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DCS announces changes to free meal program

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Decision intended to reduce COVID-19 spread (Dare County Schools) In an email to Dare County Schools (DCS) families on Sunday, April 5, Superintendent John Farrelly announced that starting later this… Full Story >>

Manteo waterfront boardwalk repairs begin April 7

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Town of Manteo The Town of Manteo will be making repairs to a section of the waterfront boardwalk beginning April 7, 2020. During the duration of the repairs, a portion… Full Story >>

Today’s coronavirus numbers – April 5

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Reported NC cases – 2,585 (up 183 from yesterday) Reported NC deaths – 31 Currently hospitalized – 261 NC county with most cases – Mecklenburg (664) Reported cases in Dare,… Full Story >>

Dare County records sixth case of COVID-19

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Case may be example of community spread (Dare County) The Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the sixth positive test result for COVID-19 in Dare County. The individual… Full Story >>

Walmart to regulate number of shoppers in stores

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Walmart to limit the number of customers who can be in a store at once. (Walmart) In this taxing and uncertain time, our associates have gone above and beyond to… Full Story >>

Dare County announces fifth COVID-19 case

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Individual is spouse of another infected person (Dare County) The Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the fifth positive test result for COVID-19 in Dare County. On Tuesday,… Full Story >>

NCDOT reports ocean overwash on NC12 in vicinity of Mirlo

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Dare County EM 4/4/20, 5:25 PM: NCDOT reports ocean overwash on NC12 in vicinity of Mirlo. Road is closed with law enforcement on scene. Full Story >>

Dare County reports fourth COVID-19 case

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(Dare County) The Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the fourth positive test result for COVID-19 in Dare County. The individual is a resident who was tested in… Full Story >>

Today’s coronavirus numbers – April 4

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Reported NC cases – 2,402 (up 309 from yesterday) Reported NC deaths – 24 Currently hospitalized – 271 NC county with most cases – Mecklenburg (635) Reported cases in Dare,… Full Story >>

‘Making the best of a bad situation’

Jim Trotman | Outer Banks Voice
  Honoring the resiliency of OBX restaurants Under normal circumstances this space would give readers a look at an area dining spot that might be a little quirky, a little… Full Story >>

Pickin’ for the Pantry

Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice
  Local musicians join the fight to feed OBXers Local musicians Jonny Waters and Skip Saunders have found a way use their music, as well as that of other local… Full Story >>

Flood, Surf Advisories in effect for region

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(National Weather Service) Coastal Flood and High Surf Advisories are in effect for the northern Outer Banks and Hatteras Island. Water level rises could produce overwash on some roads, especially… Full Story >>

Loretta Lee Midgett O’Neal of Buxton, April 3

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Loretta Lee Midgett O’Neal, 88, of Buxton, NC went to her heavenly home Friday, April 3, 2020. A native of Buxton, she was born August 30, 1931 to the late… Full Story >>

Cooper voices concern about a shortfall of medical protective equipment

Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
During remarks at his 2 p.m. briefing on Friday April 3, Governor Roy Cooper focused on the state’s problems trying to obtain enough personal protection equipment for its frontline health… Full Story >>

Outer Banks Chamber member meet-ups via Zoom

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Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Join for the Zoom meet-ups for our members by Industry groups. Each day next week at 1 p.m. the Chamber invites you to join for… Full Story >>

Today’s coronavirus numbers – April 3

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Reported NC cases – 2,093 (up 236 from yesterday) Reported NC deaths – 19 Currently hospitalized – 259 NC county with most cases – Mecklenburg (564) Reported cases in Dare,… Full Story >>

In a dark time, 1,000 (at least) points of light

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OBX Lights United  |  Hosted by Misty Doug Moore and Rebecca Wilson With social distancing a requirement right now, there is a need for all of us to unite together as a community.… Full Story >>

Corolla Wild Horse Fund celebrates the first foal of 2020

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Corolla Wild Horse Fund We have something to celebrate today – the first foal of 2020! The family is way back in the woods and marsh so we weren’t able… Full Story >>

700 meals in 20 minutes!!!

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The Community Curbside Suppers initiative that was launched on April 2 in the parking lot of Rooster’s Southern Kitchen was a huge success, serving 700 meals in 20 minutes. The… Full Story >>

WHAT TO WATCH ON TVStream On: The visionary fiction of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror

Peter Hummers
According to comments in TV writer Rod Serling’s 1957 anthology Patterns, he had been trying to delve into material more controversial than his works of the early 1950s. Serling thought… Full Story >>

Pea Island Refuge Visitor Center gets a lift

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USFWS in North Carolina The #PeaIslandRefuge Visitor Center is a bit talker now than it was yesterday! Work continues on the scheduled project to raise the Pea Island National Wildlife… Full Story >>

Mobile Food Pantry monthly visit to First Flight Elementary School rescheduled for April 9

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT The Food Bank of the Albemarle, in partnership with Colington United Methodist Church, have changed their monthly visit to the parking lot of First Flight Elementary School.… Full Story >>

Revised trash collection schedule for week of April 6-10

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In observance of Good Friday, Public Works has released a revised trash collection schedule. Dare County offices are closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of the Good Friday… Full Story >>

Manteo Commissioners consider new funding for businesses, residents

Michelle Wagner | Outer Banks Voice
The Manteo Board of Commissioners met via teleconference during its April 1 regular meeting, working out the kinks in process that could represent a new way of doing town business,… Full Story >>

Louise Pietrantonio, March 28

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Louise Pietrantonio, age 70, of Shawboro, NC died Saturday, March 28, 2020  at her residence.  She was born in New York on August 7, 1949 to the late Frank J.… Full Story >>