Outer Banks Voice


News and Information

NOV. 27 - JAN. 16, 2021Winter Lights brighten up the night at Elizabethan Gardens

Outer Banks Voice
 Elizabethan Gardens WinterLights Tuesdays to Sundays in December; Friday and Saturdays in January. (Closed on Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1);  Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5… Full Story >>

32% of all Dare COVID cases came this month

Outer Banks Voice
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DCDHHS) reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 27, after the county had averaged 19 new cases in each of… Full Story >>

Edward Stanley Rakowski of Grandy, November 26

Submitted Story
Edward Stanley Rakowski, 74, passed on November 26, 2020 at home with his family at his side.  He was born on February 21, 1946 in Norristown, PA.  Ed graduated from… Full Story >>

Gladys Annette Gallop Sawyer of Harbinger, November 23

Submitted Story
Gladys Annette Gallop Sawyer, 85, of 227 Church Road, Harbinger, NC passed away on Monday November 23, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Annette was born March 21, 1935 in… Full Story >>

Child care offered to Dare school employees

Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice
Citing it as an important resource for teachers with young children as they again teach remotely, the Dare County Schools are offering child care services for employees with children in… Full Story >>

Inez Williams Overton of Moyock

Submitted Story
Inez Williams Overton, age 94, of 252 Panther Landing Rd., Moyock, NC went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family. … Full Story >>

Delmer Lewis Willis of Frisco, November 25

Submitted Story
Delmer Lewis Willis, 90, was born in Hatteras on May 5, 1930 and died peacefully in his home with family by his side on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. He was… Full Story >>

David Wayne Moody, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, November 22

Submitted Story
David Wayne Moody, Jr., 48, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Sunday, November 22, 2020. Born in Portsmouth, VA on March 3, 1972, he was the son of Rowena Rich… Full Story >>

Throwdown Surf Classic event raises $33,000 for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation

Submitted Story
Throwdown Surf Classic Throwdown Surf Classic posted this announcement on their Facebook page. Because of you we are able to do BIG things for our community. So stoked to announce… Full Story >>

Jennette’s Pier winter hours begin Monday, Nov. 30

Submitted Story
Jennette’s Pier Winter Hours – Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, the pier shifts to its winter hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Jennette’s Pier will be CLOSED on Christmas… Full Story >>

Ann B. Bell of Manteo, November 26

Submitted Story
Ann B. Bell of Manteo, NC died on November 26, 2020 in her home. She was 83 years old. Ann was born in Chester, SC, the daughter of the late… Full Story >>

WHAT TO WATCH ON TVStream On: Shooting star Robert Pastorelli

Peter Hummers
  I saw a familiar face recently on [Newhart] (1986), one I hadn’t thought of for a while. In one of his two appearances on the show, Robert Pastorelli played… Full Story >>

20 new COVID cases reported in Dare County

Outer Banks Voice
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 26, making it 57 new cases reported in the last three days. Eleven… Full Story >>

Tundra Swans Return to Hatteras Island for the Holidays

Island Free Press
By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is arguably one of the most crowded attractions on Hatteras Island right now, but it’s not due… Full Story >>

Happy Thanksgiving from the Voice

Outer Banks Voice
Like almost everything else in the year of the pandemic, Thanksgiving may be different for people this year. And however we’re celebrating, let’s remember to give thanks. Full Story >>

Manteo Middle gets $100,000 gift

Submitted Story
Dare County Schools Dare County Schools would like to thank the Charles W. Gaddy and Lucy Finch Gaddy Endowment Fund for their generous financial donation to Manteo Middle School! In… Full Story >>

16 new COVID cases reported in Dare County

Outer Banks Voice
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 25, as the county surpassed 1,000 total cases (1,008) reported here since the… Full Story >>

Dare, Currituck airports get infrastructure grants.

Submitted Story
NCDOT In its November meeting, the N.C. Board of Transportation approved state and federal grants for safety and airfield improvement projects at five North Carolina airports. More than $6.6 million… Full Story >>

Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season3rd Annual OBX Community Blood Drive Sponsored by OBAR

Outer Banks Association of REALTORS (OBAR)
For the third year in a row, The Outer Banks Association of REALTORES® (OBAR) is partnering with the Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church (HRCC) for our holiday blood drive. Join OBAR and the Red Cross on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 10:00A-4:00P, or Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 12:00-6:00P at HRCC (301 W Kitty Hawk Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949). They will be collecting Power Red and Whole Blood both days, but not Platelet, Plasma, or Convalescent Plasma. Full Story >>


Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice
With the number of COVID-19 cases surging across the country, the Centers for Disease Control last week urged people not to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday and recommended that celebrating… Full Story >>

CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING IN A PANDEMICA busy week for Outer Banks visitors

Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
Outer Banks roads are again filled with out-of-state license plates, there are lines at the grocery stores and rental homes from Hatteras to Corolla are again filled with visitors. Despite… Full Story >>

Jessiah Rudolph Recognized with the Good Neighbor Award

Outer Banks Association of REALTORS (OBAR)
Jessiah Rudolph of Keller Williams was awarded the Good Neighbor Award sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, at OBAR’s Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 19th. Jessiah, a member of OBAR since 2019, was recognized for his work as a leader and mentor to local middle and high school students through Church of the Outer Banks youth ministry. He also serves on the Church’s Mission Committee that helps organize, plan, and allocate funds for local outreach programs locally. Full Story >>

Dare County reports 21 new COVID cases

Outer Banks Voice
After three straight days of new cases in the single digits, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 24. That… Full Story >>

OBCF awards Rapid Response Grants to 5 nonprofits

Outer Banks Voice
Causes range from child care to pet food (Outer Banks Community Foundation) The Outer Banks Community Foundation board of directors recently approved more than $46,000 for COVID-related projects in its… Full Story >>

Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project update to be held Dec. 3

Outer Banks Voice
NCDOT State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual information meeting Dec. 3 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project. The bridge, which is… Full Story >>