Tourism officials outline plans for new indoor event center at Rodanthe meeting

Local tourism officials outlined recent Hatteras Island initiatives and the upcoming plan to build a 48,000-square-foot event center at the current Soundside Event Site in Nags Head at a public meeting at the RWS Community Building on December 8. Thursday’s presentation was the latest stop in a series of meetings hosted by Dare County Tourism […]

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Dare County Parks and Recreation Seeks Basketball Referees

As the winter basketball season approaches, Dare County Parks and Recreation divisions are recruiting referees to officiate league games. General referee duties include calling a fair game and providing a safe and fun learning environment for youth basketball players. Player age groups range from 5-6 year-old co-ed teams to 16-18-year-old boys and girls teams. Referees […]

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Outer Banks Community Foundation Awards $69,583 Community Enrichment Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded nearly $70,000 in Community Enrichment Grants this quarter to nine nonprofits. The funding addresses a variety of causes including financial assistance, Veterans services, the arts, history, and education. A grant to St. John United Methodist Church in Avon will support Hatteras Island Community Strings, a new organization that […]

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Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative returns $1.7M in Capital Credits

At the September 2022 meeting, the Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) Board of Directors authorized the return of $1,775,655 for its annual capital credit retirement. Capital Credits represent each member’s ownership or “equity” in the Cooperative. Patronage Capital, the sum of that “equity,” can be likened to the retained earnings of a for-profit or investor-owned […]

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Dare County Lead School Health Nurse Kelly Aiken Named December 2022 Employee of the Month

Kelly Aiken, who serves as Lead School Health Nurse for the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Public Health Division, has been named Dare County Employee of the Month for December 2022. The award was presented to Aiken by Dare County Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Nurse Supervisor Jodi Wyant […]

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Island community invited to Free Holiday Christmas Shop on Dec. 17

Hatteras Island’s youngest community members are invited to a free holiday shopping spree on Saturday, December 17, at the Tri-village’s makeshift “Christmas Shop.” Children ages 12 and under are invited to come and “shop” for a Christmas gift for each member of their household, selecting from an assortment of free gifts. Space is limited, so […]

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Tickets still available for Elf the Musical Jr. this weekend

Cape Hatteras Secondary School’s Drama Club is about to debut its first new musical in four years, and tickets are still available for this weekend’s performances. The show, which features nineteen student performers and thirteen technicians opens on Friday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m. “Elf The Musical Jr. is a quintessential holiday musical that will leave […]

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EDITOR’S BLOG: Year in Review – The stories that grabbed our attention in 2022

2022 marked the Island Free Press’ 15-year anniversary, and it’s also our 15th year of analyzing the stories that grabbed our islands’ attention and left a permanent mark. Our Co-Founder and beloved Editor, Irene Nolan, would always do a wrap-up of the top stories of the year as her December “Editor’s Blog,” and since she […]

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