Community

Mar 8


Rotary Rollin’ to Fight Hunger

The First Flight Rotary Club is hosting a Rotary Rollin’ to Fight Hunger event on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. The community is invited to drive through…


Outer Banks Fraternal Order of Eagles Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2021

Proceeds Benefit the Dare County Special Olympics April 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM | Sea Scape Golf Links, Kitty Hawk The Outer Banks Fraternal Order of Eagles will sponsor their…


Dare County Employee Receives 10-Year Service Pin

Gina Dixon, an Emergency Medical Technician for Dare County EMS, was recognized with a service pin presentation at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting held on March 1, 2021.…


NC Wildlife warns that aquarium moss balls may contain invasive zebra mussels

Update March 6 at 1 pm: Zebra mussels have been confirmed in moss balls sold at retailers in North Carolina, including PetSmart and Petco. If you have purchased moss balls in the past month, please…


Cape Hatteras National Seashore seeks public input on plan for improvements at Oregon Inlet Marina

Cape Hatteras National Seashore invites public review and comment on a Site Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) for improvements at Oregon Inlet Marina (also known as Oregon Inlet Fishing Center).…


Women Warriors: Past, Present, Future Exhibit

Features Portraits of Thirty-Six Outer Banks Women Dare County Arts Council announces a special art exhibit created by fine art portrait photographer Anne Snape Parsons featuring thirty-six Outer Banks women. …


Lost Colony Auditions Announced

(Roanoke Island Historical Association) The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) has announced the dates for the local Outer Banks auditions for the 2021 season of The Lost Colony. Associate Producer for The…


MES educator Shelawn Burton named ‘School Hero’

 (NC Education Lottery) For the last 20 years, the driving force behind the success of the After-School Enrichment Program at Manteo Elementary School has come from the radiant, positive…


Colorful clouds from Wallops

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility A three-stage suborbital sounding rocket was launched in the afternoon on March 3 for the Department of Defense from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia that…


Case against defendant in LeeAnn Fletcher killing continued until May 3

The office of First District DA Andrew Womble confirmed today that the second-degree murder case against John (Jay) Tolson in the killing of LeeAnn Fletcher has been continued until May…


What’s Up: March 2021 Skywatching Tips from NASA

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration What are some skywatching highlights in March 2021? Look for Mars close to the Pleiades in the first couple of weeks…


Seashore Updates from Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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. In this issue, learn about the SS…


Currituck Board advances revised Moyock project

Flora Farms plan would add 277 housing units By Matthew Zabierek | Outer Banks Voice A new development that would bring 277 new housing units to Moyock moved one step…


Dare considers sale of home & hospice agency

Currently, only 3 nurses to serve 56 patients  With Dare County’s Home Health and Hospice agency facing challenges in retaining enough nurses to meet local demand, the Dare County Board…


Dare Parks & Rec announce activities now resuming

(Dare County Parks and Recreation) The Dare County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the dates and times of several activities that will resume this month following previous COVID-19…


Dare County to buy Mako Mike’s from Kelly

Dare County today agreed to buy Mako Mike’s restaurant from owner Mike Kelly as part of a project that would involve a new Dare County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) facility…


Meet Tarantino: OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

Tarentino the lovable and handsome hound wants to be your new best friend.  Learn more about Tarantino in this video. We are open! But we are still accepting appointments to…


Despite COVID, CHNS had most visits in 17 years

 (National Park Service) Numbers from the National Park Service (NPS) released on March 1 show that despite several months of being off limits to visitors, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore…


After fatal fire, Currituck EMS to distribute smoke alarms on Knotts Island

(Currituck County) In the wake of a Feb. 11 mobile home fire that took the life of a young woman, Currituck County Fire & Emergency Medical Services are partnering with…


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse climbing season on hold as restoration work begins

(CHNS) The National Park Service says that any Cape Hatteras Lighthouse climbing season this summer would be shortened as the iconic 150-year-old lighthouse begins a major restoration project. Approximately 500,000…

March 31 is Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving
Jersey Mike’s customers assist local families

Local Jersey Mike’s restaurants are collecting cash donations for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation during Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving. And March 31 is Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving when…


Remember the rules as school buses roll

Dare County Sheriff’s Office The Dare County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind drivers in our area that schools are reopening on Monday, March 1, 2021. Please take a minute…


New update on Tatum Love: ‘We are us again’

This update on Tatum Love’s condition was posted on the Caring Bridge site today, on Feb. 27, as she nears her 17th birthday. We are publishing excerpts that are largely…


Interested in becoming an official weather spotter?

NWS Newport/Morehead City  |  2021 SKYWARN® SPRING SKYWARN Now Scheduled for this year! About SKYWARN: Our program is a year round program.  Our goal is to train you how to accurately report…


Rest stop on Hatteras

Cape Hatteras National Seashore shared this sighting on their Facebook page: This adorable harbor seal enjoyed a short visit to the beach near Ramp 44 yesterday. In the winter months,…


Colington Harbour large item pickup scheduled for Tuesday, March 2

Dare County Dare County Public Works will conduct a large item pickup for residential customers in Colington Harbour on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Please place your items on the roadside…


Current TV with the Town of Duck honor African-American Icon John Henry Bias

 Current TV, in partnership with the Town of Duck, is honoring an Eastern North Carolina icon, John Henry Bias, with a video release to celebrate Black History Month. Born…


What you need to know as Dare schools re-open

Farrelly ‘highly confident’ classrooms will remain open (Dare County Schools) The following information was emailed by Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly to prepare Dare County school families for the…


Routine Inspection of Marc Basnight Bridge to Begin March 1

NCDOT Contractors for the N.C. Department of Transportation are planning to conduct a routine condition inspection of the Marc Basnight Bridge from March 1-18. During the process, one lane of the…


Outten stresses need for Avon beach project

Residents learn Dare County can foot more of the bill At a Feb. 24 public hearing, Dare County Manager Bobby Outten told Avon residents their share of the funding burden…


Dare County Airport to get $2.7M for improvements

(North Carolina Department of Transportation) The North Carolina Board of Transportation has approved a $2.7 million grant for the Dare County Regional Airport as part of almost $10 million in…


Virtual Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project update to be held March 4

State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual information meeting March 4 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project. The bridge, which is…


Edenton students explore ocean currents during a virtual field trip to Jennette’s Pier

Students at D.F. Walker Elementary School in Edenton enjoy a virtual field trip thanks for the NC Aquarium Scholars program. They were exploring ocean currents and plankton in a program…


Duck pays over $300K in settlements that center on former town manager

The town of Duck has paid out more than $315,000 to two female former town employees and their attorney in settlements related to the conduct of former Town Manager Chris…


Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men receives Community Foundation 2020 Champions Award

 Outer Banks Community Foundation Help us honor and thank 2020 Community Foundation Champions! Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men, one of the Community Foundation’s 2020 Champion Award recipients, is a…


Interfaith Community Outreach receives Community Foundation 2020 Champions Award

 Outer Banks Community Foundation Help us honor and thank our 2020 Community Foundation Champions! Interfaith Community Outreach. (ICO) ICO staff and volunteers help people in our community with a…


Dare County woman wins half of $536K Cash 5 jackpot

On Super Bowl Sunday, Marie Magee decided to pick up a Cash 5 ticket while she grocery shopped and bagged half of the $536,264 jackpot. “Wonderful,” she said of realizing…


Bid on the ‘Candy Bomber’s’ legacy

’Interested in a piece of historic memorabilia courtesy of Gail Halvorsen, the Berlin Airlift “Candy Bomber” whose annual visit to the Outer Banks each Christmas season has become an iconic…


Ocracoke Fire House Committee receives Community Foundation 2020 Champions Award

Outer Banks Community Foundation Help us honor and thank 2020 Community Foundation Champions Ocracoke Firehouse Committee! This outstanding group of volunteers helped immeasurably after Hurricane Dorian. “We didn’t have a…


Meet Valentino, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

 Outer Banks SPCA Meet Valentino, is about three-years-old and stunning. He is looking for his forever home. Learn more about Valentino in this video. We are open! But we…