Community

Jan 25


Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A: To get to the beach access These photos come courtesy of Tammi Richeson who captured the travels of this fowl-weather beachgoer in Kitty Hawk on Monday morning.


Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at 2 p.m.
Dare County Virtual State of the County 2021 event to be livestreamed

The date of the 2021 State of the County presentation has been changed to Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. Dare County and the Chamber of Commerce invite residents…


Dare County Public Works Announces 2021 Large Item Pick‐Up Schedule

The Dare County Sanitation Department will be conducting a large item pick‐up for residential customers only. NO COMMERCIAL BUSINESS DEBRIS WILL BE PICKED UP.


Dare to pay COVID bonuses to county workers

Payment recognizes their efforts during pandemic The Dare County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 19 unanimously adopted 2021 mid-year budget revisions that include $375,000 in one-time bonuses for county employees…


Saturday, Feb. 6
Northeast Coastal Cleanup, Wanchese/Nags Head

North Carolina Coastal Federation Register here:  www.nccoast.org/event/northeast-coastal-cleanup Join the federation on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a debris cleanup of the estuarine shoreline and roadsides…


Is North Carolina ready for marijuana reform?

Around the nation, momentum for change has built By Matthew Zabierek | Outer Banks Voice Public polling has shown that a large majority of North Carolinians support legalizing medical marijuana.…


Outer Banks Forever receives New Capacity Building Grant from National Park Foundation

 Outer Banks Forever Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of your Outer Banks national parks — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic…


In wake of tragic Buxton fire, a community rallies

There may never be an answer to what caused the fire in Buxton last October that took four lives. “I know that this is really not what anyone wants to…


Moody’s Upgrades Dare County’s Issuer Bond Rating

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Dare County’s issuer bond rating from Aa2 to Aa1, Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard announced at the board’s Jan. 19 meeting. A…


Humana $100K Grant Award Supports Mobile Food Pantries

Food Bank of the Albemarle Food Bank of the Albemarle is pleased to announce a grant award of $100,000 from The Humana Foundation to support hunger-relief efforts, specifically mobile food pantries in…


NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island receives grant for Pollinator Garden and Maritime Forest Trail

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will develop a new maritime forest trail to educate guests on the importance of pollinators thanks to a…


Dare to move to OBXAlerts notification system

Subscribers to current emergency alerts must re-register Dare County, in partnership with the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo, has chosen Rave…


Hyde County info on registering for COVID shots

(Hyde County Health Department) If you want a COVID-19 vaccine shot, and you are 65 years of age or older, or a health care worker, you are eligible and should…


Meet Wood Stock – Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week

 Outer Banks SPCA This handsome and regal hound is looking for his forever home. We are open! But we are still accepting appointments to Foster or Adopt by phone…


Nags Head limits access to town offices

(Town of Nags Head) The Town of Nags Head posted this notice on its Facebook page on this afternoon. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, access to Nags Head’s Town Hall, Public…


It’s Snowy on the Outer Banks!

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff caught a glimpse of a Snowy Owl on a dune this morning, January 18, around 8:30 a.m. The owl was spotted…


Local Pastors Call for Day of Prayer

This message was released on Jan. 18 by several local clergy regarding the upcoming inauguration. “In light of the political and ideological divide in our country and especially the extremes…


“I sold a lot of TV antennas’

After 42 years, an iconic Radio Shack closes Harry Gessford is at the counter of his Radio Shack store in Nags Head, entering the final stages of closing his business.…


Cape Point & Frisco Campgrounds announce 2021 season dates

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Cape Point & Frisco campgrounds will open for the 2021 #camping season on Friday, April 2nd. They will remain open until November 29, 2021. Reservations and camp site…


Local health officials face vaccine challenges

Rollout marked by shortages and uncertainty On Jan. 14, North Carolina health officials announced that the state would immediately adjust its COVID-19 vaccination prioritization to match federal guidelines issued just…

Saturday, 13 February 2021 from 3 to 5 p.m.
‘With Love’ Gala to Go

A benefit for the Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Center The Outer Banks Hospital Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets: https://theobh.square.site/product/obh-gala-to-go-dinner-box-serves-2-people-/41 The ‘With Love’ Gala to Go…


Dare County Public Works Announces 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

Dare County offices will be closed Jan. 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dare County Public Works, which provides trash collection for the unincorporated areas of…


David Meggs’s Eagle Scout project for Kitty Hawk Elementary playground

Kitty Hawk Elementary School students can now use a new communication board with symbols that allow them to interact with peers on the playground.  Built and installed by former KHES…


Applications Now Accepted for Careers in Conservation Scholarship Program

The North Carolina Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation is currently accepting applications for its Careers in Conservation Scholarship Program. This scholarship program encourages students to pursue careers in natural…


Dare County to vaccinate school staff next week

Move could potentially impact re-opening plans In a Jan. 14 email to Dare County families, Superintendent John Farrelly announced that Dare County will offer the first doses of the Pfizer…


Community Foundation Accepting Applications for COVID Grants

Outer Banks Community Foundation The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofits for an eighth round of COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants. The Community Foundation is especially encouraging…


43rd Frank Stick Memorial Art Show
Dare County Arts Council Call For Entry For The 43rd Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

Dare County Arts Council We are beginning tp prepare for the 43rd Frank Stick Memorial Art Show opening on January 30th. We are calling to all artists to enter your…


GETTING TO KNOW…
Mary Ellen Riddle, Education Curator, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

There are a number of Outer Banks residents who have told our story to locals and visitors over the years through writing, music, painting and other fields that come other…


Seashore Updates from Cape Hatteras National Seashore

  Seashore Updates Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Cape Chronicle newsletter Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Cape Chronicle e-Newsletter provides brief, timely, and newsworthy content throughout the year. Cape Hatteras National Seashore PHOTO OF…


Hyde County Schools’ 2020-2021 Beginning Teacher of the Year comes from Ocracoke School

The Beginning Teacher of the Year Award is an initiative sponsored by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). The award program is designed to honor and…


Dare Ed Board votes to remain in remote learning

By a 5-2 vote at a special Jan. 12 meeting, the Dare County Board of Education voted to stay with remote learning for the district’s students through the third quarter…


KDH approves SAGA cluster home project

During its meeting on Jan. 11, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a project by SAGA Construction that will include 14 four- and five-bedroom homes on the…


Kill Devil Hills Police offers free youth-sized helmets

Kill Devil Hills Police Department offers free youth-sized helmets (while supplies last) and helmet fittings. Call Officer Gilreath at 252-449-5330.


Free Clothes Available for All Dare County Elementary-Aged Youth

Do you know a Dare County elementary student in need of winter clothes? If so, please contact Community for Kids OBX, a local non-profit organization that is providing new and…


Meet Donkey – Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week

 Outer Banks SPCA Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Donkey the cat is looking for his forever home @obx_spca. We are open! But we are still accepting appointments…


Colington man held for assault with deadly weapon

(Dare County Sheriff’s Office) On Jan. 8, at approximately 9:04 p.m., Dare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies in the B-District responded to an assault in progress in the 200 Block of…


Chief Judge Linda McGee retires

Was longest serving judge on NC Court of Appeals Chief Judge Linda M. McGee of Corolla has retired from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, effective January 1, 2021.  She…


In Nags Head, questions on beach nourishment funds

County plans to fund sand pumping efforts in both Southern Shores and Avon by withholding $1.4 million in beach re-nourishment funds from each of the five oceanfront communities was met…


Community Foundation awards $1.8 million in 2020

(Outer Banks Community Foundation) The Outer Banks Community Foundation announced it has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants and scholarships in 2020. This includes more than 150 grants to…


Mobile Food Pantry monthly visit to FFES is January 14

The Food Bank of the Albemarle, in partnership with Colington United Methodist Church, have changed their monthly visit to the parking lot of First Flight Elementary School. The new date…