Community

Mar 30


APRIL 9
Easter Sunrise Service

For the past 22 years Still Waters Baptist Church has met at MP 4, across from the Black Pelican, for their Easter Sunrise Service (rain or shine). This year the service will begin at 6:38 AM. The theme this year is the Courage and Confidence of Easter. Coffee, hot chocolate & goodies will be available starting at 6:00 AM. Full story


Dare County Transportation buys three new vehicles

The Dare County Transportation System‚ÄĒwhich provides curb-to-curb, ride-by-appointment transportation services to residents and visitors of the Dare County community‚ÄĒhas announced the purchase of three new vehicles that were recently added to its fleet. Full story


Jennette’s Pier adjusts hours for April and opens bath house

The public bath house at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head will re-open Saturday morning, April 1 with brand new showers and footbaths for visitor use. Full story


RED CROSS APRIL BLOOD DRIVES

If you are healthy and feeling well, schedule an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767). Full story


Good Friday Schedule Changes and Closures for Dare County Offices and Facilities

In observance of Good Friday, all Dare County offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, April 7, 2023. In addition, Dare County Public Works has announced its revised collection schedule for the week of Monday, April 3, 2023 through Friday, April 7, 2023. Full story


Meet Mr. T, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

Meet Mr. T, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week. Mr. T is 100% good boy, he loves all the attention. Mr. T was found outside so his appearance is a bit rough but is all mush on the inside. Watch this video to learn more about Mr. T. Full story


Four Dare County students accepted into the North Carolina Governor’s School

Four Dare County students received acceptance letters to the North Carolina Governor’s School. Full story


Northeast NC Niche Agriculture Field Day

Small farmers interested in growing niche crops or raising livestock are invited to attend the first annual Northeast North Carolina Niche Agriculture Field Day on May 12, 2023, from 8:00 to 3:30 at the Currituck County Extension Center in Barco, NC. Full story


MARCH 30
Faith Community Summit on Substance Abuse & Mental Health

The Faith-Based Subcommittee of the Dare County Saving Lives Task Force is hosting a Substance Use Resources Summit for the faith community on March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Full story


Reminder: Large Item Pickup Begins on Monday, March 27

The Dare County Public Works Department reminds citizens that large item pickup for the unincorporated areas of Dare County* will begin on Monday, March 27, 2023 and run continuously for approximately 12-15 days. Full story


Community opportunity to participate in research with the Coastal Studies Institute

Join us for a focus group discussion on marine renewable energy in North Carolina. Full story


Currituck Education Foundation Awards Mini Grants

On March 21st at a virtual meeting of the Currituck Education Foundation, four projects supporting Currituck County Schools were awarded mini-grant funding. Full story


Outer Banks Seafood Festival announces Endowment in Support of Fishing Industry

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival Board of Directors is pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the 2022 festival in the amount of $10,000 have been set aside and added to the Outer Banks Seafood Festival Endowment Fund. Full story


Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales start March 26

Booth sales will be starting on Sunday, March 26. Full story


Join the First Friday Fun

First Friday is coming up.  We thought it would be helpful to share what Dare Arts currently handles for First Friday and let you know how to best participate. Full story


From Manteo to the Metropolitan Opera

Tshombe Selby will debut in solo role next month in NYC
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice  When Tshombe Selby was a child, he loved singing so much he would sing all day on his front porch. Full story


Manteo moving quickly to create ‚Äėsocial district‚Äô

Plan could be in place by April 7 First Friday event By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice With the April 7 First Friday event as a target date, Manteo officials are moving quickly toward the establishment of a downtown ‚Äúsocial district‚ÄĚ where alcoholic beverages in designated containers are permitted on the street. Full story


CAPE CHRONICLE NEWSLETTER
OBX Seashore updates and upcoming events at OBX National Parks

In this issue of the Cape Chronicle Newsletter, read about Ocracoke Light House anniversary event, beach cleanup opportunities, campgrounds opening soon for the season and more.
Full story


APRIL 8
Tree Planing Demonstration

If you want to learn how to correctly plant and care for trees, join the Currituck County Extension Master GardenerSM volunteers for a free tree planting demonstration. Full story


Theatre of Dare Presents Check to Outer Banks Hotline Campaign

The Theatre of Dare presented a check in the amount $1,675 to Outer Banks Hotline, Dare County‚Äôs only interpersonal violence (domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking) crisis intervention and prevention agency following the run of ‚ÄėExit, Pursued By A Bear‚Äô in January and the charity evening dedicated to support Hotline‚Äôs services. Full story

Dare County Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to State Competition

Five teams from Dare County will advance to the Odyssey of the Mind state tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 25. Full story


Outer Banks Health earmarks $5M to support expansion of Manteo Family Medicine Practice

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice In July 2022, Outer Banks Hospital President Ronnie Sloan announced plans to renovate the property housing the Outer Banks Family Medical Practice in Manteo and to build a 2,500- square-foot addition adjacent to that building in order to eventually incorporate more medical staff. Full story


Under sunny skies, it’s the wearing of the green at Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Sunday March 19 was a cold, crisp, but sunny day for the 32nd Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Nags Head. Full story


Project Glam Girls has record-breaking year

More than 200 students fitted with free formal wear
By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice ‚ÄúThat's it?‚ÄĚ A mother was incredulous as a volunteer handed her the dress her daughter had picked out, now wrapped up in plastic to protect it from the elements. Full story


Food Bank 40th Anniversary Celebration & Sort-A-Rama Packing Event Set for April 5th

Elizabeth City‚Äď Food Bank of the Albemarle will celebrate 40 years of hunger-relief efforts in the region on Wednesday, April 5th with a free community event open to the public. Full story


MARCH 29
‚ÄúDare To Be Safe‚ÄĚ ¬†A Dare LWV Program on Gun Safety

LWV of Dare County invites the public to gather for an informative evening regarding community and gun safety on Wednesday, March 29th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the multipurpose room at the Baum Center, 300 Mustian St., Kill Devil Hills. Full story


12th Annual Community Spelling Bee Swarms Again

The Delta Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International conducted the 12th Annual Community Spelling Bee on March 13 at Kitty Hawk Elementary School. Full story


Meet Nina, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

Nina is a sweet girl, about two-years-old, who was surrendered to us about a month ago. Nina does great with other dogs, children and loves to cuddle. If you are looking for an adventure buddy, Nina is your girl.  Watch this video to learn more about Nina. Full story


Uncovering Black History

Submitted story by Joan L. Collins
Two recent events are reminders of uncovered black history.  The most recent occurred on Saturday, March 4 at the College of The Albemarle - Dare, where our black history program Checkerboard Crews and Colored News was presented. Full story


Every beach needs a Delbert

The life and times of an Outer Banks legend
Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice In the song ‚ÄúStoned Immaculate,‚ÄĚ Jim Morrison declares that ‚ÄúNo eternal reward will forgive us for wasting the dawn.‚ÄĚ That was the mentality that Outer Banks surf icon Delbert Melton, who passed away on March 15, had every day while paddling out to catch a wave. Full story


Dare Health and Human Services seeks business partners for ‚ÄėFentanyl Kills‚Äô campaign

As part of its continuing efforts to combat the use and spread of dangerous drugs, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DCDHHS) is launching a ‚ÄúFentanyl Kills‚ÄĚ public education campaign and seeking partners to help spread that message. Full story


Nags Head Commissioners create C-5¬† ‚Äėhistoric character‚Äô commercial district

By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice By a unanimous 4-0 vote, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners passed text amendments establishing a new C-5 zoning district at its meeting on March 15. Commissioner Mike Siers was absent from the meeting. Full story


OBX Community Foundation unveils move to Manteo 

Plan to award new $40K grant also revealed at annual luncheon By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice. After a two-year COVID hiatus, the Outer Banks Community Foundation annual luncheon and meeting returned to celebrate a recap of the organization’s 40th year at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head on March 14. Full story


Volunteer during Earth Week in Southern Shores

Please volunteer at one of our Earth Day clean-ups during the week and together we will make a big difference. Full story


Citizen Science Program Needs Your Help Observing the Weather

Have you ever wondered how much rain fell during a recent thunderstorm? How about snowfall during a winter storm? If so, an important volunteer weather observing program needs your help! Full story


“It’s authentic…you can come as you are’

Argie Shultz celebrates 30 years running The Blue Crab
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice Argie Shultz, now celebrating her 30th year operating the Blue Crab on Colington Road, isn’t your typical dive bar owner. Full story


Space available and donations accepted for Outer Banks Presbyterian Church Community Yard Sale

Outer Banks Presbyterian Church will be holding a community yard and bake sale on April 29th with a rain date of May 6th. This sale is open to all members of the community and folks can contact us to either rent spaces to sell their items or they can donate things to the church for us to sell. Full story


Another oceanfront home collapses in Rodanthe

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) released the following statement about another collapsed oceanfront home in Rodanthe on March 13. Full story


Calling Local Musicians: Join the Outer Banks Community Orchestra

Have a dormant musical talent? Want to dust off your clarinet, flute, cello, trumpet or other instrument and see if you can still play it? Well this may be the right time and place to bring back the music. Full story


Open Call For Dare Arts Board Of Directors

Dare Arts is delighted to announce a special open call for Dare County residents to serve on their Board of Directors. Full story