New Web site will focus on Outer Banks news
Morris, the former North Carolina editor for The Virginian-Pilot, has
started a new Web site, www.outerbanksvoice.com,
which will focus on news of the Outer Banks and will provide a forum
for folks who live, work, own property or simply have an interest in
Dare County and the northern Currituck beaches.
goal is to complement local news coverage and provide original
reporting you won’t see elsewhere,” Morris told readers on
the Web site when it went online earlier this month. “We’ll
also provide links to stories from other Web sites, blogs, newspapers,
and magazines and be your one-stop source for local news.”
Voice will also be a forum for local opinion.
he will actively seek columns from local decision-makers, interesting
people, and regular writers that he will be lining up.
discussion will also be a feature of the site.
want readers to contribute,” Morris said on the site. “We
would like to hear your ideas. We are ready to read your submissions
and post those we think will be interesting to your neighbors.”
said that “While the Voice may choose to take positions on local
issues of interest to our readers, they will never be to the exclusion
of differing points of view. We encourage discussion and debate on our
digital Town Square.”
Morris was the North Carolina editor for The Virginian-Pilot for 12
years. Before that, he held a variety of editing and writing posts at
the Pilot in the Hampton Roads area for 15 years and played a role in
numerous award-winning projects and breaking news stories. He was a
reporter and writer with The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette and the Daily
Press in Newport News, Va.
his career, he has led coverage of major hurricanes, blizzards and a
riot at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, an investigation of police
brutality and a scandal in the Virginia Beach mayor’s office. He
helped cover a historic United Mine Workers strike in the late 1970s
and followed then-Gov. Jay Rockefeller during his second campaign for
governor of West Virginia.
is a member of the First Flight Rotary Club and is a substitute
teacher. He lives in Nags Head with his wife, Patty, and his daughter,
Libbie, when she is home from school at East Carolina University. His
son, John, better known now as Dabney, is a musician living in
Nashville, Tenn., who also creates Web sites, including The Outer Banks
is a seasoned reporter and editor, and I welcome his Voice to the Outer
Banks news community,” said Irene Nolan, editor of The Island
Free Press. “There is so much happening in our area that no one
of us can report on all of it. We need all the journalists we
get to help us keep islanders, off-island property owners, and those
who just plain love the area informed. The Island Free Press
be linking to articles on the Outer Banks Voice.”