Cape Hatteras Wounded Warriors BBQ Lunch Fundraiser Set for May 26
The CH Wounded Warriors BBQ fundraiser takes place the Saturday before Memorial Day and the Saturday before Laor Day each year.
The up coming BBQ will be held on May 26. Plates are $9 and
include BB, beans, slaw, roll and a drink. Take -out only..
Cape Hatteras Wounded Warriors mission is to provides combat-wounded
Purple Heart recipients and their families sincere hospitality and
quality vacation time on Hatteras Island.
All proceeds go the the Cape Hatteras Wounded Warriors Vacation Program.
Dare County EMS Hosts Open Houses in Celebration of EMS Week
Dare County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution proclaiming May
20 through May 26 as EMS Week. This week is to recognize all members of
the Dare County’s EMS teams who stand ready to provide lifesaving care
to those in need 24-hours a day, seven days a week. This year’s
national theme is “EMS Strong: Stronger Together.”
celebrate EMS week and demonstrate their service to the community, Dare
County EMS will host open houses to display equipment, offer tours of
facilities, perform blood pressure checks, provide educational programs
such as Hands Only CPR (non-certification course) and Stop the Bleed
Program. EMS providers will be available to answer any questions about
the County’s EMS system and how they protect our citizens and visitors.
Members of the community are encouraged to come by, meet the crews, see
the equipment up close, learn critical life-saving skills, and
understand more about the services offered by Dare County EMS. Bring
the entire family out and enjoy learning about Dare County EMS.
Open houses will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m:
- Kill Devil Hills Station #1 (1632 North Croatan Highway)
- Manteo Station #2 (515 Bowsertown Road)
- Buxton/Frisco Station #3 (50346 NC 12 Highway)
LWV Dare to Host Non-partisan Redistricting Educational Event on May 24
citizens of Dare and neighboring counties will have the opportunity to
attend an educational event on the current hot topic of
redistricting. Our political districts are redrawn every 10 years
after the national census. What should and could be a
straightforward task has instead become highly politicized and
called “gerrymandering”, the current process allows politicians to draw
their own safe districts that entrench themselves in power. The
effect is to deny voters meaningful choices at the ballot box. This
leads to rising partisanship, inability to compromise, at state and
federal levels, and endless court cases.
the Line: How we can end Gerrymandering and Protect our Democracy “
will be presented by Dr. Jennifer Bremer, Thursday May 24, 7
p.m., at the Kill Devil Hills Meeting Room.
Bremer, a policy analyst, researcher, and economist has more than 35
years of experience in governance reform and private enterprise
development in the United States, and in more than thirty
countries. She currently focuses on public governance reform in
North Carolina, where she serves as state lead for the League of Womens
Voters of North Carolina Fair Elections Action Team (FEAT). The team
works on redistricting and other election-related issues, including
judicial selection reform.
to her retirement, Dr. Bremer focused on expanding private sector
employment opportunities in the US and developing countries. Her career
was divided between academia and professional and management roles with
leading organizations in the international development field. Dr.
Bremer currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC.
League of Women Voters of Dare encourages citizens to attend this
timely presentation and learn more about the process of
redistricting. The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan
political organization encourages the informed and active participation
of citizens in government and influences public policy through
education and advocacy. Membership is open to both men and
women. For further information visit our website www.LWVDareNC.org or contact our co-presidents Lorelei DiBernardo, [email protected]; Fran Kapinos, [email protected] .
Celebrate Outer Banks Art at the Rock the Cape's Island Art Show
Rock the Cape's Island Art Show will be held Monday, May 28 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Located right next to Hatteras Island's newest concrete skate park at
the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, just across the street from
the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station.
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 the Hatteras Island Cancer
Foundation thanks to Artist booth fees & raffle ticket sales.
The Island Art Show is an indoor / outdoor event that will host over 25
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, beach
art, upcycled art, textile designs, photography, and more.
Enjoy live music by local talent Rory Kelleher in the afternoon and grab a tasty snowball treat from Island Snowball!
Here is a link to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231182860772163/
May Classes and Activities at the Fessenden Center
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.
Ocrafolk Festival set for June 1-3
Ocrafolk Festival features musicians, storytellers, artisans, and
characters of Ocracoke Island and beyond who come together for one
incredible weekend of performances, artisans, food and fun! The
celebration is produced by the community non-profit, Ocracoke Alive, as
a fundraiser in support of the Ocracoke Student and Community Arts
This year folks will need to purchase tickets to gain access to
audience areas at the stages. This change has become necessary to pay
for Ocrafolk Festival and support its mission raising funds for Student
Arts Programing on Ocracoke. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online or at the box office during the weekend. For pricing and details visit the Ocracoke Alive website.
Ocrafolk Festival welcomes Sponsorships! Sponsors can receive festival
tickets, tshirts, and other special perks. Find out online how you can
join us with a tax-deductible contribution.
Ocrafolk relies on over a hundred volunteers to make it happen. Even if
you live off the island, you can still be a part of our volunteer
family. It’s great fun, and can earn you an All Weekend Ticket for your
labors. Visit our website to find out how!
For more information visit www.ocracokealive.org or contact Ocracoke Alive at 252-921-0260.
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?
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:
May 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Kill Devil Hills Library and
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Manteo Library.
May 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Manteo Library and from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kill Devil Hills Library.
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hatteras Library.
workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Public computers at each library will be available for use during these
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.
Dare County Board of Commissioners April 16 Agenda
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.
Frank & Fran's First Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament Set for May 28
3 Species of Fish! Lots of Prizes! Great Food & Fun!
Register online at www.hatteras-island.com and then click on the 2018 Frank and Fran's Kayak Tournament Registration link at the bottom of the page.
Family Event at the Frisco Native American Museum on April 28-29
Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center will present
the opportunity for individuals to "step back in time" on April 28 and
29, 2018, when Discovery Days: Ancestral Native American Village
take place at the museum. The event will offer two days of fun
for the entire family!
"We know the museum has a special opportunity to help individuals
explore their heritage and have sponsored Powwows and other events over
the past thirty years to celebrate cultural awareness," said Carl
Bornfriend, director of the museum. "Discovery Days will provide
a glimpse of the past—a look at how the first inhabitants of Hatteras
Island lived. Hopefully the activities will also inspire
participants to think about and celebrate their own ancestry. But
most importantly, the days will provide an opportunity for everyone to
just have a great time! We hope folks will plan to come early and
stay all day."
Visitors will be greeted by contemporary artists as they enter the
event area but trappings of the twenty-first century will slowly
disappear as they move through the nature trail and cross the small
foot bridge leading to the village area. A special ceremony
at noon with Native American drummers and singers will help dance
everyone from the present to a time before European contact.
Presenters in period-accurate clothing will share a wide array of
programs, and Native American food will be available as well as
beautiful crafts made by native artists Participants will
have the opportunity to talk with a flute maker, explore a long house,
learn about the original inhabitants of Hatteras Island, make a pinch
pot, interact with a native story teller, get a tattoo, see
demonstrations of native survival skills, make an animal track,
share friendship dances in the ceremonial circle, forage for fossils,
use shells to scrape a dug out canoe, and MUCH
to the museum will include all activities which begin at 10 AM both
days and continue until 5 PM —rain or shine. For more
information, contact the museum at 252-995-4440 or visit
their web site at: www.nativeamericanmuseum.org.
Dare County Arts Council To Host Free Workshops For Local Veterans
County Arts Council is proud to announce four new art workshops that
are free for Veterans, active-duty military and their families,
following the award of a grant for Military and Veteran Arts Programs
from the North Carolina Arts Council.
nationally-recognized art director Sam Ogden will lead the “Old Glory”
painting workshop at the American Legion Building in Kill Devil Hills.
Through a guided painting tutorial, Ogden will teach aspiring artists
painting techniques to create dimension and depth in their artwork. He
will help students choose the starting point for their piece, learn to
paint straight lines, use shading and lighting, and other painting
fundamentals. While students are working on their pieces, Ogden will
paint an original patriotic mural inside the American Legion, which is
being renovated this year.
“Art has always
been a way for me to consider the world around me at a slower pace,”
said art director Sam Ogden. “When we run around in our daily lives,
many thoughts and ideas are lost amongst day-to-day tasks when things
have to get done quickly and efficiently. For me, painting is a
meditation on immediacy and presence.”
On Friday, May 25 award-winning photographer Shirley Whitenack will teach a digital photography workshop titled Take Your Best Shot
at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo. This workshop will consist of
lecture, demonstration, and on-location photography at Bodie Island
Lighthouse to enhance the classroom instruction.
“I worked as an
instructional developer at Joint Forces Command for over 10 years and
interacted with all branches of the military,” said Whitenack. “My
husband is an Air Force Veteran who served in the Vietnam War. I am
pleased to be able to offer this photography workshop to our military
Veterans. One lucky Veteran who takes my workshop will win a new camera
Professor and head of the Professional Crafts Jewelry program at
College of the Albemarle (COA), Kathryn Osgood will lead a workshop
introducing students to the basics of metalsmithing, jewelry
construction and design June 9-10 at the COA Jewelry Studio. Class
participants will work with copper and brass, be introduced to
soldering, learn to use a jeweler’s saw, and create unique jewelry
pieces to wear home. All class materials will be provided.
“I invite students
of all levels to come and explore their creativity in metal,” said
Osgood. “I am the daughter of an Army Veteran and I am happy to have
the opportunity to offer this workshop to our Veterans, military and
military family members.”
instructor and retired Manteo High School art teacher Robin York will
lead a pottery workshop on June 16, 23, and 30 at the COA Pottery
Studio. The introductory course will teach basic pottery terminology
and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to learn pinch pot
and slab build methods and how to throw on the wheel. All class
materials will be provided.
“My dad was a Tech
Sergeant specializing in marksmanship in the Air Force,” said York. “We
didn’t move around as much as some military friends, but we always
traveled which ignited my love of culture and art. I look forward to
sharing the gift of creativity with our Veterans and its intrinsic
All of the
workshops are free for Veterans, activity-duty military, and their
families, but space is limited for each workshop and preregistration is
information about these workshops or to register, please visit
DareArts.org/veterans or call Dare County Arts Council at (252)
This project is
supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the
Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. This project is
also supported in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Dare County
Veterans Advisory Council, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10950. A
special thank you goes to Twiddy and Company of Duck for providing
accommodations for the visiting instructor.
Dare County Arts
Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to
encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and
Art Exhibit to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Famous 1918 Mirlo Rescue Set for August
Chicamacomico Historical Association (CHA) and Dare County Arts Council
(DCAC) will co-host an art exhibit at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo in
August 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous 1918
Mirlo rescue. Outer Banks artists are encouraged to participate in this
As part of its efforts to restore the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station,
CHA has carefully replaced and preserved older cedar shakes from the
station in recent years. Artists are now invited to use the shakes from
the station and transform them into works of art (see attached photo).
"The idea is to make the shakes available to local artists who
would paint them and donate their work as a fundraising project for
DCAC and Chicamacomico Historical Association," said John Griffin,
president of the historic site's board of directors.
The painted shakes will be part of a 100-piece art exhibit that will
debut on First Friday Aug. 3, 2018. Additionally, DCAC and CHA will
host a special reception for artists and buyers on the evening of Mon.
Aug. 13 to celebrate the Mirlo anniversary.
Artists can pick up shakes to paint at either Dare County Arts Council
in Manteo or the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in Rodanthe. A
temporary display featuring several completed shakes is currently on
display through March at Dare County Arts Council. The display
also includes two paintings by renown maritime artist Austin Dwyer,
portraying Chicamacomico’s famous Mirlo Rescue of British Seamen
torpedoed by a German UBoat on Aug. 16, 1918.
"When it was first brought to our attention, we jumped at the
opportunity to work with the CHA on this project. It is such an elegant
way of connecting today's Outer Banks artists with a tangible piece of
our shared history," said DCAC Executive Director Chris Sawin.
The station is most famous for its highly honored rescue of the crew of
the British tanker Mirlo, which was torpedoed in 1918 in nearby waters
by a German submarine. The rescue is ranked among the U.S. Coast
Guard's finest hours. The station was opened to the public in the late
For more details or to find out how to acquire the shakes, contact the
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station at (252) 987-1552 or Dare County Arts
Council at (252) 473-5558. For more information about the
project, visit www.darearts.org/chicamacomicoshakeshow.
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Schedules 2018 Bingo Nights
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
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
The 2018 Bingo schedule is:
June: Every Wednesday
July: Every Wednesday
August: Every Wednesday
September Every Wednesday
October: 10, 24
November: 14, 28
January 2019: 9, 23