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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- Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina will remain paused in Phase 3 for three more weeks as health officials continue to monitor North Carolina’s viral trends. North Carolina has seen increased hospitalizations and trajectory of cases in recent weeks. Governor Cooper underscored the importance of wearing masks, social distancing, and using good judgment [...] Local News | Full ArticleThe Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of October 21 include the following: Seashore Updates A project to restore a large section of dune at [...] Seashore News | Full Article
October 21, 2020 | Local News | By: Sam Walker | From The: OBX TodayAbsentee ballots in North Carolina without a witness signature on the ballot envelope will not be counted, and mail-in voters that made the mistake will have to submit a new ballot. The state Board of Elections issued new guidance to the counties Monday afternoon as part of a complicated legal battle between Republicans and Democrats [...] Local News | Full ArticleDare County announced 13 new positive COVID-19 test results on Tuesday, October 20, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 650. The 13 additional cases consist of 11 residents and 2 non-residents, and include the following: 1) resident, 50-64, female, home isolation 2) resident, 50 – 64, male, [...] Local News | Full ArticleDare County released the following COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 20, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information Dare County COVID-19 Case Update The total COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 637, of which there are 28 active cases among residents of Dare County. Of the [...] Local News | Full Article
October 20, 2020 | Local News | By: Joy CristOcracoke will host two one-stop early voting days on Thursday, October 23, and Friday, October 24, at the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting will be in the fire truck bays to allow for social distancing. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing practices when voting. One-stop voting is also [...] Local News | Full Article
October 20, 2020 | Local News | By: Joy CristCoastal Humane Society and Friends of Felines – Hatteras Island will host a vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Wednesday, October 21, from 8 a.m. until noon. The clinic will be held at 41076 N.C. Highway 12, (the yellow building next to Nino’s Pizza), with veterinarian Dr. Martha Edwards, a Mobile Vet based in [...] Local News | Full Article
October 20, 2020 | Local News | From The: Ocracoke ObserverThe Ocracoke 5K/10K/half-marathon will go virtual this year. Race Director Angie Todd said in an email that this event would have been so helpful to the island in its recovery from Hurricane Dorian, but now the COVID-19 pandemic has scotched an in-person event, which benefits Ocracoke Community Radio WOVV, Ocracoke School Athletic Boosters Club and [...] Local News | Full ArticleMeet the Outer Banks SPCA pet of the week, Batman, courtesy of their latest video produced by Dare County’s CURRENT TV. For more information on Batman, and the many other Outer Banks pets currently up for adoption, visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at https://www.obxspca.org/, or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/obxspca/
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