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Dare COVID cases rise significantly last week 

Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
DHHS Director Davies says serious disease remains rare By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice After weeks of steady, but relatively slow growth in the number of COVID cases in Dare County, the latest numbers reported by the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on May 24 show a significant increase. Full story Full Story >>

Patrick, famed Aquarium opossum, euthanized

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The veterinary team at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize educational animal ambassador Patrick, a Virginia opossum, on May 21. Full story Full Story >>

George William Kendall of Kill Devil Hills

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A Celebration of Life service will be held at Colington United Methodist Church at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022. Full story Full Story >>

Public comments invited for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse environmental assessment and Lighthouse Road multi-use pathway

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From May 24-June 22, 2022, Cape Hatteras National Seashore  invites public input on two separate projects at and near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Full story Full Story >>

James S. Sawyer of Camden, May 21

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James Sheldon Sawyer, age 80, of Camden, NC died on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Peak Resources in Nags Head, NC. Full story Full Story >>

Manteo keeps rolling, wins 3rd round soccer match

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The Manteo High School girls soccer team continue its hot post-season run, defeating Franklin Academy 2-0 in a third-round 2A playoff contest on May 23. Full story Full Story >>

Diane Wehner and Maggie Dawson: Keeping soccer kicking for kids

Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice
By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice For local moms Diane Wehner and Maggie Dawson, organizing a spring soccer league for nearly 400 Dare County children each year has become something of a calling. Full story Full Story >>

Summer Entertainment for Kids and Parents at Theatre of Dare

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Theatre of Dare, community theater for the Outer Banks, is partnering with Porkchop Productions to present a series of children’s shows to be performed at the theater, 3848 N. Croatan Highway, MP 4, in Kitty Hawk. Full story Full Story >>

Staffing issues close Hatteras Library on May 24 and 25

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The Dare County Library has announced that, due to staffing issues, the Hatteras Library will be closed on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, and Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Full story Full Story >>

June 3, June 10 and June 17Dare Nights at The Lost Colony

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The Lost Colony
June 3th, June 10th and June 17th If you are a Dare or Currituck Resident, we invite you to join us on and support the local food pantries! Full story Full Story >>

Dare County Memorial Day 2022 Office Closures and Public Works Trash Collection schedule

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The Dare County Public Works Department has announced that there will be no changes to the Dare County trash collection schedule over Memorial Day weekend 2022. Full story Full Story >>

Fatality reported in Powells Point truck crash

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is confirming that there is one fatality as a result of an accident involving two trucks in Powells Point on the morning of Monday, May 23. Full story Full Story >>

Barbara Lee Simpson of Grandy, May 22

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Our beloved Barbara Lee Stewart Simpson, age 79, of Grandy, NC went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Full story Full Story >>

Cooper’s draft budget includes $600K for Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station

Sandy Semans Ross | Outer Banks Voice
By Sandy Semans Ross | Outer Banks Voice The Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station may get an added boost in Governor Roy Cooper’s draft budget. The governor’s proposal for FY 2022-2023 includes $600,000 to finish the rehab on the building and move it to a more secure place. Full story Full Story >>

Manteo soccer team moves deeper into playoffs

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After defeating South Granville by a 5-1 score in a May 18 home contest, the Manteo High School girls soccer team is headed for a third-round playoff game, also at home, on Monday, May 23 against Franklin Academy. Full story Full Story >>

First Flight’s special season ends one win short

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After a storybook season that took them to the state 1A/2A/3A high school boys lacrosse championship game, the First Flight Nighthawks were defeated in that May 20 contest in Cary by Lake Norman Charter. Full story Full Story >>

At press briefing, Dare Ocean Rescue officials warn about big holes on beaches

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By Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice Signaling the seriousness of the problem, Dare County Ocean Rescue officials held a joint May 20 press conference at the Ocean Bay Boulevard Beach Access to spread awareness about the dangers that digging large holes in the sand can pose to beachgoers and first responders, as well as sea turtles. Full story Full Story >>

Cyclist killed in accident with motor vehicle

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On May 20th, at 12:36 pm, The Kitty Hawk Police Department investigated a vehicle crash involving a cyclist and a motor vehicle. Full story Full Story >>

COVID boosters okayed for 5-11 year olds 

Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
In Dare County, cases are rising, but not serious illness By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has announced that children ages 5 to 11 years old can receive a COVID-19 booster five months after the date of their most recent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose. Full story Full Story >>

JUNE 6-12“Dine Out to Help Out” is June 6-12 to provide meals for NC

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The week of June 6th – 12th, residents and visitors in northeast North Carolina and along the Outer Banks are invited to take part in Food Bank of the Albemarle’s “Dine Out to Help Out” fundraising event. Full story Full Story >>

MAY 28Outer Banks Woman’s Club Arts & Crafts Fair on May 28

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The Outer Banks Woman’s Club is holding a Spring Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, May 28 from 10AM to 3PM at the Dare County Youth Center, 602 Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills. Full story Full Story >>

Giving the Nighthawks a spirited sendoff

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First Flight High School will livestream the game in the auditorium. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. start. and concessions will be available before the game and during halftime. Full story Full Story >>

Oregon Inlet currently unnavigable to vessels

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On Friday, May 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District issued this release about shoaling at the Oregon Inlet. Full story Full Story >>

Thomas Gerard Holian of Duck, May 17

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The family of Thomas Gerard Holian is saddened to announce his sudden passing on May 17, 2022 at his home in Duck. Full story Full Story >>

Coastal Studies Institute to host Open House on ECU Outer Banks Campus on June 4

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East Carolina University’s Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) are hosting an Open House from 1:00 – 4:00pm on June 4, 2022 at the ECU Outer Banks Campus location in Wanchese. Full story Full Story >>