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December 2019

Candy Bomber Returns to Dare County Airport for the 20th Annual Candy Drop

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 am - December 15, 2019 @ 12:00 am EST

On Thursday, December 12, the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation’s C-54/R5-D aircraft The Spirit of Freedom will return to the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo for a weekend of festivities. Children and their families are invited to the airport on Sunday, December 15 for the 20th Annual Candy Drop. There will be two candy drops on Sunday, December 15; ages 6 and younger at 1:00 p.m. and ages 7 and older at 1:30 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., Santa will arrive…

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Taize’ Advent Prayer Service

December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 am EST

Please join us for a peaceful hour of ecumenical prayer, scripture and contemplative singing on Friday, December 13th at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church on Highway 12 in Buxton.

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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum hosts holiday events

December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm

— The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, located at 59200 Museum Drive in Hatteras, has two events remaining on its 2019 schedule. The first, in November, invites current and prospective volunteers to meet with staff and other volunteers to learn about opportunities to support the museum’s work. Volunteer Luncheon Current and prospective volunteers are invited to come to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras on Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. and gather for lunch and a talk. Reservations…

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United Methodist Combined Choirs present There Is a Savior Christmas Contata

December 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 am EST
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One event on December 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

There is a Savior Locations: Little Grove UMC Sun December 8th at 8:15 a.m. Buxton UMC Sun December 15th at 9:30 a.m. Hatteras UMC Sun December 22th at 11:15 a.m.

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NOAA Weather Spotters Class to be Held in Buxton on December 19

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City, NC will be conducting a Winter SKYWARN (weather spotters) training class on December 19th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  The class will be held inside the Fessenden Center Annex located at 47017 Buxton Back Road in Buxton, NC. The class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather.   This class trains volunteers to report winter weather, such as snow and ice measurements, to the National Weather Service.  The class…

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Island Community Invited to Breakfast with Santa and Free Holiday Shopping Spree

December 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EST

Hatteras Island’s youngest community members are invited to a special breakfast with Santa Claus himself followed by a free holiday shopping spree this Saturday, December 21, at the Salvo Fire Station. The full-morning event kicks off with breakfast at 8 a.m., and Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. to hear last-minute Christmas wishes and to take photos until 10 a.m. Following the breakfast, children will be invited to peruse a pop-up shop that will begin at 9 a.m. and run…

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United Methodist Combined Choirs present There Is a Savior Christmas Contata

December 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 am EST
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One event on December 15, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

There is a Savior Locations: Little Grove UMC Sun December 8th at 8:15 a.m. Buxton UMC Sun December 15th at 9:30 a.m. Hatteras UMC Sun December 22th at 11:15 a.m.

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January 2020

Outer Banks Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting Set for January 8 in Buxton

January 8 @ 5:00 pm EST

Dare and Currituck Counties are nearing the final stages of updating the Outer Banks Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The Counties’ participation is required in order to maintain eligibility for future pre and post-disaster grant funding from FEMA.  The planning effort has helped both Counties and incorporated communities identify hazard risks, understand vulnerability, and develop ways to proactively mitigate this risk.  Past public meetings were held in March and June. Those meeting shared information on the planning process, the identified hazards,…

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State of the County Meeting set for Jan 15

January 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTxT4oCJER4

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CHSS presents Robin Hood and his Merry Men

January 31 @ 7:00 pm EST
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One event on February 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Cape Hatteras Secondary School’s production of Robin Hood and his Merry Men will be presented Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 pm as well as Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3 pm. There are no advance ticket sales. Doors open at 5:30 on Friday and Saturday for Hot Dogs and BBQ dinner. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and under 5 is free.

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