Community Foundation Now Accepting 2020 Grant Applications

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofits for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. Applications must be submitted online via the Community Foundation’s web portal. The first deadline of the year is Friday, January 31. The Community Enrichment Grants Program is the Community Foundation’s largest and broadest funding opportunity. In 2019 the Community Foundation […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Week, Comet

Meet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Comet, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Comet, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at, or their Facebook page at

George Henry Alexander

MANTEO — George Henry Alexander, 66, of Manteo, NC died Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Born in Plymouth, NC on September 22, 1953, he was the son of the late Wanda Jean Jones and Elwood Preston “Shorty” Alexander. Better known as “Walking George”, he is survived by three siblings, Charles Alexander […]

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CERT recognizes community members who were instrumental in Dorian response at annual meeting

The annual Hatteras Island Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meeting was held on Thursday night, January 9, at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department. During the meeting, CERT formally recognized several members of their organization, as well as members from the community, for their efforts and donations before, during, and after Hurricane Dorian. Larry Ogden, CERT […]

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Crews respond to brush fire on Pea Island near refuge visitor center

  UPDATE: The fire that started just before 7 p.m. about 1/4 mile south of the Pea Island National Wildlife Visitor Center was declared extinguished at 8:23 p.m. A wind-fueled brush fire ignited Saturday night in Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on the oceanside of N.C. 12 near the refuge visitor center. Crews reported they […]

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