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Norma Eliana Barreto of Manteo, March 21

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Norma Eliana Barreto at the age of 81 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Full story Full Story >>

MARCH 30“Science on the Sound” Lecture Series: Coastal Wetlands in a Changing World: Life, Loss, and Restoration in Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary (Currituck Sound NC) & the Florida Everglades.

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The March 2023 installment of the “Science on the Sound” Lecture Series will be held at 6 pm on March 30 at the Coastal Studies Institute on the ECU Outer Banks Campus. Full story Full Story >>

Manteo moving quickly to create ‘social district’

Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Plan could be in place by April 7 First Friday event By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice With the April 7 First Friday event as a target date, Manteo officials are moving quickly toward the establishment of a downtown “social district” where alcoholic beverages in designated containers are permitted on the street. Full story Full Story >>


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Celebrate National Kite Month and the start of Spring with Kitty Hawk Kites! Experience the sights of our massive 30-to-100-foot kites flying high over Jockey’s Ridge State Park on Friday and Saturday. Full story Full Story >>

APRIL 8Easter EGGstravaganza at Kitty Hawk Kites

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We will be hosting small-scale Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 8th starting at 10:30 AM. Full story Full Story >>

APRIL 14First Flight Society to celebrate Wilbur Wright Day with a World Renowned Wright Expert

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First Flight Society The First Flight Society will celebrate the 2nd annual Wilbur Wright Day event, a luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk on April 14th, 2023. The event… Full story Full Story >>

Theatre of Dare Presents Check to Outer Banks Hotline Campaign

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The Theatre of Dare presented a check in the amount $1,675 to Outer Banks Hotline, Dare County’s only interpersonal violence (domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking) crisis intervention and prevention agency following the run of ‘Exit, Pursued By A Bear’ in January and the charity evening dedicated to support Hotline’s services. Full story Full Story >>

A year to celebrate for Manteo High School wrestling

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(Thanks to Manteo wrestling coach Jim Metzinger for producing this in-depth summary of the school’s season.) This was our 4th consecutive year of being the #1 seed from our conference in the dual team playoffs. We were conference champions in 2020 and 2021 (1A), since realignment and now in a 2A/3A split league, we have finished as the top 2A team in our league in 2022 and 2023. Full story Full Story >>

Dare County Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to State Competition

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Five teams from Dare County will advance to the Odyssey of the Mind state tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 25. Full story Full Story >>

12th Annual Community Spelling Bee Swarms Again

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The Delta Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International conducted the 12th Annual Community Spelling Bee on March 13 at Kitty Hawk Elementary School. Full story Full Story >>

William Joel “Joe” Sutton of Kill Devil Hills, March 20

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William Joel Sutton or “Joe” as most knew him of Kill Devil Hills, NC, went to be with The Lord Monday March 20, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. Full story Full Story >>

Meet Nina, OBX SPCA Pet of the Week

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Nina is a sweet girl, about two-years-old, who was surrendered to us about a month ago. Nina does great with other dogs, children and loves to cuddle. If you are looking for an adventure buddy, Nina is your girl.  Watch this video to learn more about Nina. Full story Full Story >>

Outer Banks Health earmarks $5M to support expansion of Manteo Family Medicine Practice

Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice In July 2022, Outer Banks Hospital President Ronnie Sloan announced plans to renovate the property housing the Outer Banks Family Medical Practice in Manteo and to build a 2,500- square-foot addition adjacent to that building in order to eventually incorporate more medical staff. Full story Full Story >>

Laura D. Midgett of Jarvisburg, March 17

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Laura Denise Midgett, age 64, of Jarvisburg, NC died on Friday, March 17, 2023 at ECU Health Medical Center – Beaufort Campus. Full story Full Story >>

Under sunny skies, it’s the wearing of the green at Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice Sunday March 19 was a cold, crisp, but sunny day for the 32nd Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Nags Head. Full story Full Story >>

April 4 – 27Annual Dare County Schools Art Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park

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The show will run Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Meeting Room in the Administrative building at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Full story Full Story >>

2023 Summer Concert SeriesVusicOBX presents JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD at Festival Park

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Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo
Thursday, August 10th, 2023 | GATES: 5pm  | SHOW: 6pm
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Jean Aydlett Tarkington of Elizabeth City, March 17

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Jean Aydlett Tarkington, age 89, of Elizabeth City, NC, went to her Heavenly Home on Friday, March 17, 2023, at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Full story Full Story >>

Project Glam Girls has record-breaking year

Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice
More than 200 students fitted with free formal wear By Corinne Saunders | Outer Banks Voice “That's it?” A mother was incredulous as a volunteer handed her the dress her daughter had picked out, now wrapped up in plastic to protect it from the elements. Full story Full Story >>

Willie C. Sanderlin of Camden, March 17

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Willie Clifton Sanderlin, age 92, of Camden, NC died on Friday, March 17, 2023 at Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation Center. Full story Full Story >>

Uncovering Black History

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Two recent events are reminders of uncovered black history.  The most recent occurred on Saturday, March 4 at the College of The Albemarle - Dare, where our black history program Checkerboard Crews and Colored News was presented. Full story Full Story >>

Participate in Pirate Nation Gives on March 22, 2023

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Support ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute on March 22, 2023, during our annual "Pirate Nation Gives" fundraising event. Full story Full Story >>

College of The Albemarle to host Literary Festival in April

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College of The Albemarle (COA) will host its 5th Annual “Literary Festival” on Wednesday, April 19th, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Full story Full Story >>

Food Bank 40th Anniversary Celebration & Sort-A-Rama Packing Event Set for April 5th

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Elizabeth City– Food Bank of the Albemarle will celebrate 40 years of hunger-relief efforts in the region on Wednesday, April 5th with a free community event open to the public. Full story Full Story >>

David James Kelmer of Hatteras, March 16

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David James Kelmer passed on March 16, 2023, at his home in Hatteras surrounded by his immediate family, he was 75. Full story Full Story >>