Community

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August 15: Community Blood Drive

Outer Banks Hospital  and  Outer Banks Family YMCA Saturday, August 15, from 10 am to 3 pm at Outer Banks Family YMCA located at 3000 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head. In…


The Perseid Meteor Shower streaking across the sky until August 24

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Looking for one last summer activity to do here at Cape Hatteras? How about meteor hunting? Thanks to the lack of large scale development, Cape Hatteras…


2020 NC State 4-H Horse Show Winners

N.C. Cooperative Extension North Carolina State University recently conducted the 2020 NC State 4-H Horse Show in a virtual format due to Covid-19. Over 150 youth, including 4 from Currituck…


Leadership OBX Now Accepting Application for 2021 program

Program Postponed, Session Dates Revised Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Leadership OBX, a professional development program of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the Class…


Dare Election Director Michele Barnes resigns

Board nominates Jackie Tillett to replace her The Dare County Board of Elections has named Jackie Tillett as interim elections director in the wake of the resignation of former director…


Ocracoke Observer wins Pelican Award

(North Carolina Coastal Federation) Congratulations to two pillars of OBX community journalism, Ocracoke Observer publishers Pete Vankevich and Connie Leinbach, who were honored with a Pelican Award from the North…


Helping to heal the scars of war

New OBX resident Kevin Wallace is a voice for veterans After two decades in the U.S. Air Force, a distinguished career of service that has earned him a number of…


Woodley named Manteo Director of Public Works

Town of Manteo The Town of Manteo is excited to announce Frankie Woodley as the new Director of Public Works!  The promotion is well deserved, recognizing Woodley as an invaluable…


Price named Manteo Elementary principal 

(Dare County Public Schools) The Dare County Public Schools announced on Aug. 7 that First Flight Middle School Assistant Principal Curtis Price has been named the new principal of the…


Currituck County 4-H’er honored

N.C. Cooperative Extension Gabriel T. Campbell, son of Mike and Heather Campbell of Grandy, was inducted into the NC 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can…


OBCF awards $65,000 for childcare, remote learning

(Outer Banks Community Foundation) In its fifth round of COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants, the Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded more than $65,000 in emergency funding to local nonprofits. The…


KDH Police to help with helmet safety

Kill Devil Hills Police Department The Kill Devil Hills Police Department is offering free helmets, helmet fittings and other safety gear to youth who may need them. Call Officer Lora…


No storm debris to be collected in Kill Devil Hills

Due to minimal damage in Kill Devil Hills by Tropical Storm Isaias, there will be no storm debris collection. KDH residents and property owners may bring any vegetative debris to the…


AUG. 11: DCDHHS announces details for COVID-19 Diagnostic & Antibody Testing event

Dare County Department of Health & Human Service Dare County is partnering with Mako Medical Laboratories out of Raleigh, NC to host a diagnostic and antibody COVID-19 testing event in…


Cooper: NC to stay in ‘Safer-at-Home’ Phase Two

Stating that “stable is good, but decreasing is better,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said today that the state will remain “paused” in its current “Safer at Home” Phase Two…


KDH Police see July jump in overdose calls

Kill Devil Hills Police For the month of July 2020, Kill Devil Hills Police Officers responded to seven (7) accidental overdose calls. Our officers successfully reversed five (5) opioid overdose…


No Storm Debris to be Collected in Unincorporated Dare County

Due to minimal damage in unincorporated Dare County by Isaias, there will be NO storm debris collection. Due to minimal damage in unincorporated Dare County by Isaias, there will be…


OBX Chamber Remote Learning School Supply Drive 

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Diplomat team is hosting a remote Learning School Supply Drive through August 31st. The Goal is fill 100 bags with supplies needed by elementary…


Two tornado deaths confirmed in Bertie County

Rescue operations still taking place (Bertie County Government) This statement has been released by Bertie County. Disaster struck here just before 2:30 AM on Aug. 4 as a tornado ravaged…


Outer Banks National Parks to reopen Aug. 5 

  Outer Banks Group staff conducted post-Tropical Storm Isaias assessments this morning at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial. The assessments concluded…

Dare County reports 2 new cases of COVID-19

 Fewest new cases in a week since mid-June (Dare County Department of Health and Human Services) Dare County reported two new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 4, as Dare County…


At least one death as tornado hits Bertie County

(Governor Roy Cooper and Bertie County Government) Governor Roy Cooper, speaking about Isaias storm damage on ABC’s Good Morning America program this morning, said that, “In Bertie County, we know…


AUG. 4: Red “No Swimming” Flags Posted in Nags Head

Red “no swimming” flags are posted on Nags Head’s beach today, August 4, 2020, due to the high threat of rip currents. A posted red flag means swimming in the…


Outer Banks Chamber premiers “Lunchtime Live”
Virtual networking and learning event for members and the community.

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce together with event sponsors Earth Resources, CMIT Solutions and Publix will premier “Lunchtime Live” a new virtual event for Chamber members and the community.…


Jennette’s Pier will open at 11 a.m. today.

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Dare cancels District Court tomorrow

(Dare County) Due to the potential threat of hazardous conditions as a result of hurricane/tropical storm Isaias, District Court scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, in Dare County has been cancelled.…


Hyde County Offices Closed Tuesday, August 4

Due to Tropical Storm Isaias, Hyde County Government offices will be closed on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Hyde County Courts will also be closed on August 4, 2020. We plan to…


NCDOT Ferry Division ends Ocracoke Evacuation Operations

NCDOT Ferry Division Due to impending weather conditions related to Tropical Storm Isaias, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has ended evacuation operations for Ocracoke Island. Over the course…


AUG. 12: New Drive Through COVID-19 Testing Scheduled for Ocracoke

Hyde County Health Department Hyde County Health Department reminder there will be a drive-through testing event that is open to residents of Hyde, Beaufort, Dare,  Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties…


Revised Trash Collection schedule due to Isaias

Due to high wind expectations, trash collection that would normally take place on Tuesday, August 4 in the following areas will now take place on Wednesday, August 5: the residential…