Stories by Sam Walker

Bag ban repeal opponents jeer Boswell, others at fundraiser

More than a dozen protesters upset over the repeal of the ban on plastic grocery bags jeered those arriving at a Friday evening fundraiser for Republican state Rep. Beverly Boswell at an oceanfront home in Kill Devil Hills.

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OBV Election 2018 candidate filing tracker

The Outer Banks Voice will be updating the list of candidates who have filed to run for federal, state and local offices in Dare, Currituck and Hyde counties. The filing period runs through Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 12 p.m.

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The Voice Podcast: Friday, February 23, 2018

You can hear Voice newscasts every weekday morning on Max Radio of the Carolina's stations Beach 104, 94.5 WCMS, 99.1 The Sound, and Classic Rock 104.9 & 92.3.

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore north of Corolla

Thousands of dead menhaden have been washing ashore north of Corolla village between Currituck mile posts 15 and 17 in the four-wheel drive area since early Wednesday morning.

Feb 21


New bridge dedicated to OBX hero Capt. Richard Etheridge

Officials gathered before a standing-room only crowd in Rodanthe to speak about the significance of the concrete bridge over the breach of Hurricane Irene of Pea Island and its namesake first African-American life-saving station keeper.

Feb 21


Maryland man charged for DWI after wreck in Nags Head

Michael Christian Fessler, 30, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was arrested following the crash involving two other vehicles on U.S. 158 at the Tanger Outlets at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday. He faces driving while impaired and other charges.

Feb 20


DEQ chief talks offshore drilling strategy with local leaders

Around two dozen Dare and Currituck leaders met Tuesday with N.C. Secretary of Environmental Quality Michael Regan to discuss battling the Trump Administration's efforts to ramp up exploration for offshore oil and natural gas.

Feb 20


Revised Currituck beach parking rule will need another vote

A Currituck Board of Commissioners proposal to require vehicles to carry a pass to park on the county's beaches starting this spring will have to wait until next month, after the measure failed to gain unanimous approval Monday night.

Feb 19


Three Currituck teens hospitalized in wreck on U.S. 158

The wreck happened in the 8600 block of Caratoke Highway around 12:30 p.m., when a 2013 Subaru pulled out of Fordham Drive in Harbinger and was struck by a 2017 Ford pickup. Two of the three injured teens reamin in critical condition.

Feb 19


Bobby Hanig of Currituck to challenge Rep. Beverly Boswell

Currituck Board of Commissioners Chairman Bobby Hanig of Powells Point filed Monday for the Republican nomination to the N.C. House District 6 seat, setting up a GOP primary challenge of incumbent Rep. Beverly Boswell of Kill Devil Hills.

Feb 19


Bobby Hanig of Currituck to challenge Rep. Beverly Boswell

Curriutck Board of Commissioners chairman Bobby Hanig of Powells Point filed Monday for the Republican nomination to the N.C. House District 6 seat, setting up a GOP primary challenge of incumbent Rep. Beverly Boswell of Kill Devil Hills.

Feb 19


Two seriously hurt after motorcycle crash in Nags Head

A man and woman from Dare County were seriously injured when they were thrown from their motorcycle in Nags Head Sunday evening. The wreck happened at 5:50 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 158 and Satterfield Landing Road.

Feb 19