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Sep 30


Local real estate sales numbers dip but prices are rising

Buyers of vacation homes tend to close deals as far into the off-season as possible so they aren’t burdened with mortgage payments when there is no rental income to offset expenses.



Candidates for commissioner make their case at Voice forum

All four races for open seats on the Dare County Board for Commissioners are contested. The candidates pitched for votes and answered questions in a forum held by The Outer Banks Voice and Max Media of the Carolinas.

Sep 26


Nags Head will phase in new ban on tents left overnight

Tents left on the beach overnight in Nags Head will be considered trash under a new ordinance unanimously adopted by town commissioners last week, but enforcement will not begin until the summer of 2016.

Sep 23


The Outer Banks Triathlon

Dozens of athletes competed in this years Outer Banks Triathlon, swimming, running and biking.

Sep 19


Sunken Garden

Statuary could be an Italian master’s undiscovered work

Several decades ago, Mildred Howard astonished Italians with photos of their beautiful statues tucked within the lush green landscape of a North Carolina sound-side garden.

14 hrs


Award-winning quartet to be featured in next forum show

The Amphion String Quartet is a winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and joined the roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two Program in fall 2013.

20 hrs


Outer Banks Parade of Homes: Two takes on Corolla

This year’s Outer Banks Parade of Homes Oct. 9 to 12 includes 20 homes scattered from Corolla’s Villages at Ocean Hill on the north beach all the way south to Avon on Hatteras Island. Leading up to the parade, The Voice will feature all 18 new homes and two large-scale renovations.

22 hrs

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Fisheries Chairman Paul Rose of Moyock dies suddenly

Paul Rose, the chairman of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. The Moyock resident was a commercial crabber, pound netter and fish dealer who ran Paul Rose Seafood.

Sep 25


‘Sand tax’ would have helped cover full cost of nourishment

Four different scenarios offer some interesting conclusions on how much money the so-called "sand tax" repealed by voters in 2006 would have raised for beach-widening projects in Dare County.

Sep 22

Six cases of enterovirus D68 confirmed in children from N.C.

The state Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in six patients ages 10 and under from North Carolina.

Sep 26


Man hurt after gun-cleaning mishap sends bullet through wall

Police were called at about 11:50 a.m. Sept. 18 by the shooter, who said he had been cleaning a Century Arms 7.62 rifle without realizing there was still a live round in the gun.

Sep 22

Hagan Tillis

Elon Poll: Hagan holds slim lead over Tillis among likely voters

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has opened a four-point lead over Republican North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis in the November elections, according to the latest phone survey of voters in North Carolina.

Sep 21

Smith .38 wood grips, 2 inch barrel

Two handguns missing after thefts from unlocked autos

Also lifted from vehicles in neighborhoods around W. 1st Street and W. Landing Road were cash, a 6-foot surfboard, liquor and a laptop computer, a Kill Devil Hills Police Department statement said.

Sep 22


Rip currents, then foul weather forecast for next few days

The National Weather Service has posted a beach hazards warning for rip currents as 4-foot swells roll in from the southeast, especially around low tide at about 1 p.m.

Sep 22


Currituck fast-tracks walking path along deadly stretch of road

Currituck County commissioners voted Monday to speed up construction of a 10-foot wide bike and pedestrian path along 2 miles of N.C. 12 between Albacore Street and Schooner Ridge Road in Corolla.

Sep 18


Nourishment project at Mirlo Beach is done in two months

Beach widening was completed earlier this week on a project to protect a stretch of N.C.12 from north of S-Turns to Mirlo Beach on the north end of Rodanthe. Work began in mid-July.

Sep 19

Sykes featured

Currituck man charged in shooting of friend in Virginia

Matthew O. Sykes, 19, of Grandy was arrested in the West End section of Richmond on Thursday on three felony counts, and was being held without bond. Police said the victim suffered a non-life threatening wound.

Sep 19

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