CHNS seeks help identifying those responsible for two acts of vandalism at Ocracoke Light Station

Two acts of vandalism at the Ocracoke Light Station were recently discovered by Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) Rangers. The Seashore has launched an investigation and seeks tips from the public to help catch those responsible for the vandalism. On Sunday, September 27, Rangers noticed that a wooden ventilation slat was missing from the Ocracoke […]

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Dare County provides details on its 6 new COVID-19 cases since Friday in latest update

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 6, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information. Dare County COVID-19 Case Update The total COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 568, of which there are 17 active cases among residents of Dare County. Of the […]

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Meet the Outer Banks SPCA Pet of the Terry

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

Dare County Emergency Management Planner Earns Certified Emergency Manager Recognition

Dare County Emergency Management Planner James Wooten was recognized as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) at the Oct. 5, 2020, Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting. The award was presented to Wooten by Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard and Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson. […]

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