Stories by Outer Banks Voice

Explosion of July 4 events planned throughout the Outer Banks

Fireworks shows abound up and down the Outer Banks next Thursday, and the Town of Duck once again will host it Fourth of July Parade. Festivities in Manteo start at mid-afternoon leading up to the big event at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

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Peculiar little sea creatures are more like us than you’d think

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue tells us on Facebook that they  are in the water because of phytoplankton blooms, which are their food source. "The black dot in the center of them is their digestive system, and they are completely harmless," their post says.

Jun 25


Here’s what’s happening on the Knapp Bridge and U.S. 158

Two projects aimed at improving the J.P. Knapp Bridge and U.S. 158 are continuing this summer while the state Department of Transportation works to minimize their effects on summer travel through Currituck County.

Jun 20


NCDOT plans project to stop sound’s assault on ferry landing

Cape Hatteras National Seashore wants to hear opinions on a proposal to install a steel wall and groins at the north end of Ocracoke Island to keep the ferry landing area from going under water.

Jun 20


Update: Beach work paused for a few days while dredge refuels

Sand pumping operations and beach reconstruction will stop temporarily starting Tuesday evening as the Dredge Liberty Island sails to Norfolk for re-fueling, which will take two to three day the Town of Nags Head says in its latest update.

Jun 18


Three die after head-on collision in Currituck County

Three of the four people in a vehicle that crossed the center line on U.S. 158 near Edgewater Drive in Grandy about 7:30 a.m. died in a head-on collision Monday. They had earlier finished an overnight shift at Walmart in Kitty Hawk.

Jun 17


Nags Head’s new budget includes a 1-cent tax increase

Nags Head's new budget includes a property tax incease of 1-cent per $100 value and projects another 1-cent increase next year. Count your Starbucks: A 1-cent increase comes to $30 a year, or $2.50 a month, on a $300,000 house.

Jun 18


Burn ban lifted in Dare County as wet weather eases risks

The burn ban had been implemented by the Dare County Fire Marshal’s Office in unincorporated area of the County, in conjunction with the Burn Ban established by N.C. Department of Agriculture.

Jun 10


Police seek suspect seen on video during Handee Hugo break-in

Police are investigating a break-in Friday at the Handee Hugo on the corner of N.C. 12 and Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk. The break-in happened at 1:05 a.m. and the amount of merchandise taken has not been determined.

Jun 7


Paraglider pilot rescued from trees with just a few scrapes

A paraglider pilot says turbulance threw off his attempted landing at First Flight Airport in Kill Devil Hills Tuesday, sending him into trees short of the landing strip. He was not seriously hurt.

Jun 6


Animal shelter manager out; interim leader to be appointed

The Outer Banks SPCA has announced that John Graves is no longer the director of the organization. The SPCA says it will immediately begin a search for a shelter manager.

Jun 4


Driver, 90, charged with misdemeanor in pedestrian death

Robert Rawlings was crossing U.S. 158 at West Landing Road when he was hit by a pickup driven by Harvey L. Sourbeer, 90, of Point Harbor. Sourbeer has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle

Jun 4