Stories by Outer Banks Voice

Dedication is April 2, but no word on exact day of bridge opening

The new bridge over Oregon Inlet could open at any time, but the formal grand opening ceremony is on hold until spring. Gov. Roy Cooper and other dignitaries are scheduled to gather for the dedication on Tuesday April 2.

Feb 19


Another dead humpback whale washes onto the beach

A large humpback whale was discovered stranded on the beach in Corolla early Sunday, the second within six days to beach along the Outer Banks. Corolla Beach Rescue posted photos of the large whale near the Hampton Inn and Suites.

Feb 18


No one hurt after fire damages two houses in Grandy

Four people escaped unhurt after a house caught fire early Tuesday in lower Currituck County that involved two residences in the 100 block of Dowdy's Bay Road. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Feb 5


Crew safe after shrimp trawler breaks apart in surf near Frisco

The three-person crew was found alive and taken to the hospital for medical evaluations. The cause of the accident is unknown. Due to a large debris field created by the Big John, the beach between ORV ramps 48 and 49 is temporarily closed.

Feb 4


Currituck dispatcher talks couple through roadside birth

Brandi Leary, who has been on Currituck’s 911 Communications staff for four years, handled the call with skill and composure. While fellow telecommunicator Taylor Rolling dispatched an ambulance from Currituck Emergency Medical Services,

Feb 1


Federal court dismisses appeal over jug-handle bridge

A federal appeals court has dismissed continued efforts by Hatteras Island property owners and residents to halt construction of the “jug-handle” bridge over the Pamlico Sound.

Jan 24


VIDEO: Sheriff’s Office searching for car break-in suspects

Anyone with information on the men in the video or the break-ins is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 252-475-5980, Dare Central Communications at 252-473-3444 or Dare County Crime Line at 252-473-3111.

Jan 23


Currituck rescues 21 dogs and puppies from poor conditions

The pets included three mothers and 18 puppies. They are now being cared for at the Animal Shelter and cruelty charges are pending against the owners. All of the dogs are doing well.

Jan 22


Project seeks photos of this week’s King Tide, first of 2019

King Tide is a non-scientific term used to describe the predicted highest high-tide and lowest low-tide events of the year. The Jan. 21 full moon will mean higher and lower than normal water levels over the next few days.

Jan 21


Manteo waives late fees for residents affected by shutdown

The shutdown, now in its 33rd day, has partially closed National Park Service sites on the Outer Banks and has Coast Guard members working without pay. Manteo says customers should call the water and sewer department.

Jan 23


Construction to begin on new water tower in Kill Devil Hills

The 50-year-old elevated 250,000-gallon tank behind the town fire department on U.S. 158 will be replaced with a 400,000-gallon upgrade. Celll attennas will be moved to a 150-foor monopole.

Jan 22


Crews respond to two-alarm fire at Whitecap Linen in Manteo

Crews were called to the two-alarm fire about 5:30 a.m. by a passerby. Sissy Campbell said she was out for an early-morning walk when she saw and smelled smoke coming from the building.

Jan 18