Stories by Russ Lay

Florence evacuation and re-entry dominate Dare BOC meeting

Board Chairman Bob Woodard revealed information not previously known to the public and helped put into perspective why the Control Group took the actions they did relative to both the evacuation and re-entry

Sep 17


Postponements make for a crowded events calendar

Due to the mandatory evacuation, several events were canceled or postponed last weekend and some of them have moved to weekend of September 21-23, a weekend which had several events already scheduled.

Sep 17


Walk Against Addiction rescheduled to this Saturday, Sept. 22

It was nine years ago that Brenda Thacker and Tori Love Peters came together with a shared past of family members suffering from addiction to drugs. The Walk Against Addiction at First Flight High School will now take place on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Sep 15


Outer Banks Drone video: Surfing Florence’s big break

It's no secret that surfers love the swells that come with hurricanes. While many think surfers get out during the hurricane, that's mostly a myth. The folks at Outer Banks Drone allowed us to use this video they shot on Swelltember 11.

Sep 13


Evacuations are usually covered by trip cancellation insurance

Whether you can recover the money you invested in your cancelled vacation depends on a number of factors, the most important of which is whether you purchased travelers or trip cancellation policies.

Sep 12


ICYMI: OBX Food Truck Rodeo on Sunday in Nags Head

This year's version featured food trucks from local favorites as well as out-of-town vendors from Raleigh and beyond. Live bands, beer and wine and children’s amusements rounded out the fun.

Sep 9


Manteo group shows mutual respect can still get things done

Not a single speaker attacked board members for their March rejection of televised meetings. No ugly words, no finger pointing, in fact, not a single speaker expressed anything that could be described as a negative comment.

Sep 9


What’s the frequency, Manteo? Board OKs televising meetings

The Town of Manteo will no longer be the lone holdout in Dare County as the Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday to the demands of residents to begin showing their meetings on local cable television.

Sep 5


Multi-family units could replace eyesore at Kitty Hawk intersection

The Kitty Hawk Town Council also approved a request for a more detailed survey of the beaches that were nourished last year to determine if they are behaving differently than others on the Outer Banks.

Sep 5


Jeff Malarney appointed to NC Real Estate Commission

Malarney, a former member of the Real Estate Commission, serves as General Counsel for Twiddy & Company, a North Carolina Vacation Rental Management Firm, and is a principal of the Law Offices of Jeff Malarney, PLLC.

Aug 31


Google Maps puts ‘Jockey’s Ridge’ in my back yard

Visitors flock to the park to experience the stunning sunset, often with brilliant reds and oranges if the clouds dipping down to the horizon are just right. It's also fun to run, or roll down, the dune on your way back to the car.

Aug 30


An evening on an Outer Banks shrimp boat with Dana Beasley

These shrimp boats are low-profile, often covered by an awning and typically pull a small net and rigging behind them known as an otter trawl. They tend to ply the sounds and creeks on short forays close to home.

Aug 27