Community

Jun 18


Mike Hollowell names Dare County Employee of the Month

Hollowell began working as a custodian at the Dare County Justice Center in February 2005. Prior to his current position, he worked as a Detention Officer with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office from 1992 through 2004.

Jun 16


Reading program entertains kids while honing their skills

This year’s Summer Reading theme is “A UNIVERSE OF STORIES!” and many fun and exciting programs have been planned. Children can register and begin reading on Monday, June 17.

Jun 13


Dare County Board Chair Bob Woodard. "It was his brainchild and it does speak to his vision," Artie Tillett said. Photo, Kip Tabb
Dare pledges $250,000 in COA scholarships for local grads

The funds are for graduating seniors from First Flight and Manteo High School or Cape Hatteras Secondary School, and it offers the possibility of two years of free higher education.

Jun 10


Terry Gray is the 2019 Dare County Citizen of the Year

Gray is a lifelong Dare County resident and graduated from Manteo High School. He is the driving force behind the Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run, which raises thousands of dollars every year.

Jun 4


Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Yogi

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.

Jun 4


Duck Woods Country Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Fifty-five years ago a group of businessmen had a vision to create the first golf course on the Outer Banks. Thanks to their dream and hard work Duck Woods Country Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary in June.

May 15


Hatteras National Seashore opens new Buxton Beach Access

Cape Hatteras National Seashore announces the opening of a new beach access and parking area in Buxton, North Carolina on Friday, May 24. The Buxton Beach Access is at the end of Old Lighthouse Road,

May 28


‘Songlines’ will tell audio story of historic school in Jarvisburg

The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School in Currituck County recently received funding to begin phase one of the art and community engagement project Songlines, this summer.

May 19


Hatteras to celebrate 20th anniversary of lighthouse move

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse started its epic “move of the century” journey on June 17, 1999. After the lighthouse was lifted, the tower was moved 2,900 feet over the course of 23 days to its current location.

May 17


Aquarium’s STAR Center releases six rehabilitated sea turtles

Onlookers cheered as six sea turtles, rehabilitated at the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center, made their way back home during the release at the Frisco Bathhouse beach access.

May 15


KDH has its first fully handicap accessible beach access

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has opened  its first fully handicap accessible beach access at Ocean Bay Boulevard. Improvements include: a wooden handicap ramp, which allows wheelchairs to get from the parking lot to the beach and several fixed position and rollout mats that are placed over sand so that wheelchairs can get onto […]

May 15


Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Lovey

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.

May 16

EMT Paramedic Ashley Johnson receives Employee of the Month

Ashley Johnson is the Dare County Employee of the Month for May. Johnson began working with EMS in 2003 as an EMT Basic. In 2008, she was promoted to EMT Paramedic.

Jun 9


What is it? Work in KDH is aimed at flooding problems

Work on U.S. 158 in front of the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department and the Dare Centre started Jan. 7 and is scheduled to be finished by mid-May. Piping has been installed from W. Third Street south to the fire station,

Apr 23


Dare volunteers honored with Governor’s Service Awards

At the April 15 Board of Commissioners meeting, humanitarian recipients were befittingly honored with 2019 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards, as a result of their exceptional volunteer service.

Apr 20


Senior foreign language interpreter is Employee of the Month

Emily Cunningham, Senior Foreign Language Interpreter, with the Clinical Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, is the April 2019 Dare County Employee of the Month.

Apr 13


Currituck County’s Corolla Greenway wins Mobi Award

Currituck County was announced as one of five winners of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s inaugural Mobi Awards, for the county’s development of the Corolla Greenway multi-use path.

Apr 9


Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Meowser

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.

Apr 9


Island Farm on Roanoke Island is open for the 2019 season

Roanoke Island, NC – On Tuesday, April 2 Island Farm will open for its 2019 season. A living history farmstead, Island Farm provides a clear picture of life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800’s, when just over 400 residents occupied the island.

Apr 5


Saving Lives Task Force: Focus on Richard Martin

Both of my parents were active volunteers in the community. After working 20 years in community mental health and 10 years in public education, I retired and now have a limited private practice and volunteer in the community.

Apr 3