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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- Dare County is partnering with Mako Medical Laboratories out of Raleigh, NC to host a diagnostic and antibody COVID-19 testing event in Dare County. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 starting at 1:00 p.m. at Dare County Parks and Recreation located at 602 Mustian St, Kill Devil Hills, NC. Appointments are [...] Local News | Full ArticleFRISCO — Loraine Lang Wilkinson of Frisco, born July 18,1960, passed away on August 2, 2020. A native of Norfolk, VA, she moved to Frisco NC in 2002 and always said she was not leaving the island. She worked with the Quidley family at Sonny’s Restaurant in Hatteras for 10 years. She loved her job [...] Obituaries | Full Article
August 6, 2020 | Local News | By: Kari Pugh | From The: OBX Today | 2Colorado State University Tropical and Climate Research has issued a mid-season update on Atlantic basin tropical weather this year, and the news isn’t good. The university now estimates 2020 will have an additional 10 hurricanes, 15 named storms and five major (Category 3-4-5) hurricanes. The Atlantic has already had nine named storms and two hurricanes through Aug. [...] Local News | Full ArticleIn order to ease travel to and from Ocracoke Island this upcoming weekend, the N.C. Ferry System will be adding a night run to and from Swan Quarter this Saturday and Sunday only. The schedule for those two days will be as follows: Ocracoke to Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m. Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m. [...] Local News | Full Article
August 6, 2020 | Local News | By: Joy CristThe Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicular ferry, as well as the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry, resumed full service on Thursday after the departure of Hurricane Isaias, per an update from the N.C. Ferry Division. Hyde County’s re-entry restrictions were lifted for visitors on Wednesday, however, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry had to run on a reduced schedule in order to [...] Local News | Full ArticleDare County announced 3 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Wednesday, August 5, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 363. The 9 additional cases consist of 2 residents and 1 non-resident, and include the following: 1) resident, 25-49, male, home isolation 2) non-resident, 65 older, female hospitalized [...] Local News | Full ArticleGovernor Roy Cooper today announced that North Carolina will remain paused in Safer At Home Phase 2 for another 5 weeks as students and staff return to schools, colleges and universities and the state doubles down on efforts to decrease COVID-19 numbers. “Other states that lifted restrictions quickly have had to go backward as their [...] Local News | Full ArticleThe U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City released its summary on the development and impact of Hurricane Isaias, which made its U.S. landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, at 11:10 p.m. on August 3 as a high-end Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Isaias originated from a vigorous tropical wave off the coast of Africa that [...] Local News | Full ArticleDue to minimal damage in unincorporated Dare County by Isaias, there will be NO storm debris collection. These areas include Colington Harbor (inside the gate and outside the gate), Manteo (outside Town limits), Wanchese, Skyco, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Manns Harbor, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras. Residents may bring any vegetative debris [...] Local News | Full Article
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