies Full story

Growing up Wawa: Bonnie Collins recalls her childhood on the Pennsylvania dairy farm

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Before Wawa broke ground in Kill Devil Hills on their first North Carolina location; before they had more than 1,000 stores, before they opened their first store in Folsom, Pennsylvania, Wawa was a thriving dairy farm just outside Media, Pennsylvania. Full story

Nighthawk News magazine wins prestigious Kennedy award for ‘Drug Crisis’ edition

First Flight High School (FFHS) journalism students received the 2023 Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Award in the high school print category during a live-streamed ceremony held May 3. Full story

“The Outer Banks Redneck Geek”

Ray Wells climbs to new heights to rescue cats and drones By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice On the morning of May 9, Missy Eppard woke up to a phone call from her neighbor who had spotted her young cat, Barbie, stuck high up in a tree outside his second-story window. The neighbor tried to help her get Barbie down with a ladder, but she was too high in the tree. Full story

NPS clears path for Buxton multi-use pathway

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group has announced the approval of a plan to build a multi-use pathway in Buxton. Full story

Ocracoke Express passenger ferry starts on May 23

The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands will begin service on May 23 Full story

Grief Support Group ads new dates and location

We are proud to announce beginning on June 14th, the Grief Support Group will meet at the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center in Manteo. Full story

Currituck County Schools Announces District Teacher & Teacher Assistant of the Year

Currituck County Schools is delighted to announce that Mrs. Anita Rubino, teacher and Cross Country coach at Currituck County High School, is our district Teacher of the Year. Mr. Chris Carroll, a teacher assistant at Shawboro Elementary School, is our  district Teacher Assistant of the Year. Full story

Leadership OBX Now Accepting Application for 2023-2024 program

Leadership OBX, a professional development program of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2023-2024. Full story

Meet Spot, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

This weeks Pet of the Week is Spot, Spot is about a year-and-a-half, he was recently turned over to us due to unfortunate living circumstances. Full story

SELC won’t appeal Mid-Currituck Bridge decision to Supreme Court, project timetable uncertain

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice After several years of wending its way through the courts, the lawsuit filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) challenging the construction of the Mid-Currituck Bridge appears to have run its course. Full story

Dare County Democratic Party Invites Community to Monthly Meeting

The Dare County Democratic Party is holding its next monthly meeting on Monday, May 22 at 6 pm at Nags Head Town Hall, located at 401 S. Croatan Hwy. Full story

June 7 | July 5
Dare County Library Pop-Up events at RWS Community Center

Save the date for the first Hatteras Library Pop-Up event at the RWS Community Center in Rodanthe on June 7 from 10 a.m. to noon! Full story

OBX Hotline begins ‘OBX Men for Safe Relationships’ campaign

Outer Banks Hotline, Dare County’s only interpersonal violence crisis prevention and intervention agency, invites all OBX men to participate in our inaugural “OBX Men for Safe Relationships” campaign to promote a safe and compassionate community in the Outer Banks. Full story

A walk in the woods  

Tracking life in the Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Until 2011, Bo Dame was the Northern Sites Manager at Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve. That was when he began monitoring the animals that could be recorded and counted in the reserve. Full story

Wawa begins construction on first NC store

The OBX becomes a hot spot for convenience store expansion By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice With shovels tossing sand from a pile of dirt and a blast of confetti, the first Wawa convenience store in North Carolina broke ground for construction on May 12. Full story

Dare County Parks and Rec Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to Don Cummings, Sherlyn Mendieta, Rich Kenner, Mackenzie Flynn and Joe Trentzsch. Full story

Dare Arts announces 26th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Award Recipients 

Artists, community members and the Fearing family gathered at the Dare Arts Gallery on Sunday, May 7 for the opening reception of the 26th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show, which features the work of 85 local and regional artists. Full story

Manteo native is new principal of Moyock Elementary

Currituck County Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Kristen Saunders-Rivera as the new Moyock Elementary School principal for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Full story