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 Drama Club to Perform Musical March 2-3

The Cape Hatteras Secondary School Drama Club will perform Peter Pan, Jr. - The Musical  March 2 at 7 p.m. and March 3 at 6 p.m.  Please come out and support the cast and crew as they bring the magic of Neverland to Hatteras Island! Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the performance.  Adults:$5.  Kids 12 and Under: Free



Dare County Board of Commissioners Feb. 20 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 For the February 20 Agenda


Gov. Roy Cooper to Speak at Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit

Governor Roy Cooper will speak at the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce 2018 Economic Summit on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Governor Cooper will speak on the State of the State of NC, the Economic Outlook and his vision for the State of North Carolina. The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina from 8:00am – 10:00am.

Jerry Jennings, Division 1 Engineer, NC Department of Transportation will also speak. He will give an update on the Bonner Bridge, the Mid-Currituck Bridge and Jug Handle Bridge for Hatteras.

Tickets are still available for $25 for Chamber Members, $50 for Non-Members. You can register by calling 252.441.8144 or online at www.outerbankschamber.com/EcoSummit



Hatteras Island Genealogy Preservation Society to Hold Fundraiser on Feb. 24

Hatteras Island Genealogy Preservation Society is hosting a chili and bake sale fundraiser on February 24 from 11:30 a.m. until it is sold out.  The fundraiser will be held at the Avon Firehouse.  Tickets for chili are $7 and include a bowl of chili, crackers and a drink.



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.

The 2018 Bingo schedule is:

February:  21
March: 7, 21, 28
April: 4, 18
May: 2, 16, 30

June: Every Wednesday
July: Every Wednesday
August: Every Wednesday
September Every Wednesday
October: 10, 24
November: 14, 28
December: 12
January 2019:  9, 23


 


February 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.




Enjoy Hatteras Island's 3rd Annual Starry Nights on February 17

The Hatteras Village Civic Association will present it's 3rd Annual Starry Night on Hatteras Island on February 17.

The Morehead Portable Planetarium will be at the Hatteras Fire Station and Children's Activities and Programs will be at the Hatteras Community Building from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

There will be Hot Soup and Chili at 5:30 p. m. before heading out to view the night sky.  The main event will be held at the Hatteras Village Fire Station and Hatteras Community Building.

The event is open to everyone. Remember to dress warm and bring your binocuars.


For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HatterasVillage.