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Feb 23


That smoke you smell in Nags Head is from a controlled burn

A prescribed burn on Roanoke Island sent smoke across the sounds toward Jockey's Ridge Wednesday. The burns are conducted to get rid of flammable underbrush and promote new growth of plant life.

Feb 21


Land deal aimed at preserving forest, future of ‘Lost Colony’

The Roanoke Island Historical Association on Feb. 2 sold 20 acres along U.S. 64 to the Conservation Fund, a national environmental nonprofit. The association will add the proceeds to its endowment to perpetuate “The Lost Colony."

Feb 20


Hatteras girls unbeaten for the first time, 4th seed in playoffs

The Cape Hatteras Secondary School girls are 23-0, winning the Atlantic Six Conference regular season and tournament championships, and have earned the 4th seed and a first-round bye in the NCHSAA 1A tournament.

Feb 20


Bobby Hanig of Currituck to challenge Rep. Beverly Boswell

Currituck Board of Commissioners Chairman Bobby Hanig of Powells Point filed Monday for the Republican nomination to the N.C. House District 6 seat, setting up a GOP primary challenge of incumbent Rep. Beverly Boswell of Kill Devil Hills.

Feb 19


Video: Dare Education Awareness for February 2018

Current TV produces a monthly video on Dare County's public school and college programs. This month features Cape Hatteras Secondary's Hatchery Program, COA's Seismometer Art Project, and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute Open House.

Feb 18


Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week: Mona Lisa

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 19


Project Glam Girls ready for prom-goers, seeking donations

The boutique will be located at Manteo Faith Baptist Church, Thursday, Feb 22 through Saturday, Feb. 24. Donations are still needed of age appropriate dresses, tuxedos, and other items including restaurant gift certificates.

Feb 15


Hatteras Seashore campgrounds open on March 30

The National Park Service campgrounds at Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke will open for the season on Friday, March 30, and remain open until the season ends on November 26.

Feb 16


Deronte White is Nags Head’s top employee for 2017

The recipient is chosen from nominees presented by department heads and receives a plaque and a cash reward. While originally working as a part-time employee for the town, White used his free time to gain essential certifications and skills.

Feb 13


Second Town Talk in KDH will focus on streets and services

Saturday's focus will be on streets and drainage, trash collection and utilities. On hand will be members of the Board of Commissioners and the Public Services Department.

Feb 14


Kitty Hawk to conduct four large item pick-ups in 2018

The first pick up will be February 26, with additional pickups are scheduled for May 21, September 24, and November 19. Residents should place their items in the right-of-way for collection, but there are restrictions on what will be collected.

Feb 14


Outer Banks SPCA Pets of the Week: Izzy and Mizzy

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 12

Brandi Combs named Dare County Employee of the Month

Brandi Combs, accounting technician in the finance department, is the Dare County Employee of the Month for February. Combs joined the county in 1989 as a clerk in the public works department and transferred to finance in 1996.

Feb 13


COA International Club bone marrow registry drive Feb. 20

The club has partnered with DKMS, an international non-for-profit committed to fighting blood cancer. The event will take place at the College of the Albemarle Dare Campus, 123 Russell Twiford Rd. in Manteo from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Feb 12


Tess Judge to run for Dems nomination for N.C. House

The Kitty Hawk businesswoman announced Monday morning she will seek the Democratic nomination for N.C. House District 6, setting up a possible November rematch, of sorts, with incumbent Rep. Beverley Boswell of Kill Devil Hills.

Feb 12


Rep. Beverly Boswell to seek another term in state House

The Republican from Kill Devil Hills currently represents House District 6, which has been redrawn for 2018 to include Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Pamlico counties. Filing for this year's elections begins Monday.

Feb 10


Dare commissioners pass new resolution against drilling

The board passed a resolution reiterating Dare County's opposition to offshore oil drilling and seismic testing. Chairman Bob Woodard also updated the board on a meeting with Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke, and other local and state leaders.

Feb 9


Dare Toy Run celebrates 2017 success, gearing up for 2018

The Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run wrapped up their 2017 charitable works in grand style and are planning an even bigger 2018, starting with a Poker Run during Bike Week in April with a $1,000 prize.

Feb 8


Chocolate and more auction, just in time for Valentines Day

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks will host its annual Chocolate and More Auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.

Feb 9


Cheryl House to seek GOP nomination for Register of Deeds

Cheryl House of Southern Shores, wife of Dare commissioner Steve House, announced Thursday she will seek the Republican nomination for Register of Deeds in Dare County. Filing for the 2018 elections begins Monday.

Feb 8