Community

Feb 17


Kristen Stilson is Dare County’s top employee for February

Kristen Stilson, GIS pecialist with the Department of Information Technology. She was instrumental in the redesign of Dare County's Global Information System over the past two years.

Feb 13


Dare County Master Gardeners win international award

One of these first place projects, the Speakers Bureau, went on to receive an International Search for Excellence Award that will be presented at the 2019 International Master Gardener Conference.

Feb 14


Shabbat service schedule for Saturday in Kitty Hawk

The Jewish Community of the Outer Banks will hold its monthly Shabbat service on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at the UUCOB building at the corner of Herbert Perry and Kitty Hawk roads in Kitty Hawk.

Feb 14


Community support overflows for Walker family after son’s death

Jonathan Walker was killed Friday evening in a two-car accident on U.S. 158 in Currituck County near the Grave Digger monster truck shop, just a few miles from home. He fell asleep at the wheel on his way home from work.

Feb 10


Hundreds brave cold and wind to celebrate a new bridge

Wind chills below 30 degrees didn't stop hundreds of people from walking, biking and running across the new Oregon Inlet bridge Saturday before the long-awaited span opens for traffic, possibly by next week.

Feb 9


Cape Hatteras Seashore sees highest visitation since 2003

Cape Hatteras National Seashore recorded a 5.7 percent increase in total recreational visits in 2018 compared to 2017. Last year’s visitation (2,572,297) made it the busiest year at the Seashore since 2003.

Feb 9


‘Sorry to Bother You’ to be shown at Universalist Congregation

The Cultural Crossroads series at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks has a change in film schedule. The film Get Out will be changed to Sorry to Bother You.

Feb 13


Outer Banks Senior Games registration is now open

Registration for the 31st Annual Outer Banks Senior Games is now open to artists and athletes age 50 and older. Competition and games will be held April 22 through May 4, 2019, with opening ceremonies on April 26.

Feb 5


Work on Duck bike, walking path forges ahead despite weather

During the past two weeks, crews have done rough grading work and put in new driveways at Kitty Hawk Kites, and the southern entrance/exit to the Duck United Methodist Church were poured along N.C. 12.

Feb 2


The Lost Colony local auditions set for Saturday

Auditions are slated for Saturday, Feb. 16, at Manteo High School. Registration opens at 8:40 AM and auditions will begin at 9:00 AM. Everyone attending the auditions is requested to bring a recent photograph and resume.

Feb 11


Hatteras Island Soundside Cleanup nets five tons of debris

Dare County Soil & Water and the Department of Public Works recently assisted the North Carolina Coastal Federation with a clean up along a soundside shore on Hatteras Island. Approximately five tons of debris was removed by the group of 30 volunteers.

Feb 5


Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Lilo

The Outer Banks SPCA is in Manteo at 1031 Driftwood Drive. Call 252-475-5620, look them up at www.obxspca.org or like them on Facebook. They have many furry friends who would love to be a part of your family.

Feb 4

Saving Lives Task Force: Focus on Ervin Bateman

He noted that there is a wide representation of our community on our task force -- county commissioners, law enforcement, social workers, mental health workers, therapists, individuals in recovery and simply concerned citizens.

Feb 1


Dare Medflight pilot Mike Hill named Employee of the Year

Prior to his career with Dare County, Hill retired with 24 years of service to the U.S. Army, where he flew Boeing AH-64 Apache combat helicopters. Hill has 30 years of flight experience and 5,100 hours of flight time.

Jan 16


N.C. Aquarium taking care of dozens of cold-stunned sea turtles

Sea turtles stranded by cold-stunning on the Outer Banks are being treated by technicians and volunteers at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center.

Jan 29


Tickets available for hospital’s Backyard Makeover Raffle

As part of The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council’s annual gala, tickets for an exciting raffle are now on sale. For $20 per ticket, raffle participants will be entered to win a “Backyard Makeover”.

Jan 23


Annual licenses for dogs are required in Kill Devil Hills

If you live in Kill Devil Hills, annual dog licenses are required for each canine over 4 months old that you own, renewable in January. Licenses can be obtained in person at the KDH Town Hall, or by mail.

Jan 23


Sweetheart Dinner planned to support church’s youth ministry

The menu includes meatless or veggie lasagna, salad, Italian bread and homemade desserts. Come and enjoy dinner and live entertainment at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church or sign up for takeout and delivery.

Jan 22


Weed out those winter blues and plan your spring garden

To weed out those blues, start planning your spring garden now with the Library Garden Series presented by the NC State Extension's Dare County Master Gardeners.

Jan 17


All Saints ‘After Dark’ returns with classes to light up the mind

Now in its 10th year, the annual "After Dark" series at All Saints Episcopal Church launches Jan. 28 with 78 classes taught by local professionals for local residents, all for a good cause.

Jan 16