Stories by Outer Banks Voice

Video: 2 more chances to see the martins on Crystal Dawn

You have two more chances to head out on the Crystal Dawn to see the spectacular gathering of purple martins at dusk under the old Manns Harbor Bridge. Watch as they fly in and seek footing under the bridge, their pre-migratory roost.

Jul 30


State calls Trump flag hoisted on Hatteras ferry ‘inappropriate’

A Trump 2020 flag hoisted above a state ferry boat kicked up a Twitter commotion Friday and a promise from the Ferry Division that the incident would be investigated. The ferry was on a run between Ocracoke and Hatteras.

Jul 27


Coastwide water caution lifted except for a few specific sites

Floodwaters and stormwater runoff can contain pollutants such as waste from septic systems, sewer line breaks, pet waste, wildlife and chemicals. The precautionary advisory remains in effect for Currituck County

Jul 27


Video: Take a stroll through the Dowdy Park Farmers Market

Check out the Town of Nags Head's Dowdy Park Farmers Market, which will take place from June to October on the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is located at 3005 S. Croatan Hwy across from the Family Y.

Jul 20


Arts Council to hold open house today on court yard project

The Dare County Arts Council is hosting an Open House to introduce the DCAC Courtyard Project on Tuesday, July 17 from 3pm to 6pm. Architect Ben Cahoon will be on hand beginning at 4 p.m. to talk with guests about the plan.

Jul 17


Electricity and water installed at 23 Oregon Inlet campsites

During the winter of 2019, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff will complete installation of electricity and water at another 24 sites, for a total of 47 with the amenities.

Jul 2


Vacationer dies after six swimmers pulled from surf off Avon

A call for help at Ocean Isle Loop came in at 3:28 p.m., according to the National Park Service. When the Hatteras Island Resce Squad arrived, they saw "multiple groups of swimmers in distress," an NPS statement said.

Jun 28


Missing shells returned to 4-year-old’s Lillian Street memorial

Deborah Mennicucci, the caretaker of the mailbox, said they were found at the flagpole at the Liilian Street beach access by Kitty Hawk's director of public works, Willie Midgett. He took them to her house and she returned them to the memorial.

Jun 23


Santo John Battaglia of Manteo, June 19

Santo was born to Concettina and Salvatore Battaglia on April 11, 1929 and raised in Carnegie, PA. He graduated from New Brighton High School and subsequently proudly served in the U.S. Air Force.

Jun 21


Ethel M. Hurley, June 16

Ethel worked many and various jobs: as a dressmaker near Hopewell and as a clerk in a canning factory in Hopewell, NJ; during WWII at GM making wings for Navy airplanes; and she also used her math skills at Hopewell’s Savings and Loan.

Jun 20


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