Black Friday, Island Style: Hatteras Island hosting several local markets for a stress-free shopping spree

Hatteras Islanders who prefer to skip the crowds and the stressful scene of a traditional Black Friday will have an opportunity to enjoy an island-style shopping spree this year, thanks to several planned markets that will be showcasing more than 60 local artists and vendors. The Avon Farmers Market, which is a favorite weekly event […]

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16 new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, bringing Dare County total to 1,008

Dare County announced 16 new positive COVID-19 test results on Wednesday, November 25, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 1,008. The 16 additional cases consist of 9 residents and 7 non-residents, and include the following: 1) non-resident, 25-49, female, transferred isolation 2) non-resident, 50-64, male, transferred isolation 3) […]

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N.C. Board of Elections certifies results of historic 2020 election

The bipartisan State Board of Elections on Tuesday voted to certify nearly all contests in the 2020 general election, including the presidential contest. “Canvass” means the entire process of determining that the votes have been counted and tabulated correctly, culminating in the authentication of the official election results. The State Board canvasses the votes cast […]

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21 new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, bringing Dare County total to 992

Dare County announced 21 new positive COVID-19 test results on Tuesday, November 24, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 992. The 5 additional cases consist of 16 residents and 5 non-residents, and include the following: 1) resident, 65 over, male, home isolation 2) resident, 25-49, female, home isolation […]

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Dare County remains in the orange according to the NC COVID Alert System, per Tuesday update

Dare County released the following COVID-19 update for Tuesday, November 24, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information. Controlling the Spread Dare County remains in the orange according to the NC COVID Alert System. Orange indicates substantial community spread based on case counts, percent of tests that are positive […]

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Community Foundation Awards $46,000 in Rapid Response Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation board of directors recently approved more than $46,000 for COVID-related projects in its seventh round of Rapid Response Grants funding, supporting the work of five area nonprofits who serve thousands of vulnerable community members. The grants will help Dare County families afford childcare and tutoring, get food to isolated and […]

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Marine Fisheries Commission wants more input on modifying small mesh gill net rules; reviews options for southern flounder sector allocations

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission wants input from its advisors before it moves forward with possible future modifications to small mesh gill net rules. At its meeting last week, the commission chose a variety of options for the Division of Marine Fisheries to explore as a first step toward amending rules pertaining to yardage limits, […]

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