Stories by Russ Lay

Holly Days returns to All Saints, and it’s better than ever

A sure sign of Christmas on the Outer Banks is the return of Holly Days at All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores.

Oct 23


New Year In the New World will return to downtown Manteo

Last year marked the inaugural event, and even though Old Man Winter brought record lows and unusual amounts of snow to the Outer Banks, the event was a success and organizers are eager to ring in 2019 at the historic waterfront.

Oct 22


Reverse mortgages: Making a powerful tool easy to use

Ask any retiree to list their top concerns, and finances will typically be among the first ones cited. Home equity contains an option that may be the least publicized, yet potentially important, supplemental funding sources available to retirees.

Oct 16


Bayside Body Shop featured in national trade publication

Bayside Body Shop, which has operated locally for 15 years, was featured in the October edition of Autobody News, a nationally distributed print and online trade magazine.

Oct 10


Parade of Homes: Wrap things up from Nags Head to Manteo

Each year The Outer Banks Voice features the lineup for the Outer Banks Homebuilders Association Parade of Homes, starting in Corolla and working south to Manteo. This year’s Parade is Oct. 4 to 7. Find out more, including maps, ticket information and sponsors, at obhomebuilders.org/welcome-letter. OBRC, LLC 7010 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head Description […]

Oct 5


Students wanted: COA ‘Study Abroad’ heading to Costa Rica

College of The Albemarle (COA) is gearing up for another study abroad trip, this time to Costa Rica, and the college is seeking applicants from Dare and Currituck campuses to sign up.

Oct 4


‘Love is a Rose’ to perform at the Outer Banks Forum Oct. 13

Experience an incredible evening celebrating the music of Linda Ronstadt, one of America’s greatest female singers, with award-winning Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz, two WNC torch singers and collaborators, at the second performance of the 36th season of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts on Sat., Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. according to […]

Oct 4


Parade of Homes: A refurbished classic joins the lineup

Each year The Outer Banks Voice features the lineup for the Outer Banks Homebuilders Association Parade of Homes, starting in Corolla and working south to Manteo. This year’s Parade is Oct. 4 to 7. Find out more, including maps, ticket information and sponsors, at obhomebuilders.org/welcome-letter. OBRC, LLC 1234 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills […]

Oct 3


Safety ‘above all’ drives decision to evacuate before a hurricane

The group uses a computer model to estimate when tropical force winds could arrive and from that day back up two more to time the evacuations. At this point, there is usually no certainty the storms or even the winds will arrive.

Oct 1


Parade of Homes: Well-priced year-round or second homes

Each year The Outer Banks Voice features the lineup for the Outer Banks Homebuilders Association Parade of Homes, starting in Corolla and working south to Manteo. This year’s Parade is Oct. 4 to 7. Find out more, including maps, ticket information and sponsors, at obhomebuilders.org/welcome-letter. Saga Realty & Construction 102 Yacht Club Lane South, Waterside […]

Sep 29


Parade of Homes: One on the mainland, two on the beach

Each year The Outer Banks Voice features the lineup for the Outer Banks Homebuilders Association Parade of Homes, starting in Corolla and working south to Manteo. This year’s Parade is Oct. 4 to 7. Find out more, including maps, ticket information and sponsors, at obhomebuilders.org/welcome-letter. Overton Corp. 49A Ocean Boulevard, Southern Shores 2,156 square feet […]

Sep 27


Donna Booth named hospital employee of the month

Donna Booth, referral coordinator at The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center, is The Outer Banks Hospital’s September 2018 Employee of the Month. Booth has worked at the Urgent Care Center since July of 2015.

Sep 26