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Nov 29


Throwdown Surf Classic event raises $33,000 for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation

Throwdown Surf Classic Throwdown Surf Classic posted this announcement on their Facebook page. Because of you we are able to do BIG things for our community. So stoked to announce…


Jennette’s Pier winter hours begin Monday, Nov. 30

Jennette’s Pier Winter Hours – Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, the pier shifts to its winter hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Jennette’s Pier will be CLOSED on Christmas…


Manteo Middle gets $100,000 gift

Dare County Schools Dare County Schools would like to thank the Charles W. Gaddy and Lucy Finch Gaddy Endowment Fund for their generous financial donation to Manteo Middle School! In…


WAcky Whimsical Winterland

“If necessity is the mother of invention then it is the mother of innovation as well…” Kip Tabb wrote in an Outer Banks Voice story back in July. Tabb was…


Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project update to be held Dec. 3

Planned Construction Activities Period: November 24, 2020 to December 26, 2020 NCDOT State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual information meeting Dec. 3 on the…


OBCF awards Rapid Response Grants to 5 nonprofits

Causes range from child care to pet food (Outer Banks Community Foundation) The Outer Banks Community Foundation board of directors recently approved more than $46,000 for COVID-related projects in its…


For Room in the Inn, challenge and change

Non-profit for the homeless begins new season There have been some difficult times for the OBX Room in the Inn in recent years. Founded in 2009, the organization has always…


Dare, Currituck airports get infrastructure grants.

NCDOT In its November meeting, the N.C. Board of Transportation approved state and federal grants for safety and airfield improvement projects at five North Carolina airports. More than $6.6 million…


RIHA, Lost Colony hire new GM

(The Lost Colony) The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is pleased to announce that John Ancona will become its new General Manager, effective December 1, 2020. John comes from Herschend…


A thank you to our school employees

By the Dare Education Foundation The Dare Education Foundation, and its new Executive Director Barbara Davidson, submitted this letter to the editor as a thank-you note to those who make…


Meet Splat – Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week

 Outer Banks SPCA Look at how affectionate Splat is!! He is the sweetest, chubbiest, bright-eyed boy that just wants to snuggle!! Who needs this hunk of Splat Cat in…


Beach Food Pantry distributing Thanksgiving bags

Beach Food Pantry Beach Food Pantry posted this message on their Facebook page: Over 200 Thanksgiving Bags distributed! But, we still have plenty more to share! We will have them…


Artrageous Digital Art Show showcases art and dance performances by over 80 Dare County students

  Dare Arts Council Artrageous Digital Art Show featuring work by more than 80 Dare County students is now live at DareArts.org/virtualartrageous. The Artrageous Digital Art Show showcases a variety…


The Dare Special Olympics’ own gold medalist

‘Backbone’ of the program, Kathleen Morgan steps down Six years ago, Special Olympics Dare County was a program struggling to stay afloat. With only three sports and a few dozen…


Virtual celebration to commemorate 150th anniversary of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Wright Brothers National Memorial will virtually commemorate three important anniversaries next month. The special events will be available to watch on social media and Dare…


Ohio and North Carolina work together to celebrate First Flight

  National Aviation Heritage Area On December 17, 1903 the winds at Kitty Hawk, NC were high, but two brothers from Dayton, OH didn’t let that stop them. Orville Wright…


Hatteras student wins $200,000 lottery prize

(NC Education Lottery) The North Carolina Education Lottery has announced that Burak Davrekanli, an international student who resides in Hatteras, has won a final $200,000 Mega Bucks top prize. Davrekanli…


Meet Flo – Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week

 OBX SPCA This weeks OBX SPCA Pet of the Week is Flo, the prettiest senior hound around who is adoptable for just $20.20!! Just look at how she “gives…


Public Input Needed on Draft Statewide Trail Network

NCDOT After more than 11,000 North Carolinians shared their thoughts on the Great Trails State Plan survey, public input is now being sought on a first draft of the proposed…


SAGA proposes KDH cottage court project

Plan temporarily tabled by Planning Board SAGA Construction is seeking to develop a cottage court project along the Kill Devil Hills oceanfront at milepost 7.5 as an alternative to constructing…

Applications open to assist with the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project

North Carolina Coastal Federation Applications to assist with the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project in 2021 are open until Dec. 15, 2020. Every year, crab pots and other fishing gear…


Teens rescued after boat capsizes in Currituck Sound

(NC Wildlife Resources Commission) This morning, at approximately 5:30 a.m., three juveniles ranging in ages from 16-18 left out of Poplar Branch Boating Access Area to duck hunt in the…


OBX SPCA Animal Shelter “Brick by Brick” fundraiser

Have you ordered your Brick yet??!!  This is what it could look like!  Except better because it will have YOUR info in there!  This is a PURRfect gift for the…


New state COVID alert system unveiled

Dare, Currituck classified as ‘orange’ counties State officials today unveiled a County Alert System to try and combat the increasing spread of COVID-19 in the state and have categorized Dare…


Food Truck Vendor Applications now available for Chowder Banks Fest 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the first Annual Chowder Banks Fest for Food truck vendors. The new CHOWDER BANKS FEST hosted by the Outer Banks Seafood Festival board of…


Shallowbag Bay Dredge Project given greenlight to move forward

Dare County The project consists of maintenance dredging within Ranges 1-5 of the Manteo Federal Navigation Project. This area includes 11,924 linear feet (approximately 2.2 miles) of Shallowbag Bay and…


Dare Schools announces free meals locations 

Program to being on Nov. 18 (Dare County Schools) The free meals program for all children 18 and younger will begin this Wednesday 11/18. Contactless curbside meals can be picked…


Dare County Sheriff warns of mail scam

Dare County Sheriff The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has been informed of another Scam by mail. On its face, the document appears to be an official document coming from a…


For 2020, Hatteras Village will host its first-ever Christmas “Unparade”

By Joy Crist  |  Island Free Press The Coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of a number of favorite Hatteras village events, however, there’s one decades-old tradition that will still…


Healing wildlife on Hatteras

In these challenging times, one helpful mental health exercise might be to spend a few minutes on the Facebook page of Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation, the non-profit established by the…


Harvey Hess’ restaurant vandalized after BOE meeting

The popular Kitty Hawk restaurant Capt’n Franks was vandalized shortly after its owner, Harvey Hess, cast the lone vote at the Nov. 13 Dare Board of Education meeting against returning…


Dare County Toys for Tots collection drive, drop off locations

Toys for Tots, Dare County is a unit of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. All involved at the local level are 100% volunteer. Funds and toys collected…


Teacher shortage drove vote to return to remote

The 6-1 vote on Nov. 13 by the Dare County Board of Education to  return all students to remote learning was made after a presentation by Superintendent John Farrelly stressed…


Dare remote instruction to begin Nov. 18

Announcement follows Nov. 13 Ed Board vote (Dare County Schools) In the wake of the Dare County Board of Education’s vote yesterday to return students to remote learning, Dare Schools…


Dare Ed Board votes return to virtual learning

Three weeks after opening school buildings  — and with between 25 and 30 percent of district teachers already sidelined due to either being quarantined or testing positive with COVID-19 —the Dare…


DHHS’ Davies makes “plea” to “mask up” 

Cites serious concerns about rising COVID cases On a day when Dare County reported 18 new cases of COVID-19, Dare County Health and Human Services Director Sheila Davies issued a…


OBX Room In The Inn program begins Nov. 15

  Need a place to stay tonight? Hungry? Room In The Inn may be able to help. Program begins November 15, 2020. In order to be screened to participate, come…


Message in a bottle

Three OBX fishing buddies discover a life well spent The wind was howling out of the northeast with low clouds spitting rain that weekend in mid-September. There really wasn’t much…


Cleaning, quarantining after COVID case at MES

(Dare County Schools) For the fourth time in a week, there has been a positive COVID-19 test at a Dare County school, requiring a deep cleaning of the school building…


At her last meeting, tributes to Bea Basnight

In tearful and heartfelt remarks, Dare County Board of Education Chair Bea Basnight reflected on her nearly five decades of service to Dare County Schools — 35 as a teacher…