Community

May 30


NC Aquarium staff release 12 rehabilitated sea turtles, including an adult female Kemp’s ridley

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island  Ocean conditions were favorable yesterday for releasing 12 rehabilitated sea turtles, including an adult female Kemp’s ridley (first in the video) weighing around 100 pounds.…


A moving reminder of The Lost Colony

Roanoke Island Historical Association On behalf of the Roanoke Island Historical Association and our esteemed Alumni, I am pleased to share with you an amazing effort put forth by Lost Colony alumni…


Ed Board opts for ‘drive-in’ outdoor graduations

After debate, members vote for face coverings After Dare County Schools received some pushback earlier this month about proposed graduation modifications during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Education on…


Dare County Parks & Rec has announced Summer Camps for July & August

Fishing, surfing, soccer, cooking & more!  Registration will open on June 1. View the 2020 Summer Newsletters which include updated operations & procedures due to social distancing guidelines: Dare County…


Currituck Co.’s Operation Love Thy Neighbor

Currituck County Currituck County will use the money raised by Operation Love Thy Neighbor to distribute Food Lion gift cards to county residents on Wednesday, June 3. Operation Love Thy Neighbor is a special…


Large Dog Play Area Temporarily Closed at the Paws Park

Town of Kill Devil Hills The play area for large dogs at the Paws Park is temporarily closed, as sod has just been laid down and it needs time to…


Dare sets second drive-thru testing event on June 2

500 COVID-19 tests to be administered at Soundside site (DCDHHS) Dare County has partnered with Mako Medical Laboratories out of Raleigh, NC to host a second drive-thru COVID-19 testing event…


A community on the edge

The bank of Engelhard finally closes its doors The ground was too wet to plant Mattamuskeet onions, so devoted fans will go without this year. Covid-19 shut down schools, so…


COA graduation celebration moved to June 2

College of the Albemarle Due to the impending inclement weather in the forecast later this week, COA’s drive-thru graduate celebration scheduled for this Thursday has been moved to next Tuesday, June 2,…


NCDHHS gives COVID-19 guidance on sports activity

(NCDHSS) The guidance, provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Humans Services (NCDHHS) will help administrators and participants of youth, college, and amateur sports programs reduce the spread…


Wild horse, Valor, euthanized after snake bite

  (Corolla Wild Horse Fund) The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, and others, are mourning the loss of Valor, a two-year-old filly that had been recently bitten by a snake. The…


NPS seeks information about death of sea turtle

(National Park Service) At 5:30 a.m. on the morning of May 25, staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) found a dead loggerhead sea turtle on the beach approximately one-tenth…


Memorial Day 2020: A different way to remember our fallen heroes

Town of Nags Head Like so many aspects of life, this year’s Memorial Day on the Outer Banks will be different due to COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down large…


In the OBX events industry, hurt and hope

In recent years, the “shoulder season” has increasingly become an Outer Banks success story. Driven by steady growth in weddings and music festivals like Mustang Spring Jam and the Outer…


KDH fire that tragically killed two ruled an accident

(Kill Devil Hills Fire Department) The Kill Devil Hills Fire Department has released the results of its investigation into the May 17 house fire that tragically took the lives of…


Lifeguards return to duty at four popular Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Lifeguards return to duty at four popular Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches this morning at 9 a.m. Duty hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through…


Kitty Hawk man charged with hit and run

(Kill Devil Hills Police) On May 22, 2020 at approximately 6:33 p.m. Kill Devil Hills officers were dispatched to a reckless driver call on Bay Drive near 4th Street. The driver,…


Large Item Pick-Up Scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 in Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village

Materials must be at the curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2. Dare County Public Works will complete large item pick-up for residential customers in Buxton, Frisco,…


N.C. Ferry Service to Increase Starting Saturday

(NCDOT) The N.C. Ferry Division will offer increased service starting Saturday, due to greater expected demand and the easing of certain COVID-19 restrictions. The new ferry schedule adds round trips…


Currituck County Beach Parking Permits are required to park on the 4WD beaches

Currituck County Government If you are visiting the 4WD beach, don’t forget that a Beach Parking Permit is required beginning TODAY, May 22 (the Friday before Memorial Day). Permits can…

For OBX restaurants it’s a ‘new normal’

Photos by Edward L. Mullins Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22, North Carolina restaurants were allowed to re-open for in-dining service at 50% of capacity and with a…


Virtual Information Meeting on Rodanthe Bridge Project

State transportation officials are inviting people to a virtual information meeting June 4 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project. The Rodanthe Bridge, which is under construction on the…


Southern Shores teen has been located

(Southern Shores Police) Chloe German, the Southern Shores teen last seen in her home on May 17, has been found, according to the Southern Shores Police. Initially identified as a…


Coach Sabrina is Volunteer of the year for the Roanoke Island/Mainland Division of Dare County Parks and Recreation

Dare County Parks and Recreation (Roanoke Island/ Mainland Division) The Volunteer of the year for the Roanoke Island/Mainland Division of Dare County Parks and Recreation is Sabrina Montague Flowers. Sabrina has…


Safe and sound

Just days after they were stolen out of the Jubilee Music store in Kill Devil Hills, the missing guitars are resting happily back home. SEE ALSO: KDH Police arrest man…


Dogs that attacked elderly couple deemed ‘dangerous’

(Town of Nags Head) The Town of Nags Head’s Dangerous Animal Appeal Board affirmed a decision today made by Nags Head Police Chief Phil Webster regarding two dogs he determined…


Drive-thru testing appointments are full for May 26

  Adjustments made to avoid crowds at FFHS (Dare County) Drive-thru Testing Event Update: Drive-thru testing appointments are full for May 26, 2020.  An announcement will be made by 5:00…


Outlaw Riddle pleads guilty to cocaine charges 

Faces no less than 10 years imprisonment (U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of NC)  RALEIGH – A Kitty Hawk man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute five kilograms of cocaine. According…


In Phase 2, Currituck County Govt. announces changes to procedures

(Currituck County) As North Carolina enters Phase 2 of its COVID-19 reopening strategy, Currituck County Government will continue to provide a high level of services for residents and visitors. The…


Cooper announces more “modest” Phase Two opening

Restaurants can re-open, bars stay closed Citing the recent uptick in lab-reported COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the state will move into a “Safer-At-Home”…