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Miller is Dare Employee of the Month

Kelli Miller, Leisure Activities Specialist with the Department of Parks and Recreation Northern Beach Division, is the November 2017 Dare County Employee of the Month.

Posted: November 21, 2017
Friends of Youth reach out to Harmony Café

Mentors and youths from the Dare County Friends of Youth mentoring program participated in a small group activity with older adults who are part of the GEM Day Services Harmony Café.

Posted: November 21, 2017
NHES students experience pioneer life

The Nags Head Elementary School Literacy Team spearheaded the One School, One Book project. All students and staff read the book ‘Little House in the Big Wood’ by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Posted: November 21, 2017
New FOBHC board members

The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center recently added three new members to its board of directors. New board members, from left, are John Bliven, Joan Collins and James Charlet.

Posted: November 21, 2017
Chamber welcomes Outer Banks Anglers Club

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Outer Banks Anglers Club. The club was formed for the entertainment and education of members to promote safety, good fellowship and true sportsmanship among all anglers.

Posted: November 21, 2017
Aquarium hosting Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive

The annual Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive is underway at the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island through Jan. 4.

Posted: November 21, 2017
Fearing, Brady-Daniels receive Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

Lib Fearing and Angie Brady-Daniels, both of Manteo, recently received the state’s highest award - the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award.

Posted: November 21, 2017
1st Annual Dare to Scare 5k & Fun Run Raises Over $3,000

The 1st Annual Dare to Scare 5k Race and Fun Run was a huge success raising over $3,000 for the Dare County Center Annual Toy Drive. Over 75 runners participated in the inaugural event. The top male finisher was Paul Vrhovac of Kill Devil Hills an...

Posted: November 16, 2017
Hatteras schools say goodbye to Wallis

Cape Hatteras Schools are sending off their maintenance man, Bo Wallis, with lots of well-wishes. He has faithfully served the Hatteras schools for just over 10 years, and has been his department's Employee of the Year twice.

Posted: November 14, 2017
Four Dare employees recognized for years of service

Four Dare County employees were recognized with a presentation of service pins at the Nov. 6 Dare Board of Commissioners meeting.

Posted: November 14, 2017
Rotary for Youth providing calculators to FFHS

Members of the Kitty Hawk Rotary Club have presented new TI-84 Plus graphing calculators to the math faculty at First Flight High School. The donation is part of the club’s Rotary for Youth program, aided by the Dare County Department of Health an...

Posted: November 14, 2017
Partnering with Mano Al Hermano to help students

Dare County Retired School Personnel partners with Mano Al Hermano families to work with the Latino community on the Outer Banks. Tutors, including eight who serve from DCSRP, are part of the workforce who help more than 100 children once each wee...

Posted: November 14, 2017
Flying Fish Ink is FOY Sponsor of the Month

Flying Fish Ink has been named the Dare County Friends of Youth mentoring program’s Sponsor of the Month for November. Friends of Youth Program Coordinator Bonnie Bennett, left, presented a sponsorship certificate to Michael Stokes and Magan Coats...

Posted: November 14, 2017
From Jerusalem: Parsons to present biblical perspective on events in the Middle East

International Christian Embassy Jerusalem Senior International Spokesman David Parsons will visit the Outer Banks this week to speak about Israel and share prophetic insights on the role of Israel in the last days. Two separate events are schedule...

Posted: November 14, 2017
Lost Colony receives Southeastern Theatre Conference grant

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA), the nonprofit that produces The Lost Colony outdoor historic drama, has been awarded one of seven inaugural grants from the Southeastern Theatre Conference. RIHA received a Staffing Development Mat...

Posted: November 14, 2017
Area drop-off sites open for Operation Christmas Child

Now through Monday, Nov. 20 is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. Eastern N.C. families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need by donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent ...

Posted: November 14, 2017
Encouraging students affected by hurricanes

The goal of Manteo Elementary School's participation in Global Read Aloud 2017 was not only for students to advance literacy skills, but to understand they are part of something bigger than themselves. Students in all grade levels wrote notes and ...

Posted: November 14, 2017
Mouser named Outstanding Math Teacher of the year

Kitty Hawk Elementary School second grade teacher Jeanne Mouser is the Dare County North Carolina Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) Outstanding Math Teacher for 2017-2018.

Posted: November 07, 2017
Dominion Energy lifesavers honored

Dominion Energy Linemen Jeremy Aycock and Quentin Connor were in the right place at the right time to save a 75-year-old tourist from Ohio who collapsed on the beach near Kitty Hawk. The two linemen, based in Williamston, were on their way to the ...

Posted: November 07, 2017
Volunteers needed to help make Roanoke Island shine

On Saturday, Nov. 18 the town of Manteo will hold its semi-annual Litter Pick-Up Day from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Boathouse in downtown Manteo. 

Posted: November 07, 2017
NHES Bus Riders of the Month

Nags Head Elementary School routinely recognizes students as Bus Riders of the Month for improving their skills as good citizens on the bus. For the first month of school, NHES recognized these students as exceptional bus riders.

Posted: November 07, 2017
Outer Banks Kiwanis Club makes donation to Friends of Youth program

Dare County Friends of Youth Program Coordinator Bonnie Bennett was guest speaker at a meeting of the Outer Banks Kiwanis Club. After the meeting, members presented a donation of $400 to the Friends of Youth program.

Posted: November 07, 2017
Celebrating National School Lunch Week

Dare County Schools joined state and national neighbors to celebrate National School Lunch Week in October.

Posted: November 07, 2017
Fantastic fall fishing

Anglers at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head enjoyed a mixed bag of fall fishing Monday with catches of nice-sized spot along with bluefish, pompano, puffers, speckled trout and a few gray trout thanks to an ocean temperature of 68 degrees.

Posted: November 06, 2017
'Tis the season for 'Red Kettles'

The Salvation Army serves the Albemarle Region year round, provides hundreds of families in need with food and toys during the Christmas Season and also relies heavily on volunteers to help serve these families. Warm hearted members of the Outer B...

Posted: October 31, 2017
Citizen's Police Academy a learning experience

Nags Head resident Doris Bailey got a hug, not a trip to jail, after her ‘ride along’ with Police Officer Ben Jadoff.

Posted: October 31, 2017
Growing by sharing

First Flight Elementary School kindergarten teacher Sherry Smalley has come up with a new recurring field trip opportunity for her students. They regularly walk to nearby Spring Arbor Assisted Living to develop their muscles, literacy skills and r...

Posted: October 31, 2017
Chamber award winners

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce presented its Annual Awards on Oct. 10. The Non-Profit of the Year Award went to the Outer Banks Woman’s Club for its work assisting the community, including the Children at Play Museum, Outer Banks Hotline, NC ...

Posted: October 31, 2017
Wings Over Water Festival draws over 300 participants

The 21st annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival just completed the October main session. Over 300 participants from 27 states and Great Britain, along with 50 trip leaders, came to see thousands of birds, bears, alligators and other wildlife.

Posted: October 31, 2017
'Mr. Ambassador'

Webster, a juvenile Virginia opossum, is the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s newest animal ambassador. Opossums sometimes get a bad rap with their unusual looks and nighttime antics, but there’s a lot to love about these small mammals.

Posted: October 31, 2017
Welcoming Encore Décor to Central Square

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Encore Décor at its new location in the Central Square Shopping Center in Nags Head. The store features new and like-new upscale consignment furniture, home accessories and gifts paired...

Posted: October 31, 2017
Slice Pizzeria is Friends of Youth Sponsor of the Month

The Dare County Friends of Youth (FOY) mentoring program named Slice Pizzeria in Kill Devil Hills as its Sponsor of the Month for October. FOY Program Coordinator Bonnie Bennett, left, presented a certificate of appreciation to Slice co-owner Jere...

Posted: October 31, 2017
Heading to NC SADD conference

First Flight and Manteo High School SADD club members gratefully accepted checks recently from Outer Banks Kiwanis to help fund their trip to the NC SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Conference in November.

Posted: October 24, 2017
Learning to code

First Flight Middle School sixth and seventh grade students in Wanda Jordan's Introduction to Office Productivity classes recently hosted a guest speaker, Brandon Woods.

Posted: October 24, 2017
New Guardians ad Litem

The Guardian ad Litem Program for the First Judicial District has sworn in seven new Guardian ad Litem Child Advocates. The volunteers received training on the role of government agencies in child welfare, child welfare law and the child protectio...

Posted: October 17, 2017
'Candy Bomber' returning for another historic reenactment over Dare County

Contrary to reports two years ago that “Candy Bomber" pilot Gail Halvorsen was making his “last visit to the Outer Banks,” Halvorsen was back last year and said he planned to keep coming back as long as he can.

Posted: October 17, 2017
Coltrain recognized for years of service to Dare County

Joshua Coltrain, Environmental Health Specialist with the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, received his 10 year service pin recognizing his years of employment with Dare County at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Oct...

Posted: October 17, 2017
Island-Wide Food Drive for Hatteras Island Food Pantry in progress

The 25th Annual Island-Wide Food Drive to stock the shelves of the Hatteras Island Food Pantry is now in progress and will run through the end of the year. All donations assist Hatteras Island residents. 

Posted: October 17, 2017
Walters to serve on Board of Directors for NC Association of Resort Towns and Convention Cities

Nags Head Mayor Pro Tem Susie Walters has been tapped to sit on the Board of Directors for the NC Association of Resort Towns and Convention Cities, an affiliate organization of the NC League of Municipalities that was established in 1983 to allow...

Posted: October 17, 2017
Unusual neighbors

On the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, photographer Bruce Dana captured this rare photo of a black bear and red wolf. They both live on the refuge, but rarely are the two viewed in one photo frame.

Posted: October 17, 2017
Investigating loggerhead mystery

The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission excavated a loggerhead turtle nest in Corolla three weeks after its expected hatch date to investigate why the turtles hadn't emerged on the beach near Ocean Hill.

Posted: October 17, 2017
Monday is Dare Employee of the Month

Debbie Monday, Administrative Specialist with the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center, is the October 2017 Dare County Employee of the Month. ‘Even though she is our newest employee, I can honestly tell you that she has lightened the Baum Center by far,'...

Posted: October 10, 2017
Winebarger retires

Jim Winebarger, right, Dare County Schools Facilities Director since 1998, retired on Oct. 1. He handed over the reins to Russ Gurganus, left. Gurganus comes to Dare County from Beaufort County Schools. Weinbarger was at the forefront of school co...

Posted: October 10, 2017
FFES Students of the Month

First Flight Elementary School has announced its September Students of the Month. They were selected for their citizenship and for making good choices.

Posted: October 10, 2017
MaH Mini Diggers

Mano al Hermano began a children's garden this past summer and now the Mini Dirt Diggers have their official charter issued by the 4-H National Headquarters at the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the N.C. State University Cooperative Extens...

Posted: October 10, 2017
Supporting ICO

Dare County government Dare to Care Employees representative Laverna Brooks, Utility Billing Specialist for Dare County, presented Jenniffer Albanese, Executive Director of Interfaith Community Outreach, with a check for $399.18 to help families i...

Posted: October 10, 2017
Aquarium recycling plastic

The N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island will have Plastic Bags and Film Collection Days on the second Tuesday of each month through April.

Posted: October 10, 2017
Supporting Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation

The Fessenden Center hosted the inaugural FitAthon on Sept. 30 and raised $1,656 for the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation.

Posted: October 10, 2017
Donating generator to Hatteras Island Emergency Response Team

Lowe’s of Kill Devil Hills has donated a new generator to the Hatteras Island Community Emergency Response Team. The generator will be used to power the HI-CERT Response Trailer #2 when responding to emergencies on Hatteras Island.

Posted: October 10, 2017
Light Art Event illuminates Wright Brothers National Memorial

Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter and his daughter Celine illuminated the Wright Brothers National Memorial on October 1 as part of the Light Art Grand Tour USA - 50 US Monuments in the Spotlight. The event features one U.S. monument/landmark per stat...

Posted: October 06, 2017
McCallum named Dare Employee of the Month

Lieutenant Dan McCallum with Emergency Medical Services is the September 2017 Dare County Employee of the Month. McCallum began his career with Dare County EMS in 2004 when he was hired as an EMT Paramedic. He’s now a training instructor for the E...

Posted: October 03, 2017

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