Extra federal food benefits due to COVID-19 will end in March, per Dare County update

In North Carolina and nationally, emergency allotments for COVID-19 in the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program will end in March 2023. Households that have been receiving extra FNS benefits (called “emergency allotments”) each month since March 2020 or after will see a reduction in benefits because of a federal change that ends emergency allotments for all […]

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Outer Banks Forever announces 2023 projects; Invites public to take communications survey

Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, recently shared their upcoming 2023 projects and events, and invited folks to provide feedback on the organization via a communications survey, in a January update. The survey is focused on Outer Banks Forever’s communications with the public, which include monthly e-newsletters, blog […]

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Federal comment period extended for North Carolina’s Incidental Take Permit application

The National Marine Fisheries Service is extending the public comment period on its Dec. 22, 2022, notice of receipt of North Carolina’s Incidental Take Permit application and conservation plan to address sturgeon and sea turtle interactions in the state’s estuarine anchored gill net fishery, per an update from the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. […]

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Dare County urges public to obtain 2023 reentry permits well before hurricane season

Dare County Emergency Management encourages all Dare County residents, non-resident property owners and business owners to obtain their reentry permits well ahead of hurricane season, which officially begins on June 1, 2023. To enter Dare County following a mandatory evacuation, individuals must present a current reentry permit along with a valid corresponding ID—expired reentry permits from […]

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Rodanthe beach nourishment discussed at packed public meeting

More than 100 in-person and 160 virtual attendees were present at a public meeting on Wednesday evening, January 18, that outlined the process and challenges of conducting a beach nourishment project in Rodanthe. After a brief introduction by Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chairman Bob Woodard, County Manager Bobby Outten presented an overview of […]

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Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet virtually on Jan. 26

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary’s Advisory Council will meet virtually on Jan. 26, 2023. Members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting agenda will be available for download from the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary website, monitor.noaa.gov. For further information, please contact Shannon Ricles, sanctuary advisory council coordinator, by email at Shannon.Ricles@noaa.gov or by phone […]

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OBVB to host public meeting on Long-Range Tourism Management Plan on Jan. 24 in Buxton

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau (OBVB) has been working collaboratively with MMGY NextFactor, a consulting firm specializing in travel and tourism, to develop a Long-Range Tourism Management Plan to guide future tourism-related growth and development in Dare County. MMGY NextFactor, with oversight from the Task Force established to support this project, has been conducting interviews […]

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