Community

Apr 6


Help protect our first responders

It’s been a week since this wreck occurred and I’ve gotten angrier by the day. I posted the picture to Facebook and outlined how many responders were at the scene…


DCS announces changes to free meal program

Decision intended to reduce COVID-19 spread (Dare County Schools) In an email to Dare County Schools (DCS) families on Sunday, April 5, Superintendent John Farrelly announced that starting later this…


Manteo waterfront boardwalk repairs begin April 7

Town of Manteo The Town of Manteo will be making repairs to a section of the waterfront boardwalk beginning April 7, 2020. During the duration of the repairs, a portion…


UPDATE: NC12 is open, drive with extreme caution

NCDOT NC 12 4/5 at 12:51pm: While NC12 is OPEN at this hour, we will still have crews out this afternoon working to shore up the dune line in anticipation…


Free Community Curbside Suppers on Mondays and Thursdays at Rooster’s Southern Kitchen

HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC  Community Curbside Suppers | Monday, April 6th Menu Rooster’s Southern Kitchen Rubbed Smoked Chicken Breast with Garlic Smashed Potatoes and Southern Succotash 1,000 meals will be…


Dare County reports fourth COVID-19 case

(Dare County) The Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the fourth positive test result for COVID-19 in Dare County. The individual is a resident who was tested in…


Walmart to regulate number of shoppers in stores

(Walmart) In this taxing and uncertain time, our associates have gone above and beyond to help Americans get the food, medicine and supplies they need. We care deeply about our…


Cooper voices concern about a shortfall of medical protective equipment

During remarks at his 2 p.m. briefing on Friday April 3, Governor Roy Cooper focused on the state’s problems trying to obtain enough personal protection equipment for its frontline health…


Outer Banks Chamber member meet-ups via Zoom

Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Join for the Zoom meet-ups for our members by Industry groups. Each day next week at 1 p.m. the Chamber invites you to join for…


Corolla Wild Horse Fund celebrates the first foal of 2020

Corolla Wild Horse Fund We have something to celebrate today – the first foal of 2020! The family is way back in the woods and marsh so we weren’t able…


In a dark time, 1,000 (at least) points of light

OBX Lights United  |  Hosted by Misty Doug Moore and Rebecca Wilson With social distancing a requirement right now, there is a need for all of us to unite together as a community.…


‘Making the best of a bad situation’

  Honoring the resiliency of OBX restaurants Under normal circumstances this space would give readers a look at an area dining spot that might be a little quirky, a little…


Pea Island Refuge Visitor Center gets a lift

USFWS in North Carolina The #PeaIslandRefuge Visitor Center is a bit talker now than it was yesterday! Work continues on the scheduled project to raise the Pea Island National Wildlife…


Mobile Food Pantry monthly visit to First Flight Elementary School rescheduled for April 9

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT The Food Bank of the Albemarle, in partnership with Colington United Methodist Church, have changed their monthly visit to the parking lot of First Flight Elementary School.…


Manteo Commissioners consider new funding for businesses, residents

The Manteo Board of Commissioners met via teleconference during its April 1 regular meeting, working out the kinks in process that could represent a new way of doing town business,…


Revised trash collection schedule for week of April 6-10

In observance of Good Friday, Public Works has released a revised trash collection schedule. Dare County offices are closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of the Good Friday…


Pickin’ for the Pantry

  Local musicians join the fight to feed OBXers Local musicians Jonny Waters and Skip Saunders have found a way use their music, as well as that of other local…


Dare County announces fifth COVID-19 case

Individual is spouse of another infected person (Dare County) The Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the fifth positive test result for COVID-19 in Dare County. On Tuesday,…


700 meals in 20 minutes!!!

The Community Curbside Suppers initiative that was launched on April 2 in the parking lot of Rooster’s Southern Kitchen was a huge success, serving 700 meals in 20 minutes. The…


Dare County Library Book Drops are closed

Dare County Library BOOK DROPS CLOSED! We want to remind everyone that no library items checked out will be “due” or have overdue fines during this unusual closure.

Guess what it is missing from this photo?

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Hint: it is an object that has been in view from this specific location for decades. Any guesses? Answer: power line pole. Tideland Electric Membership Corporation is in…


Dare County reports third official COVID-19 case  

April 2 at 1:22 p.m.: UPDATE: Dare County officials are reporting that two of the three individuals who tested positive for COVID-19  have completely recovered from their illness and the…


THE LEGACY PROJECT
Join Daniel Pullen on a journey to document hope

  Photographs of the darkest times can reveal the greatest measure of light.   Daniel Pullen Photography Even in isolation Hope surrounds us. Join me in a 4-week project to…


Threading the needle for public safety

  HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC A March 20 post on the Currituck Helping Hands Facebook page asking for 25 masks for local health care providers has quickly spread into a…


New order stops utilities from shutting off customers

At his 4 p.m. briefing on March 31, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper unveiled a new order that prohibits utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay their bills…


Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week – Rudder

  To view more adoptable animals from the Outer Banks SPCA please visit obxspca.org


Currituck State of Emergency set to expire April 30

(Currituck County) The Currituck County Board of Commissioners has established an expiration date of April 30 for the current State of Emergency. This deadline will be re-evaluated during the April…


Animal welfare groups to provide free food for pets

  HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC Coastal Humane Society, Feline Hope and Friends of Felines Hatteras Island are launching a new program to help Dare County residents feed their pets through…


N.C. Ferries adopt new schedules during Governor’s Stay at Home Order 

New schedules go into effect tomorrow MANNS HARBOR – Beginning Tuesday, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry System will adopt a new set of schedules to respond to Governor Roy Cooper’s statewide…


Hyde County tightens access to mainland, Ocracoke

(Hyde County) On March 27, Governor Roy Cooper ordered people in the state of North Carolina to stay at home for 30 days, until April 29, in another step to…