Dare Housing Task Force wants to incorporate more community voices in the process

From OuterBanksVoice.com Meeting one week after the county commissioners voted to cut ties with its remaining affordable housing partner and return $35 million in housing funds to the state, the Dare County Housing Task Force made several decisions on how to move forward—including one that involves broadening and restructuring the group. Following the suggestion of […]

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Family of Justin O’Neal has hired private investigator as Dare County Sheriff’s Office continues investigation

From OuterBanksVoice.com On Feb. 14, the body of Justin O’Neal was found in a marsh in Rodanthe following a lengthy search. The case has triggered considerable speculation about the circumstances surrounding his death. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement a week after the body was found, indicating that while foul play wasn’t suspected, […]

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Danny Couch, Carl Woody will not seek re-election in 2024

From OuterBanksVoice.com There’s still a week left before the filing deadline for candidates to run in the 2024 election cycle expires, but some interesting storylines have already emerged—including the retirement of several Dare County incumbents and the certainty that the county’s state senator will change. One of the bigger headlines so far is that Danny Couch, […]

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Tolson takes voluntary manslaughter plea deal; Receives 56-80 month sentence

From the Outer Banks Voice Four days after the start of John “Jay” Tolson’s second-degree murder trial in the July 2020 death of LeeAnn Fletcher, the two sides reached a plea agreement on Thursday, August 31, that carries a sentence of 56-80 months for voluntary manslaughter. Given that the roughly three years Tolson has been […]

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