Stories by Outer Banks Voice

Park service signs OK for access to ‘jug handle’ bridge

The National Park Service has given the OK for an easement through federal land to give access to the "jug handle" bridge now under construction north of Rodanthe. The bridge will take N.C. 12 around several chronic washout areas

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Expect delays on north end of Ocracoke as dunes are rebuilt

Due to the large trucks and heavy equipment on the roadway, NCDOT will implement traffic control measures to minimize work zone hazards on N.C. 12 on the north end of Ocracoke Island while a dune line is rebuilt.


UPDATED: Dare schools closed, Currituck on three-hour delay

Schools in Dare and Currituck counties will open on a three-hour late on Friday, Oct. 12. School officials say winds may potentially continue to remain strong during normal morning bus route times, prompting the delay.

Oct 11

Ocracoke-mainland ferries to run limited schedule Thursday

The ferries running between Ocracoke and the mainland will make one round trip Thursday morning before temporarily shutting down operations to prepare for the arrival of remnants from Hurricane Michael.

Oct 10

Washington, N.C.-based Guard sergeant killed in Afghanistan

North Carolina Army National Guard Sgt. James Allen Slape, 23, of Morehead City, was killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 4, as the result of an improvised explosive device. His unit was based in Washington, N.C.

Oct 8

Man charged after dog found dead, four others emaciated

Officers found four dogs in a pen who appeared to be emaciated and dehydrated. A fifth was found dead and decomposing in a barrel, according to Tyrrell County Sheriff Darryl Liverman.

Oct 4

Manteo, garden club hosts ‘Garden Up Day’ on October 13

The Town of Manteo and the Roanoke Island Garden Club will host a joint “Garden Up” day aimed at beautifying the town.

Oct 3

Cape Lookout Lighthouse reopens Friday with free climbing

The Cape Lookout Lighthouse on the central N.C. coast will be open this weekend for the first time since Hurricane Florence, and anyone can climb for free through the weekend before closing for the season. It can only be reached by boat.

Oct 2

Chip’s favorite selections from Outer Banks Olive Oil Co.

Check out some of the great choices and pairings available from Outer Banks Olive Oil Co., which shares the space with Chip's Wine and Beer at Mile Post 6 on the bypass in Kill Devil Hills.

Oct 2

Man from upstate New York dies in ocean near Rodanthe

A 63-year-old New York man died Mnnday while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean near Rodanthe, the 10th ocean-related fatality this year on the Outer Banks. Surf has been rough the last several days and the risk of rip currents high.

Oct 1

Gallery: Wright Brothers Memorial concert and light art show

Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter returned Saturday to the park for a curated light art display on Wright Brothers Monument as part of his Light Art Grand Tour USA spotlighting 50 United States monuments.

Oct 1

Staged re-entry after an evacuation

A staged re-entry process is used by the Dare County Control Group to facilitate an orderly re-entry. No one is denied entry with proper identification, which includes a driver’s license with a Dare County address, or a current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government issued id. The county issues re-entry permits for non-resident property owners, which are valid through the […]

Oct 1