Sep 22

Community

Sep 22


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State Senate candidates pick up endorsements

In the District 1 state Senate race, incumbent Republican Sen. Bill Cook and his Democratic opponent Stan White both picked up endorsements last week.

14 hrs


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Dare County Schools officials earn financial reporting award

For the seventh consecutive year, Dare County Schools has earned the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

14 hrs


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COA’s Dare Campus graduates five certified nursing assistants

College of The Albemarle’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at the Dare County Campus recently celebrated the completion of five Certified Nursing Assistant II students.

Sep 15


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Dare Squares plan free introduction to square dancing

Dare Squares will be hosting a free square dance for the Outer Banks community on Sept. 22 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center. This is a kickoff to fall lessons.

Sep 19


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Fire marshal named Dare County employee of the month

Steve Kovacs is responsible for coordinating firefighting and fire prevention services in the unincorporated areas of Dare County. He conducts cause and origin fire investigations and enforces North Carolina State Fire Codes

Sep 15


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Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Jagger

This gorgeous American Staffordshire mix came to us from a home where he lived with kids, so the company of children is a favorite of his. Jagger likes other dogs and pays no mind to cats.

Sep 15


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Andy and Lovie McCann recognized by Town of Nags Head

Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners recently recognized Nags Head Fishing Pier owners Andy and Lovie McCann for allowing the town to use the pier for the community’s Fourth of July fireworks show.

Sep 9


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With summer over, dinosaurs are migrating to other venues

The dinosaur trail at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island was a tourist sensation this summer, but the creatures are now coming apart at their joints and traveling to other museums.

Sep 11


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PNC Bank provides Children at Play with $15,000 grant

The Grow Up Great grant will allow the museum to open every Sunday from Sept. 7 through May 22, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m free of charge to the public with special programs.

Sep 9


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New ramp to beach opens access between Avon and Salvo

Providing more accesses and parking was part of the off-road vehicle management plan put together by National Park Service in 2012 as part of a negotiated legal settlement.

Sep 7


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State teachers group endorses Tine for second term

The North Carolina Association of Educators has officially endorsed the Democrat from Kitty Hawk that represents House District 6 in his bid to seek re-election.

Sep 3


USS Monticello Ensign

Rare silk ensign to join Graveyard Museum collection

It is one of only three silk naval flags from this period known to exist and is the only one with the name of the ship and that of her commander, Lt. Daniel L. Braine, embroidered along the hoist.

Aug 26

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Ice bucket challenge shatters records for N.C. ALS chapter

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has swept the country on social media has helped set new fundraising records for the North Carolina chapter of the ALS Association named for a Hertford-native and baseball Hall-of-Famer.

Aug 25


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Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Champ

This American Staffordshire Terrier mix is only a year or so old. Recently found as a stray, he came to us knowing a few commands, and a deep affection for toys, car rides and walks on the beach.

Aug 25


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Summer Sizzle foot race in Manteo lives up to its name

Runners braved heat and humidity Saturday, Aug. 23, to compete in the Summer Sizzle 5K in Manteo, a fundraiser for the Outer Banks Cancer Care Center in Nags Head.

Aug 23