You can send your news of special events, workshops, meetings, etc. on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to donna@islandfreepress.org.  Please send as a document  or plain text in press release format.   Please do not send only PDFs of posters or other announcements.  You can send these for illustration, but we need text. We must receive your announcement at least one week before the event.

CHSS Veteran's Day Celebration will be on Nov. 9

The CHSS  Veteran's Day Celebration will be on Friday, November 9, 2018.  Breakfast will be served to veterans at 8:30 a.m. in the CHSS cafeteria and the program will begin at 9:30 in the school gym.  We are looking to continue the traditions of this wonderful event. 

For more information, please contact Keith Durham at 252-995-5730 or [email protected].


Hatteras Methodist Women Plan Bazaar, Turkey Dinner
 

Hatteras United Methodist Women are hosting their annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Hatteras Civic Center. The event will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature vendors with art, jewelry, crafts, and more, as well as homemade baked goods and pantry favorites. The lunch counter will be serving breakfast with casserole and hot coffee or lunch with hot dogs, chili, and Brunswick stew. Come out and enjoy a sweet treat while you do a little shopping!
 
The annual turkey dinner will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Hatteras Civic Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meal includes turkey, dressing, gravy, potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and rolls. Dessert will be available while it lasts. There is no charge for the meal, but donations will be gratefully accepted.
 
The Hatteras Methodist Women will use proceeds from the events to benefit local community organizations on the island. For more information on the events, please contact Kelley Van Druten at 252-475-4955.




Dare County Board of Commissioners October 15 Agenda

The Dare County Board of Commissioners conducts regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year. Citizen participation at Board of Commissioners meetings is encouraged. 

Each regularly scheduled meeting begins with an opportunity for anyone to make public comments. During this time, you can let your voice be heard by speaking directly to the entire Board of Commissioners for up to five minutes on any topic or item of concern.  In an effort to encourage public participation, the Board accepts public comments from 2 locations - Commissioners Meeting Room in Manteo & Fessenden Center video link in Buxton.

Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of the month at 9 a.m. and the third Monday of each month at 5 p.m. Occasionally this schedule is adjusted to accommodate holidays and there are a few months each year when only one meeting is held.

Meetings are held in the Board of Commissioners meeting room adjacent to the Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo. Entrance to the Commissioners meeting room and ample free parking is available between the Administration Building and the Dare County Justice Center.

There are several ways to stay informed of discussion that occurs during the meetings:

Minutes of Commissioner meetings are available on the website under "Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Videos" and are also recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds at the Dare County Justice Center, 962 Marshall C Collins Dr, Manteo and available for public inspection.

Click Here To View The Current Agenda.



22nd Annual OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament Next Week

Get your fishing poles ready to raise money for local high school seniors and area disaster relief efforts.  Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) 22nd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2018 at Jennette’s Pier.  The fishing boundaries encompass the beach accesses from Jennette’s Pier (MP 16.5) south to Limulus Drive (MP 20).  Check in begins at 6:45am and fishing ends at 3:30pm with an awards ceremony immediately following.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.  There will also be plenty of raffle prizes provided by generous local businesses.  Event Co-Chairs, Aimee Pitts of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Shane Cook from Prime Lending are excited to announce this year the grand prize, which is awarded at 6:30am before tournament check-in, will be a Yeti Fishing package worth $500 donated by Prime Lending.

OBAR is still accepting registrations for teams of up to six at a rate of $200. This event has long been a fun occasion with comically named teams and community support that has helped send 129 local high school seniors to college through the association’s scholarship fund.  Breakfast and Beach Access sponsorships are still available.  Local companies including Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Prime Lending, & Identify Yourself have already purchased the coffee, lunch, beverage, and flag sponsorships.

The tournament, which is open to the public, will also benefit The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund.  This fund is available for anyone living in the Outer Banks that has been adversely affected by disaster like July’s flooding and Hurricane Florence.

Presale tickets for the grand prize are available now through October 18th.  Only 250 tickets will be sold and are $5/1 ticket or $20/5 tickets. The Yeti fishing package includes a Yeti Hopper BackFlip 24 soft sided cooler/backpack, Yeti Hopper SideKick Dry, Yeti Ice 4lb, and a Yeti Molle Zinger tool.  The winner need not be present to win. 

If you have questions, would like to register for this event, or purchase tickets for the grand prize, please contact OBAR’s Membership & Marketing Director Karen Pierce at [email protected] or 252.441.4036.  It’s time to get your fish on!



October Classes and Activities at the Fessenden Center

The Fessenden Center is a multi-generational facility serving all of Hatteras Island with programs and activities for toddlers, youth, adults, older adults, and families. Located in Buxton, Dare County Parks and Recreation programming and Dare County Adult and Senior Services are both offered through the facility.

The center's staff seeks to provide professionally designed and supervised programs that benefit all ages and interests in areas such as athletics, arts, wellness and general leisure programming. Youth programs include a variety of classes and lessons, as well as team and individual sports, summer camps, and special events. Adult programs are also diverse including shopping trips, movies, luncheons, team sports, fitness classes and speakers covering a variety of topics

The fitness and activity calendar provides a wide range of opportunities to learn, stay fit, and have fun. There is something for everyone at the Fessenden Center. The classes are free for Dare County residents over 55. For residents under 55 or non-residents, they are $3 a class or $15 a month.

Click here for the this month's calendar.

For more information, go to http://www.darenc.com/fessenden or find the center on Facebook.


Free Job Assistance Workshops at the Dare County Library

Need a job? Out of work or want to change your career? Don't know where to start?

Ms. Heidi O'Neal, NCWorks Outreach Coordinator, will present an informative hands-on workshop at each Dare County Library location for those interested in learning about the many ways that NCWorks can assist you in your job search.  Ms. O'Neal will provide hands on assistance on computers at each Dare County Library location on how to use the NCWorks Online website to look for jobs online or post your resume, create effective resumes and cover letters, be successful during an interview and discuss the services and resources that are available at the local NCWorks Career Center in Nags Head.

The workshops will be held:
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Kill Devil Hills Library and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Manteo Library.
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at the Hatteras Library.
These workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Public computers at each library will be available for use during these workshops.

NCWorks is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services and is overseen by the Northeastern Workforce Development Board which works to resolve workforce issues and challenges to meet the Northeastern NC employment needs.

For more information, please contact the Dare County Library located in Kill Devil Hills at 252-441-4331.



Shrimp & Clam Chowder Fundraiser for our Community Dinners

Join the St. John United Methodist Church in Avon for a delicious meal of shrimp chowder and clam chowder to help raise money for the church’s Community Dinners.

The church’s usual fundraiser for Day at the Docks was canceled due to Hurricane Florence, so instead, there will be a Shrimp Chowder & Clam Chowder Dinner fundraiser on Nov 1 at 5 p.m. at the church. 

There will also be bread, a vegan soup, desserts and more!  There is no cost for the dinner, but the church is asking for donations from attendees.  Last year, the St. John United Methodist Church’s Community Dinners served 1,650 meals, all for free. Come hungry, bring a friend, and your generosity!

The dinner will be held at St. John United Methodist Church on 40336 McMullen Rd. in Avon.


Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Schedules 2018 Bingo Nights

The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club sponsors Bingo on many Wednesday nights throughout the year at the club, which is located on the left at the end of Light Plant Road in Buxton -- just across from Conner's Supermarket.

Games are all cash prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin promptly at 7 p.m.  Soft drinks, snacks, popcorn and candy are available along with free coffee.  Proceeds benefit the Anglers Club scholarship program for local high school seniors and other Hatteras Island non-profit organizations.  Residents and visitors are welcome. It is recommended to arrive early.  Due to space constraints, admission is limited to 150 players.

The 2018 Bingo schedule is:



October: 24
November: 14, 28
December: 12
January 2019:  9, 23