Dare County Releases “On the Job” Video Highlighting Chief Building Inspector

Dare County has released the latest segment of its “On the Job” video series that highlights the day-to-day duties and responsibilities performed by county employees working within various county departments. This particular “On the Job” video is designed to educate and inform residents and visitors about several of the services that are provided by the […]

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NCDOT Division 1 Wants Small, Disadvantaged Businesses to Compete for Transportation Contracts

The N.C. Department of Transportation is encouraging disadvantaged businesses to compete for state transportation contracts. Starting in June, NCDOT’s Division of Highways in partnership with its Office of Civil Rights will host in-person outreach events in all 14 highway divisions to educate disadvantaged business enterprises, or DBEs, about how to do business with the NCDOT. Disadvantaged […]

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Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree Returning for 2021 with post-pandemic and post-Dorian changes

After being canceled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and canceled in 2019 due to Hurricane Dorian, the annual Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree will be returning to Ocracoke in October of 2021. The Jamboree commemorates the last days of Blackbeard the pirate, who was killed off Ocracoke on Nov. 22, 1718. The event traditionally features […]

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Joseph Boyd “JB” Crist

October 14, 1960 – June 6, 2021 KILL DEVIL HILLS –Joseph Boyd “JB” Crist, 60, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died suddenly Sunday, June 6, 2021, at his home. Born in Richmond, VA, JB was the son of the late Lucille Young Crist and Paul Garber Crist. Any person who ever met JB had a […]

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Community Foundation Awards $174,900 in Scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded $174,900 in scholarships this spring, helping students from across the Outer Banks achieve their educational dreams. 27 graduating seniors from Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Manteo High School, Currituck County High School, Ocracoke School, Wanchese Christian Academy, N.C. School of Science and Math, and First Flight High School received scholarships […]

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NC Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Winners Announced for Dare County

Each year, the Governor of North Carolina recognizes individuals and groups of people who have made a significant contribution to their community through their dedication to volunteer service. Nominations are submitted to the Governor’s Office for the various types of volunteers (senior, youth, faith-based, family, group and business) as well as for various categories that […]

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Hyde County budget proposes a 5-cent property tax hike

Hyde County Manager Kris Cahoon Noble is recommending a 5-cent property tax increase, or 82 cents per $100 of assessed valuation up from the current rate of 77 cents. The increase will help fund the county’s proposed budget of $18.37 million for 2021-2022, up from $16.77 million last year. The Hyde County Board of Commissioners […]

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