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Calling rate request excessive, insurance chief sets hearing

  The Outer Banks Voice

A hearing has been set for the end of summer on a proposed increase in homeowners insurance rates that could be more than 30 percent in coastal counties ...

2/22/2019 1:05 PM

Fight against seismic testing ramps up with another legal action

  The Outer Banks Voice

A group of conservation organizations this week asked a federal judge to block the start of any seismic exploration for oil and natural gas off the East Coast until ...

2/21/2019 3:15 PM

Living shoreline aimed at protecting road Wright brothers used

  The Outer Banks Voice

In Kitty Hawk, the encroaching waters of Kitty Hawk Bay threaten to close Moor Shore Road, one of the oldest roads on the Outer Banks. Resident Amy Wells has ...

2/20/2019 1:43 PM

Dead whale washes up on Outer Banks beach shore

  WWBT NBC12 News

This is the second whale to wash up on the beach in the past week.

2/19/2019 12:03 PM

Outer Banks Mom: The power in reviews

  The Outer Banks Voice

Last week I was sitting at Waverider's Coffee and Deli in Nags Head. I was waiting to meet a friend for lunch and I took a seat in one of the many sun-drenched ...

2/16/2019 1:15 PM

North Carolina's Outer Banks getting a new bridge


North Carolina is building a replacement bridge at the Outer Banks. It's replacing the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet, but the new structure ...

2/11/2019 8:00 AM

Raymond Earl “Ray” Parker, Feb. 12

  The Outer Banks Voice

Raymond Earl “Ray” Parker, 68, of Elizabeth City, NC passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a long, ...

2/20/2019 1:28 PM

Tiny houses could help solve an Outer Banks affordable housing crunch


The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce plans a tiny house festival for June 8 and 9.

2/14/2019 3:20 PM

Outer Banks Towns Dig For Flooding Fixes

  Coastal Review Online

Outer Banks officials are tapping state grants, partnering on studies and taking other steps to address increasingly persistent flooding and faulty, inadequate ...

2/14/2019 5:14 AM

Outer Banks Shag Club offering free dance lessons

  The Outer Banks Voice

Free Carolina Shag dance lessons will be presented by the Outer Banks Shag Club at their Monday Night Dance Party. Lesssons will be offered at 6 p.m. on ...

2/13/2019 12:56 PM

Outer Banks vacationers will have use of replacement Bonner Bridge in 2019


For Western Pennsylvanians who like to vacation in the Outer Banks, there's some good news out of Dare County, N.C. -- home of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Kill ...

2/11/2019 5:33 PM

New Outer Banks bridge opening Saturday could get a new name as well


The new bridge opening soon over North Carolina's Oregon Inlet could come with a new name.

2/7/2019 8:00 AM

New Outer Banks bridge set to open for traffic in April

Last weekend, more than a thousand people got the chance to walk and bike on the bridge.

2/17/2019 11:58 PM

Outer Banks Mom: Memories are made here

  The Outer Banks Voice

We're big on books around here. There's magic in the escape that a good book provides, and transporting to the setting with our kids is one of my favorite things ...

2/6/2019 8:00 AM

Outer Banks Senior Games registration is now open

  The Outer Banks Voice

Registration for the 31st Annual Outer Banks Senior Games is now open to artists and athletes age 50 and older. The Outer Banks Senior Games competition ...

2/5/2019 8:00 AM

Outer Banks beach covered in a mile of shipwreck debris asks public for help

  Charlotte Observer

Cape Hatteras National Seashore put out an unusual call for help cleaning up a shipwreck spread across a mile of beach at Cape Hatteras. The shrimp trawler ...

2/5/2019 8:00 AM

ECU to host ‘Science on the Sound’ off Outer Banks coast

  WTKR News 3

The lecture will be on the WWII Battle of the Atlantic of the North Carolina coast as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series. This series will be held ...

2/15/2019 12:18 AM

Netflix series 'Tidying Up' sparks joy at Hotline thrift stores

  The Outer Banks Voice

Tammy Cross, general manager of Hotline Thrift Stores, shows off new offerings at Hotline Too! in Nags Head. (Dee Langston). A popular Netflix series, “Tidying ...

2/14/2019 1:07 PM

90-foot-high Outer Banks bridge opens 1 day only to walkers, cyclists

  FOX 46 Charlotte

State and local officials are giving people on two legs and two wheels a chance to experience the new bridge on North Carolina's Outer Banks before the cars ...

2/8/2019 8:00 AM

Where do Outer Banks wild horses vanish to in winter? An aerial survey found out

  Raleigh News & Observer

An aerial survey by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund found the remote spot where Outer Banks wild horses spend winters on: A *fresh* water marsh at the heart of ...

2/4/2019 8:00 AM

Birding on the Outer Banks: January was full of rarities

  The Outer Banks Voice

Writing about February birding, here in mid-January, I can only hope that the good times, spelled r-a-r-i-t-i-e-s, continue! A plethora of unusual birds has been ...

1/30/2019 8:00 AM

State panel endorses naming new bridge for Marc Basnight

  The Outer Banks Voice

Two days after Dare County commissioners failed to reach a consensus, a state Board of Transportation committee has recommended naming the new bridge ...

2/7/2019 8:00 AM

3 taken to hospital after shipwreck at Outer Banks

A shipwreck with three men aboard washed up at the Outer Banks on Monday morning, officials say.

2/4/2019 8:00 AM

Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Lilo

  The Outer Banks Voice

The Outer Banks SPCA is in Manteo at 1031 Driftwood Drive. Call 252-475-5620, look them up at or like them on Facebook. They have many ...

2/4/2019 8:00 AM

NPS Commercial Services Open Houses to be Held in March

  Island Free Press

The National Park *Service* will hold Commercial Services Orientations and Open Houses on Hatteras, Ocracoke, and Roanoke Islands to share information ...

2/22/2019 8:05 PM

"Dementia-friendly" restaurants on Outer Banks trained to help customers


DARE COUNTY, Nc. (WSET) -- Some restaurants in the Outer Banks are starting to boast purple sea horse decals, meaning they are "dementia-friendly.".

2/6/2019 8:00 AM

Court Decision Allows Outer Banks Bridge to Avoid NC-12 Wash-Outs to Continue

  Southern Environmental Law Center

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--A federal appeals court decision today allows construction to continue on an Outer Banks bridge to move a frequently-washed-out section ...

1/23/2019 8:00 AM

Outer Banks beaches swamped with shells after federal shutdown

  Asheboro Courier Tribune

Being closed a month due to the partial government shutdown had one benefit for Cape Lookout National Seashore: Its beaches are now weighted with ...

1/29/2019 8:00 AM

'Sorry to Bother You' to be shown at Universalist Congregation

  The Outer Banks Voice

The Cultural Crossroads series at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks has a change in film schedule. The film Get Out will be changed to ...

2/13/2019 1:04 PM

Dare board approves first plan for local workforce housing

  The Outer Banks Voice

Dare County commissioners approved on Monday the first application for cluster housing since a new ordinance was approved late last year to encourage ...

2/1/2019 8:00 AM

David “Dave” C. Trout of Kitty Hawk, Feb. 3

  The Outer Banks Voice

David “Dave” C. Trout, 76, of Kitty Hawk, NC passed away on Sunday February 3, 2019 at Chesapeake Memorial Hospital in Virginia as a result of complications ...

2/5/2019 8:00 AM

In an Outer Banks Garden: Give them shelter | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

Consider building a brush pile for local wildlife the next time you are cleaning up your yard. Not only are you saving yourself the hassle of dragging your downed ...

2/11/2019 8:00 AM

Shrimp Boat Wreckage Leaves A Mess In Outer Banks

The wreckage from a shrimp boat is causing a big mess in the Outer Banks! The crew of three men were found alive Monday on the beach in Frisco, North ...

2/4/2019 8:00 AM

Volunteers clean up shipwreck debris on North Carolina beach

  Raleigh News & Observer

A fishing ship broke apart in the Outer Banks on February 4, spreading debris for more than mile on beaches at Cape Point. Seventy volunteers showed up the ...

2/6/2019 8:00 AM

A frog croaking like a banjo? Volunteers in Outer Banks learn to count frogs by ear.


An image of Kermit the Frog with his banjo appeared on the screen before a small gathering of people learning how to identify frogs by their croaks. Then an ...

1/25/2019 8:00 AM

Icy Temps, But No Snow in the Forecast for the Outer Banks

  Island Free Press

Despite a likelihood of freezing temperatures in the next two days, there is currently no snow on the horizon for Hatteras or Ocracoke islands, per a Tuesday ...

1/29/2019 8:00 AM

Clayton “CJ” Evans Jr. is The Outer Banks Hospital's 2018 Employee of the Year | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

Clayton “CJ” Evans, bio-medical technician II for Vidant Bio-medical Regional Outreach, is The Outer Banks Hospital's 2018 Employee of the Year. Evans joined ...

1/29/2019 8:00 AM

Manteo board endorses naming Inlet bridge for Marc Basnight

  The Outer Banks Voice

The Manteo Board of Commissioners has voted to formally suggest the new bridge over Oregon Inlet be named for former state Senate President Marc Basnight.

1/26/2019 8:00 AM

Outer Banks NOAA Buoy Travels 600 Miles

  Coastal Review Online

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather buoy has traveled 600 miles from where it was originally stationed about 17 miles off of Cape Point.

1/29/2019 8:00 AM

Why Are Humpback Whales Washing Up On NC Beaches?

  Charlotte, NC Patch

4 Whales Have Washed Up Along NC's Coast - Charlotte, NC - In the past two weeks, four whales have washed up dead along the NC coast between the Outer ...

2/21/2019 3:51 PM

Picture of ‘biggest Megalodon tooth’ found in Nags Head actually fake

  WTKR News 3

NAGS HEAD, N.C. – A picture by photographer Alex Lex OBX of the “biggest Megalodon tooth” ever found near Jennette's Pier has left quite a few people ...

2/19/2019 7:23 PM

North Carolina Congressman who represents the Outer Banks is in hospice care

  WTKR News 3

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The office of the congressman who represents the Outer Banks says he is now in hospice care. Staff for Congressman Walter B. Jones, ...

1/26/2019 8:00 AM

Attention Shellers! Outer Banks Beaches Blanketed in Seashells Following Government Shutdown

  Yahoo News

Visitors to the Outer Banks' most prized shelling locations are discovering an unexpected silver lining to the recent government shutdown: loads and loads of ...

1/30/2019 8:00 AM

New Buxton Day Use Area and Kite Point Access Scheduled to be Open by Memorial Day

  Island Free Press

Despite a forced delay caused by the federal government shutdown, parking areas at the new Buxton Day Use Area and at Kite Point are scheduled to be open ...

2/19/2019 10:30 PM

New Bridge is Just a Little Paint Away from Opening

  Island Free Press

Though all that's required to open the Bonner Bridge replacement to the public is a little paint, the weather has not cooperated in the past week, which has ...

2/22/2019 1:07 PM

Plymouth closure prompts assistance from Vidant

  Greenville Daily Reflector

Friday, February 22, 2019. Vidant Health is reaching out to employees of Washington County Hospital and offering assurances to residents who are in a void ...

2/22/2019 5:17 AM

Winter Travels And Trevails

Another February school break, another hot bluefin tuna bite in North Carolina, and another poor winter of codfishing in the Northeast.The bluefin bite on the ...

2/19/2019 3:02 PM

Arnold Gwyndlon Tolson Jr. | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

Roper, NC – Arnold Gwyndlon Tolson Jr., 76, Went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2019. He was born on December 20, 1942 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late ...

2/17/2019 1:17 PM

What happens when you drive a sports car on an Outer Banks beach? Nothing good

  Charlotte Observer

In a scenario that is not entirely uncommon on North Carolina's Outer Banks, someone drove a sports car out on the beach and got stuck in the sand this week.

12/20/2018 8:00 AM

New Netflix “OBX” series might be filmed in South Carolina

  The Outer Banks Voice

A new series about the Outer Banks is coming to Netflix, but due to lingering effects of North Carolina's controversial “bathroom bill,” it likely won't be filmed ...

1/9/2019 8:00 AM

Coast Guard lieutenant used work computers in alleged planning of widespread domestic terrorist attack, prosecutors say

  Anchorage Daily News

GREENBELT, Md. - The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant spent hours on end planning a wide-scale domestic terrorist attack, even logging in at his work computer ...

2/22/2019 5:04 PM

UPDATE: Surf continues to pound beaches, wind to persist today

  The Outer Banks Voice

High wind, surf and coastal flood advisories will continue today for the Outer Banks as a major winter storm spins off the coast of North Carolina. Dare County ...

12/9/2018 8:00 AM

The Outer Banks' best and brightest Christmas lights displays

  The Outer Banks Voice

Christmas lights are twinkling all along the Outer Banks so grab the kids, and this list, and head out for some bright holiday cheer. Know of a lights display not ...

12/16/2018 8:00 AM

New span will provide reliable lifeline to NC's Outer Banks


When Danny Couch looks at the almost-completed new bridge across the Oregon Inlet along North Carolina's Outer Banks, he sees both beauty and certainty.

1/1/2019 8:00 AM

Winter in the Outer Banks

  Alexandria Living Magazine

Many local residents spend part of their summer vacation at the Outer Banks, but you can really unplug during the holidays by heading south to enjoy the ...

11/26/2018 8:00 AM

Huge dunes at Jockey's Ridge on NC Outer Banks will be moved |

  The Herald

Jockey's Ridge State Park, near Nags Head, North Carolina on the Outer Banks, has massive sand dunes, but the sand keeps moving south toward neighboring ...

1/3/2019 8:00 AM

Outer Banks Birding: Winter loons, grebes and diving ducks

  The Outer Banks Voice

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a great Christmas holiday and Santa brought some warm winter clothes – or maybe a new pair of binoculars! Here in ...

1/6/2019 8:00 AM

Dr. Frank Thomas Wooten III | The Coastland Times

  The Coastland Times

Dr. Frank Thomas (Tom) Wooten III of Manteo died at home on February 11, 2019. He was born Sept. 24, 1935 in Chadbourn. Tom was the son of the late ...

2/17/2019 1:09 PM

Two firefighters injured after deck collapses in Waves

  The Outer Banks Voice

Two firefighters from the Chicamacomico Banks Fire Department were injured after a deck collapsed in Waves on Thursday morning. The firefighters and Dare ...

1/18/2019 8:00 AM

Roamer, ambassador of Currituck's wild mustangs, has died

  The Outer Banks Voice

Roamer, a stallion who became an ambassador for the northern Outer Banks' storied wild horses, died this weekend following complications from colic.

1/15/2019 8:00 AM

A UFO? Outer Banks fisherman captures video of lights multiplying over dark Atlantic

  The Herald

A video credited to an Outer Banks night fisherman is raising questions on social media about another possible UFO sighting off the North Carolina coast.

12/3/2018 8:00 AM

Beloved Outer Banks wild mustang dies


A wild mustang who featured prominently in Outer Banks, North Carolina, tourism materials has died.

1/16/2019 8:00 AM

Outer Banks shakes in 4.7 earthquake that reached all the way to New York

  Myrtle Beach Online

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit in the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt on North Carolina's Outer ...

1/16/2019 8:00 AM

The Outer Banks Voice Podcast

  The Outer Banks Voice

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 ...

1/17/2019 8:00 AM

Partial federal government shutdown closes Wright Brothers

  The Outer Banks Voice

The partial government shutdown that started after midnight will mean closing or scaling back federal facilities on the Outer Banks. The National Park *Service* will ...

12/22/2018 8:00 AM

Open restrooms, trash pickup happening at Outer Banks parks


Some basic maintenance is returning to portions of national parks along North Carolina's Outer Banks, even as most services stay shuttered due to the ...

1/14/2019 8:00 AM

One of the Outer Banks’ most famous wild horses - featured on billboards - has died

  Charlotte Observer

A wild mustang known around the world for being featured in Outer Banks tourism materials has died. Roamer died Saturday, just 24 hours after getting sick.

1/14/2019 8:00 AM

Republicans 'actively working' on process for Fairfax investigation; Democrat wins House seat; Juvenile prison numbers are down; Pipeline challenged dismissed and more headlines

  Virginia Mercury

... • House Speaker Kirk Cox says his Republican caucus is “actively working to develop” a process to hold legislative hearings on sexual assault allegations ...

2/20/2019 9:42 AM

How Did the Outer Banks Get So Famous, Anyway?

  VRM Intel

This is the short version of how the Outer Banks—a small and isolated string of barrier islands on North Carolina's East Coast—grew from a collection of remote ...

1/3/2019 8:00 AM

Training mine with no ordnance found on NC Outer Banks

A training mine containing no ordnance was found Sunday on the Outer Banks in Salvo, NC. According to a post from Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the ...

11/29/2018 8:00 AM

Winter Brings Range of Birds to Outer Banks

  Coastal Review Online

North Carolina's Outer Banks is perfect for wintering birds including waterfowl, water birds, raptors and songbirds, according to birding enthusiast, Jeff Lewis.

1/9/2019 8:00 AM

Dare wants your thoughts about a new name for a new bridge

  The Outer Banks Voice

Dare County wants to know what people think about a new name for the new bridge over Oregon Inlet after Commissioner Ervin Bateman suggested this week ...

1/11/2019 8:00 AM

Outer Banks Mom: Spanish immersion and my daughter

  The Outer Banks Voice

It's a big week on the Outer Banks! If you have a rising Kindergartener in Dare County, then you may be gearing up for a Spanish Dual-Immersion meeting at ...

1/22/2019 8:00 AM

Spectacular light display continues in Outer Banks after mother's death


KILL DEVIL HILLS, N. C. (WSET) — There aren't many people who don't find joy in driving around and looking at the Christmas lights. One family in the Outer ...

11/29/2018 8:00 AM

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