Stories by Russ Lay

The Soundside Event Site’s next decade: What’s in store?

While we may not know today what use will be chosen for the Event Site over the next decade, one thing is certain: There will be no shortage of interested parties and differing opinions.

Mar 20


Third U.S. District hopefuls address Dare GOP convention

Of the 17 GOP candidates vying for the nomination, nine appeared in person and one sent her spouse to speak in her place as she was working as an on-call physician that day.

Mar 17


Public access to Bonner Bridge closed for demo prep

During the week of March 18, crews will be installing gates and fences around the southern end of the old Bonner Bridge and adjoining catwalks, as workers prepare for demolition.

Mar 15


Twenty-six candidates file to fill 3rd Congressional seat

None of the Democrats hail from the local area, but voters will be familiar with some of the names on the GOP ballot, with three Currituck County residents throwing their hats into the ring.

Mar 8


20th anniversary of Tomcat emergency landing recognized

Former and current Dare County Airport Authority members were recognized at the March 4 Board of Commissioners meeting for the 20th anniversary of an emergency landing of a U.S. Navy F-14 at the Dare County Airport.

Mar 7


Lingering Fisheries Association issues persist into 2019

As board Chairman Brent Fulcher worked his way through the agenda, many of the same concerns facing the NCFA this year are the same, unresolved issues that were on the board’s plate five, 10, and even 20 years ago.

Jan 24


The Lost Colony local auditions set for Saturday

Auditions are slated for Saturday, Feb. 16, at Manteo High School. Registration opens at 8:40 AM and auditions will begin at 9:00 AM. Everyone attending the auditions is requested to bring a recent photograph and resume.

Feb 11


Disputed basketball sponsorship scored big Web returns

The money was awarded to a private company headed by now state Sen. Bob Steinburg and became political fodder for Democrats in the November election. But the campaign yielded huge returns in web traffic to the tourism department.

Jan 28


Seaside ‘Animals in Art Show’ to benefit Humane Society

When you buy an art piece from the show, you help fund efforts to ensure that pets are cared for. A portion of the gallery’s art sales is donated to this year’s nonprofit recipient, the Coastal Humane Society.

Jan 26


COA is state’s first to offer dual-enrollment for hospitality

College of The Albemarle (COA) recently received notification from the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) that a Continuing Education Dual Enrolled program in Hospitality Leadership has been approved.  

Dec 19


Opinion: KDH board needs to explain impasse on filling seat

It has become apparent that the tie vote reveals some deeper-rooted philosophical differences on the town board, as well as serious differences of opinions over who would best serve the interests of the residents.

Dec 9


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