Dare County has established a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census that is made up of individuals from county departments, towns, and various community groups. The Committee is focused on implementing an awareness campaign to engage and educate the community about the Census and why it’s vital to self-respond. The group’s goal is to ensure an accurate count of everyone living in Dare County.
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July 31, 2021 | Local News | By: Connie Leinbach | From The: Ocracoke Observer | 1John and Rauna Conner don’t like the limelight, but the spotlight shone on them recently when they were among six recipients of the North Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. The Conners, who live in both Ocracoke and Buxton and who founded Conner’s Supermarket in Buxton, were honored for their efforts in providing meals to displaced [...] Local News | Full ArticleDare County announced 103 new positive COVID-19 test results over the past week, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 3,606. With this week’s new cases, the current number of active cases in the county is now 83. There are also three recent hospitalizations reported. The 83 additional [...] Local News | Full Article
July 30, 2021 | Island Features | By: Gerry LebingThis is M27, the Dumbbell Nebula. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. The name “Dumbbell” is credited to John Herschel, (son of William Herschel). He thought it looked like the double-headed shot commonly used for hunting, which are called “dumbbells.” M27 is a good target to find with a pair of binoculars. On [...] Island Features | Full ArticleTo honor our First Responders, Firemen, Law Enforcement, and our Military personnel who gave their lives for their fellow man and our country, Twiford Funeral Homes is hosting a 20th Anniversary Patriot Day Celebration on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 12:00 noon at the Sam A. Twiford Veteran Park, Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, [...] Community News Brief | Full Article
July 30, 2021 | Local News | By: Kari PughFrom OBX Today Dare County parents overwhelmingly want school officials to leave decisions on mask wearing to them, according to a school division survey released Thursday. The survey about mask requirements was conducted this week and received over 1,500 parents/guardian responses and 375 staff responses, schools officials said in an email to parents Thursday. Among [...] Local News | Full ArticleFrom Coastal Review Online Friday Update: The launch of the ULA OFT-2 mission for NASA and Boeing has been delayed. The combined NASA, Boeing and ULA teams are working to determine the next launch attempt. Officials said the earliest available launch opportunity is 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. • Rocket: Atlas V N22 • Mission: Boeing’s CST-100 [...] Local News | Full ArticleOn Thursday, July 29, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that state government would begin verifying vaccination status of its workers. Employees not vaccinated are required to wear a mask and be tested at least once a week. Today’s announcement comes as North [...] Local News | Full ArticleCurrent TV, in conjunction with Dare County and the Coastal Studies Institute, has released a new video highlighting the Graveyard of the Atlantic, and its local namesake museum. The video features information on the dynamic shoals off the coasts of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, the Graveyard of the Atlantic itself, (where more than 2,000 ships [...] Local News | Full Article
July 28, 2021 | Seashore News | By: Joy CristThe Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) shared a video on Wednesday highlighting a recent Loggerhead sea turtle hatching in Frisco on Tuesday night. “These Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings (58 of them) made their way safely to the ocean last night around 8:30 p.m. near Ramp 48,” stated CHNS in a social media post. “The eggs [...] Seashore News | Full Article
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