Stories by Russ Lay

Dare County moves ahead in securing money for a dredge

The plan to build the dredge under a public-private partnership would allow the county to deploy the dredge almost year-round and when not needed, to allow the dredge to operate in other shallow water ports within the state.

May 6


Max’s Pizza Company to get new digs and a new name

The new location will greatly expand their seating options, provide room for a bar and a waiting area and allow a larger menu to include more traditional Italian and Mediterranean fare in addition to their popular pizza.

May 7


Slide Show: Bike Week kicks into high gear at Vertigo Tattoo

Outer Banks Bike Week is well under way. Several venues have become gathering mainstays, mostly on the beach. But on the mainland in Manns Harbor, Vertigo Tattoo is back in the mix, and some of the hottest bikes were there Thursday.

Apr 25


NY Pizza Pub Italian Grill: New owners keep what’s important

Former owners Joe and Laura Gurski sold the popular restaurant in August. The new owners added television screens, decided to operate the restaurant 365 days a year for lunch and dinner, and step up the night-life offerings.

Apr 30


Firm, public offer ideas for future use of soundside event site

The Tourism Board, Visitor's Bureau Executive Director Lee Nettles said, was considering the purchase of the venue for the public hearing, Pamlico Jack’s, depending on public sentiment and the consultant's recommendations.

Apr 25


ICE seeking man charged in 2011 KDH vehicular death

ICE states Rodriguez, now referred to as Luis Alberto Rodriguez-Castro, is a Honduran who "entered the country without inspection at an unknown place in 1998 and is wanted as an illegal alien".

Apr 22


Race for Congress: Local M.D. is not your typical GOP candidate

Dr. Kevin Baiko differs from the other 16 Republican hopefuls in the crowded GOP primary by adding a push for legalization of medical cannabis to his list of priority issues.

Apr 12


Another name change: Xenith Bank to become Atlantic Union

If you're already hard-pressed to remember what name your bank is using this week, get ready for another one to  change names and logos. Xenith Bank will change its name to Atlantic Union Bank

Apr 10


Comment: Otherwise routine bill may signal welcome change

We hope the recent efforts of state Rep. Bobby Hanig and Sen. Bob Steinburg to restore funding to the COA campus signals a return to cooperation between our state legislators and local governments.

Apr 9


Woo Casa: A new dining experience launches in Nags Head

Woo Casa Kitchen’s name might imply a menu torn between Asian and Tex-Mex, but “Woo” is the nickname of Aaron Wooten, who with his wife Katie, are the proud owners of the Outer Banks’ newest restaurant.

Apr 8


Outer Banks Olive Oil Co. coming to Outlets Nags Head

As Gymboree vacates the Outlets Nags Head shopping mall (formerly Tanger Outlets) in the wake of their recent bankruptcy filing, Outer Banks Olive Oil, Wine and Cigars will be moving in.

Apr 15


3rd District Congressional Race Spotlight: Col. Richard Bew

The Voice decided to highlight a small sample of the 26-candidate field. Our strictly subjective standard is candidates who are political novices or do not fill the typical profile of a congressional office seeker.

Apr 4