Stories by Outer Banks Voice

Deputies watching Mattamuskeet school after SnapChat post

A Sheriff's Office Facebook post said that deputies will be at the school until they are sure there is no threat. The Sheriff's Office has also consulted with the State Bureau of Investigation.

Feb 20


Land deal aimed at preserving forest, future of ‘Lost Colony’

The Roanoke Island Historical Association on Feb. 2 sold 20 acres along U.S. 64 to the Conservation Fund, a national environmental nonprofit. The association will add the proceeds to its endowment to perpetuate “The Lost Colony."

Feb 20


Alvin Irvin Porter of Hatteras, Jan. 21

Alvin was a decorated Vietnam War Veteran and a retired truck driver with Reliable Contracting. In recent years, he could be found at Ballance Oil Company where he would delight in helping and talking with everyone.

Feb 16


Hatteras Seashore campgrounds open on March 30

The National Park Service campgrounds at Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke will open for the season on Friday, March 30, and remain open until the season ends on November 26.

Feb 16


MFC plays bait-and-switch on commercial fisherman definition

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission quarterly meeting in Wrightsville Beach was full of controversy, but it was the approval of a motion to ask Gov. Roy Cooper to consider replacing all nine members immediately that left heads spinning.

Feb 15


Kitty Hawk to conduct four large item pick-ups in 2018

The first pick up will be February 26, with additional pickups are scheduled for May 21, September 24, and November 19. Residents should place their items in the right-of-way for collection, but there are restrictions on what will be collected.

Feb 14


NCDOT works to save Roanoke Island roadside live oak

The live oak along U.S. 64 is part of a series trees planted in the 1980s to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Roanoke Island Colony in 1587. Another tree had to be removed after it was damaged by ice and snow on Jan. 4.

Feb 14


Paul Herman Leary of Kill Devil Hills, Feb. 10

A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late Idree Diana Gilden and Dan Leary. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquelyne Hope Forbes Leary; and brothers, Ralph Leary and Daniel Ray Leary.

Feb 12


Marine Fisheries Commission meets Feb. 14-15 in Wrightsville

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will hold their quarterly meeting at the Blockade Runner, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach. Agenda items include a vote on proposed changes to the commercial fishing license eligibility requirements.

Feb 7


The Chef Files: Tony Duman from Outer Banks Brewing Station

The first edition of The Chef Files from the Outer Banks Restaurant Association features Tony Duman, executive chef at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills.

Feb 5


Feb 3


Photo Gallery: Super blue moonrise over Kill Devil Hills

Mitro Digital Marketing captured photos of the super blue moonrise Wednesday evening from the top of Big Kill Devil Hill at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and over the ocean in Nags Head.

Feb 1