Stories by Outer Banks Voice

Trooper shoots rider before being hit in faceoff with motorcycle

After the trooper ordered the rider to stop, he headed for the trooper, who fired just before being hit. The trooper was taken to Vidant Beaufort Hospital with minor injuries and later released.

Jun 5


Corolla students and their wind turbines breeze to Chicago

Two teams of students from Corolla’s Waters Edge Village School traveled to Chicago in May to compete in the National KidWind Challenge after winning locally at the Coastal Studies Institute.

Jun 3


Authorities seek help in investigation of arson at Colington Cafe

The Colington Fire Department, Kill Devil Hills Police Department and the Nags Head Fire Department responded to the fire. Because they arrived quickly, the fire was contained to the exterior of the building.

May 31


Charter with eight aboard helped after hitting sunken object

The Coast Guard was called to help at 6:40 a.m. and sent a boat crew from Orgeon Inlet and a helicopter from Elizabeth City. Meanwhile, a nearby boater boarded the Miss Nell with a dewatering pump to reduce the flooding.

May 26


Bond upped to $400,000 in Kitty Hawk heroin case

Bond was first set at $100,000 for Claude Renaud, 63, of Southern Shores, but was later increased to $400,000, police said. Renaud was previously arrested on heroin charges in September of 2012 and April of 2013.

May 24


New Dare ambulances equipped with 4wd, power stretchers

The new ambulances sit on Ford F-450 4x4 chassis. The 4x4 ambulances will provide additional options when roads, including N.C. 12 to Hatteras, become impassable due to overwash and other weather-related conditions.

May 22


Kitty Hawk to conduct large item pick-up Monday

Upcoming 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.

May 20


New addition to KDH police force ready to sniff out crime

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department's newest member is only 2 years old, weighs about 71 pounds and is (generously) about 4 1/2  feet tall standing on his tip toes. But the department expects big things from him.

May 4


Greenville man arrested in Manns Harbor on drug charges

Kareem Akili Spencer of Greenville was being held in lieu of $600,000 bond on charges of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin.

May 1


After the storm: A near-perfect rainbow in Nags Head

A rainbow graced the sky over Nags Head for nearly 45 minutes after a thunderstorm swept throught  Wednesday evening. This view is from the walkway on the Roanoke Sound outside of Tale of the Whale restaurant. (Pat Morris)

Apr 25


Four year old pulled into ocean by shore break in Kitty Hawk

A 4-year-old boy was pulled into the ocean by the shore break and swept away by the current this afternoon in Kitty Hawk. The boy was walking with his mother on the beach when a wave pulled him into the water.

Apr 25


Data refutes tax claims made by candidates Merrell, Danko

Data shows several of Republican candidate Ronnie Merrell's claims about last year's 4-cent property tax increase are incorrect. And if the increase was rolled back, the county would be unable to balance its operating budget.

Apr 22