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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Virtual Rodanthe Bridge Project Update to be Held December 3

State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual information meeting Dec. 3 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project. The bridge, which is currently under construction on the Outer Banks, is a long-term transportation solution for N.C. 12. The N.C. Department of Transportation is raising the highway onto a 2.4-mile […]

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With Cases Rising Rapidly, N.C. Tightens Existing Mask Requirements and Enforcement

Governor Roy Cooper today issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect on Wednesday, November 25 and runs through Friday, December 11. “I have a stark warning for North Carolinians today: We […]

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Robert John Montgomery III

August 7, 1945 – November 19, 2020 MANTEO — Robert John “Bob” Montgomery III, 75, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, November 19, 2020, at The Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Union County, NJ on August 7, 1945, he was the son of the late Florence Lorraine Leichtnam Montgomery and World War II Navy Veteran Robert […]

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