Stories by Outer Banks Voice

Coast Guard assists sinking Swan Quarter trawler in New Jersey

Watchstanders in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from the 77-foot fishing trawler Capt Garland, but were unable to make contact with the crew.

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Great day today, then colder and windy before rain returns

Tolerable temperatures around 60 today will start off a week that will turn coooler and windier before more rain arrives. Winds will pick up overnight, sending temperatures into the 30s followed by a sunny Tuesday.

Dec 17


Bitcoin email scam targets Outer Banks businesses

Police are warning about a hoax bomb threat email sent to media outlets and businesses across the country this week, including here on the Outer Banks. The email demands payment in cryptocurrency.

Dec 14


Memoirs of a CScIence student’s semester on the Outer Banks

Lynn Tran, a senior at the University of North Carolina, was an intern with The Outer Banks Voice while at the same time attending classes at the Coastal Studies Institute Outer Banks Field Site in Skyco.

Dec 13


Eleven groups sue to stop seismic tests for offshore reserves

Authorizing five companies to simultaneously conduct seismic testing would disrupt the marine ecosystem and could seriously injure or kill whales and dolphins, the plaintiffs contend.

Dec 12


UPDATE: Surf continues to pound beaches, wind to persist today

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning and coastal flood warning for the Outer Banks as a major winter storm continues to intensify as it sweeps across North Carolina and Virginia.

Dec 9


Tina Tice chosen to replace Bateman on Kitty Hawk council

The Kitty Hawk Town Council has chosen Tina Tice to replace Councilman Ervin Batemen, who won a seat on the Dare County Board of Commissioners last month. Tice's family owns John's Drive-in and OBX Housing.

Dec 8


First Flight hosts hoops classic with star power for good cause

Shots will be made and missed. Games will be won and lost. But there won’t really be any losers by the time the final buzzer sounds on the first Good Guys vs. Cancer Basketball Showcase. First Flight High School boys basketball head coach Chad Williams brings a first-of-its-kind tournament to the Outer Banks this Friday […]

Dec 5


As prices continue to fall, Grandy gas war continues in Currituck

Gas prices are continuing to nosedive, and even the Outer Banks is starting to see more reasonable prices. The average price of regular unleaded in North Carolina is now $2.33 a gallon. Some stations on the beach have dropped as low as $2.45.

Dec 4


Public meeting set for Wednesday on new Buxton beach access

Five years after being first proposed, a new beach access with 50 parking spaces, bathroom and accessible boardwalk at the former Coast Guard station in Buxton will be discussed in a meeting Wednesday.

Dec 2


Video: Men posing as job seekers steal iPhones from AT&T store

The suspects took the phones while a clerk was in a back room getting the applications, according to the Kitty Hawk Police Department. Video shows them looking around the store, then ripping out the phones and display stands.

Nov 29


Passage under old Bonner Bridge is too shallow to dredge

Smaller boats take routes between unprotected pilings to the south, but the Coast Guard discourages the practice. The navigation span is flanked by wooded fenders than can cushion boats if they stray from the channel.

Nov 27