Dare County Board of Commissioners August 20 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.
First Annual Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale Set for September 22
us for the First Annual Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale, all day
September 22. Take advantage of this opportunity to turn your
seldom-used or "clearance" items into cash, or shop for great
bargains! Participation in this event is free to all Ocracoke
individuals and businesses.
We will publicize it to begin at 8 a.m. and lasting till whenever
businesses and residents are free to open their "shops" at whatever
time they want throughout the day to ensure that shoppers continue to
visit the locations throughout the day.
Maps will be distributed highlighting the locations of participants.
Deadline to have your location included on the map is September 4.
Signs will be provided and available for pick up on September 21. Pick
up location and time TBD.
To have your address listed on the Yard Sale map fill out the form below:
Ocracoke Fig Festival Celebrates the Island’s Sweetest Tradition August 17 - 18
Ocracoke community will celebrate the summer’s fig bounty with a fig
cake bake-off, live music, dancing, and much more, at a new-in-2018
location on the grounds of the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum on
5th annual Fig Festival kicks off Friday evening with live music by
Molasses Creek and a Fig Preserves Tasting Contest. The traditional
Ocracoke Square Dance is easy to learn and fun for all ages. Everyone
also loves to "Dive for the Oyster" and "Dig for the Clam!"
features live music, activities and crafts for children, and vendor
booths offering fig preserves, fig cakes, fig trees, local cookbooks,
and other fig-tastic items from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Local fig expert and
author Chester Lynn will give an informative talk about Ocracoke’s fig
history and culture.
showpiece of the Fig Festival is the Fig Cake Bake-Off on Saturday
afternoon. All are welcome to submit a cake in one or both categories:
Traditional or Innovative. New this year is the Fig Kids category –
entrants must be 16 or younger, and can enter any fig-based food item.
want to encourage Ocracoke’s younger generation to appreciate the figs
and get involved in the Bake-Off,” said the Fig Festival’s coordinator,
Sundae Horn. "The Traditional category is limited to the old-fashioned
recipe, available in local cookbooks. Even using the same recipe, there
are subtle differences: the type of fig preserves used, the delicate
balance of spices, or the cook’s magic touch. The Innovative Category
is amazing – each entry is so different!”
judges will choose their favorites based on measures of Presentation,
Traditional/Innovative Flavors, and “Figgy-ness.” WOVV 90.1 FM will
host onsite with a live broadcast (listen online at wovv.org). Best of
all? Free samples for spectators after the judging!
your dancing shoes, (or bare feet in true Ocracoke-style), for the
evening’s fun at the Berkley Barn, across the street from the OPS
Museum. Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available to purchase while
you listen to Martin Garrish & Friends and dance to the Ocracoke
Rockers - All ages welcome!
the week of the Fig Festival, island restaurants will offer fig-infused
menu items both savory and sweet. Local shops will stock this year’s
selection of fig preserves, so you can take some Ocracoke sweetness
home with you.
Ocracoke Fig Festival is sponsored by Ocracoke Preservation Society. A
schedule of events and a sample traditional fig cake recipe can be
found at ocracokepreservation.org. For more information, contact Sundae Horn (252-921-0283) or Andrea Powers (252-928-7375).
Click Here To View Full Schedule
Island Art Show to be Held August 30
Island Art Show will be held Thursday, August 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, next to the new Rodanthe
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
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, pottery, handmade soaps, glass art,
fine art, beach art, upcycled art, textile designs, photography, and
- Be sure to stop and "Paint a Shake" with Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station!
- Island Snowball Company will be there with their tasty shaved ice snowballs
- Live local music will be provided in the afternoon.
Here is a link to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/264669837468701/?active_tab=about
National Public Lands Day will be Celebrated with Volunteer Beach Cleanup on Sept. 22
On September 22, from 8 a.m. until 12 pm., Cape Hatteras National
Seashore (Seashore) and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association
(NCBBA) will host drop-in volunteer beach cleanup efforts to celebrate
National Public Lands Day.
The Seashore will host volunteer beach cleanup events at the following locations:
● Coquina Beach on Bodie Island (meet park staff at the bathhouse)
● Frisco Bathhouse on Hatteras Island (meet park staff in the parking lot)
● Ocracoke Day Use Area (meet park staff in the parking lot)
Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Concurrent with the Seashore events, NCBBA members will be stationed at the park’s off-road vehicle ramps
where visitors can pick up trash bags for collecting litter during
their visit. Participants are asked to leave the trash bags at the ramp
entrance for collection.
All participants and volunteers are encouraged to bring leather gloves,
water, snacks, and sunscreen. Please wear appropriate clothing, such as
closed-toe shoes and hats.
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer
effort for public lands. On National Public Lands Day last year, more
than 200,000 volunteers celebrated at more than 2,500 public land sites
across the United States.
Volunteers that participate at Coquina Beach, Frisco Bathhouse, and the
Ocracoke Day Use Area will receive a Federal fee-free coupon (while
supplies last). A fee-free coupon provides the volunteer one day of
free entry to any participating federal public land, no matter the
agency. Each coupon is good for one day of entrance fee or day use fees
until Saturday, September 28, 2019. At some public lands, this can
include accompanying passengers in a car.
The coupons cannot be used for parking fees, camping, tours, or concessions.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association look forward to seeing you on September 22.
For more information about Operation Beach Respect, visit NCBBA’s event website .
For additional information on volunteer opportunities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit the Seashore’s volunteer page or call 252-475-9042.
August 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.
Mirlo Centennial Commemoration Event Schedule
Monday, August 13:
Artists & Buyers Opening Reception, Dare County Arts Council Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC. 6 p.m.
of cedar shakes salvaged from the 1911 building and hand-painted by
local artists will be on display for the remainder of August and then
sold by auction.
Tuesday, August 14:
Mirlo Rescue Exhibit and Reception, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC. 4 p.m.
gather to point out and talk about artifacts on display followed by
Private Reception. Display continues through August.
Wednesday, August 15:
Tours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours of historic Hatteras Island will
be available throughout the day and a Hospitality Station will be open
at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building.
Descendants Dinner, Camp Hatteras Convention Center, 24798 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC. 7 p.m.
Ticketed dinner for Descendants of the Mirlo Rescuers
Thursday, August 16:
Centennial Commemoration of the Mirlo Rescue
10 a.m.: Mirlo Rescue Symposium RWS Community Building 23646 NC Hwy 12, Rodanthe
p.m.: Beach Apparatus Drill followed by Keynote Speaker, Flyover by
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, Laying of Wreath, Band Concert.
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, 23645 NC Hwy 12, Rodanthe, NC
Friday, August 17:
Local Art Fair & Festival, Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, 23645 NC Hwy. 12, Rodanthe, NC
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fair with 20 local artists
Noon: Live entertainment and locally sourced food available.
Dare County Library’s Summer Reading Program Kicks Off
Dare County Library’s Summer Reading Program kicked off Wednesday, July
11 with a special performance by Krendl the Magician at the Hatteras
village library. The Summer Reading Program at all three Dare County
Libraries is free and flexible, and offers a variety of fun
performances and activities for children of all ages.
Summer Reading Program is planned to promote participation in weekly
programs scheduled at every library location, as well as for individual
participation on their own time. Children may stop by the Hatteras
library any time it is open to report and record their reading
achievement. Preschool age children are invited to enroll in a special
Summer Reading Program just for them.
to the generosity of various local businesses there are many
opportunities for participating children to win wonderful prizes!
Additionally, all participating children in grades K and up are entered
into a drawing to win a spectacular grand prize at each library
location. The more reading a child does, the more chances they
have to win the grand prize.
all of the programs scheduled, the best way to keep track of the
"LIBRARIES ROCK!” Summer Reading Program is to head to the Hatteras
village library and pick up a calendar of events, or check out the
calendars online at www.darenc.com/library.
Rip Current Safety Program Held Each Monday
The Hatteras Island Rescue Squad brought back their Rip Current Safety and Beach Hazards program for the summer of 2018.
program is held every week on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., and
takes place at the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad Station at 48103 N.C.
Highway 12 in Buxton.
weekly program is an interactive class that provides information on rip
current safety – both before and after a person may be caught up in the
current. Taught by Hatteras Island Rescue Squad volunteer Jacob Bolden,
the program is free and open to the public, and is appropriate for all
Summer Program at the Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center
“ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ" Not a familiar word? Get set to learn more about
it. Wednesday afternoons this summer, visitors to the Frisco
Native American Museum & Natural History Center may be greeted with
the Cherokee word for “Welcome.” In addition to learning
about Cherokee culture, language, and history from descendant and
scholar, Dr. Tina Bradley, individuals will also have the opportunity
to see their names written in the Cherokee language
syllabary. The translated name makes a great keepsake
regardless of heritage, and the opportunity to hear the language and
try to speak it is fun for everyone in the family—from pre-schools to
Dr. Bradley, who teaches at College of the Albemarle, has done
extensive work with the original Cherokee language including the online
Cherokee--English Transcription and Translation program, creating the
language curriculum for K-12 for the federal reservation school, and
crafting the embedded language technique opening the way for digital
transfer of documents and graphic design to anyone.
The museum program is FREE with admission. It will take place from 1 - 4 p.m. on Wednesdays
through Labor Day.
The Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center is open
Tuesday–Sunday from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more
information, call 252-995-4440 or visit the museum website at www.nativeamericanmusuem.or
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
are welcome. It is recommended to arrive early. Due to space constraints, admission is limited to 150 players.
The 2018 Bingo schedule is:
August: Every Wednesday
September Every Wednesday
October: 10, 24
November: 14, 28
January 2019: 9, 23