Health

Jul 9


Davies warns of potential ‘rampant spread’ of COVID

27 recent Dare cases stemmed from one large party (Dare County) In recent days, the language and tone of Dare County Health and Human Services Director Sheila Davies have gotten…


OP-ED
Masks will help keep us safe from COVID-19

By Ronnie Sloan Many of us here on the Outer Banks know and love someone who has a chronic disease like hypertension or diabetes. These, and other chronic conditions, are…


COVID-19 – Additional Risks for Those Dealing With Addiction   

COVID-19 has increased the health risks already faced by people who smoke or vape, are currently dealing with substance use disorders, or are in recovery from addiction. The Director of…

Woodard cites rising COVID cases in face mask rule

Two new cases reported today in Dare County Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard says there are three primary reasons why officials decided to require the wearing of…


Dare County to require face coverings in public spaces

Reversing a previous decision made only days ago, Dare County announced on the evening of Friday, June 19 that it would require the wearing of face coverings to combat the…


State reveals new guidelines for COVID-19 tests

Wants service workers, minorities, senior citizens to get tests (NCDHHS) The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is releasing updated guidance for doctors and clinicians on who…


New Outer Banks Urology Practice opens with Amanda Pettibone-Pond, MD

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group is pleased to announce the opening of Outer Banks Urology in the hospital’s Medical Office Building. The practice will temporarily share space with…


July 1: Blood Connection Blood Drive

Hosted by The Outer Banks Hospital The Outer Banks Hospital, 4800 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head Join us for our next community blood drive with the Blood Connection. The event Wednesday,…


205 drive-thru COVID-19 tests yield no positives

(Dare County) A total of 205 individuals were tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 2 during the drive-thru testing event. Of the 205 specimens, 204 were negative and 1 was…


Today’s coronavirus numbers – June 8
‘Going the wrong way’

On a day when the state reported surpassing 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19, Governor Roy Cooper and Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen voiced concern about key numbers and…