Avon’s Free Community Dinners program, which feeds 300 islanders a week, celebrates 10 years in 2023

The St. John United Methodist Church (UMC) hosts a number of programs throughout the year to support the Avon community and miles beyond, but one of its most popular off-season initiatives is quietly celebrating a milestone in 2023. The weekly Free Community Dinners, (which are held for 10 weeks from January through March), routinely attract […]

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Waterways Commission eyes new Hatteras Inlet dredging event for the Miss Katie in March

With the Miss Katie successfully completing a 10-day dredging event for Hatteras Inlet’s Connector Channel, the Dare County Waterways Commission focused on proactive steps to keep the Connector Channel and the other channels that link to Hatteras Inlet open for the long term at their monthly meeting on Monday, February 13. “The Dare County Task […]

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St. John’s United Women in Faith host a “Thank You” luncheon for Hatteras Island Meals volunteers

Volunteers with the local organization Hatteras Island Meals (HIM) were treated to a big community lunch and an opportunity to get together and reconnect, thanks to a “Thank You” luncheon that was hosted by the St. John United Methodist’s Church’s group, the United Women in Faith. The lunch was held on Monday afternoon at the […]

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CHSS Baseball program will host a free community dinner on Feb. 27

The Cape Hatteras Secondary School (CHSS) baseball program, as part of a new 2023 community service initiative, will be hosting a free spaghetti supper for the Hatteras Island community on Monday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by the program’s middle and high school players, coaching staff, and volunteers, and will […]

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N.C. 12 Task Force reviews detailed plans for Hatteras and Ocracoke Island’s seven vulnerable hotspots

The N.C. 12 Task Force met in Manteo on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to review a subcommittee report on proposed solutions and priorities for seven vulnerable stretches of N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. The Task Force was formed in 2021 to address the routine flooding of the 67-mile stretch of N.C. Highway 12 […]

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Cape Hatteras Schools receive chess sets and materials from Indermaur Chess Foundation

The Cape Hatteras Elementary School (CHES) and Cape Hatteras Secondary School (CHSS) recently received a grant of chess sets, a Chess-Steps instructor’s guide and student workbooks, and ChessKid Gold accounts from the North Carolina-based Indermaur Chess Foundation. The Indermaur Chess Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and U.S. Chess Federation Affiliate that helps parents, teachers, […]

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Board takes steps toward Avon Harbor dredging and soundside beach nourishment project

The Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously passed a resolution at their February 6 meeting to take the first steps towards a dredging project in Avon Harbor, which will also result in beach nourishment for the Canadian Hole and Kite Point soundside shorelines. The US Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $1.6 million in […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore personnel collected 733 balloons off the beach in 2022

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) personnel who patrol the Bodie Island, Hatteras Island, and Ocracoke Island beaches collected a total of 733 balloons along the shoreline in 2022, which included 300 balloons that were picked up in the months of May and June alone. CHNS biological technicians and other staff regularly pick up trash while […]

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