Stories by Rob Morris

Alan Frederick Furner of Manteo, June 12

He worked for both Colgate University and SUNY Morrisville. He relocated to Manteo, NC, to be near his grandchildren. Alan also enjoyed working at Roanoke Island Festival Park, until he became ill.

Jun 15


New restaurant, still unidentified, earns go-ahead in KDH

Plans for the restaurant were initially rejected because they included an old driveway that runs off of the busy bypass. This time, the driveway was eliminated, and the Board of Commissioners unanimously endorsed the concept.

Jun 12


William ‘Bill’ Elroy Jones, June 3

He left the Nags Head Police Deptartment as lieutenant and began a professional firefighter career with Town of Kill Devil Hills. He served as Fire Chief of Lower Currituck County for five years.

Jun 8


Popular ice cream shop to expand to OBX with a retro look

Nu-Quality Ice Cream won approval in Southern Shores Tuesday for plans to bring a drive-in shop on U.S. 158 with a look reminiscent of the town's historic flat-top cottages.

Jun 7


Nags Head board approves more limits to tents on the beach

Sand hogs would be discouraged from monopolizing territory under a proposed ordinance change that would limit the size and spacing of canopies and tents on Nags Head's beaches.

Jun 6


Zoning fixes could put existing living space on the affordable list

In Wanchese and East Lake, the county should require only that the structures be smaller than the main house on a property, a report by The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce said.

Jun 4


OBXer’s Getaway: Australia and Land of the Long White Cloud

Hatteras Island came to mind when we arrived at Kaikoura on the beautiful east coast of New Zealand, even though the two seascapes are geographically and visually worlds apart. What they share are natural disasters.

Jun 3


Distant Alberto will send heavy rainfall to the Outer Banks

Subtropical Storm Alberto is forecast to throw out a slug of moisture that will head over eastern North Carolina on Memorial Day  with heavy rain, possibly adding up to several inches.

May 27


Revised plan for new restaurant in KDH earns planners’ OK

The site plan was first rejected after the board balked at using an existing driveway as an entrance over concerns about safety. With the driveway removed, approval was quick and without discussion.

May 16


New Spectrum office building is in the works for Nags Head

Plans to replace the old cable company building on the beach road that was damaged during Hurricane Matthew show an office much more compatible with the beach look that Nags Head officials look for in new construction.

May 15


Dare, Currituck schools to stay open during Raleigh rally

Among the thousands of teachers and students expected to gather in Raleigh on Wednesday to rally for better pay and working conditions will be about four dozen from Dare and Currituck counties.

May 15


Farmers Market will open monthly in June at Dowdy Park

One of several initiatives by the Nags Head Arts and Culture Committee, the Farmer's Market opens in June and will run through October on the the second Thursday of each month.

May 10