CYP State of the Child Conference highlights crisis in childcare

From Hosted by Dare County Children and Youth Partnership (CYP), the 2024 State of the Child Conference at the Ramada Plaza on Thursday, March 14, presented a troubling picture of a growing crisis in childcare impacting the economic well-being of parents and the ability of employers to fully staff their businesses. Dare County Director […]

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Dare County seeks $40M grant for Rodanthe beach nourishment

From Tucked away in the Feb. 5 Dare County Commissioners meeting—following the approval of $250,000 for a sand assessment study for Hatteras Island—was a comment from County Manager Bobby Outten about a grant that Barton Grover, Grants and Waterways Administrator for the county had just submitted. “Barton is working on a grant application for […]

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Student study shines light on Outer Banks sea turtle nesting

From Artificial light at night did not adversely affect sea turtle nesting north of Oregon Inlet from 2014 to 2022, undergraduate students found this fall during a four-month study. A University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Institute for the Environment program, the semester-long Outer Banks Field Site combines environmental research and community engagement into the collaborative […]

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With $40K infusion, new program seeks to expand mental health care in Dare County

By The Outer Banks Voice “Life is tough for a lot of people,” said Sheila Davies, Dare County Director of Health and Human Services (DHHS), explaining why Sound Minds, a new mental health collaborative program between Dare County Health and Human Services, Interfaith Community Outreach and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation is so important. “You’ve got […]

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A balancing act along the oceanfront – Interagency Workgroup holds final meeting on threatened beach homes

From The Threatened Oceanfront Structures Interagency Work Group held its third and final meeting as a webinar on Thursday, Oct. 12. The meeting focused on the role government agencies and regulations play when structures on the oceanfront are threatened by a retreating shoreline that often puts a building in the surf zone. For Dare […]

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