Stories by Outer Banks Voice

Antonino “Nino” Palazzolo of Avon, Nov. 7

The owner and operator of Nino’s Pizza, everyone received a warm welcome from his smiling face when entering the restaurant. His life revolved around his family and the restaurant.

Nov 12

Vicki Daniels Simpson of Wanchese, Nov. 10

A member of Wanchese of Assembly of God, Vicki was faithful to her church and served her community through various missions. She was a devoted wife, mother to many, grandmother, and friend.

Nov 12

James Madison Cahoon of Manteo, Nov. 9

For over 30 years, he was the owner and operator of Midway Automotive and Towing and later Midway Express. "Diddy" was known not only for his “shop”, and his sometimes wildly creative towing skills, but also his protective nature of his four girls.

Nov 12

Electrical malfunction blamed for Wanchese charter boat fire

Dare County Fire Marshal Steve Kovacs ruled on Wednesday it was an accidental electrical fire on the Fishin Fannatic charter fishing boat docked at Wanchese Marina on Nov. 1 that gutted the engine compartment and the cabin.

Nov 11

Maleta Basnett Gray of Buxton, Nov. 6

A native of Buxton and one of seven children, Maleta was a dedicated homemaker, talented decorator, landscaper, and one fine cook. She loved the Lord and was a patriot to the bone.

Nov 8

Gov. Cooper calls for federal help for fisheries hit by Florence

Gov. Roy Cooper has requested the U.S. Department of Commerce issue a federal fishery resources disaster declaration to help provide long-term relief flow for families that rely on recreational and commercial fishing.

Nov 8

Coast Guard suspends search for sailor least seen at Rudee Inlet

A family member notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads on October 24 that she had lost contact with Hugh Blankenship during his voyage from Maryland to Florida.

Nov 7

Kitty Hawk Road closing for a pair of culvert replacements

The NCDOT will replace pipes that run under Kitty Hawk Road at two different locations this month, requiring the closure of the main thoroughfare through Kitty Hawk Village for a total of two weeks.

Nov 7

Steinburg, Hanig win seats in the N.C. General Assembly

Republicans Bob Steinburg and Bobby Hanig were on their way to victories in their races to represent Dare County in the North Carolina General Assembly. Both have insurmountable margins with only a handful of precincts left to report.

Nov 6

OBX Daydream: Fall beach day

Many visitors choose to visit the Outer Banks in the fall and the video explains why! Find out more about the different activities and sites you can explore during your visit at

Nov 6

The Salvation Army needs a few good bell ringers this season

The Salvation Army's Elizabeth City unit is looking for volunteers to ring bells and work kettles this holiday season at Food Lion stores, Walmart, Kmart and Harris Teeter on the Outer Banks.

Nov 6

The results are in! Winners of Best of the Beach 2018

The people have spoken and the votes have been counted for the 2018 Outer Banks Voice and JAM Media Solutions Best of the Beach. Thanks to everyone who cast their ballots, and congratulations to this year's winners.

Nov 6