Community

Jun 15


Dare County Library’s “Tails and Tales!” Summer Reading Program

Dare County Library Beginning June 22, 2021, children can sign up for Dare County Library’s free Summer Reading Program. The Dare County Library has announced its upcoming 2021 Summer Reading Program, a…


Dare County and National Weather Service to Host Hurricane Preparedness Forum on June 21

Dare County Emergency Management and National Weather Service will host a free Hurricane Preparedness Forum at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021. Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson will be…


School’s Out! Power Up for Free Summer Meals!

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County While the official school year may be over, families can still get FREE summer meals for any Dare County child, 18 or younger! Beginning today…


June 19 at 5:00 p.m
Tshombe to highlight Juneteenth at Cookhouse Museum

(Pea Island Preservation Society) The Pea Island Preservation Society, Inc. (PIPSI) is pleased to announce that on June 19, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., Tshombe Selby, a native of Manteo, will help celebrate…


Community for Kids-Summer clothing give away

Free-Summer Giveaway! Gently Used  Summer Clothing Available For Dare County Elementary Students


Spending up in FY 2021-22 town budgets

Plans no longer hampered by COVID uncertainty After dealing with the wildcard of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting last year’s budgets, Dare County’s municipalities have been able to develop their fiscal year 2021-2022…


KDH Town Hall to fully re-open its doors   

Had been scheduling appointments due to COVID (Town of Kill Devil Hills) The Town of Kill Devil Hills will be re-opening its doors to the public on Monday, June 14, during regular…


‘Your Shot at a Million’ 

With vaccinations lagging, NC to try a lottery The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) reports that as of June 10, 54% of the state’s adult population has received…


Town of Kill Devil Hills annual 4th of July Fireworks Show

Town of Kill Devil Hills The Town of Kill Devil Hills presents its annual 4th of July Fireworks Show Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Avalon Pier, 2111 North Virginia Dare Trail (Milepost…


Johnson named to major Park Service post

(National Park Service) Meaghan Johnson was recently selected as the chief of resource management and science for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Moores Creek National…


New Task Force to tackle NC12 ‘hot spots’

With the first meeting of the NC12 Task Force held on May 19, the initial steps toward developing a long-range plan to address concerns about the often-perilous state of NC12 south of…


OBX Community Foundation awards almost $175K in scholarships

 (Outer Banks Community Foundation) The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded $174,900 in scholarships this spring, helping students from across the Outer Banks achieve their educational dreams. Among those awarded scholarships were 27…


Dare Board to vote on sale of Home Health and Hospice Agency on June 21

Dare County’s plan to sell its Home Health and Hospice (HH&H) Agency for $2.9 million to the Kentucky-based BrightSpring Health Services is expected to be formally approved when the Dare County Commissioners…


Three Dare County Employees Receive Service Pins

Three Dare County employees were recognized with a service pin presentation at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting that was held at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021.


Dare County GOP Chicken & BBQ Dinner

Dare County Republicans Please join us at the Wanchese Community Center located at 295 Old School Road Friday, July 9 from 4 to 7 pm. Capt Bob’s will be providing the dinner…


Dare Board sets tax plan for Avon beach project

As part of its 2021-22 fiscal budget, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on June 7 unanimously approved the creation two Municipal Service Districts (MSDs) in Avon that will be taxed to…


2021 Dare Nights at the Lost Colony

This is a night honoring local residents who have supported The Lost Colony for 84 years now, while also serving as a night to give back to our community. Admission for Dare…


What’s Up: June 2021 Skywatching Tips from NASA

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory What are some skywatching highlights in June 2021? Catch Saturn and Jupiter in the morning, and the constellation Scorpius after dark! Plus skywatchers in the Northeast…


Swim Near a Lifeguard

Dare County Lifeguards return to the beaches Saturday, May 29. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Never swim alone. Lifeguards and information located on lifeguard stands provide beach goers with valuable…


Dare County H.S. graduations set for this week   

What a difference a year makes Next week will mark the graduation ceremonies for a group of high school seniors who spent the past 15 months learning under the unprecedented conditions wrought…

Meet Willow! Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week

 OBXSPCA Meet Willow! Willow the cat is looking for her forever home! Watch this video to learn more about Willow.


Manteo Clerk Jamie Whitley earns prestigious award

(Town of Manteo) Jamie Whitley, Deputy Town Clerk of the Town of Manteo, North Carolina, has been awarded the prestigious designation of “North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk” (NCCMC) from the North Carolina…


OBX Pridefest T-Shirt Contest

OBX Pridefest The rules are that the design needs to say OBX Pride (please do not include this year’s dates) and the rest is up to you! Winner gets one free Pride…


Ocracoke hosts July 3-4 festivities, some scaled back

(Ocracoke Civic & Business Association, Inc.) As Ocracoke, like the rest of the world, rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Independence Day celebration is on, but scaled back. Some traditional events have…


Tourism Board buys Nags Head interest in Event Site for $2.3 million

After joining forces with the Dare County Tourism Board more than a decade ago to purchase property that would eventually become the Soundside Event Site, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners on…


How to apply for help from HOPE

(State of North Carolina) The House Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program is accepting applications for rental and utility assistance. Applicants’ income must be 50% of the area media income or…


Dare Board turns back to UNC on essential housing

At their June 1 special meeting, the Dare County Commissioners agreed to ask the UNC School of Government’s Development Finance Initiative (DFI) to develop a conceptual plan for affordable housing at the…


KHUMC launches Little Free Pantry in Kitty Hawk

(Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church) On May 30, the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church (KHUMC) announced the launch of a Little Free Pantry for Outer Banks community members. The Little Free Pantry…


‘It’s an honor and a blessing’  

 Lumbee Tribe celebrates its participation in the Lost Colony For its new season, which began on May 28, the Lost Colony has incorporated more input from Native Americans as well as…


Thursdays from 9 am to 1 pm
Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market open every Thursday in the summer

67 vendors selected out of about 90 applicants The Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market in Nags Head will feature the largest number of vendors the market has hosted since debuting in 2017, with…


Meet Leo, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

 OBXSPCA Meet Leo! Our handsome and sweet Pet of the Week. Leo wants to come home with you and love you everyday! Watch this video to learn more about Leo.


Manteo HS alum and trumpet virtuoso to perform Memorial Day on Today Show

If you get up early enough on Memorial Day, there’s a treat in store. Now properly known as Staff Sgt. Eric Williams, the Manteo High alum and musical marvel who currently plays…


NCDOT warns people to stay off pedestrian pier

(North Carolina Department of Transportation) To keep everyone safe, officials are reminding people that the pedestrian pier being constructed from the vestiges of the old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge is currently closed…


J-1 students likely to be scarce this summer

OBX worker woes complicated by shortage As the summer season officially kicks off on Memorial Day weekend, the Outer Banks is still missing a key element of what makes its workforce tick…


Vidant warns of Medicare/financial scam

Vidant Health has issued this warning to consumers on May 28 about possible Medicare scams. Vidant Health is aware scammers are calling community members in an attempt to solicit Medicare or financial…


Virtual Rodanthe Bridge Project Update to be Held June 3 

NCDOT State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual project update meeting June 3 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project. The bridge, which is…


Nags Head Police seeks public input on public safety

(Nags Head Police Department) The Nags Head Police Department is asking residents, non-resident property owners and visitors to help the department fashion a 5-year strategic plan by filling out a public safety…


Outten proposes $112.7M budget for Dare County

No tax increase, new EMS spending in 2021-2022 plan Dare County property owners will see no increase in property taxes under the county’s proposed 2021-2022 General Fund budget of $112.7 million –…


Dare County Public Works Memorial Day 2021 Trash Collection Schedule

There are no changes to the Dare County trash collection schedule over Memorial Day weekend but the C&D Landfill, Buxton Transfer Station, Rodanthe Recycle Center and Manteo Recycle Yard will be closed…


With hurricane season looming, apply for Dare County re-entry permits

(Dare County Emergency Management) Hurricane season officially begins on Tuesday, June 1, and Dare County Emergency Management encourages all Dare County residents, non-resident property owners, and business owners to visit www.DareNC.com/Reentry to obtain a…