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High school swim season kicks off with a splash

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The  high school winter sports season kicked off with two swim meets featuring local teams. Full story Full Story >>

Welcoming the Future with Open Arms. We Got This.

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It’s been a challenging few years. Between the pandemic and the economy, many people have experienced higher levels of exhaustion, disappointment, and loss.

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Red Cross December Outer Banks Blood Drives

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The need for blood is constant.  If you are healthy and feeling well, schedule an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767). Full story Full Story >>

JoAnne C. Kelley of Grandy, November 24

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JoAnne C. Kelley, 74 years young, passed away to her heavenly reward on Thanksgiving evening November 24, 2022 with her family present and after a long battle with autoimmune/blood disorders. Full story Full Story >>

Lynette Ballance Waller of Ocracoke, November 28

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Lynette Ballance Waller, 67, of Ocracoke, NC died Monday, November 28, 2022, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Plymouth, NC. Full story Full Story >>

OBX’s must-see Christmas houses   

Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice
The Mennicuccis of Kill Devil Hills By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice. For the past nine years, Deborah and Dave Mennicucci have been spreading holiday cheer while also raising money for the Beach Food Pantry by lighting up their yard at 206 Clamshell Drive in Kill Devil Hills. And this year, the Mennicuccis hope to beat last year’s donations that totaled $4,833 and 1,108 pounds of food. Full story Full Story >>

Robert Lee Pitsch, November 7

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Rev. Robert Pitsch died November 7, 2022 at Aldersgate United Methodist Retirement Home in Charlotte, NC. Full story Full Story >>

DECEMBER 4Elizabeth City State University Choir production of Amahl and the Night Visitors

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The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series will present “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head, NC, at 4:00 PM performed by the Elizabeth City State University Choir under the direction of Dr. Walter R. Swan. Full story Full Story >>

Meet Pawlee, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

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This sweet, cuddly girl is the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week. Pawlee was brought to the shelter because her owners were moving, and she is looking for a loving new home. Full story Full Story >>

BOEM identifies 6 new areas for Mid-Atlantic wind energy; two are in NC waters

Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice With its newly released report, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has dramatically increased the potential for wind energy from Delaware to Cape Hatteras. Full story Full Story >>

Paula Elizabeth Dunstan of Nags Head, November 26

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Paula Elizabeth Dunstan of Soundside Road, Nags Head was called home November 26, 2022.  She was born in Norfolk, the youngest of four daughters, to The Reverend William G. Pulling and Margaret… Full story Full Story >>

KDH structure fire does extensive damage 

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No people injured, several pets perish

On November 24, at 8:50 p.m., the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department fire crews responded to a report of a structure fire in the 1700 block of Sioux St. with fire showing from the roof area. 

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CHEC prepares to transfer power to the Jug Handle Bridge

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The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) is undergoing the final steps to transfer power to the new-in-2022 Jug Handle (or Rodanthe) Bridge, with the transition expected to be fully complete by next week. Full story Full Story >>

Naomi L. Sallinger, November 27

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Naomi L. Sallinger died peacefully of natural causes in Nags Head November 27, 2022 at the age of 87. Full story Full Story >>

Thomas Elmer Barstow, Jr. of Moyock, November 27

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Thomas Elmer Barstow, Jr., age 52, of Moyock, NC died on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. Full story Full Story >>

CHSS Drama Club is ‘Singing Loud For All To Hear’ with their production of Elf The Musical, Jr.

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Hatteras Island residents will embrace their inner “elf” when Cape Hatteras Secondary School Drama Club students present their production of Elf The Musical, JR. The show featuring nineteen student performers and thirteen technicians opens on December 9th, 2022. Full story Full Story >>

Rev. William Robert Bailey of Elizabeth City, November 24

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Rev. William R. (Bill) Bailey, Sr., 91, of Elizabeth City, NC passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 24, 2022. Full story Full Story >>

Dedicated to the herd mentality

Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
How the Corolla Wild Horse Fund protects its unique community Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice What do you do when a herd of wild horses that has been around for more than 500 years are being killed at an alarming rate? You protect them at all costs. That was the thought of a group of concerned citizens who banded together in 1989 when a number of wild horses were hit and killed on Highway 12 from 1985 to 1989. Full story Full Story >>

Kitty Hawk Resident awarded Red Cross Life Saving Medal

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No one expects emergencies to occur, let alone take place during a family celebration. However, in one short moment, the unexpected can happen. Full story Full Story >>

How soccer became king in Dare County

Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
The evolution of the sport, from sandspurs to state tourneys By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice. State titles. Regional championships. Collegiate players. Soccer in Dare County, a narrow sliver of land with a small population, is a resounding success story — and has been for some time. But how did we get here? Full story Full Story >>

Southern Shores appears to raise concerns about beach nourishment project

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own of Southern Shores released a Nov. 25 statement that appears to raise some concerns about the beach nourishment work that has been done there. Full story Full Story >>

Michael Granderson Buckner of Kitty Hawk, November 23

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Michael Granderson Buckner, 66, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Full story Full Story >>

Dare County Land Transfers

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November 16 to November 21, 2022 Full story Full Story >>

Wayne J. Strickland of Kitty Hawk, November 21

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Wayne Joseph Strickland of Kitty Hawk, NC passed away on Monday November 21, 2022 after a very tough year of fighting cancer. Full story Full Story >>