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Rex Peters, Kill Devil Hills


  • OBX businesses owned or co-owned: The North Beach Sun, Cable Ad, The Beach, AirRaid Aerials, Outer Banks Erections, Ocean East Condominiums, Victoria Place Condominiums, Duck Deli, Fat Boyz Auto, Tailfeather

  • Non-media work experience: Marine Corps Aviator, AirRaid Crop Dusting, 7-11 Firewood Business, Time-Share Construction & Sales

  • Talent of which he’s most proud: Flying

  • Something that might surprise people: President of the First Flight Society


Tori Peters, Kill Devil Hills


  • OBX businesses owned or co-owned: Tori's Hair Salon, The North Beach Sun

  • Developer of Victoria Place, co-founder of Outer Banks Walk Against Addiction

  • Talent of which she’s most proud: “My relationship with my children and my family, even though the road has not always been smooth. However, we have lots and lots of wonderful memories!”

  • Something that might surprise people: “I am a full-time mom/grand’ momma again to my beautiful granddaughter Bella Love!”


Sue Goodrich, Nags Head


  • OBX business owned: Outer Banks Rum Cakes (“Started when our two daughters, Lindsay and Jennifer, left for East Carolina University. It was our new baby, so to speak.”)

  • Sue has worked with the North Beach Sun since 1997. “I loved every minute,” she says. “It was a great job after my divorce. While raising two daughters, The North Beach Sun enabled me to be with my girls and never miss a game, and it helped me meet new clients who later became friends.”

  • Talent of which she’s most proud: The ability to listen and communicate. “What I learned about being in a military family and moving every year was it wasn't the place that was home, but my family was home.”

  • Something that might surprise people: “I won a leg contest at the Jersey shore when someone approached me to enter a beach competition. The prize was an assortment of summer goodies, including a bathing suit and sunglasses!”

  • Following her mom’s death, Sue started the Little Red Mailbox project on the Outer Banks. She says, “In my grief, I kept hearing my mom say, ‘Sue, when you feel sad, help someone.’ I called the Town of Kill Devil Hills to discuss my idea about installing (at a beach access) a little red mailbox with a journal kept inside, inviting anyone to write a message of hope. I thought they would place me on hold and say, ‘There is a dreamer on line two,’ but to my surprise, they embraced my idea!”

  • In July of 2014, the first Little Red Mailbox was placed at Glenmere Avenue Public Beach Access in Kill Devil Hills. “We now have 19 Little Red Mailboxes across America. There are many different stories about why a community needs a Little Red Mailbox,” Sue says, “but the common thread is Hope. This project is what makes me most happy.”


Jeff Greene, Kill Devil Hills


  • Work experience: Barrier Island Inn, Griggs Lumber, Slammin' Sammy's, Aycock & Butler, PLLC, VBL Technologies, CMIT Solutions

  • Desert Storm Veteran

  • Talent of which he’s most proud: Customer Service

  • Something that might surprise people: “I collect a lot of different art.”


Bart & Jana Murray, Waves


  • OBX business owned: OBXSEO.com Web Marketing

  • Work experience/personal history: Bart and Jana grew up on the Outer Banks and both are ECU graduates. They specialize in web marketing and website design, and they have been providing on-line marketing services since 2007.

  • Talent of which Bart is most proud: “I would have to say it’s a learned skill of adapting to change. In this industry, the only thing you can count on is change.”

  • Something about Bart that might surprise people: “I was a three-time scholarship winner of the Lost Colony Arts School in the late ‘70s and toured the region as a puppeteer in the stage performance ‘Lost Colony Puppet Show.’ With the Kitty Hawk Boy Scouts, I camped among wild boars at Penny's Hill before the four-wheel-drive area became a vacation home destination.”

  • Something about Jana that might surprise people: “I’m a descendant of Thomas Jefferson. I have the largest conch shell collection in Dare County (since Newmans Shell Museum closed) – and they were found, not bought.”


Russ Lay, Nags Head


  • OBX business co-owned: The Outer Banks Voice

  • Work experience: Commercial banker, mortgage lender, College of the Albemarle instructor of economics and political science

  • Talent of which he’s most proud: Teaching college

  • Something that might surprise people: “I once co-wrote a political comic strip that traded under the names ‘Demockracy’ and ‘Serf City.’ In the early days of the Internet it was rated as a Top 10 Humor Site by Internet Life and Yahoo! Magazines, and was occasionally carried in The Washington Times.”


Linda Lauby, Southern Shores


  • OBX businesses owned: Outer Banks Press, Oceanfront Vacationer, CitiArtFX (sponsor of The Winged Horse Extravaganza public art installation)

  • Co-owner of four restaurants in Richmond, Virginia

  • Work experience: Sheep farmer, veterinary surgical assistant, artist, writer, member of management at UPS’s corporate headquarters, desktop publishing trainer, bra model

  • Talent of which she’s most proud: “Cooking, especially for others, It’s an opportunity to take love and beautiful ingredients to create a delicious, evanescent work of art Once it’s gone, all that’s left are the magical memories of the setting, the meal and your communion with friends.”

  • Something that might surprise people: “I dropped out of college to hitchhike and camp through New Zealand and Australia, and during those three months I realized that I’d better get my butt back in school, for I knew nothing.”


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