Dare County provides details on its 17 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday in latest update

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Friday, October 30, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information. Dare County COVID-19 Case Update The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County is 697, of which there are 34 active cases among residents of Dare County. Of the […]

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Split decision: Hyde BOE keeps Ocracoke School mostly virtual, allows modified in-person learning on mainland

By Richard Taylor Upholding their decision from earlier this month, the Hyde County Board of Education voted unanimously at Tuesday’s special meeting to keep Ocracoke students in a hybrid remote learning plan through Jan. 15. Virtual school continues as is and the board will allow limited (1 to 5 pupils) in-person tutoring groups to begin […]

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Dare County Arts Council Accepting Applications for North Carolina Cares For Arts Grants

Dare County Arts is now accepting applications for North Carolina CARES for Arts grants through November 9, 2020. The North Carolina General Assembly designated $9.4 million federal CARES Act funds for arts councilsand arts organizations to mitigate business disruptions caused by COVID-19. The North Carolina ArtsCouncil will distribute these funds on a per-capita basis to […]

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Outer Banks Chamber introduces “Keep the Cheer Here” Holiday Shop Local Campaign

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is excited to kick-off the holiday shopping season with a “Keep the Cheer Here” campaign encouraging people to keep it local. The Outer Banks has many wonderful opportunities for people to shop local. Whether you are looking for restaurant gift cards, beautiful jewelry including locally made pieces, locally made […]

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Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia Announce Agreement to Spur Offshore Wind Energy and Economic Development

The governors of Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia today announced a three-state collaboration to advance offshore wind projects in the region and promote the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States as a hub for offshore wind energy and industry. The creation of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources (SMART-POWER) provides […]

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Gusty winds, soundside flooding possible on Friday; Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry schedule adjusted

The remnants of Zeta and a corresponding cold front will push offshore today, ending the severe weather threat. However, the Outer Banks will still see gusty winds and the potential for soundside coastal flooding on Friday, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office. The winds will keep elevated […]

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‘The right place at the right time’

Park Ranger Valerie Streiff is a lifesaver For U.S. Park Ranger Valerie Streiff, responding quickly to emergencies has always been second nature. Now stationed out of the Bodie Island district of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Streiff was formally recognized several years ago as a U.S. Park Police officer in Maryland for saving the lives […]

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