Dare County MedFlight to hold open house on March 25
Dare County offers
one of the few county-owned aeromedical operations in the entire
nation. Take this opportunity to come by and learn about the EMS
Department’s history with MedFlight and see the equipment up close.
MedFlight crew members will be on site to share information and answer
questions about this critical lifesaving program that protects our
residents and visitors. Bring the entire family out and enjoy a tour of the facility, aircraft and an ambulance!
The event will be
held on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Duvall /
Willoughby Hangar, 1078 Driftwood Drive, Manteo.
Schedule of Activities are:
- 9:00 am - Doors Open
- 9:30 am - 10:00 am Welcome Remarks, Remembrance of Fallen MedFlight members,History of MedFlight
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Tours of Facility, Aircraft and Ambulance, Individual Question and Answer, Kids Activities
Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation's Spring Dance is set for April 8
welcomes you to their 17th annual dance -- a Spring Soiree to
help welcome in another wonderful season on the Outer Banks.
The dance will
feature a night under the stars sipping drinks and conversing with
friends as you wander through an enchanted forest setting. There will
be snacks to nibble on and a full course meal to delight your taste
buds. Enjoy the sounds from Stone Age Romeos as they serenade you
through a magical evening. The evening is sure to be a true delight for
- Date: April 8th
- Doors Open: 6pm
- Music: 7pm – Midnight
- Locatation: Hatteras Village Civic Center
- Live Band: Stone Age Romeos hailing from Raleigh, NC
- Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres, Buffet, Crepe Bar & Desserts
Wine & Set-Ups will be provided, along with water and other
refreshments (Please provide your own liquor for the set-ups)
Must be 21 to attend.
- Tickets: $50 Donation Per Person
Tickets can be purchased from: Hatteras Realty Avon & Hatteras Office Locations, Spa Koru, or any HICF Board Member.
The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, an all-volunteer non-profit
organization, provides support for cancer patients and their families
who live on Hatteras Island. Founded in December 2000, the
group’s primary goal is to raise funds to offer financial support for
patients to help them pay for medical costs not reimbursed by insurance
and to pay for travel expenses for themselves and their care givers to
medical centers for cancer treatment. To date, the Hatteras Island
Cancer Foundation has assisted over 158 islanders with cancer and their
families with grants in excess of $800,000.
For more information, to see a full list of events, or to make a donation, visit www.hicf.org.
Finale of the Worldwide Online “Blue Mind” Book Club is set for Saturday, March 25
Mind” author Wallace J Nichols will attend the event and the public and
book readers are invited to meet him at 6:30 p.m. at the Avon Fire Hall.
Hatteras and Buxton Village Books teamed up to offer “Blue Mind” as the
wintertime Hatteras Island Reads selection. The subtitle of the book is
“The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under
Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at
What You Do.”
Since January, portions of the book have been broadcast and streamed at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday evenings on Radio Hatteras.
Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m., the finale will go live worldwide for a
question and answer session with the author. The session can be live
streamed on Facebook at Wallace J Nichols Changing Conversations for
The session will be recorded and broadcast on Radio Hatteras at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 1.
Sips and nibbles for the event are courtesy of Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series.
thank the following for support of this community event: The Inn on
Pamlico Sound, Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast, Dee Callahan Catering,
Lee Robinson General Store, Ocean Atlantic Rentals and the Avon
Volunteer Fire Department.
The Avon Fire Hall is located at 40159 Harbor Rd., Avon.
Island Art Show In the Tri-Villages is set for April 14
An Island Art Show will
be held Friday, April 14 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.at the
Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, just north of North Beach
Campground and just south of Liberty Gas Station in the village of
Rodanthe on Hatteras Island.
The Island Art Show is a
FREE event for attendees, we ask that you save your money for
supporting our local artists and crafters. All ages are welcome. This
will be a benefit for Radio Hatteras thanks to Artist booth fees &
raffle ticket sales.
The Island Art Show is an
indoor / outdoor event that will host over 20 local artists and
crafters, where you will find everything from fine art printed onto
cutting boards, phone cases, tee shirts, magnets, puzzles and more,
seaglass jewelry, handmade soaps, glass art, handmade hula hoops, beach
art, upcycled art, textile designs, photography, and more.
Raffle tickets will be
for sale for one lucky winner to receive a basket full of goodies
donated by some of our local artists & crafters--winner will be
announced & called at 5 p.m.
Music will be provided by local talent Chad Bennett in the afternoon.
Here is a link to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1279601542124720/
Easter Egg Hunt at Frisco Mini Golf
Mini Golf and Go Karts on Highway 12 will have its annual Easter Egg
Hunt on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is
free to all and will include over 2,000 filled eggs, candy, free hot
dogs and drinks, games, prizes and many fun activities. The egg hunt
will begin at 12 p.m. and children will be grouped by age up to 2, 3-4,
5-6, 7-9 and 10-12 years old.
Get to Know Purple Martins Free Program set for March 24
Carolina Purple Martin Society members Michael Gery and Cindy Heffley
for a program about Purple Martins. Find out why these birds rely
on human interaction and how you can attract them to your
property. Learn more about the roost at the William Umstead
Memorial (Old Manns Harbor) Bridge where hundreds of thousands of birds
typically occupy the bridge during the summer. Whether you are a
current Purple Martin landlord or simply want to learn more about these
migratory wonders, come to the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center
located at 100 Conservation Way in Manteo on Friday, March 24, from
6:00 – 8:00 PM. Bring the whole family. For more information
contact Cindy Heffley at 252-305-3357.
Community support sought for Hatteras Island Catch
the Hatteras Island community are invited to attend a development
meeting regarding the formation of Hatteras Island Catch on Wednesday,
April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Fessenden Center in Buxton. The group
will discuss promoting the island's commercial fishing heritage and
economy, while stressing the importance of keeping local seafood on our
The concept of Hatteras Island Catch will be to strengthen the local
economy through promotion and education of fresh caught seafood. The
volunteer-based group will work to educate consumers on the
importance of buying local seafood and how to: support a robust seafood
economy and culture; promote commercial fishing as a sustainable
profession deeply rooted past and presently in Hatteras; support
seafood industry economic opportunities and job growth; identify,
prepare and store seafood.
For more information, contact Licia Trudeau Caldwell 252-216-7533 or Sharon Peele Kennedy at 252-305-5592.
Open House for Proposed Boat Ramp in Rodanthe
County will host an informal Open House on Wednesday, March 29 from
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for citizens to review plans for a potential new boat
ramp at the Rodanthe Harbor.
preliminary designs will be on display and staff from the NC Wildlife
Resources Commission will be available to answer questions and receive
comments and feedback. Dare County is holding this open house so that
all user groups, including commercial fishermen and the general public,
may provide input on the important issue of boat ramp access.
Open House will take place at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community
Building located at the corner of NC 12 and Myrna Peters Roads in
Hatteras Island CERT to offer the basic CERT training course
Hatteras Island Community Emergency Response Team will be offering the
CERT basic training class for anyone in the community who may be
interested in attending. The training is designed to cover the
Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical-Triage and Treating Life
Threatening Injuries, Team Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism
entire course takes about 20 hours to complete and classes are held one
evening per week. The last class is a demonstration of skills you
learned during the course.
course is designed to help everyone in the community to learn how to
take care of themselves, their families, and their neighbors, before,
during and after an emergency or significant event like a hurricane.
THE COURSE IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Classes will begin on March 22, 2017
and be held at the Avon Fire Station starting at 6:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed for National Park Service Beach Cleanup on Ocracoke Island
Cape Hatteras National Seashore will host a beach cleanup Thursday, March 30 between noon and 4 p.m. on Ocracoke Island.
Meet park staff at the Ocracoke Day Use Area to check in.
leather gloves, water, snacks, and sunscreen. Wear appropriate
clothing, including closed toe shoes and hats. Trash bags will be
provided. Children under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal
guardian with them.
For additional information on volunteer opportunities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit www.volunteer.gov or call 252-475-9042.
Pangea Tavern and Hatteras Realty Present Hoppy Easter 2017
We are combining 2 of the Islands BEST Easter events for a day of AWESOMENESS!
join us at Pangea Tavern for a day filled with fun for the whole
family. You won't want to miss this Easter event and a chance to meet
the Easter Bunny!
Saturday, April 15th @ Pangea Tavern
Easter Bunny Photos @ 12PM
Kid's Egg Hunt @ 2 PM
Adult Beer Hunt to Follow
Food & drink specials available all day. Tapping of the highly coveted Chocolate Stout.
For more information visit http://www.hatterasrealty.com/outer-banks-easter.htm
March 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.
Annual Job Fair Set For April 1
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, Northeastern Workforce Development
Board and NC Works Career Center cordially invite you to participate in
OBX Success ,Job & Career Fair 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April
1, 2017 at the Thomas A. Baum Center, Kill Devil Hills.
East Carolina Radio, Max Radio of the Carolinas, Outer Banks Voice, and
Dare County Older Adult Services are promotional and host partners for
the event. Vendor tables start at just $75 each per Chamber
member, $150 non-members. Admission to the April event will be
For more information about the job fair, to download vendor application
forms or flyers for posting in your office or on social media,
Registration Open for the 2017 OBX Tourism Summit
Reserve your spot for the 5th Annual OBX Tourism Summit, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Jennette's Pier, Nags Head, NC.
Why should you come? The Tourism Summit, held during National
Tourism Week, May 7-13, brings together industry partners from all over
Dare County to learn about the latest marketing trends, network with
local tourism colleagues as well as catching up on the current topics
facing the Outer Banks vacation industry.
We've put together a great line up of speakers for this year's Tourism
Summit. Topics offer a wide variety of subjects ranging from how to
create content development for digital marketing, making the best use
of technology for the hospitality professional as well as how to tell
your story and get noticed. Click here to view our line up of speakers for the Summit. Register Here
Ocracoke’s Run Fest Weekend is set for April 29 and 30
Ocracoke’s sixth annual Jolly Roger 5K and Queen Anne’s Revenge 10K is
set for Saturday, April 29, 2017. On Sunday, runners are invited for
the second annual Blackbeard Half-Marathon.
Run Fest Weekend benefits Ocracoke Community Radio WOVV, Ocracoke
School Athletic Boosters Club, Ocracoke Community Park and the Ocracoke
Childcare. In 2016, the Run Fest Weekend raised over $40,000 for
Saturday 5K and 10K races take runners through historic Ocracoke
neighborhoods, by Ocracoke Harbor and past the 2nd oldest lighthouse in
the United States in continuous service. The course is basically flat.
The races start at 8 a.m.
following the awards ceremony for the 5K/10K races, families can enjoy
a one mile fun run, where all participants will receive a medal
recognizing the event.
10K and 5K races, the top three male and female runners and along with
the top three male and female finishers in each age category earn
medals. This year, all race finishers will receive event medals and a
race t-shirt. T-shirt sizes not guaranteed after April 14
The post-party run starts at 11:30 a.m. at Gaffer’s Sports Pub with no charge for runners. Food and beverages are provided.
accommodations are within walking or biking distance to the
start/finish line. Golf cart rentals are available. Limited parking
exists near start/finish line.
Sunday, April 30, the Blackbeard Half-Marathon starts at 8 a.m. at
Gaffer’s Sports Pub. The course takes runners through Ocracoke village,
then into the Cape Hatteras National seashore using the multi-use paved
trail to the Ocracoke Park Service Campground. Runners circle the
campground and return to Gaffer’s. The pub hosts the awards ceremony
and the post-run party starting at high noon.
All courses are USATF certified.
More information and online registration is available at www.ocracokeisland5krun.org.
Foster parenting classes begin in March
any given time, there are 20-50 children in need of foster homes in
Dare County. These children come into foster care under no fault of
their own. Dare County Department of Health and Human services invites
you to make a difference in the life of a child by becoming a foster
care is intended to be temporary and placements can last anywhere from
a night or two to a year or more. On some rare occasions,
children may be unable to return home and another permanent plan, such
as adoption, is possible. Children in foster care can range from birth
to 18 years old, and foster parents are able to specify a desired age
range for placements in their home.
order to become a foster parent, you must complete Foster Parent
Training which is provided by the Department of Health and Human
Services. The next training is being held in Manteo starting in March,
For more information about foster parenting, please visit www.darenc.com/fosterparents to learn more about the process or contact Brittany Canter at 252-475 5500.
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club schedules 2017 Bingo nights
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club invites residents and visitors to its 2017
Wednesday Bingo nights at the Anglers Club, located on Light Plant Road
in Buxton. Light Plant Road is directly across Highway 12 from
Conner’s Supermarket. The Club is on the left just past the Cape
Hatteras Electric Cooperative property. Ample parking is available in
the club’s parking area along the left side of the building.
Doors open at 6 pm and games begin promptly at 7 pm. Games are all
cash prizes. 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 island non-profit
The 2017 Bingo Schedule is:
April: 12, 19, 26
May: 10, 24, 31
June: Every Wednesday
July: Every Wednesday
August: Every Wednesday
Sept.: Every Wednesday
October: 4, 11, 18
November: 15, 29
2018-January: 10, 24
English as a second language classes in Buxton
Ongoing English as
a second language will start on Thursday, Sept.29, and run through May
at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church in Buxton. Classes are on
Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The classes are sponsored by the Dare
Literacy Council and are free and open to any adult wishing to learn
English as a second language. Students of all levels are invited to
attend. The church is located at 48478 Highway 12. New students can
call 252-216-8567 or drop in to register for the class. If you know
anyone wishing to learn English or improve their skills, please let
them know about this class.