Stories by Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

After deadlock, Borland is Manteo Commissioner

 Victory comes after Fry opts out of tiebreaker  Jason Borland has become a Manteo Commissioner under unusual circumstances after he and incumbent Hannon Fry remained tied following a Nov. 15…

Nov 15


Recount in Manteo? Not quite yet

 Some votes still need to be counted The possibility of a recount looms in a Manteo Commissioners race after the Election Day results left incumbent Hannon Fry (154 votes) with…

Nov 12


Sproul wins KDH mayor’s race, some incumbents lose

Dare County Board of Education Member Ben Sproul cruised to a relatively easy victory over Anne Petera in the one contested mayoral race in Dare County on Tuesday Nov. 5…

Nov 5


Dare Board approves $3.1M purchase of Pamlico Jack’s

Some concerns arise over Soundside Event Site plans After a discussion that occasionally grew a bit edgy, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 4 unanimously approved the Dare…

Nov 4


Four candidates battle for two seats on KDH board

There are large and difficult issues facing Kill Devil Hills — such as stormwater management, the need for workforce housing and the impassioned debate over large event homes in the…

Nov 2


FFHS’ Schuster rolls to 3rd straight state golf title

First Flight High School’s indomitable Katherine Schuster fired a one-under-par 71 in the final round of the Women’s 1A/2A State Golf Championship at the Longleaf Golf & Family Club in…

Oct 29


KDH mayor’s race offers contrasts, some consensus

One area of apparent disagreement between the two candidates running for mayor of Kill Devil Hills mayor is the town’s fiscal policy.

Oct 24


Update: Fingerprints and tips part of Wright probe

A National Park Service (NPS) spokesman says the agency is following up on a “handful of tips” and lifting fingerprints off the recovered bust of Orville Wright as its investigation…

Oct 16


The Ocracoke Observer’s special Dorian issue

Many news organizations covered the dramatic impact of Hurricane Dorian on Ocracoke Island, but one lived it.  The Ocracoke Observer, owned and operated by Connie Leinbach and Peter Vankevich, was…

Oct 12


New $4.5M estimate for Dare animal shelter

  With the project’s design phase about two-thirds complete and the first shovel potentially breaking ground by the end of the year, the Dare County Commissioners learned at this week’s…

Oct 7


After 45 years, he’s got the ‘hang’ of it

John Harris’ enduring passion for flight Back in the early 1970’s, John Harris was living in Winston Salem, North Carolina and preparing to study Geological Oceanography at Old Dominion University…

Oct 5


Dare Board oks new measures for ‘essential housing’

Without fanfare, and with only one resident speaking during public comment, the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved four zoning amendments as part of a continuing effort to generate what…

Sep 17