Stories by Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice

Finding Cabot: Shark wasn’t in the sound after all

It turns out that Cabot, a 500-lb. great white shark tracked by Ocearch, did not pay a visit to the Albemarle Sound on Wednesday night, according to the ocean research…

Nov 15


KDH seeks new designation for large homes

In an effort to address the impacts of large event homes on the oceanfront – as well as respond to a public outcry over the issue – the Kill Devil…

Nov 14


Nags Head mayor in D.C. to fight offshore drilling

Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon is among roughly 30 leaders from 13 coastal states heading to Washington, D.C. this week to urge lawmakers on Capitol Hill to maintain offshore drilling…

Nov 13


Ed Board to consider how to replace Sproul

The Dare County Board of Education is expected to consider this week how it will proceed with filling the anticipated vacancy being left by Kill Devil Hills mayor-elect Ben Sproul,…

Nov 12


Nags Head won’t ease lot size rule for big homes

In the face of widespread opposition to the idea, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners on Nov. 6 unanimously voted to remove a proposal from its meeting agenda that would…

Nov 7


Survey shows support for Southern Shores library

A potential site for a new Southern Shores library branch that would serve northern Dare County and southern Currituck County communities has been identified, according to the chairman for the…

Nov 6


Manteo Commissioner candidates discuss key issues

A field of five candidates – three incumbents and two political newcomers – will contend for three seats on the Manteo Board of Commissioners in the Nov. 5 election. Current…

Nov 3


Candidates for Nags Head commissioner talk safety, stormwater, soundside event site

Three candidates will be vying for two open seats on the Nags Head Board of Commissioners in the Nov. 5 municipal election, including one spot vacated by Mayor Pro Tem…

Oct 30


In Southern Shores election, traffic and beaches and town manager dominate

A group of four candidates is vying for three open seats on the Southern Shores Town Council in the Nov. 5 municipal election. Incumbent Fred Newberry, former Council Member Leo…

Oct 23


Emerging Artists talk inspiration and motivation

The Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) will feature four up-and-coming local artists during its Swing! Gala at Pirate’s Cove Pavilion on Oct. 26. Launched in 2017 and sponsored by TowneBank,…

Oct 23


KDH board rejects large home amendments

Some residents clamor for action on issue By a 3-2 margin, the Kill Devil Hills Commissioners on Oct. 16 rejected two proposed text amendments aimed at addressing landscaping and parking…

Oct 17


Candidates tackle civility, congestion in Southern Shores

  In a municipality often known for its combative politics, the Southern Shores candidates’ forum on Oct. 7 took on a different tone as the four town council contenders fielded…

Oct 9