Dare County Tourism Board Special Committee holds first long-range tourism management meeting

The Dare County Tourism Board Special Committee held its first meeting on February 7 at the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau administrative offices in Manteo. The Committee, which consists of 22 community members representing a varied mix of Dare County stakeholder groups including education, healthcare, infrastructure, lodging, National Park Service, non-profit organizations, restaurants, and ­residents and […]

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Tracey Rae Hughes

June 23, 1975 – February 19, 2024 MANTEO – Tracey Rae Hughes, 48, of Manteo, NC, passed away on February 19, 2024. Born on June 23, 1975, and growing up in Stumpy Point, NC, she was the daughter of Larry Hughes and the late Cheryl Jean Paschal. Tracey was a graduate of Manteo High School. […]

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Outer Banks Chamber to host 2024 Outer Banks Regional Economic Summit

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce will host its 2024 Outer Banks Regional Economic Summit on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills at 8:00 a.m. This year’s event will feature panelists: Christopher Chung, CEO (Economic Development Partnership of NC); Lynn Minges, President & CEO (NC Restaurant & Lodging Association); […]

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Cape Hatteras Secondary School shines at North Carolina Science Olympiad Tournament; Coach Jessica Polk wins Coach of the Year

Dare County Schools is proud to announce the outstanding success of Cape Hatteras Secondary School (CHSS) students and staff at the North Carolina Science Olympiad Regional Tournament held on Feb. 17 at East Carolina University. CHSS teams showcased their exceptional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talents, earning them high rankings within their respective divisions. […]

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Island community is encouraged to take advantage of Early Voting in Buxton – and join in the process for future elections

The Precinct Officials – also known as Judges – who manage the early voting location at the Fessenden Center Annex building in Buxton know how important and convenient it is to have an early voting site that is close to home on Hatteras Island. Cathy Diemer, who has been a Judge for six years, even […]

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Fourth annual Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival is the biggest one yet

The Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival returned to Hatteras Island on Feb 23-24, and the fourth annual event was more popular than ever, per organizers and attendees. “This year’s festival was the biggest one yet,” said event manager Karla Jarvis. “Our vendor slots were filled weeks ago, and we had our biggest crowds ever. When you […]

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CHNS launches new web page on Buxton Beach’s history and current environmental issues

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) has added a new web page to its site that covers the past and present of Buxton Beach, and the approximately 400-yard stretch of shoreline that has remained closed to the public since September 2023 due to ongoing environmental concerns. The Buxton web page covers the deep-rooted military history […]

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Dare Arts announces Artist Support Grant recipients, which includes Frisco, Ocracoke residents

Six North Carolina artists were recently awarded Artist Support Grants that were made possible through a partnership between the North Carolina Arts Council, Pocosin Arts, Arts of the Pamlico, Dare Arts, Ocracoke Alive, Pettigrew Regional Libraries, and Martin County Arts Council. A panel of artists, art professionals, and experts in various disciplines selected the six […]

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