The Outer Banks Voice

TaglineOnline-only news for the North Carolina coastline
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateNorth Carolina
CityNags Head
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)6-10
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsBusiness and content partnership with Max Radio of the Carolinas; Content sharing agreement with Coastal Review Online (N.C. Coastal Federation); Content sharing with the Island Free Press.
Mappin LocationNags Head - North Carolina
Principal StaffRob Morris
Principal StaffRuss Lay
DescriptionIn August 2011 when Hurricane Irene menaced the Eastern seaboard The Outer Banks Voice was less than a year old. Drawing its name from a 200-mile ribbon of North Carolina’s coastline the online-only news source fed frequent updates to residents of this vulnerable area during the storm. The coverage was local but clicks came from far and wide—many from readers in distant landlocked states. More than mere spectators these were owners of vacation homes and long-time yearly visitors anxious to monitor the damage.
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