Community

May 7


Buxton British Cemetery cleanup held in lieu of the Traditional Formal Ceremony

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary  The WWII British sailors buried in the Buxton National Park Service Cemetery were honored and respected by a thorough and careful sprucing up of their resting place. The volunteers included members of…


NCDMV Road Tests resume for drivers age 15-17

NCDOT Regular road tests road tests have resumed for drivers ages 15-17 seeking a Level 3 Provisional ​Licens​​e. Read More​. Road test waivers are still in place for drivers 18 and over​ to get their regular Class C license. Read More. ​​ The N.C.…


May 7 - 17
KidsFest Adventure, a free self-guided activity hunt around the Outer Banks

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP) is excited to announce their upcoming KidsFest Adventure, running from May 7-17, 2021. This free self-guided activity hunt will be an…


Nags Head officer honored for lifesaving actions

(Nags Head Police Department) The Nags Head Police Department posted on its Facebook page today news of the honor bestowed upon of its quick-acting officers. “At this morning’s (May 5) Board of Commissioners meeting, our own…


May 15 and may 17 event dates
NC MedAssist’s Health Care Resources Coming to Dare County

NC MedAssist is holding TWO Mobile Free Pharmacy Events in partnership with The Outer Banks Hospital in Dare County. The first event is scheduled for May 15, 2021 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Community Care Clinic…


Unclaimed Property Auction for Nags Head

Town of Nags Head By statute, law enforcement agencies must auction seized, found, and unclaimed personal property at public auction. Unclaimed Property List All property listed in the document above is in the custody of the…


Four Dare County Employees Receive Service Pins

Four 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, May 3, 2021. Two of the employees—Thomas “Bud” Tillett and…


Thanks, Outer Banks! A Celebration of Gratitude

First Flight Rotary First Flight, Kitty Hawk and Manteo Rotary Clubs and The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group have teamed up to support Thanks, Outer Banks! throughout our region. Thanks, Outer Banks! is a Celebration of Gratitude,…


Meet Timber, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

 OBX SPCA Timber the sweet, mellow, young pup wants to come home with you and love you forever! Watch this video to learn more about Timber.


Currituck Board postpones vote on noise measure

Update: At their May 3 meeting, the Currituck County Commissioners postponed any vote on the controversial noise ordinance until their next meeting on May 17. In making the announcement, Commissioner Bob White referred to what he…


Dare County to host Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 13-15

Dare County will host a household hazardous waste collection event from May 13-15, 2021, in three different locations throughout the county. Northern beach collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May…


Sign up for The Outer Banks Hospital Chalk Art Walk

The Outer Banks Hospital In celebration of Healthcare Week, The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group are inviting the Outer Banks Community to create chalk art at our hospital and medical group locations. You can come…


24th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Awards recipients announced

Founded by Mollie A. Fearing & Associates Dare County Arts Council Unique paintings, sculptures, fiber creations, photographs, and other media by almost 100 different local and regional artists are part of the 24th Mollie Fearing Memorial…


Dare Board approves retention bonuses for Home Health & Hospice staffers

In an effort to retain staff as the county continues to pursue the $2.9 million sale of its Home Health & Hospice Agency to national healthcare provider BrightSpring, Dare County Commissioners on May 3 unanimously approved…


A tree grows in KDH

(Town of Kill Devil Hills) An outdoor ceremony was held at the Kill Devil Hills Town Complex on Friday, April 30, to plant a Live Oak tree on the grounds after the town’s board of commissioners…


No Dare County wait list for COVID vaccine 

Who’s still left to get the shot? One number stands out on the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) COVID vaccine data dashboard — there are currently zero individuals on the wait list…


What’s Up in the Night Sky: May Skywatching Tips from NASA

 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA What’s Up for May? This month, a rocky planet round-up, and a super blood Moon eclipse! For a daily guide on when and where to look up and additional information about topics…


Nags Head joins 10 other ‘islanded communities’ in project to keep the power on

As one of 11 communities nationwide recently selected to participate in the federal Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP), Nags Head finds itself in some interesting company — joining places like Kauai and Honolulu Hawaii, Ouzinkie and…


NC Aquariums, including Dare County’s, vying to be named best in the nation

(North Carolina Aquariums) Twenty of America’s top aquariums are competing for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in the nation. And they’re picking the winner the American way — by public voting. After being…


Seashore Updates from Cape Hatteras National Seashore

April 29, 2021 | Issue 71 | 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. 

Registration is now open for all Dare County Parks & Recreation Summer Camps!

Dare County Registration is now open for all Dare County Parks & Recreation Summer Camps! Visit http://DareNC.com/SummerCamps to learn more about the camps offered by each Parks & Recreation Division, as well as several co-sponsored camps.…


2021 Project Glam Girls (and guys) has been cancelled

Project Glam Girls Update on the Project Glam Girls Facebook page: Due to unfortunate circumstances the 2021 Project Glam Girls has been CANCELED. I’m so sorry. It will happen in 2022.    


Tyrrell deputies save a life with brave rescue

(Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office) This account of a dramatic rescue by Tyrrell County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night has been posted on the Sheriff’s Facebook page. “Last night (4/26/2021) Deputy Hughes and Deputy Spence were alerted…


NPS seeks input on preserving Ocracoke Light Station

(National Park Service) The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) will seek the public’s input on site preservation ideas for the Ocracoke Light Station at two public meetings next month. The purpose of the meetings is to…


House fire in Wanchese

(Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department) This photo come from the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department that responded to a house fire in Wanchese on the morning of April 28.  That department was assisted by Manns Harbor, Nags…


FFHS’ Lansing is Dare County’s Principal of the Year

(Dare County Schools) First Flight High School’s Chuck Lansing has been named Dare County School’s Principal of the Year. In his third year as an administrator at First Flight High School, Lansing first served as assistant principal.…


Meet Reese, Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week

 OBX SPCA Reese the affectionate feline wants to love you forever! Watch this video to learn more about Reese.


Currituck County man snags $100,000 Powerball prize

Curtis Ballance of Jarvisburg tried his luck on a Powerball ticket and scored a $100,000 prize. The $3 Power Play ticket matched numbers on four of the white balls and the Powerball in the April 17…


OBX Chamber supports SAGA Manteo project

(Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce) On May 5, the Manteo Commissioners are expected to decide whether to approve a zoning text amendment that would pave the way for SAGA Construction to develop a 72-unit project by…


With worker shortage, Dare DPW shifts services

Rodanthe recycling center to close among other moves (Dare County) It looks like the summer worker crunch has also impacted the Dare County Public Works Department, and subsequently, trash and recycling services. In this release they…


Durham named principal of Currituck High

(Currituck County High School) Currituck County Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Justin Durham as the new Currituck County High School principal, effective June 1. Coming to the district with 16 years of…


Community Foundation announces new Bill Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation announces a new scholarship fund, the Bill Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund honors William H. “Bill” Jones, a resident of Kitty Hawk for nearly 40 years, who passed away in…


OBX businesses prepare for a short-handed summer 

Labor crunch may impact everything from hours to service Mark Ballog, owner of Lucky 12 Tavern in Nags Head for the past 16 years, remembers working summers on the Outer Banks some 30 years ago. “We…


Hanf named FFHS Teacher of the Year

First Flight High School Principal Chuck Lansing has named Steve Hanf as the school’s Teacher of the Year. This description was posted on the First Flight High Official Fan Page. “Mr. Steve Hanf is our Journalism/Newspaper/Yearbook…


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 NPS app, visitation, beach safety, in-person ranger programs…


April 28 from 10 am to 3 pm
Medicine Drop in Avon

  Wednesday, April 28 from 10 am to 3 pm | Avon Movie Theatre Parking Lot, 41934 NC-12, Avon Unused/unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications will be collected by the Dare County Sheriff’s Office for proper disposal.…


Meet Mackie, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

OBX SPCA Mackie is ready to become part of your family. Watch this video to learn more about Mackie.


April 21 declared as “Outer Banks Woman’s Club Day”

The Dare County Board of Commissioners have declared April 21, 2021 “Outer Banks Woman’s Club Day.” to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Outer Banks Woman’s Club. Read Michelle Wagner’s profile of OBX…


Susan Ann Wadzita Clark turns 100

Susan Ann Wadzita Clark was born on April 22, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois to immigrant parents from Czechoslovakia.  She grew up in Chicago where she attended Wells High School before going to secretarial school. She married…


Duke of Dare sold, to re-open in spring

After sitting empty and derelict for more than a decade, the Duke of Dare Motel on U.S. 64 in Manteo is undergoing a facelift and is expected to open by the end of May under a…