Community

Jul 6


The Dare Education Foundation (DEF) is seeking applications for an Executive Director

Dare County Schools The Dare Education Foundation is seeking applicants for an Executive Director. Learn more about the position, and apply here: https://bit.ly/38FpiN3 #daretolearn    


Hatteras-Ocracoke passenger ferry resumes service

Will operate at reduced capacity due to COVID-19 (NCDOT) The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will resume passenger ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke on July 3 after the…


Dare Super seeks public input on re-opening options

(Dare County Schools) The day after Gov. Roy Cooper announced that a decision on how to re-open North Carolina’s public schools is still a few weeks away, Dare Schools Superintendent…


Cooper signals intent to re-open classrooms

No final decision, but governor pushes in-person learning Though he postponed a decision on how the state’s public school system will operate when it re-opens in August, North Carolina Governor…


COA Enrollment Town Halls

College of The Albemarle will be hosting a series of virtual town hall sessions through Zoom to answer questions for students who are planning to enroll for the fall semester.…


Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market to open amid concerns

The Town of Nags Head will hold its first Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market amid the COVID-19 pandemic on July 2. But local officials cautioned that the weekly markets would not…


CYP’s Diaper Bank – A Change for the Better

Did you know that diapers alone can cost nearly $100 a month, and that they cannot be purchased with food stamps or WIC? Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County…


Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week – Astrid

To view more adoptable animals from the Outer Banks SPCA please visit obxspca.org. Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. Accepting appointments to…


Community grants available from the Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund

Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund The members of the Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund are accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community. Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving women,…


OBX Jeep Jam Moved To 2021

OBX Jeep Jam Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the county and state restrictions in place to slow the spread of the virus, Outer Banks Chrysler Jeep…


Two restaurants announce COVID-19 staff testing

Two more restaurants on Hatteras Island have announced on Facebook that they are getting their staff tested (one is temporarily closing) due to concerns about COVID-19. On June 25, the…


Cooper postpones decision on school re-openings

Governor Roy Cooper, who had been scheduled to address how North Carolina’s public schools will re-open at a press briefing today, has postponed that decision, according to his office. The…


Fill-R-Up!

Town of Kill Devil Hills Kill Devil Hills Public Services Staff, as well as crews from Landmark Structures and Hatchell Concrete, have been busier than usual over the last several…


Do’s and Don’ts of July 4 fireworks

Dare County While the 4th of July will look different on the Outer Banks this year with professional fireworks shows cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, families can still enjoy…


March for Justice on Ocracoke 

(Photos courtesy of Casey Robertson) This gallery of photographs taken by Casey Robertson, captures the June 28 March for Justice held on Ocracoke Island. Marchers assembled at the north end…


The Outer Banks 100K/100 Mile Challenge

Outer Banks Running Club Join us for The Outer Banks 100k/100M Challenge to benefit the Beach Food Pantry. Travel the 62.1 or 100 miles of the Outer Banks with us or…


Is this a 5 million-year-old tooth?

Tom Weir, a recent transplant to North Carolina and frequent Outer Banks guest, says he was walking on the beach in Corolla with his wife and son on Fathers Day,…


Community grants available from the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation

North Carolina Community Foundation The board of advisors of the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community. Funds are available for nonprofit organizations…


Meet Ten Spot, the roaming peacock

Whether or not you’ve seen him in your neighborhood, Ten Spot the peacock has become something of a social media phenomenon in these parts, with photos showing him wandering around…


Dare County Offices closed Friday, July 3

Dare County offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen on Monday, July 6 at 8:30 a.m. Dare County Public Works,…

Peace of the Pie closes, citing difficult times

(Peace of the Pie Facebook) Citing the burdens of surviving both a pandemic and a “staffing crisis,” the owners of Peace of Pie, have sadly announced that the new artisanal…


Currituck Ed Board declines to renew HS principal

At public hearing, a show of support for Brian Matney After listening to more than an hour of public comments offering support for Currituck County High School (CCHS) Principal Dr.…


Ocracoke passenger ferry service funding clears General Assembly

General Assembly approves Ocracoke passenger funding; sent to Gov. Cooper for signature By Peter Vankevich | Ocracoke Observer Perhaps few were surprised on April 28 when the N.C. Department of…


Seal arrested on misdemeanor sexual battery charges

(Kitty Hawk Police) Michael Keith Seal, of Kill Devil Hills, has been arrested and charged in connection with three separate incidents of misdemeanor sexual battery. These charges stem from a…


Two Frisco restaurants close after employees test positive for COVID-19

Two restaurants on Hatteras Island have temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 — the Quarterdeck Restaurant & Bar and the Frisco Sandwich Company. In a Facebook post…


The eagle flies again

(Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation) In an effort to post at least one good news story on the Voice each day, here’s a video produced by the amazing Lou Browning at…


Zoning vote on major Moyock project delayed till July

Following a June 22 public hearing, the Currituck County Board of Commissioners voted to table until next month a rezoning request that would pave the way for Flora Farms, a…


Two named to new posts at NHES and FFHS

(Dare County Schools) Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly has announced two key appointments that were approved by the Dare County Board of Education on June 24. Thomas McGeachy will…


OP-ED
Masks will help keep us safe from COVID-19

By Ronnie Sloan Many of us here on the Outer Banks know and love someone who has a chronic disease like hypertension or diabetes. These, and other chronic conditions, are…


A heartfelt thank you to Good Samaritans

Given the nature of much of the news these days, readers might appreciate a more uplifting story. This email came into the Voice from Christine Fleisher in Duck, who made…