Wet and Windy Weather Forecast for the Week; Coastal Flooding Possible Thursday

Wet and rainy weather is expected across the Outer Banks area through early Thursday, and a coastal storm bringing strong winds and possible coastal flooding is also forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office. There is increasing confidence that an area of […]

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Children & Youth Partnership Updates StoryWalk Walkway at Dare County Center in Manteo

As the weather gets colder and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit activities, families with young children may feel like their options are limited when it comes to outdoor fun. To help combat those winter blues, Children & Youth Partnership (CYP) for Dare County has updated the StoryWalk® at the Marshall and Gussie Collins Walkway […]

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Dare schools and COA staff, Outer Banks first responders get their first COVID-19 vaccinations

Dare County teachers and staff in the public schools and at College of The Albemarle, along with members of local law enforcement and first responder agencies, began getting their first of two COVID-19 vaccinations at a clinic on Saturday at First Flight High School. According to Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrlley, Vidant Health provided 1,100 […]

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Shoreline Cleanups Planned for Feb. 6

The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s northeast office is looking for extra hands from 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 to help with debris cleanups of estuarine shoreline and roadsides. There will be cleanups in Wanchese, Nags Head and Rodanthe. Trash bags, gloves and other cleanup materials will be provided. Participants will be required to wear a mask […]

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Waterways Commission Tackles the Growing Crisis of Dredge Material Disposal at January Meeting

Details about a comprehensive proposal laying out numerous options for disposal of dredge material occupied much of Wednesday’s meeting of the Dare County Waterways Commission, indicating that finding somewhere to put excess sand may be as challenging as finding ways to keep it from washing away. In a lengthy slide presentation on the proposed Dare […]

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Critical or Substantial COVID-19 Spread Reported in 99 N.C. Counties, Including Dare and Hyde

Per a recent update from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the latest COVID-19 County Alert System shows that 99 North Carolina counties are now listed as red or orange. Eighty-six counties, including Dare or Hyde counties, are red with critical community spread, and 13 are orange with substantial community spread. Only one […]

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