Community

Sep 20


Town of Southern Shores Blood Drive

Town of Southern Shores To schedule an appointment, please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: TownofSS


Town of Manteo Hires New Deputy Town Clerk

Town of Manteo There are so many great things happening not only in the Town of Manteo but also at Town Hall, including the hiring of a new staff member.…


N.C. Coastal Federation to remove abandoned vessels in Albemarle-Pamlico Sound

(North Carolina Coastal Federation) The North Carolina Coastal Federation will be removing large-scale marine debris in the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound with a grant award from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s…


“Wherever you go becomes a part of you”

Outer Banks Forever Outer Banks Forever facebook post on tattoos inspired by the OBX: People use #art to tell stories. Some use a pen & paper or paintbrush & canvas.…


Public comment period open for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sediment Management Framework Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Cape Hatteras National Seashore As part of the public review process, the NPS will host three virtual meetings via webinar. 45-day comment period ends on November 2, 2020. The National…


Facebook group helps navigate remote learning

As students in Dare County Schools began their academic year remotely, one local parent found a way to connect parents and caregivers as they navigate the challenging world of virtual…


Cooper says K-5 students can return to classrooms

Two months after announcing that schools would first open the 2020-2021 year under a plan that includes in-person and remote learning, Governor Roy Cooper said today they can opt for…


SEPTEMBER 26
2020 Walk Against Addiction 5k Run/Walk

OBX Walk Against Addiction When: 8 AM September 26, 2020: 11th Annual Walk Against Addiction Where: Aviation Park (The Skate park) 109 Veterans Drive Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Details:…


OBX SPCA launches fundraiser for new shelter

(Outer Banks SPCA) Last week, the Voice reported on the progress on the new $4.5 million Dare County Animal Shelter on Roanoke Island, which is expected to be completed around…


Hyde County Drive Through COVID-19 Testing in Fairfield

Hyde County Health and Human Services September 29, 2020 from 4 p.m. – until Individuals tested will not incur any out of pocket costs. If insured, bring ID and insurance…


Dare to survey local merchants on worker housing

(Dare County) In June 2018, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce asked the Dare County Commissioners to consider zoning changes, including allowing accessory dwelling units and more multi-family structures and…


Cape Hatteras National Seashore extends Ocracoke Campground season through all of winter 2020/2021    

The Ocracoke Campground will stay open at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) after its customary seasonal closure. The campground usually closes after Thanksgiving weekend, but this year the campground will…



Despite court ruling, no voter ID in 2020

In an unusual election year in which some voters may already be confused about how to cast ballots, a Sept. 15 North Carolina Court of Appeals Court ruling to reinstate…


KDH okays plan to transform Meekins Field

The Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners on Sept. 14 gave the green light to move forward with an $888,0000 project to turn Meekins Field park into a new and…


2020 NC State Fiction Contest, a free literary contest open to North Carolina residents

Submit Your Stories to the 2020 NC State Fiction Contest.  The NC State Fiction Contest is accepting entries for its 2020 competition. Drawing more than 300 entrants last year, this free…


Watch for Me NC Promotes Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Elizabeth City and the Outer Banks part of awareness efforts NCDOT Last year, 241 pedestrians and 19 bicyclists were killed on North Carolina roadways. Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists around Elizabeth…


Demolition at College of the Albemarle’s Dare County Campus to Begin This Week

Dare County, NC The first phase of the demolition of a building at College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Dare County Campus located at 205 U.S. Highway 64 is scheduled to…


Announcing “Mystery Book Bags” from the Dare County Library

Dare County Library Let the Library Staff know what your child likes to read and we’ll pull together a “mystery” bag full of great books for them! Announcing “Mystery Book…


Vidant alerts public of patient data hack 

Affected individuals to receive more information (Vidant Health) Vidant Health is committed to protecting the security and privacy of our patients. Vidant was notified of a global data security incident…

New service lets NC voters track absentee ballots

(NCSBE) According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, a total of 758,057 North Carolina voters have requested an absentee ballot through Sept. 10. And they can now track…


A Poet Laureate visits (remotely) with Dare students 

Joy Harjo talks of observing, writing and persevering Joy Harjo is the first Native American to become Poet Laureate of the United States. Her poetry is filled with beautiful and…


Milltail Road on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge reopens

USFWS in North Carolina USFWS in North Carolina posted this update on their facebook page: Great news for #NCRefuges!!  Milltail Road on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge will reopen by…


Dare Board of Ed changes date of special meeting

Update: In order to allow for more stakeholders to listen to the live special called meeting, the Board of Education is moving the reopening of schools’ special called meeting to Thursday,…


As new Dare shelter progresses, SPCA ‘can’t wait’

Construction of the new Dare County Animal Shelter on Roanoke Island is underway and expected to be complete around April 1, according to county officials. Savings achieved during construction is…


Remembering a dark and solemn day

U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, this message was posted on Facebook by the U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras. Nineteen years ago our nation…


WesternGeco Withdraws Survey Application

Coastal Review Online | Staff Report A Texas-based geophysical services company has withdrawn its application for permission to conduct seismic surveys for oil and natural gas of the coast of…


Nine Dare County Employees receive Service Pins

Nine Dare County employees were recognized with a presentation of service pins at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting held on Sept. 8, 2020.


Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers

N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, and other interested parties to sit on various fisheries advisory committees. Two regional…


Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry to resume service Sept. 16

A U.S. Coast Guard inspection is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15 NCDOT The N.C. Ferry Division plans to resume service of the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry Wednesday, September 16, pending a…