Stories by Russ Lay

SCORE: How well is your small business website performing?

Web analytics platforms put an abundance of data at your fingertips. But if you haven't the funds to hire someone to keep tabs on it for you, you may feel overwhelmed and under-inspired to dig into it.

Feb 21


Dare Arts Council People’s Choice artist of 2018: Daniel Pullen

The Hatteras Island native teaches photography workshops at his studio in Buxton and photographs surfing, wildlife, weddings, portraits and everything in between. He is set to publish his first book, "The Independent Waterman" later this year.

Feb 13


Kearns Lowman named to First Bank KDH advisory board

First Bank has announced that Charles Kearns Lowman has been named to its Kill Devil Hills advisory board. Lowman, who has been a certified public accountant (CPA) for over 25 years, is an owner of Burgess Lowman and Lay PA in Kitty Hawk.

Feb 13


COA International Club bone marrow registry drive Feb. 20

The club has partnered with DKMS, an international non-for-profit committed to fighting blood cancer. The event will take place at the College of the Albemarle Dare Campus, 123 Russell Twiford Rd. in Manteo from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Feb 12


Homebuilders youthful leadership bucks national trends

The younger generation of the Outer Banks Homebuilders Association appears to be bucking a national trend that has seen Gen Xers and subsequent generations eschew joining the clubs that once comprised the backbone of communities.

Feb 11


Dare Toy Run celebrates 2017 success, gearing up for 2018

The Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run wrapped up their 2017 charitable works in grand style and are planning an even bigger 2018, starting with a Poker Run during Bike Week in April with a $1,000 prize.

Feb 8


Coastal Studies Institute narrows search for Dean Director

The public is welcome to attend the presentations in person or view them streamed live. After the presentations, comments should be sent via email to Dr. Ron Mitchelson with “CSI Dean Director Search” in the subject line.

Feb 7


Saving Lives Task Force: Focus on Nancy Griffin

Each month the Outer Banks Voice provides space for the Dare County Saving Lives Task Force to inform the community about their efforts, which are focused on substance abuse issues within our area and region. By Brenda Thacker Now that the holidays are over and hopefully the “snowcations” too, we can resume our Saving Lives […]

Jan 30


Commentary: CCA, GOP to blame for proposed license change

The Coastal Conservation Association proposal, coupled with the stacking of the Marine Fisheries Commission by Republican leaders has allowed a proposal to make major changes to who can carry a commercial fishing license to gain traction.

Jan 29


All Saints’ cure for the winter blues gets started on Monday

Winter is upon us and All Saints Episcopal Church's "After Dark" courses offer the perfect remedy for those cold, blustery OBX winter blues. Classes begin Monday, but registration is still open for some of the offerings.

Jan 28


Room In The Inn homeless shelter soldiers through hard times

For the first time, the organization is in its own space, which in Manteo at 827 U.S. 64. allows them to more easily process new clients as well as give those they serve a place to be during the day.

Jan 22


Jen Alexander of Colington to run for Board of Education

Alexander said: "Dare County deserves only the most committed advocates for our children. I am invested in our community’s children both as a parent of Dare County students and as a child mental health professional”

Jan 18