Dare County Schools to re-evaluate graduation plans on June 1; Outdoor ceremonies a possibility

Dare County Schools’ Superintendent, John Farrelly, stated that graduation plans for the class of 2020 will be re-evaluated on June 1 in an emailed message to students, parents and their families. Per the update, the delay in finalizing plans will allow Dare County schools more time to see if the state of North Carolina moves into […]

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Dare County posts FAQs for visitors on local guidelines, and what to expect during an upcoming OBX vacation

With visitors returning to the Outer Banks on May 16, Dare County has posted a list of frequently asked questions that outline what visitors should know and expect on an Outer Banks vacation during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Complete information from the county on the COVID-19 response and local guidelines can be found on the […]

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Avon’s Independence Day Fireworks has been Canceled for 2020

Avon’s annual Independence Day celebration, “Fireworks at the Beach 2020,” (which was originally scheduled for July 7), has canceled. Amid growing concerns for the health and safety of everyone, Avon Pier Concessionaire Joe Thompson, Fireworks Committee Chair Pat Weston, and the Avon Property Owners Association made the decision on Thursday, May 7, to cancel the […]

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40 New Exhibits Being Installed Along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway

Team members of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway project shared some good news at a virtual meeting on Tuesday, stating that 40 additional exhibits and panels were going to be installed along the coastal route within the next several months. The new exhibits, (which include orientation panels as well as community information panels), are […]

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Rodanthe Pier Opens for the 2020 Season with a New Ramp, and Same Great Fishing Conditions

Stir-crazy residents were treated to a new outlet for outdoor activity while maintaining social distance guidelines last week when the Rodanthe Fishing Pier opened to the public on Saturday, April 25, for the 2020 season. Folks who remember the post-Dorian damage will also notice some changes at the pier, thanks to the recent addition of […]

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Upgrades in Progress at Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative’s Frisco Substation

A series of upgrades are steadily progressing at the Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative’s (CHEC) Frisco Substation, thanks to hard work and a collaboration with contractor Lee Electrical Construction. Though the contractor is based out of Aberdeen, N.C., crew members have been staying on Hatteras Island since early March to complete the sweep of upgrades that […]

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New Hatteras Island Business Association Launches “Welcome” Ribbon Campaign

  As non-resident homeowners arrive on Hatteras Island this week, they will be greeted to a more colorful and welcoming landscape, thanks to the newly launched Hatteras Island Business Association. Created just days ago on April 29, 2020, the brand new organization was formed in an effort to generate a more positive message for homeowners […]

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